Source: BERNINA of America

BERNINA of America Adds New Expert to WeAllSew

Laura McDowell Hopper to provide project ideas, patterns and tips

AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2017) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to introduce Laura McDowell Hopper, as the newest expert for its WeAllSew blog. Laura will join the community of BERNINA experts who supply project ideas, patterns, tips and techniques to fuel creativity and enhance a love for sewing. WeAllSew ( is a unique online community where sewists and crafters from around the country can share their passion for sewing and creating.

"I'm grateful to have the opportunity to share my passion for quilting with the BERNINA WeAllSew community," said Laura McDowell Hopper. "I hope quilters and crafters will find my tutorials and tips fun and helpful."

Laura McDowell Hopper is a quilter whose work has been featured at QuiltCon, the International Quilt Festival, the American Quilter's Society, as well as at local shows. She's been published in quilt magazines, has been a guest on quilt podcasts, and teaches at guilds, shops, and a variety of shows. Laura is a BERNINA Ambassador, a Board member of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild and a museum curator who specializes in textile preservation. In her free time, Laura enjoys studying quilt history, and listening to music and podcasts. She also created a blog called Sonic Stitches ( For more information about Laura, visit

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 online. 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 Contact for BERNINA of America, Inc.:
Joanne Tedesco