Bernina Introduces the 8 Series!
The Bernina 830 is the only, luxury, high-performance sewing and embroidery system in the world. When you create on the BERNINA 830, your grandest ideas can come to life. That’s because it offers the most sewing and embroidery space, unbeatable speeds, and the most advanced ergonomics of any home sewing machine. It’s time to think bigger.
Features for the Master Sewer
The most space to create with a 15-inch extended arm and extra height1,100 stitches per minute, the fastest sewing speeds of any home sewing machineThe BERNINA Stitch Regulator comes standard for easy free-motion sewingGives you total stitch control with 360-degree-multi-directional sewingPop-out jumbo bobbin offers 40% more capacity than most home machinesMultiple spool holder keeps large, medium and small cones at the ready
At 1,000 embroidery stitches per minute, no other machine is fasterOffers the most space (15mm) under the needle for your largest projectsThe 7-inch, brilliant color touchscreen is centrally locatedAll important functions are visible on one intuitive screenCustomize embroidery designs by simply dragging and dropping on screenBring all sewing stitches into embroidery for more creative optionsIncludes 150 built-in embroidery motifs from well-known designers
Bernina has also introduced an 820 machine, available early 2009.Now this is an original. Offering the kind of high-performance features that’ll allow you to create more, create bigger and create longer than ever before. Which is why the 820 earns the highest marks from quilters. Not to mention fashion designers, fiber artists and crafters.
Unprecedented Sewing and Quilting Features
Gives you the most space to create with a 12-inch (304.8 mm) extended arm, a 12.8-inch (325 mm) diagonal space and 5.12-inch (130 mm) heightAt 1,100 stitches per minute, it’s the fastest of any home sewing machineThe Bernina Stitch Regulator comes standard for easy free-motion sewingA pop-out jumbo bobbin offers 40% more capacity than most home machinesBernina Dual Feed gives you better control of your largest quiltsThe presser-foot height adjustments make your thickest layers seem diminutiveThe entire space is lit by a row of bright LED lightsMultiple spool holder keeps large and small cones at the ready
We are excited to announce "IN STORE" sewing machine service on ALL sewing machines now available at Strawberry Patches!
After nine years of personally driving machines weekly to Corona, CA, our wonderful service technician has agreed to come to us! TJ is considered one of the best technicians in the LA area, with some of LA's and Santa Barbara's top sewing machine stores looking to him for service of their customers' sewing machines. He is certified in all brands of machines and can get parts for all machine makes. Most importantly we guarantee our work. If you are not satisfied, we'll do it over… FREE!
I wanted to share with you a very tragic story and the heart-warming actions of an extraordinary company. Two years ago we sold a Bernina to a woman from Mammoth, Ca. This was Pam’s “dream machine”; the sewing machine she had waited a lifetime for. Her children were growing-up and she looked forward to having more time to learn to quilt and sew. She had joined a friendship group in her area and enjoyed sharing her projects with her friends and family. On the way to Bakersfield to take her Bernina guide class, Pam, her husband and young son were hit head-on by a drunk driver and killed. It wasn’t until her daughter came into Strawberry Patches months later to see if we could repair the machine that had endured that terrible crash, that we learned of the tragedy. The machine was so badly damaged that our technician could not repair it. Pam’s daughter, realizing what her mom’s Bernina meant to her, wanted the machine repaired in hopes that she too might someday discover the joy that that Bernina had given her mom. She even pointed out to me where Pam had written her name on the back of her Bernina. Well, we sent the machine off to Bernina of America along with a letter explaining the circumstances. The machine was returned last week totally repaired! Everything looked brand new except for the panel on the back of the machine where Pam’s name still remained! The bill attached to the work order simply stated, “no charge”. I just wanted to share this story with you all to let you know what a caring company Bernina of America is. Being a family owned company for more than one hundred years, I believe that they understand the emotion, the sense of heritage and the tradition that a sewing machine can evoke. Certainly the damage done by the accident wasn’t covered under warranty and it was through the caring and concern of this wonderful company that they repaired it at no charge. I am so proud to represent such a terrific company!
