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Bernina announces winners of 'Fabric Design Contest'
Jun '13
BERNINA of America, the world's premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce the winners of its Fabric Design Contest on Pinterest, which ran April 1 to April 22. Entries were required to be original fabric designs, created by aspiring designers who do not already have a fabric line.

Winners were selected based on originality, creativity, visual appeal and versatility by BERNINA's celebrity judges: Amanda Murphy, Tula Pink, Mimi Goodwin, Vanessa Christenson and Angie Steveson. People's Choice Winners were selected by the number of "repins" made on the official WeAllSew board on Pinterest.

The winners of BERNINA's Fabric Design Contest on Pinterest are:

Grand Prize: Shakti Scircle of Kokomo, Ind. Shakti will receive a BERNINA 710 machine, a 10-yard custom run of the winning design on fabric, an introduction to quilting fabrics manufacturer Benartex to review the design, and a feature on the WeAllSew blog.

First Runner Up: Candace Carr of Libertyville, Ill. Candace has won a 5-yard custom run of the winning design on fabric, an introduction to quilting fabrics manufacturer Benartex to review the design, and a feature on WeAllSew.

2nd Runner Up: Shakti Scircle will receive a copy of A Field Guild to Fabric Design by Kimberly Kight, a BERNINA Tote and fabrics from Benartex, in addition to her Grand Prize awards.

People's Choice Winner, Most Re-pinned Fabric Design: Jen Benoit-Bryan of Cicero, Ill. Jen has won a copy of A Field Guild to Fabric Design by Kimberly Kight.

People's Choice Winner, 2nd Most Re-pinned Fabric Design: Laurie Anderson of Columbia, Tenn. Laurie will receive a copy of A Field Guild to Fabric Design by Kimberly Kight.

All winners will also receive three patterns from Lunch Box Quilts.

Up to 10 entries per person were allowed, created by hand, by computer or a combination of both and entered as 12-inch-square "swatches." The winning and non-winning designs are available for viewing on Pinterest at: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew/bernina-fabric-design-contest-entries.

The BERNINA 710 is among the new 7 Series line of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines that also features the BERNINA 780 and BERNINA 750 QE (Quilter's Edition). Each 7 Series machine includes an extended freearm area with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle and a practical extension table with ample space to hold larger sewing projects. The 7 Series is also equipped with a color touchscreen and the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed, which tames hard-to-manage and fine fabrics.

WeAllSew 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.


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