Why Kathie Alyce of Waterfall Quilts Loves Her BERNINA Sewing Machine

One of my favorite things about working for BERNINA is that I get to meet so many amazing people and hear their stories! Here’s a note from Kathie Alyce (Waterfalls Quilts), designer of the Flip Flop Curved Template and author of Flip Flop Block Quilts, about one of the reasons she loves her BERNINA sewing machine:

I am one of BERNINA’s most loyal fans. The 550 QE is my third BERNINA sewing machine and I seriously could not survive without this wonderful BERNINA Stitch Regulator (a.k.a. BSR). Seriously – it helps me get my artwork to a fine finish while working with bone degenerative issues. I can still quilt thanks to BERNINA!

So, the rest of the story. I love the BSR because late this summer after many doctor visits, X-rays, MRIs, and nuclear imaging, I was diagnosed with degenerative bone disease, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff issues, and spinal disc collapse in my neck. I am only 60, so much of this wasn’t too big a surprise, just about 12-15 years too early in my humble opinion.

If not for BERNINA and the ease of using this great machine, I would have to almost give up my passion and business and art.

The good news is that my physical diagnosis is not fatal, just painful. But I am so very serious about how important this machine is to me. Designing is my passion and my life. I can’t do without it and now because of my BERNINA sewing machine and the BERNINA Stitch Regulator, I don’t have to.


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