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A little fabric, some thread, 70’s music playing in the background, sweet Emmie at my feet, and my favorite BERNINA 880 makes for a very happy place!
Welcome to my day in the BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour! A huge thanks to fellow Ambassador, Teri Lucas for organizing this hop.
My beautiful, and oh so talented mother, introduced me to sewing at age 4, and even though I’ve enjoyed a few arts and crafts over the years, quilting has been the most fun and relaxing of all. At age six I inherited mom’s “brown” sewing machine and eventually her “good” scissors, and always asked for “fabric” treats when my parents went out, so you can just imagine how exiting it was to become a fabric designer with Benartex fabrics and a BERNINA Ambassador!I took my first quilting class summer of 2004 and wanted to learn to applique, but my sewing machine didn’t feature the right stitches suggested for the technique, so I needed a new sewing machine! I bought one that didn’t work as hoped, so on my way back from returning it, spotted the BERNINA dealer and you can just imagine what happened next… I brought home a sweet Activa 220… well, today I am so blessed to sew with the awesome B880… …and my assistant approves!
Yes, it has the perfect stitch for applique, many beautiful stitch options, stadium lighting, a huge throat space that makes quilting a pleasure, plus many more incredible features!
Fast forward a few years, and now I get to spend my days designing fabric, quilt patterns, embroidery collections, traveling to teach my favorite quilting techniques, and sharing my love of quilting with my wonderful students.
So glad you stopped by today!
And don’t forget to visit my fellow BERNINA Ambassadors participating in the tour: