Three lucky sewists were recognized for unique sewing rooms; Grand Prize winner received a BERNINA 215 Simply Red

AURORA, Ill. – December 18, 2017 – BERNINA of America, the world’s premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that three lucky sewists won special prizes from BERNINA for having a unique sewing room and sharing them with the WeAllSew community.  Grand Prize winner, Kim Jorgensen from Pieceful Farm Quilt Cottage in Coulee City, Wash. received a BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215 Simply Red).  Second prize, a pair of Tula Pink Scissors was awarded to Michael Holmes, for photos submitted featuring his Quilt Room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  And, Third prize winner, Debbie Meador of Empty Nest Sewing Studio in Topeka, Kan. won an OLFA Ergonomic Rotary Cutter.  To enter, sewists were charged with uploading up to twelve photos of their unique sewing rooms on BERNINA’s blog, WeAllSew in the Community section.  The entries were judged by BERNINA of America team members.
“I’m thrilled to have been chosen as the Grand Prize winner and am anxious to pick up my  BERNINA 215 Simply Red sewing machine at my local BERNINA Dealer, The Quilting Bee, a quilt shop in Spokane Valley,” said Kim Jorgensen, Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner, owner of Pieceful Farm Quilt Cottage.  “I will certainly put my new machine to good use.  Can’t wait!”
The B 215 Simply Red offers Swiss-engineered quality and the option to add a wide range of BERNINA accessories at an affordable price. It's a user-friendly machine that has a distinctive BERNINA look with its sleek white body and red accents, and it can easily handle thick layers of fabric and perform a multitude of creative techniques. Features include a built-in needle threader, thread cutter, backlit LCD, and direct-select keypad for accessing 11 stitch patterns including a buttonhole. The B 215 Simply Red also offers a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute that can be reduced to half-tempo, giving beginners full control, and the needle can be set to stop up or down in the fabric. Additionally, the built-in needle threader lets users quickly rethread the machine when changing spools. Other features include a four-step buttonhole and a darning program. For more information, visit

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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.