Waterside Center | 2764 Aurora Avenue | Suite 100 | Naperville | Illinois | 60540 | 331.472.4231

BERNINA of Naperville Grand Opening

Beginning Thursday, November 14 at 4:30pm, your magical sewing journey begins. BERNINA of Naperville cordially invites you to start the holiday season with rainbows, cupcakes, quilting and crafts! In celebration of BERNINA of Naperville’s Grand Opening and the introduction of the Tula Pink Designed BERNINA 570 and B 770 Quilter’s Edition machines, we present our first ever “Unicorn Christmas!”


Thursday, November 14 at 4:30PM: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • The first 50 people in attendance receive a BERNINA of Naperville mug loaded with every sewist’s favorite, a mug rug project and Le Chocolat sipping chocolate! We will also be giving tours of the store along with short demos of our products and capping things off with a champagne toast!

    Friday, November 15, 10AM: Our Sew-A-Thon begins!


    • Anyone who wants to learn to sew, try out a sewing, embroidery or quilting machine is encouraged to attend.
    • All you need is two minutes and two seams to make a beautiful lap quilt for our friends at Alden of Waterford in Aurora.
      • It’s BERNINA of Naperville’s way to sew locally and let the patients there know that we care about them and want them to have something beautiful to get through a difficult time.
    • The Sew-a-Thon goes through Sunday, November 17 at 4PM and is also open to experiences quilters who care to help sew blocks together.
      • Don’t worry, time is precious… join us when you can. We are thankful for your support.

    Saturday, November 16: Day-long Festivities and Demonstrations

     9AM - 11AM: Unicorn Workshop

    Before Wally and Tex get here, make an easy unicorn party headband. Just like a unicorn, each headband will be unique! We have already stitched the free standing lace, we're supplying the headband base and embellishment. Sign up so that you can meet Wally and Tex, our miniature unicorns, in style. 

    11AM – Noon:

    • Hurry, our little unicorns can only come out for brief moments!
    • Get your child's photo taken with real-life UNICORNS! Wally and Tex are here to pose for photos with your kids.
      • When they’re not playing Unicorns at BERNINA of Naperville, Wally and Tex spend their time at Angel Hooves Healing Hearts. A charity which uses their miniature therapy horses to offer comfort when needed and bring smiles to the faces of those they meet, both young and old.
      • Wally and Tex work for tips! Make sure you show your appreciation for their acting talents by tipping them when you snap a photo. All tips benefit the Angel Hooves Healing Hearts charity.
    • 2PM – 4PM Tula Pink Special Edition Machine Demos (every 30 minutes)
    • Meet the Unicorn of sewing machines, The B 570 QE and B 770 QE Tula Pink editions. In this 30-minute quickie class, you will make a Key Fob using the unique decorative stitches only available on these machines.
    • 5PM – 7PM BERNINA: Industrial Embroidery Machine Demos (every 30 minutes)
    • Bring home a free-standing lace book marker embroidered on our sixteen-needle embroidery machine, the BERNINA E 16


    • 5PM – 7PM BERNINA Longarm Quilting Machine Demos (Every 30 minutes)
        • Everything about the longarm quilting machines from BERNINA is amazing and we want to share the wonder with you. Whether you prefer to move the machine yourself or make your friends think you can control it by mind control, we can make it happen. We will start on the Q 20 sit-down machine in the lift cabinet and work our way to the larger, Q 24 on the frame with automation.

    • BERNINA of Naperville is committed to our local community with our sewing causes, but we can’t sit back and do nothing for other communities that have been torn apart. For our Grand Opening Celebrations, we want to do whatever we can to help the people in the Bahamas. That’s why we're giving 2% of all sewing machine sale profits to the Red Cross for hurricane relief, November 14 – 17.