BERNINA of America

August 20, 2012 10:29 ET

BERNINA Announces Winner of Second WeAllSew Challenge

Mary B. Contributes Feature Post About Her Other Projects on the WeAllSew Blog

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) -  BERNINA of America, the world's premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce Mary B. from La Plata, Md., as the winner of the second WeAllSew Challenge for her upcycled window curtain project. Mary B. received a $1,000 BERNINA gift card and contributed a feature post about her other projects on the WeAllSew blog, located at

The theme of the second WeAllSew Challenge was "Make Yourself at Home," where participants were asked to upcycle any item, such as old bedding or tattered drapes, into reinvented home décor. Mary B. turned a textured, ivory curtain into a slip cover for an old wingback chair. Challenge entries were judged by a panel of BERNINA experts based on three criteria: the number of votes each project received on Facebook, the project description, and the finished project. 

BERNINA will announce the theme of its third and final WeAllSew Challenge in September. Those who would like to participate in the third WeAllSew Challenge will be able enter by visiting BERNINA of America's Facebook page,, where they'll find full instructions and rules. 

The WeAllSew blog is designed for sewing enthusiasts of all ages to share a love of sewing through ideas, projects, patterns and tips, and to inspire a whole new group of sewers. Combining the best of BERNINA of America's blog and its Sewing Republic Web site, offers a place for sewers, embroiderers and quilters to connect with blog contributors and sewing experts. Readers will also find tutorials, easy step-by-step instructions, new product information and inspirational ideas, including ways to help those in need.

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 or call (630)978-2500.

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