California woman wins BERNINA sewing machine on The Price is Right and opens the door to a new community


UPLAND, Calif., June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Californian Janice Kelly Baker opened a door to a new community this week thanks to “The Price is Right”, winning a Swiss-made B 335 sewing machine worth $1749 MSRP, by BERNINA of America, the world’s leading manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines. When Drew Carey unveiled the BERNINA, Kelly-Baker demonstrated his sense of quality, deftly naming the price closest to the B 335’s value against three other competitors.

“I recognized BERNINA as a premium brand,” Kelly-Baker said. “As a master gardener, I know creativity is serious business. I’m thrilled that my new BERNINA is compact enough to take to class, yet powerful enough to tackle the toughest projects.”

Her price includes 5 hours of sewing lessons from Upland Vac & Sew, courtesy of BERNINA. Kelly-Baker is thrilled to finally say “yes” to her friends’ invitations to join their quilting group.

“My friends have been asking me to quilt with them for a very long time, I’m thrilled to finally have the machine and the skills I need to join them,” Kelly-Baker said.

Rosalie Calise, owner of Upland Vac & Sew provides the machine and teaches Janice how to get the most out of her machine. Calise has been sewing for 40 years, BERNINA dealer for 25 years and maintains Uplands community since 1995.

“We are proud to be a BERNINA dealer and excited to help Janice get started. Not only is she bringing home a great machine, but a new skill and new friends,” said Calise.

Sewing has seen a resurgence during the pandemic and Calise has some advice for aspiring seamstresses.

“Don’t do it alone, visit your local dealer, we can teach you new skills and we’ll be with you for the life of your machine. We offer maintenance, repairs and all the supplies you need. you need to be successful,” Calise said. “You miss that if you buy a machine from a big box store.”

Paul AshworthPresident of BERNINA of America sent his congratulations.

“Our machines are built to create, so they’re perfect for creative minds like Janice. Our dealers, like Rosalie and her team at Upland Vac & Sew, are ideally placed to help new sewers like Janice get the most out of her BERNINA with the best information, service and advice available. Welcome to the BERNINA family Janice!”

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BERNINA is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, sergers and embroidery software. Since its inception over 125 years ago, BERNINA has maintained a strong commitment to serving the creative community. This dedication is reflected in the Swiss precision found in every machine, the training and education available through our more than 400 fully trained independent BERNINA dealers, and the countless tutorials and content shared on the BERNINA blog and social media channels. . BERNINA products are designed for beginner to advanced sewers and priced to suit a variety of budgets, with new products introduced every year. Buy BERNINA products on line or buy directly from your BERNINA Dealer. Follow BERNINA on Facebook, instagram and pinterest. BERNINA’s sister machine, bernette, can be found on instagram. You can also find helpful tips and tutorials for every skill level on the BERNINA Blog, WeAllSew.

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