Dealer’s son and daughter accept the award on her behalf

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to honor Aurora Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer with stores in East Aurora and Williamsville, N.Y. with the prestigious 2016 BERNINA Presidential Award. The award recognizes the Dealer that best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation and education represented by the BERNINA brand. This includes the implementation of a successful integrated marketing program that supports the entire BERNINA product line, modern store merchandise concepting, a well-developed educational approach, dedication and years serving BERNINA customers, and above-average growth in dollar sales and BERNINA units sold. Aurora Sewing Center owner Barbara Perry died unexpectedly in February so her son Scott and daughter Alyssa McDonell received the 2016 BERNINA Presidential Award on her behalf at BERNINA University, recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“BERNINA and sewing was our Mom’s life. She put her heart and soul into this business and our customers and I know she’s smiling right now,” said Scott Perry, Barbara Perry’s son and new owner of Aurora Sewing Center. “She always strived to be the best and provide top-of the-line products and services to our customers and the community. Thank you BERNINA!”
Aurora Sewing Center has been an authorized BERNINA Dealer since 1992, providing top-quality service throughout Western New York offering BERNINA sewing machines, software, software, and accessories. Aurora Sewing Center also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes and events for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit or call (716) 652-2811. Follow on Facebook: or on Instagram: @Aurorasewingcenter
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 online. 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 Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.