Shops stocking Celestial Lights Fabric

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Hi everyone!

Lots of you have asked me where you can find my Celestial Lights line for Contempo of Benartex.  It debuted at BERNINA University has just started shipping to shops that ordered it there and that is the information I have at the moment. It will be shipping more widely this fall.

Some of the patterns for Celestial Lights… Clockwise from the top left: Hometown, Constellations, the quilt from the Embroidery Panel Guide, the runner from from the Embroidery Panel Guide, Floret, and Stardust. (Not pictured here is the Ruler Panel Guide designed for the Brewer Every Oval Ruler Set, which just started shipping as well.)

You can order patterns through your local shop also if you are lucky enough to have one.  And if you don’t have a local shop you can find the patterns (including a pattern bundle at a discounted price) in my shop.

If you are looking for the embroidery collection, you can ask your local BERNINA dealer to order it directly through BERNINA.


Here are the shops that were the first to order the line at BERNINA University.  (Keep in mind this is not a complete list as I don’t have access to distributor information, which includes information for all non-US orders!):

Roger’s Sewing Center, Rogers

Quilt n’ Sew Connection, Prescott Valley
Mad B’s Quilt & Sew, Mesa
Sun Valley Quilts, Sun City


Sew Hut, San Diego
Sew Simple, Redding
Upland Vac & Sew, Upland

The Presser Foot, Longmont, Boulder

Hayes’Sewing Machine Company, Wilmington
Blue Hen Quilt Shop, Newark

Derrel’s of Pensacola, Pensacola
Once Upon A Quilt, Fort Lauderdale
Paula’s Fine Fabrics, Jacksonville
Tomorrows Treasures Quilt Shop, Ocala
Ladybug Quilt Shop , Jacksonville

Georgia, Kennesaw
Georgia Sewing & Quilting, Buford
Pinwheels Quilting and Needlework, Valdosta

Inspired to Sew, Cedar Rapids
Quilted Strawberry, Strawberry Point

Idaho Sewing & Vacuum, Boise
The Quilt Crossing, Boise

Linda Z’s Sewing Center, Arlington Heights
Quilting in the Valley, LaSalle

Rossville Quilts, Rossville
Quilt Quarters, Carmel

Sew This, Abita Springs

Material Girls, La Plata

Ann Arbor Sewing Center, Ann Arbor
Country Stitches, East Lansing

Merrily We Quilt Along, Springfield
O Sew Personal, O’Fallon
Warren, St. Louis

North Carolina
Lee Furniture & Sewing, Shelby
BERNINA World of Sewin, Raleigh
Loving Stitches, Fayetteville
New Bern Fabric Center, New Bern
Sew Much Fun!, Lowell

New Mexico
Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Center, Albuquerque
A Quilting Stitchuation, Ruidoso
Be Sew Creative, Las Cruces

New York
Aurora Sewing Center, East Aurora
Creekside Fabrics & Quilts, Arcade
Sew What’s New, Islip
Sew What?, Williamsville

Chestnut Ridge Sewing, Millersburg
Heavenly Stitches, Lima
Millers Dry Goods, Millersburg

Bernina Center, Duncan

Quilting Delights, Portland

Hoover’s Bernina Sew, Mifflinburg
The Sewing Store, Lower Burrell

South Carolina
Bernina Sewing Center, Greenville

Bernina Sewing Machine Station, Brentwood
Klassy Katz, Bartlett
Sew Many Ideas, Jackson

Cupcake Quilts, Spring
Patches & Scraps, Midland

Nuttall’s, Salt Lake City

Bernina of Richmond, Richmond
Sew Biz, Fairlawn

Sew Much More, Waukesha
Sew Smart, Wausau

If you a shop stocking this line and don’t see your information listed please contact me and I’ll add you on!

Happy quilting everyone!


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BERNINA University and NEW FABRIC Recap 2019!

