BERNINA DEALER KEEP ME IN STITCHES TO HOST SEWAPALOOZA EVENTS WITH MICHELLE KRATZER APRIL 15 – 16 IN LARGO FLORIDA
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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Keep Me in Stitches, a BERNINA Dealer in Largo, Fla., will host Sewapalooza events on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dealer located at 10459 Ulmerton Road. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from Michelle Kratzer, a BERNINA Event Team member. Michelle will lead attendees through a quilted Weekend Clutch project using the BERNINA 790 (B 790) and BERNINA 880 (B 880) and CrystalWork, part of the BERNINA DesignWorks software suite. The cost is $99.00 per event and includes a fabric kit, lunch, and use of BERNINA machines. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, stop by the store or call (727)648-2490.
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.
The B 880 is BERNINA’s fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date, with a sewing speed of 1,200 stitches per minute, and boasts innovative features like Shaping, a Jumbo Bobbin, Stitch Designer and Color Wheel, as well as the BERNINA Dual Feed and BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). The B 880 offers 1,764 built-in stitch patterns, 400 built-in embroidery designs, and 12 inches to the right of the needle. With the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, users can draw their own stitches on the B 880’s touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. With the Shaping feature, embroidery designs can be duplicated and arranged into any desired formation. With the Color Wheel, embroidery colors can also be manipulated, allowing users to easily coordinate color schemes. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/8series.
BERNINA DesignWorks is a software suite that consists of three modules, CutWork, PaintWork, and CrystalWork, that can be applied and used independently of each other. The CrystalWork tool can easily be attached to an embroidery-capable BERNINA machine to become a small punching tool that can create motifs and be used to apply crystals. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/DesignWorks.
Michelle Kratzer has been involved in sewing and crafts most of her life and has grown fond of embroidery. While initially having concentrated on software and heirloom sewing, Michelle has added embroidered quilts, overlocker projects and home décor to her class offerings over the years. She enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching and strives to inspire students to explore their creativity.
Keep Me in Stitches 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.kmisinc.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, overlocker, 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.