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BERNINA will give away a 350 PE sewing machine and feature product demonstrations

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is a sponsor of the 31st annual Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair, which will be held at the Arlington Park Racecourse, located at 2200 W Euclid Ave. in Arlington Heights, Ill., on Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4. BERNINA will also give away a 350 Patchwork Edition (PE) sewing machine to the winner of the fair’s Holiday Quilt Square Competition.

The 2nd annual Holiday Quilt Square Competition allowed guests to submit a hand-made holiday quilt square for the chance to win a BERNINA 350 PE sewing machine, compliments of BERNINA. The B 350 PE gives you the freedom to explore unlimited creative techniques whether you’re sewing clothes, mending, creating home accessories, quilting or crafting. The B 350 PE also features a total of 85 stitch patterns, including 52 decorative stitches.

The Quilt Squares will be on display at the fair for attendees to vote for their favorite. In addition to the B 350 PE, the competition winner will also receive the commemorative “Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair” quilt. All Quilt Square entries will also be eligible to win a one-night stay at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, dinner and breakfast for two at Aria restaurant and a pair of tickets to a Chicago show.

BERNINA will also be exhibiting at booth number 588 where Linda Z’s Sewing Center, a BERNINA dealer in Arlington Heights, will feature live product demonstrations. Linda Z’s will be creating projects using BERNINA sewing machines from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 4.

The 31st annual Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair will feature over 500 booths from vendors around the country offering jewelry, clothing, food, home décor and more. The cost of admission to the fair is $7 for adults and free for children 14 and younger, and parking is $6. Guests can download a coupon from the fair’s Web site for $1 off the admission price. A homemade holiday quilt will be auctioned off with all proceeds donated to Lambs Farm, along with a portion of all admission fees. For additional details concerning the Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair, please visit                                                                                                 


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 independent 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 or call +1-630-978 25 00.

About Lambs Farm

Lambs Farm is a premier nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all. Based near Libertyville, Ill., Lambs Farm strives to maintain exemplary vocational, residential and recreational programs, and to operate the organization in a manner that will continue to help people grow. Lambs Farm features a renowned pet shop, restaurant, bakery and thrift shop. More information about Lambs Farm is available at