BERNINA DEALER THE PRESSER FOOT TO HOST SEWAPALOOZA EVENTS WITH HEATHER LOFTSTROM AUGUST 5-6 IN LONGMONT COLORADO

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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Presser Foot, a BERNINA Dealer with stores in Fort Collins and Longmont, Colo., will host Sewapalooza events on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Longmont store located at 2430 Main Street. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from Heather Loftstrom, a BERNINA Event Team member. Heather will lead attendees through an array of projects including a quilted Weekend Clutch, an embroidered fold-over pouch, and a billfold using the BERNINA Cording foot. The cost is $75.00 per day or $125.00 for both days. Tickets include lunch and use of BERNINA 880 (B 880) and BERNINA 790 (B 790) machines. Demonstrations on the BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) Longarm quilting machine will also be conducted. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, stop by the store or call (303)485-6681.
 
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 asthe 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.
 
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 Q 20 offers 20 inches of throat space to finish large quilts comfortably. Among its features are an exclusive tension control system, a built-in needle threader, a sewing speed up to 2,200 stitches per minute, two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators with dual optical sensors, and a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system with numeric settings. The Q 20 Longarm is also equipped with an intuitive color touchscreen interface that is simple to navigate, customizable, and includes useful functions like a stitch counter and a built-in tutorial. Other features include a built-in needle threader, an M Class Rotary Hook, and an integrated bobbin winder. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
 
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.
 
The Presser Foot 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.thepresserfoot.com.
 
About BERNINA
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.