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BERNINA Educators will guide attendees through CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is accepting registration for its Discover DesignWorks retreat. The retreat will take place Thursday, April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the BERNINA Creative Center, located at 3682 Unit B Prairie Lake Court, next to the BERNINA of America headquarters in Aurora, Ill. BERNINA Educators will guide attendees as they explore editing and converting graphics and embroidery into CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork designs using the BERNINA DesignWorks Software Suite. Attendees will also learn to create designs with clipart, symbols, and the drawing tools within the software. BERNINA’s DesignWorks tools can be used to cut out shapes and patterns, paint on fabric, or apply crystal appliqués, helping users create customized designs and unique gifts with a BERNINA embroidery machine.
The cost of the retreat is $99 and includes instructional materials, BERNINA Store shopping opportunities, lunch, and a daily shuttle service between the host hotel and the BERNINA Creative Center. The cost does not cover transportation to Aurora or lodging. Attendees should bring a computer with DesignWorks Software installed. For additional information, please visit http://www.bernina.com/en-US/Events-US/Creative-Center/2015DiscoverDesignWorksRetreat.
The 4,500-square-foot BERNINA Creative Center consists of three rooms with enough space to hold up to 50 attendees and BERNINA machines. Events at the Center are taught by industry experts and are designed to help both consumers and BERNINA Dealers advance their sewing, quilting and embroidering skills.
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.