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August 26, 2015 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that AllBrands.com – Sew Contempo, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Orleans and Slidell, La., and Houston, Texas, is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake located at 3000 NASA Road. BERNINA Educators Sandra Swick, Heather Loftstrom and Cathy Shea Wright will lead event-goers through a variety of projects. The event costs $99.99 and includes supplies, a 1 GB USB stick, event t-shirt, Clauss 8” metal dressmaker scissors, tape measure, AllBrand.com bag, and lunch. To register, call (281)333-5322, stop by the store located at 18203 Egret Bay Blvd. in Houston or visit, http://www.allbrands.com/products/60440-sewapalooza-hands-on-sewing-event-september-18-19. Registration is required as seats are limited.
BERNINA Educator Sandra Larson Swick has been selling, sewing and teaching on BERNINA machines, professionally, for more than 20 years. She is an award-winning quilter, who made the first “Quilt in Space,” a quilt that traveled to the International Space Station with astronaut, Barbara Morgan. As a professional educator and graduate of the University of Oregon, she shares her love of sewing and textiles with students in the Pacific Northwest. She is a master teacher in embroidery, garment construction, quilting, specialty projects and crafts and has extensive knowledge about sergers.
Heather Loftstrom is a BERNINA Ambassador, BERNINA event team member, and the owner of Heather’s Wild Rags, which creates hand-dyed silk scarves for men and women. Heather has been asked to create a few of her Urban Girl Scarves for the wives of TV series Duck Dynasty.
BERNINA Educator, Cathy Shea Wright loves sewing and embroidery and teaching new BERNINA owners about their machines. She is a proponent of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) and its ability to assist quilters of all skill levels and make them advanced free motion quilters and thread painters.
AllBrands.com – Sew Contempo is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.allbrands.com.
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 over 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, shop.bernina.com. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.