Fear No Fabric sewing course exposes students to a wide variety of fabrics & will teach the fundamentals of seaming and hemming fabrics

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Linda Z’s, a BERNINA Dealer in Arlington Heights, Ill., will host Fear No Fabric BERNINA Sewing Academy, a two-day course where students learn how to successfully use unique fabrics such as leather, fur, chiffon, cork, knit and more. Additionally, students will walk away with seam and hem finishing tips and will be inspired and encouraged to sew more using new textiles and traditional techniques. BERNINA Sewing Academy takes place on Friday November 17 and Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Linda Z’s located at 1216 East Central Road in Arlington Heights. The cost is $99 and includes a project kit, Technique Book, an exclusive and collectible BERNINA Academy USB stick with projects, patterns and tips. Refreshments will be provided along with special giveaways. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. To register call (847)394-4590, visit the store or go online
“We are looking forward to hosting Sandra Swick who will be teaching our customers and community about the many challenges one can face when sewing on specific fabrics,” said Linda Zachman, owner of Linda Z’s. “Students will walk away with helpful tips and resources that will empower them to be better sewists. The Academy is open to sewists of all skill levels and we hope you’ll attend this wonderful event.”
BERNINA Educator, Sandra Swick will teach sewists how to Master Challenging Fabrics, using the proper presser feet, stitches and BERNINA machine features to make sewing easier and more precise. Sewists will be inspired and encouraged to sew as they learn how to successfully work with all the new textiles available using traditional techniques. BERNINA Sewing Academy will enable students to build a solid sewing foundation that will help them through a lifetime of sewing. At the end of the Academy, each student will walk away with a Technique Book they made, that can be used as a reference guide for when they sew their next project.
Sandra Swick had the unique opportunity to send one of her prize quilts into outer space, one that was signed by more than 100 former students of Barbara Morgan, astronaut and Teacher in Space. Morgan travelled with the quilt to the International Space Station in 2007. Sandra is excited to share her passion for sewing and textiles with earthbound students of all ages and skills.
Linda Z’s is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides top-quality support, education and service to area residents. The Dealer has been selling BERNINA machines, software and accessories for 50 years, since 1967. The Dealer 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 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.