BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Eddie’s Quilting Bee, a BERNINA Dealer in Sunnyvale, Calif., is hosting BERNINA educator and trainer Debbi Lashbrook on Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16. Three workshops will be conducted at the Dealer, located at 480 S. Mathilda Ave. Event attendees will gain helpful tips and techniques for sewing and quilting projects. The fee is $45 per workshop session and registrations are now being accepted.
Ms. Lashbrook will teach three different workshops:
Friday, March 14 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. or from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. 750/780 Free Motion Frenzy, attendees will learn about free motion quilting using the BERNINA 780 and BERNINA 750 QE machines.
Saturday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. DesignWorks, participants will work with appliqué, crystals and customization using BERNINA DesignWorks Software.
Sunday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 880 Exploration, attendees will learn about the many features of the new top-of-the-line BERNINA 880 sewing, embroidery and quilting machine.
To register, stop by Eddie’s Quilting Bee, call (408)830-9505, or visit online at http://www.eddiesquiltingbee.com/classes/special-guest-teachers.html.
BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite offers three modules, the CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork components, turning embroidery machines into mixed media tools. Each module may be used independently or in combination with the others. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs are cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. Crystal appliqué patterns are created for textiles and garments using CrystalWork.
The B 880 boasts plenty of space, with a full 12 inches to the right of the needle for sewing and jumbo embroidery, and has a fast sewing speed of 1,200 stitches per minute. Sewists can create unique embroidery arrangements with the new Shaping feature and modify the colors of their embroideries with the new Color Wheel. They may also choose from among the 1,764 built-in stitches, creatively distort stitches, or create their own patterns with the innovative new Stitch Designer. Additionally, the B 880 comes standard with a seven-inch color touch screen with scrollable navigation, the BERNINA Dual Feed, the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), and a Jumbo Bobbin with 80 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins.
Debbi Lashbrook is a BERNINA educator and trainer, and one of BERNINA’s Experts on its WeAllSew blog. Her blog posts include “Spirograph Quilt,” “Decorative Stitches à la CutWork” and “Audition Appliqué Fabrics in Your Embroidery Software.”
Eddie’s Quilting Bee is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to northern California since 1974. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. Eddie’s Quilting Bee includes three years of free instructional classes and an exclusive membership to its “Millenium Club” with the purchase of any machine. For more information on the Dealer, please visit www.eddiesquiltingbee.com.
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 450 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 www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.