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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Quilting Delights LLC, a BERNINA Dealer in Happy Valley, Oregon, is hosting the 2015 It’s Sew Wonderful!, hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting retreat November 10 – 11 and November 13 – 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Abundant Life Church located at 17241 SE Hemrick Road in Damascus. Keynote speaker, guest artist and BERNINA Brand Ambassador Claudia Dinnell will share BERNINA Designer Plus Software tips, machine embroidery pattern designs, and tricks for digitizing. Additionally, BERNINA Educators Lorraine Wilkins, Betty Stoltenburg, and Sandra Larson Swick will lead retreat-goers through a variety of unique sewing, quilting and embroidery projects including a table topper, handbag and apron. The retreat costs $299.00 per person and includes lunch, project kits, project instructions, goodie bags, and use of BERNINA machines. Everyone will sew on their own sewing or embroidery machine and serger. To register for one of the retreat dates, call (503)658-1600 or stop by Quilting Delights located at 12117 SE Stevens Court in Happy Valley. Registration is required as seats are limited. Each of the two-day sessions will end with a $5,000 prize package giveaway to attendees. Quilting Delights will be giving away a variety of prizes to participants including a BERNINA 350 Special Edition with a Ricky Tims faceplate design, a BERNINA serger, fabrics, and in-store gift certificates. Additionally, there will be special pricing on BERNINA machines, and a special retreat zero percent interest, 60-month financing opportunity.
As a BERNINA Brand Ambassador Claudia Dinnell shares her embroidery, quilting and software knowledge to artisans of all ages. She has taught classes at BERNINA Dealer, BERNINA Connection since its inception in September of 2002. The classes focused on applique, beginning machine piecing, embroidery, machine quilting, and software. Claudia has also had the opportunity to lead Designing Women and Artista Clubs. Currently, Claudia offers an array of workshops from digitizing, and embroidery, to free motion machine quilting and pattern design. For more information visit, Claudia’s Creations at www.claudiascreationsaz.com.
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.
BERNINA Educator Betty Stoltenburg, from Portland, Oregon, left Intel after 25 years to pursue her passion of sewing. She loves to sew, digitize, embroider and serge with her BERNINA machines. She has worked at a BERNINA dealership as a sales associate, 7 Series and Embroidery Software 7 instructor and is a co-chair of the Embroidery Club.
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.
Quilting Delights LLC is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides top-quality service to area  sewists, quilters and textile artists. The Dealer Quilting Delights sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.quiltingdelights.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.