I have kept mum about this for months but I can finally rip the duct tape off of my mouth and spill the news: Bernina is now the sewing machine sponsor of Quilting Arts TV!
I have been a fan of Bernina and their sewing machines since Day One of Quilting Arts when my husband and I walked by the Bernina booth in Houston years ago. There he surprised me by buying a 180 model. Truth be told, over the years, this has been the gift I have treasured the most!
Last week on my way to the Quilting Arts TV taping (where I am now), I attended the Bernina Reunion in Chicago. Here, they let a number of top quilters and sewers learn more about their new, top-of-the-line 830 machines. This machine is HUGE and allows for a larger workspace (meaning, no more frustration scrunching up your art quilts as you quilt). Plus it has some amazing features that make quilting/ sewing a total breeze.
Bobbie Aug and I shared a machine for the weekend. (This picture shows you the scale of this machine.)
Helen can't keep her excitement inside...
Not only did we learn more about this machine (and to sum up it’s the
Rolls Royce of sewing machines), I got the help of fellow art quilters
to offer feedback on my Quilting Arts TV segments I was taping just a
few days later. I can always count on Yvonne Porcella to help me in a
fix (and to be blunt) so at night during the Bernina Reunion, we
brought my 180 into the recreation/ bar area and we sewed. Thank you,
Tomorrow I will post some videos from the Quilting Arts TV taping, which is proving to be incredibly fun and creative. More soon...