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BERNINA 7 and 5 Series machines available in the Sewing Room; BERNINA machine giveaway on Thursday, January 7

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Centers, a BERNINA Dealer with stores in Folsom, Sacramento, Santa Rosa and Roseville, Calif., will provide BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition (B 770 QE) and BERNINA 580 (B 580) sewing and quilting machines in the Craft Napa Sewing Room at 2016 Craft NAPA. As part of the sponsorship, Meissner will also give away one BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215 Simply Red) on Thursday, January 7 during the Blend Your Own Vintage Competition taking place from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Craft NAPA will offer an array of workshops from a variety of artisans including BERNINA Ambassador, Jamie Fingal. The events will take place January 7 – 9. For more information, visit www.craftingalifellc.com/craft-napa.
The B 770 QE is a sewing and quilting machine with an optional embroidery module. It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch high-resolution color touch screen, an updated user interface, and a programmable foot control. The B 770 QE also features the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) and BERNINA Patchwork foot #97D, along with 327 stitches, 50 quilting stitches, and enough memory storage for four personal programs.
The B 580 is the most versatile of the 5 Series line and packed with features, that now include a BSR and an accessory box for presser feet as standard accessories. The B 580's embroidery function and 100 built-in embroidery designs that can be mirrored, rotated, combined and scaled in size on the machine's large color touch screen enhance any embroiderer's experience. The B 580 also features 838 stitch patterns, including 187 decorative stitches and seven alphabets each for sewing and embroidery. BERNINA's 5 Series, which includes the B 580, the B 560, the BERNINA 550 QE (Quilter's Edition) and the BERNINA 530, offers the highest precision sewing, quilting and embroidery features and technology as a sewist's skills and requirements grow. With expanded stitch control and memory, a USB connection, BSR capability and the BERNINA Free Hand System for raising and lowering presser feet and lowering feed dogs, the 5 Series is designed to make sewing easier and more satisfying.
The B 215 Simply Red is a user-friendly machine that has a distinctive BERNINA look with its sleek white body and red accents. The B 215 Simply Red lets users easily vary stitch length, stitch width and needle position for expanded sewing options. In addition, the most commonly used practical stitches can be set at the touch of a button using the large, clear icons next to the direct-selection keys displaying the stitch. The B 215 Simply Red also offers a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute, a built-in needle threader, and a four-step buttonhole and darning program.
Jamie Fingal, a fiber artist from Orange, California is a BERNINA Ambassador who primary focus is on art quilts for the wall. In addition, she is a fabric designer with Hoffman California Fabrics, a designer for StencilGirl Products and Havel’s Sewing, and founder of The House Quilt Project.  Her artistic style is bold, colorful and whimsical. She strives to be less about perfection and more about having fun in her work. You can find her online at www.JamieFingalDesigns.com.
Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Centers 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.meissnersewing.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 Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.