I want to share with you the most interesting data of the stores that quilting in the USA, in case you have plans to go there or if you are interested in knowing the websites of the Bernina stores that I know.
Inspired to sew
It is in Cedar Rapids, in the state of IOWA. It is an area where the Amish also live, though not as many as in Pennsylvania. So it is a traditional quilting area although not exactly Mennonite.
The Amish are also called Amish Mennonites known mainly for their simple lifestyle, modest and traditional dress, and their resistance to adopt modern conveniences and technologies, such as those related to electricity.
They are a very united cultural community, descendants of German immigrants and predominantly German-speaking Swiss.
It has mainly fabrics and sewing machines Bernina and BabyLock. In addition to classes in the store they organize events as important as with Kaffe Faset, or quilting and embroidery.
It is the only store I met that in stock they have more than 100 quilts prepared ready to sell like product made or donate. Many people work in the department from sales, marketing, piecing, classes and quilting.
What impressed me most was the team, that immediately upon arriving with my samples and my computer Jill Reicks, the owner put at my disposal a lady to take care of helping me with everything related to the material of the demonstrations.
They have everything you ask for and more!
They are always improving their web and products that update with videos and photos.
I loved the color lounge where they only have solid colored fabrics and threads to coordinate.
From top to bottom and everywhere examples of ideas with projects to do.
They have a Bernina of table Q20 and one with the frame Q24 with the robot Qmatic in exhibition. In addition to at least 30 machines to choose the one you like, all high quality.
They have hired a person who makes the quilts and another who quilts them so that each pattern they have in the store has its corresponding sample hanging on the wall.
This shop is a dream come true!
When I was at the store demonstrations at Inspired to sew, I met wonderful women, I had the opportunity to be part of that wonderful world and share it with you.
I’m sure you want to see your web because of this I leave the link here and tell you that they have people who speak Spanish, so if you need something do not hesitate to ask. HERE
PS: this is where they sell the CHAKONER, the wheel to mark fabrics. You can ask for it on their website directly HERE