Dancing with the Stars-themed events Register by phone or in-person

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Merrily We Quilt Along, a BERNINA Dealer in Springfield, Mo. will host Sewapalooza events with a Dancing with the Stars theme on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Dealer located at 1718 South Ingram Mill Road. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from Heather Lofstrom, a BERNINA event team member. Heather will lead attendees through an evening clutch and a billfold project using the BERNINA 880 (B 880) and BERNINA 790 (B 790). A panel of judges will score attendee projects. The cost is $99.00 and includes a project kit, goody bag and light lunch. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, stop by the store or call (417) 890-9000.
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 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
The B 790 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine with a 7-inch high-resolution color touch screen, 10 inches to the right of the needle 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
Heather Lofstrom is a BERNINA event team member, and the owner of Heather’s Wild Rags, which creates hand-dyed silk scarves for men and women. Heather has been asked to create a few of her Urban Girl Scarves for the wives on the cable TV series Duck Dynasty.
Merrily We Quilt Along 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
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, 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:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Store, visit or call (630)978-2500.