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Hi everyone,

Are you excited for some summer sewing?  It has been SOOOO hard to keep secrets these last few months so thank goodness I can finally show what I have been working on.  My newest fabric lines for Benartex and Contempo or Benartex were just featured at BERNINA University a week ago and I’m so excited to show you!

If you’d rather watch a video showing all the patterns and fabrics you can find one here:

Pictures speak louder than words so let’s get started!  The new line inspired by the features of my favorite BERNINA machines is called “Celestial Lights”.  It will start shipping in July and is beautifully printed by Benartex with details delineated in pearl inks.


There are a variety of shot-cotton prints perfect for embroidered embellishment, including a pearl-on-white not pictured here.

The first Celestial Lights pattern is called Stardust.  It features twelve star embroideries – each with a different blackwork pattern – from the coordinating BERNINA-Exclusive Celestial Lights Collection.  The Embroidery Collection also features the quilting files for this quilt digitized for both longarms and domestic embroidery machines.  There are directions for both a blue and a  red color story.  We’ll be giving tips and tricks for sewing this over on BERNINA’s blog this fall!

Again with red and blue options, is my new piecing pattern – Constellations!  It uses a half yard of twelve fabrics.  Lots of pieces but I REALLY love this one!

And super-fun to piece is Hometown, in a combination of red and blue!

Next up is Floret, a fun appliqué pattern that includes a download code for SVG files.  There is going to be an Aurifil thread box for this one, so you’ll have an easy way to locate the 28 wt. thread I like to use for the blanket stitch and the 12 wt. thread I like to use for the triple-stitched vines.  Also a July ship date.

The fabric collection features five different panels: two ruler panels, two quilting panels, and one embroidery panel.

Shown in the first row: Endless Quilting yardage and the embroidery panel. Shown in the second row: two ruler panels. The Endless Quilting yardage has no divisions between the repeats and extra fabric near the selvage for seams so you can practice quilting to your heart’s content on a project of any size!

The Celestial Lights Embroidery Panel Project Guide shows you how to make that panel into a pillow, table runner, wall hanging, and quilt!

The Celestial Lights Ruler Panel Guide in conjunction with the ruler panels show you how to use my new Good Measure Every Oval Ruler set in a myriad of different ways.   You’ll love this set I promise and guess what?  Hot on its heels will come another new ruler set – RIBBON CANDY!

Next up are my Market lines. With all the BERNINA University prep I never wrote a blog post for them so I apologize for this being a bit late.  The patterns for the patterns below one will be ready in a few weeks.

Silver Jubilee is an elegant sophisticated line in silvers and charcoals, accented with a rich plum.

Because of the traditional nature of the paisley feature print, with patterns I went more modern in feel.  Here is my favorite… Amethyst Jubilee!  (And yes, it is paper-pieced but with just one block and its mirror image.)

Following on its heels in the modern category is Linked.  It is fat-quarter friendly so is super easy to kit!

Then we have Mirror, Mirror.  My goal here was to develop a 10’’ square-friendly pattern that was dynamic and different.

Since Silver Jubilee was modeled after the original gold Jubilee line, I had time to draw another collection.  This one is close to my heart as it arrived in my head pretty much fully formed and that hardly ever happens.  I just love the rich tones in this collection and the birds… even though I’m scared of birds in real life.  Nightingale is very subtly detailed in just a little bit of pearl.

For patterns we have a large-block quilt called Salt Water Taffy…

And Sunrise, which is such fun to quilt with a straight line ruler and simple loops. (I have a video of the quilting somewhere that I’ll have to dig up to show.)  You can use quarter yard cuts or fat quarters for this one.

And then we have my favorite to make because each block was such fun – Night Garden!  This is fat-quarter friendly too.

All patterns include SKU information and will ship in late July; I’ll let you know as soon as they are available.  In the meantime if you love any or all of these lines please ask your local shop to order them through Benartex! Thanks so much and happy quilting!


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