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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Stitchin’ at the Barn, a BERNINA Dealer in Imlay City, Mich., will host Sewapalooza events on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The events will be held at the Dealer, located at 2648 South Van Dyke Road. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from Kathy Shalda, a BERNINA event team member. Kathy will lead attendees through a quilted Weekend Clutch and billfold project using the BERNINA 790 (B 790) and BERNINA 880 (B 880). The cost is $99.00 per event and includes all supplies, lunch, a gift bag valued at $50 and the use of BERNINA machines. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call (810) 721-7037 or stop by the store.
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 needles and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches are 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 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.
Kathy Shalda loves to sew and became a loyal BERNINA owner after receiving a BERNINA 830 as a birthday gift. From making clothes for her children, to designing pillows and window treatments for her home, Kathy has done all types of sewing. She enjoys sewing, quilting and embroidering for her grandkids.
Stitchin‘ at the Barn is an award winning BERNINA Excellence Dealer which recognizes superior service and customer support. 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.stitchinatthebarn.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, 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.