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BERNINA DEALER PINE NEEDLES QUILT & SEW TO HOST SEWAPALOOZA FEATURING BETSY CARLSON ON SEPTEMBER 8 - 9 IN ROCHESTER MINNESOTA

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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Pine Needles Quilt & Sew, a BERNINA Dealer in Rochester, Minn., will host a Sewapalooza event on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Kahler Apache Hotel and Water Park located at 1517 16th Street SW, right across the street from Pine Needles Quilt & Sew. Participants in the hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop will use the new BERNINA 790 and the top-of-the-line BERNINA 880 to create mug rugs and a quilt with a hoop. The projects will be led by BERNINA educator Betsy Carlson. The cost is $99.00 and includes all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, a special gift bag, and lunch. To register, call (507)226-8480, go online, http://www.pnqs.net or stop by store located at 1300 Salem Road SW.
 
Pine Needles Quilt & Sew 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.pnqs.net.
 
The BERNINA 790 (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 BERNINA 880 (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.
 
A BERNINA Educator and BERNINA machine owner for 20 years, Betsy Carlson is from Grand Rapids, Mich. and began sewing in junior high school, when she made her first project, a zippered turtle pillow for pajamas. After that there was no turning back. She was hooked. Years later, after her career in public relations and being a stay-at-home mom, Betsy started her own business, Nine Patch Sewing Company, and held the president title for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild. As a BERNINA educator, Betsy enjoys visiting the BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, Ill., where she continues to learn more about how to use BERNINA machines, accessories and software. When Betsy’s not sewing or training, she can be found using power tools like a tile saw or chop saw she’s used in remodeling her home.
 
About BERNINA
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.