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The Vacuum & Sewing Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made significant contributions to the vacuum and sewing industry

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Mary and Trevor Hayes of Hayes Sewing Machine Company in Wilmington, Del., will be inducted into the Vacuum and Sewing Dealers Trade Association (VDTA/SDTA) Hall of Fame. The VDTA/SDTA Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made significant contributions to the vacuum and sewing industry. The awards presentation is part of the opening ceremony for the VDTA/SDTA 2016 Convention and will be held at the Westgate Resort, Ballroom B in Las Vegas on January 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
“Mary and Trevor Hayes have over 50 years of experience and made significant contributions to our industry including becoming one of the top BERNINA Dealers in the U.S.,” said Judy Patterson, President of VDTA-SDTA. “We are honored to induct them into the VDTA/SDTA Hall of Fame.”
Mary and Trevor Hayes have received numerous accolades over the years. In 2012 they received the BERNINA Presidential Award, which recognized the BERNINA Dealer that best exemplified the spirit of cooperation and education represented by the BERNINA brand. They also were awarded a Certificate of Achievement for District Dealer of the Year, Top Producer of the Year, Outstanding Sales, and Century Club Award by BERNINA in 2012. 
“It’s important to not only offer great products and services but also treat customers like family, with respect and gratitude,” said Trevor Hayes, owner of Hayes Sewing Machine Company. “Thank you for all who have supported Mary and I through the years and made our business what it is today.”
The Hayes Family, Trevor and Mary Hayes, and their daughters Stephanie, Loretta and Pamela, have enjoyed taking care of the sewing needs of their customers for years. Trevor Hayes sold his first BERNINA 730 in 1965, while in college. Ten years later, in 1975, Hayes Sewing Machine Company of Delaware opened. Today the store has over 23,000 loyal customers. Hayes Sewing Machine Company offers the largest service center for all brands of sewing machines, and can service any machine from 1851 to the present. In addition to offering fabrics, sewing machines and services, Hayes Sewing Machine Company also offers quality sewing classes by certified instructors. All repairs and services are done in store, as well as sewing classes. For the last 35 years, they’ve also offered a free lecture sewing class open to the public.
Hayes Sewing Machine Company 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.trevhayes.com.
The VDTA/SDTA Association was founded in 1981 as the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association by J.R. "Dick" Beall and Charles M. Dunham. The Association is dedicated to supporting independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine retailers around the world. Members are independent retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers. There are more than 18,000 independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine retailers throughout North America. For more information, visit www.vdta.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.