Bernina Gives Back
Bernina of America, has a long history of commitment to its community. Bernina donates a percentage of its artista sewing machine sales to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and to Mutual Ground, which is an organization serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. To date, Bernina and its authorized dealers have contributed more than $350,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation alone.
In 2002 Bernina of America expanded its charitable efforts to benefit the Children’s Relief Fund of the World Trade Center Miricles Foundation through a fundraising campaign. All proceeds from the sales of “United We Stand” embroidery design cards will be donated to this charity. Over 4,000 cards have been sold so far. Strawberry Patches is proud to be an authorized Bernina dealer and supports Bernina’s contributions to such worthwhile organizations.
Five Reasons You Should Buy a Bernina from Strawberry Patches
- Every purchase includes free Guide Classes. 5 to 15 hours of hands-on, teacher instructed, specific to your machine classes.
- 20% off the regular retail price of any Horn of America sewing machine cabinet.
- 100% trade-up. Trade-up your machine for full value. * You have three months from the initial purchase date to trade it up and get your full purchase price applied to the suggested retail price of the new machine. * Discounts may vary depending on the condition of the machine traded-in.
- Life time membership in Bernina Club
- Friends refer Friends gift certificate. When your friend buys a machine, Deco or serger and tells us you referred her, you will receive a gift certificate for free merchandise.
Imagine… The Best Dealer Support Available
When you take home your new Bernina, it's just the beginning of a lifelong relationship. Strawberry Patches will be here all along the way, not only to bring you the finest instructional classes and technical support, but also to inspire and foster your sense of creativity and imagination. These high standards of service are as much a part of the Bernina tradition as the quality put into every machine. For more than 100 years and four generations, Bernina's family owned company has taken pride in everything they do, from the machines they build in Steckborn, Switzerland to the unbeatable services offered by their family of dealers. All of us here at Strawberry Patches look forward to helping you discover all of the many things that your new Bernina can do. We know that your new Bernina will give you years of sewing pleasure, in fact, we guarantee it!
Oklahoma Embroidery Designs
We are an authorized dealer of OESD embroidery designs and accessories for your embroidery machine. OESD makes available over 12,000 professional embroidery designs on line, 24 hours a day! Now you can complete last minute gifts, start new projects anytime – day or night, rain or shine, or just browse and shop at your convenience. By using this access code #101-99-2004 you can access designs and download them directly to your computer. You may view designs at www.embroideryonline.com or stop by Strawberry Patches for a catalog.
The Question of Copyrights
Many of you have asked if you can sell the designs that you have purchased for your embroidery machine. Here are some basic guide lines that hopefully will clarify copyright laws.
If the embroidery card is licensed, you have the right to:
- Sew out the designs for your personal, non-commercial use. (This means you cannot sew the designs on items to be sold.)
- Sew out the design on a gift.
- Change the size and color of the design to your personal preference.
If the embroidery card is not licensed, you have additional rights to:
- Sew out the designs on an item to be sold.
- Edit and modify the designs in embroidery software to your personal preference.
These additional rights are not granted for licensed designs.
How do you know if a card is licensed or not licensed?
If a card is licensed, there will be a notice posted on the card stating: “Created under license with..” or a similar notice. You will find the artist’s name with the title of the card. On newer collections you may even see the word “Licenced” above the collection number.
Why should we observe the copyright laws? In order for companies such as Bernina to continue to secure licensed designs, they must assure licensees that their copyrights will be observed. If we fail to observe their copyright laws we will loose the use of their designs.
One-on-one Software Instruction
You set the pace in this private class. Learn to use your Bernina software as you explore the basics of combining designs, adding lettering and customizing and saving your designs. This class is designed to address the specific questions you have - at the pace you are comfortable with. This is the perfect class for the beginning computer user who prefers one-on-one attention in a hands-on class.
Daytime and evening classes available. Please call to schedule mutually convenient class times.
Strawberry Patches Staff, instructors $150 for two hours of private instruction