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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Cotton Patch, a BERNINA Dealer in Lafayette, Calif., will host a Sewapalooza event on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. BERNINA Ambassador Heather Lofstrom will lead attendees through hands-on embroidery and quilting projects using BERNINA machines and BERNINA accessories. The cost is $50 for registrations completed by March 31; after April 1, registration is $59. The cost includes all project supplies, use of BERNINA machines and accessories, a goodie bag, door prizes, and lunch. The event will take place at The Cotton Patch classroom across the street from the store, which is located at 1025 Brown Ave. To register, call (925)284-1177 or stop by the store.
The Cotton Patch is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that has been providing top-quality service since 1978. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for children and adults at all skill levels. The Cotton Patch also carries more than 4,000 bolts of fabric, including a large selection of solids, blenders, batiks, black-and-whites, as well as the latest lines. The Dealer also has hundreds of book titles available, from the latest to the out of print. For more information, please visit
Heather Lofstrum 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 on the cable TV series Duck Dynasty.
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, 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:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, 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.