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100 kennel quilts will be made and donated to the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA)

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Cranston, R.I., will host Best Friend Sewing Events on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the store located at 1280 Oaklawn Avenue. Attendees are invited to make kennel quilts for adoptable animals, using the BERNINA 350 Special Edition Best Friend (B 350 SE Best Friend). The Dealer’s goal is to make 100 kennel quilts during the two-day event and donate them to the RISPCA. On Friday, a representative from the RISPCA will provide an update on animals available for adoption. For more information, call (401)463-8824.
The B 350 SE Best Friend is not only equipped with a cute paw print faceplate, $30,000 from the sales of the machine will go to the Petfinder Foundation, which works to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America. In addition, BERNINA will support The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s (TQPM) Kennel Quilt Team to aid pets in shelters by hosting kennel quilt events at BERNINA Dealer locations.
The B 350 SE Best Friend is equipped with eight full shank presser feet of which includes the BERNINA Walking Foot #50 and the BERNINA Free-motion Quilting Foot #29, a slide-on extension table, and the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS). The B 350 SE Best Friend also offers 191 total stitch patterns, a maximum sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute, a stitch width of 5.5 mm, 18 utility stitches, 63 decorative stitches, and a high-precision buttonhole function with two programmed buttonhole styles. It has enough memory to permanently store up to 30 stitches as well as a bright LED sewing light. This machine is an outstanding choice for everyday mending jobs and alterations, as well as creative sewing and quilting. With its simple, intuitive handling, first-class functionality, and solid construction, artisans will enjoy working with this machine for a long time. For more information, visit http://www.bernina.com.
Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides top-quality support, education and service to area residents. The Dealer sells 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 blainesewing.net.
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, 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.