The BERNINA brand has always been a part of my life. My Grandmothers both sewed on BERNINA Sewing Machines, so I guess you could say I grew up with them. I learned how to sew in my early teens and I have been sewing ever since. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocational Home Economics and taught High School Home Economics in Oklahoma. I married and moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. There I worked for many years for BERNINA Sewing Center of Dallas and Plano, selling their products and teaching classes in sewing techniques and operation of BERNINA machines. I later managed a BERNINA Sewing Center in a local Hancock Fabrics. I continued to teach classes in the BERNINA line, as well as sewing projects. I am now a Resource Educator for BERNINA of America. You can see many of my projects on diyembroidery.com and on my new blog: tari isews.