BERNINA DEALER BLAINES SEWING MACHINE CENTER TO HOST SEWAPALOOZA EVENT

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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Cranston, R.I. will host a Sewapalooza event on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Dealer located at 1280 Oaklawn Ave. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from BERNINA event team member Betsy Carlson. Betsy will lead attendees through an array of projects including a quilted weekend clutch, and a billfold using the BERNINA 880 (B 880) and the BERNINA 790 (B 790). The cost is $130.00 for both days and includes the project kit, a goody bag and lunch. Registration is required as seating is limited. You can register online at http://www.blainesewing.net/special-events/, by calling (401)463-8824, or stopping by the store.
 
The B 880 is BERNINA’s top-of-the-line model and one of its fastest sewing and embroidery machines to-date. The B 880 also features more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before. It comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. Other features include 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. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/8series.
 
The B 790 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine with a 7-inch high-resolution color touch screen and programmable foot control, and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. The B 790 is also equipped with the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, which allows users to draw their own stitches on the touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. Additionally, it features 554 stitches, including newly designed sideways motion stitches, 270 embroidery designs, and eight embroidery alphabets. The B 790 also comes with the embroidery module that accommodates the Maxi Hoop for a large embroidery area. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/7series.
 
A BERNINA event team member 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.
 
Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center 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, go to http://www.blainesewing.net/.
 
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 Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.