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NATIONAL CONTEST WINNER CHOOSES A BERNINA SEWING MACHINE INSTEAD OF A BMW

A BERNINA 8 Series premium sewing machine or a new BMW? David Hyatt of Dallas, Texas, national winner of BERNINA of America’s “Test Drive a BERNINA 3 Series” sweepstakes, opted to take a cash prize and will buy a BERNINA sewing machine, rather than the 3 Series® BMW sedan which was the offered sweepstakes prize. BERNINA also awarded 20 $300 gift certificates to sewers throughout the U.S. in the sweepstakes.

Hyatt, 58, test drove a 3 Series sewing machine at the BERNINA Sewing Center inside the Hancock Fabrics at Firewheel Town Center, just northeast of Dallas. Sewing has been a lifelong, passion, hobby and profitable sideline for Hyatt, who spent 18 years as working in the healthcare industry.

“It’s a creative outlet and I enjoy working with all kinds of fabrics,” he said. “I like to sew everything, and now I find I’m interested in machine embroidery.”

Hyatt sews clothes for himself and his sisters and has created three patchwork quilts. For many years, he completed all kinds of upholstery for fun and as a supplemental income. He’s covered car and motorcycle seats, couches, chairs and ottomans. He said he obtained customers through word of mouth.

“David has been visiting our store several times trying to decide which BERNINA model is right for him,” said Brandon Garber, manager of the BERNINA Sewing Center at Firewheel Town Center. “Like many of our customers, he’s been sewing most of his life. Now that he won our contest, he has the chance to own a machine that can help him with the diverse kinds of sewing he loves.”

Garber said his store is going to celebrate Hyatt’s good fortune during its Virtual BERNINA Club. The public is welcome to attend a holiday seminar on Friday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Expert sewers will present “Embellishing Your Table for the Holidays.” Attendees will learn about using machine embroidery and receive a CD with instructions. For more information about the event, please call the Bernina Sewing Center, (214) 703-0094.

About BERNINA

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 500 fully trained dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830 , a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit www.berninausa.com or call +1-630-978 25 00.