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BERNINA DEALER FABRICLAND TO HOST 10th ANNUAL PROJECT FABRICLAND FASHION SHOW MAY 1 IN NORTH PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY

Special Guest, Dom Streater, Project Runway All Stars Designer; Ticket Proceeds go to North Plainfield Memorial Library

BERNINA of America, the preier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Fabricland, a BERNINA Dealer in North Plainfield, N.J., will host The Project Fabricland Fashion Show on Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the North Plainfield High School Auditorium located at 34 Wilson Avenue in North Plainfield. Project Runway All Stars Designer, Dom Streater and winner of Project Runway Season 12, is the special guest who will be attending the event to support young designers. Kids from elementary to high school, ages 12 to 18 participated in a design challenge, where they picked a fairy tale for their design inspiration and will present them on the runway at the event. Three judges Linda O’Shea, Professor and Interior Design Program Coordinator at Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University, Brielle McCormick, former Project Fabricland winner and Assistant Designer for Women’s Bags at COACH™, and George Diaz, custom dressmaker, will evaluate student garments and award top winners by age group. A total of 23 students will receive a special award. Judges will score the students on inspiration, overall appearance, quality of sewing, fit, use of fabrics and trims, and the design of their inspiration board. All designer inspiration boards will be displayed at the entrance for family and friends to enjoy. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. All ticket proceeds will go to the North Plainfield Memorial Library. To purchase a ticket, call Fabricland at (908)755-4700, stop by the store located at 855 Route 22 or visit http://fabricland.com.
 
“We are thrilled to be in our 10th year of offering young sewists the opportunity to create, design and be inspired. And, we are pleased to announce that Dom Streater will be this year’s special guest. She will meet, talk fashion, take photos with the student designers and give out the BERNINA prize bags. We award first, second, third place winners and an honorable mention for each age group along with best sewing, best accessory, and best inspiration board,” said Nancy Plominski, Education Coordinator at Fabricland. “Come see the students show off their designs on the runway.”
 
“It means a lot to me to be able to be part of this wonderful event. I believe it’s important to teach our youth the art of sewing,” said Dom Streater, Project Runway All Stars Designer. “Good luck designers!  I can’t wait to see you strut your garments on the runway on May 1.”
 
Dom Streater is an American fashion and surface designer, who after winning season 12 of the Emmy award winning television series, Project Runway, quickly made her sartorial mark on the industry with her use of graphic prints based on her paintings. Dom focuses on creating “Made in America” pieces that explore the use of textile and surface design, as well as minimalist garment silhouettes.
 
Dom has received an official proclamation from the mayor of Philadelphia, been named one of Nicole Millers "Most Fashionable Women of Philadelphia," and has been featured in numerous magazines, including Marie Claire, Essence and Jet. Dom has designed prints and pieces for numerous well known clients including an exclusive clothing collection for Belk stores and a collection of headphones for Velodyne. You can see Dom on the current season of Project Runway All Stars premiering Feb 11th 2016.
 
Fabricland 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 and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.fabricland.com.
 
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, 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.