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BERNINA of America, the world’s premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Close to Home, a BERNINA Dealer with stores in Glastonbury, Orange and Southington, Conn., will host BERNINA Educator Michelle Kratzer, who will be teaching three classes at the Quilting Sewing Embroidery Adventure event taking place Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26. The event will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Meriden located at 275 Research Parkway in Glastonbury. To register for classes, stop by the store located at 2717 Main Street in Glastonbury, call (860)633-0721, or go online, www.closetowhomestores.com. Registration is required as seating is limited.
On Friday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Michelle will teach a quilting class, “Sew Many Ways to Quilt with BERNINA.”  The cost is $120.00 and includes lunch and prizes.
On Saturday, September 26, Michelle will teach two classes, which cost $69.00 each and includes lunch and prizes.

  • “Hip to Be Square,” a class that will focus on BERNINA accessories and take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • ”Dual Feed and Directional Fun,” a class that will focus on BERNINA’s built-in Dual Feed System and BERNINA Walking feet, will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Having grown up in the heart of Pennsylvania's quilting country, BERNINA Educator Michelle Kratzer has been involved in sewing and crafts most of her life and has grown fond of embroidery. While initially having concentrated on software and heirloom sewing, Michelle has added embroidered quilts, overlocker/serger projects and home d├ęcor to her class offerings over the years. She enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching and strives to inspire students to explore their creativity.
Close to Home is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that sells BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.
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.