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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Quilt Basket, a BERNINA Dealer in York, Neb., will host a Sewapalooza event on Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the 4-H York County Fairgrounds located at 2345 N Nebraska Ave. in York. Participants in the hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop will use the new BERNINA 790 (B 790). The projects will be led by BERNINA educator Lorraine Wilkinson. The cost is $49.00 and includes all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, a special gift bag, and lunch. To register, call (402)362-5737 or stop by store located at 718 N Lincoln Ave.
The Quilt Basket 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.thequiltbasket-york.com.           
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.
BERNINA Educator Lorraine Wilkins, from Bend Oregon, whose grandmother was a seamstress and grandfather a tailor, began sewing when she was 10 years-old. She has sewn off and on while working for a telecommunications company and raising her family. After taking her first quilt class at a local BERNINA Dealer, and having fallen in love with BERNINA, she secured a part-time position with BERNINA where she educates consumers and artisans.
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.