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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Patches and Scraps, a BERNINA Dealer in Midland, Texas, will host a Sewapalooza event on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Dealer store located at 2420 West Illinois Avenue. Participants in the hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop will use the new BERNINA 790 (B 790) and the top-of-the-line BERNINA 880 (B 880). The projects will be led by BERNINA educator Sandra Swick. The cost is $75.00 and includes all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, and lunch. To register, call (432)695-9961 or stop by the store.
The B 790 is one of BERNINA’s next generation 7 Series machines, which also includes the BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition and BERNINA 740. The B 790 offers cutting-edge technology, up to 10 inches of space to the right of the needle, and the new BERNINA Hook System with 9 mm width to provide superior stitch quality at up to 1,000 stitches per minute. It also features a new user interface with onscreen help, innovative functions like BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension for perfect stitch quality front and back, and a fresh selection of stitches and embroidery designs. Users will also appreciate the B 790’s built-in BERNINA Dual Feed, slide-on extension table, high penetration power, and the ability to import and export stitches via USB.
The B 880 is BERNINA’s fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date, with more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before, plus innovative new features like Shaping and Color Wheel. The B 880 also offers 400 built-in embroidery designs, as well as the ability to create unique embroidery designs and adjust their color before embroidering begins. In addition, the B 880 has a Jumbo Bobbin with 80 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins.
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.
Patches and Scraps 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 Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PatchesandScraps.
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.