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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Say it With Stitches, a BERNINA Dealer in Sarasota, Fla. will host Joanne Sharpe sewing events on Friday, April 22 and Saturday April, 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dealer located at 5750 South Tamiami Trail. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from Joanne Sharpe, a BERNINA event team member. Joanne will lead attendees through a different project each day using the BERNINA 770 QE (B 770 QE). The cost is $60 per event, $55 if you bring a friend or $110 for both days and includes lunch. A supply list can be found online at http://www.berninasarasota.com/calendar-of-events/. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, stop by the store or call (941)925-3855.
On Friday, Joanne will demonstrate and lead attendees through a Doodle Threads and Letters DIY Coloring Book. Attendees will learn how to "sew sketch" simple patterns and designs in thread (no drawing experience required) and colorize with assorted fabric markers. This sampler class is for quilters who want to make art on fabric, and hobby artists who want to explore quilting and textile art.
On Saturday, Joanne will lead attendees through a Free Form Fabric Collage Story Quilt. Attendees can take their art and sewing skills up a few notches and explore the endless possibilities of creating a free form, organic fabric art quilt. They can piece with colorful fabric scraps and fibers from their personal stash and embellish them with free motion machine stitching. Enjoy a book signing with Joanne and her newly released book, "The Art of Whimsical Stitching".
The B 770 Quilter’s Edition (QE) is a sewing and quilting machine with an optional embroidery module. It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch high-resolution color touch screen, an updated user interface, and a programmable foot control. The B 770 QE also features the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) and BERNINA Patchwork foot #97D, along with 327 stitches, 50 quilting stitches, and enough memory storage for four personal programs.
Joanne Sharpe is a life-long creative artist dedicated to empowering women to embrace their own creativity through national and international workshops and innovative online classes that explore journaling, lettering, textiles and mixed media art. She is the author of the best-selling title“The Art of Whimsical Lettering”, named Amazon’s Editor’s Pick for the Best Craft Book of 2014. Joanne is proud to be a BERNINA event team member, sharing her love of threads and fabric with an audience eager to learn how to bring these expressive media into their own artwork. Look for her second book, “The Art of Whimsical Stitching”, and find out more about Joanne and her art adventures on her new website at www.joannesharpe.com.
Say it with 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, go to http://www.berninasarasota.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.