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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Quilt House, Inc., a BERNINA Dealer in Gardnerville, Nev., is hosting a Sewapalooza event with BERNINA Educator Shelly Nash Fitzgerald on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shelly will instruct attendees in creating projects using sewing, embroidery, and BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite. The cost is $39 and includes use of BERNINA machines and accessories, project supplies, door prizes, lunch, and refreshments. The event will take place at the Dealer, located at 1328 U.S. Highway 395, Suite 105. To register, call (775)782-8845 or stop by the store.  
BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite is comprised of three components including CutWork, PaintWork, and CrystalWork that turn any embroidery machine into a multimedia tool. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs can be cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. CrystalWork gives the ability to create crystal appliqué patterns for textiles and garments.
BERNINA educator Shelly Nash Fitzgerald is experienced with teaching mastery for all BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines, sergers, and software, including DesignWorks, Quilter’s Creative Touch and BERNINA Embroidery Software 7. She also teaches free motion quilting, writes patterns, and has private sewing and quilting classes for clients of all ages. Shelly’s mom started her sewing as a small child and by junior high Shelly was making most of her own clothes. Currently her focus has shifted to machine embroidery, quilting, home decorating, bags, and crafts, with only an occasional garment.
Established in 1999, The Quilt House is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. The Quilt House has 6,500 square feet of space and 18-foot ceilings, and offers more than 3,500 bolts of quality cotton fabric, unique kits, notions, books, gifts and accessories. For more information, visit
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, sergers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.