Kennel Quilts will be donated to Field of Dreams Rescue Inc. and animals will be available for adoption

AURORA, Ill. – May 20, 2016 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Green Acres Sew and Vac., a BERNINA Dealer in Memphis, Mo. will host a Best Friend Sewing Event on Thursday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the store located at 221 W. Grand Ave. Attendees are invited to make kennel quilts for adoptable animals using the BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend

(B 350 SE Best Friend). A representative from Field of Dreams Rescue Inc. will be there with dogs and cats available for adoption. Field of Dreams Rescue Inc. is a volunteer and foster organization located in Kirksville, Mo. that works to find homes for animals in shelters. All materials will be provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. Donations for pet supplies will also be accepted. Anyone is welcome to drop in and sew a kennel quilt and there is no cost to attend. For more information call Green Acres Sew and Vac. at (660)465-7131.

The B 350 SE Best Friend is not only equipped with a cute paw print faceplate, $30,000 from the sales of the machine will go to the Petfinder Foundation, which works to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America. In addition, BERNINA will support The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s (TQPM) Kennel Quilt Team to aid pets in shelters by hosting kennel quilt events at BERNINA Dealer locations. The

B 350 SE Best Friend comes with eight full shank presser feet including the BERNINA Walking Foot #50 and the BERNINA Free-motion Quilting Foot #29, a slide-on extension table, and the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS). It also offers 191 total stitch patterns, a maximum sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute, a stitch width of 5.5 mm, 18 utility stitches, 63 decorative stitches, and a high-precision buttonhole function with two programmed buttonhole styles. Additionally, it can store up to 30 stitches and has a bright LED sewing light. For more information, visit

Green Acres Sew and Vac. is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides top-quality support, education and service to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, 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. Green Acres Sew and Vac. to Host Best Friend Sewing Event June 9 Page 2

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