AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive sewing partner and sponsor for Etsy's Global Craft Party. Etsy's Global Craft Party is a weekend celebration that encourages the crafting community to come together to create projects and connect. As part of the celebration, BERNINA Dealers will be hosting Etsy Craft Parties at select BERNINA Dealers throughout the country on June 17-19. BERNINA Dealers will be offering a variety of projects including Chalkboard Bunting, a Wrist Cuff, a Sandwich Bag, and an Eyeglass/Sunglass Case. To find out about participating locations in your area, visit and search "Etsy Craft Party" to find and RSVP for a party in your community.

The following BERNINA Dealers are hosting Etsy Craft Parties:

  • Asheville Cotton Company, Asheville, N.C.
  • BERNINA Connection, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • BERNINA Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
  • BERNINA Stretch and Sew, Keizer, Ore. 
  • Branson Sewing Center, Branson, Mo.
  • Daley by the Yard, Acton, Mass.
  • Ella Rose, Cleveland, Miss.
  • First Stitches, Canon City, Colo.
  • Gather Here, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Going Batty Quilt Shop, LLC, Reno, Nev.
  • Loving Stitches, Fayetteville, N.C 
  • Olde City Quilts LLC, Burlington, N.J.
  • Quilting Delights, Happy Valley, Ore.
  • Quilted Delights, LLC, Henniker, N.H.
  • Quilt Quarters, Carmel, Ind.
  • Sanford Sewing Center, Sanford, Maine
  • Say It With Stitches, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Sew Biz, Radford, Va.
  • Sew It Up, Hurst, Texas
  • Sew What, Wyandotte, Mich.
  • Studio Stitch, Greensboro, N.C.
  • The Finch Sewing Studio, Leesburg, Va.
  • The Sewing Palace, Helena, Mont.
  • The Presser Foot, Longmont, Colo.
  • The Quilter's Studio, Newbury Park, Cali.
  • Wandering Stitches, Orlando, Fla.

If you do not see a participating BERNINA Dealer in your area and decide to become a party host yourself, visit the Etsy Craft Party website for inspiration and tips on how to host your own Etsy Craft Party. Whether you're hosting a party with friends or in the comfort of your home, be sure to join the conversation by posting photos of your projects on social media with the hashtag #EtsyCraftParty. Tag @BERNINAUSA and @EtsySuccess when you post pictures for the chance to be featured on Etsy's Instagram.

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA's eCommerce site, BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA's WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.

Contact Information:

Media Contacts for BERNINA of America, Inc.:
Lia Antonetti

Joanne Tedesco