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We just love to hear our wind chimes jingle when you come to visit! Whether you are looking for local sewing studio, a BERNINA expert, a fabric store, or just a creative place to get inspiration... We welcome you.

We have the oldest dealership on the front range, with over 40 years with BERNINA. 
Our combined experience makes us a valuable resource for you to
Sew your dreams into reality...

 
Megan Lynch, Owner
Megan comes to us with a BS in Apparel Design and BA in Theatre from Colorado State University, and a year-long internship and scholastic scholarship with the Pacific Conservatory Theatre. Beginning with small cross stitching crafts at the age of 6, she became fascinated with sewing, embroidery, costume, and fashion. With a background in theatre, she has experience in garment patterning and construction spanning from Medieval to current fashions. She comes to this business from the Washington, D.C. Metro area after working as a stitcher & First Hand with Tony Award® winning Signature Theatre and as a stitcher with the
Washington National Opera.

Customizable garments that are made to last are what drives her to help you make your sewing project truly unique and made just for you! Working with BERNINA machines for over a decade, she can’t wait to share her knowledge and help find the right machine for you and your needs.
Stop into Studio Bernina today, and sew your dreams into reality!





Elijah Parsons, Repairs & Tech Department
With many years of experience (beyond his years), Elijah has a passion for fixing things.  He loves the precise and heavy duty machines that BERNINA makes, and the "rules" and "tools" made perfectly for getting you the perfect stitch.  His handiwork goes beyond this however, as he has been known to help a client to repair a cabinet from a move, working on Long Arm machines (with raving reviews), and his knowledge of the serger is unsurpassed!

"I love Bernina products and the level of quality they allow all of our sewing family to achieve! Come see me today with any make or model and I will repair it in shop for you! I can even sharpen your scissors!"
 

Ruth Burton, Sales Associate


Check back soon for a bio on Ruth!

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Terry Birdsell, Certified Gem Affiliate, Quilting Teacher
Terry has been working in property management and retail management for a total of 35 years while raising eight children! She has lived her life with a can- do attitude. She jumps in feet first in all that she does, laughing all the way. She wanted to learn to quilt…and did just that. She also taught herself to use a longarm. Terry has been quilting for about seven years.

What I love most about Terry is that she teaches as she lives her life -- with kindness, grace, and humility. She knows there is a gem to be found in all of us. Terry’s advice: “Keep smiling and enjoy the journey.”

 

Dawn Hunter, Quilting Teacher

Dawn has been quilting for about 15 years, gathering tips and tricks from dozens of teachers along the way. She's also fluent in knitting, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, beading, scrap-booking, cooking, gardening, and photography. An advocate for trying new things, she's always up for the next big adventure or the next attempt at something different. Dawn would like nothing more than to stay at home and craft all day long but she very much enjoys teaching too. Quilting should be enjoyable as well as productive and Dawn tries to make each class contain both. She lives in Longmont, where her life is further enhanced (complicated) by her husband, two dogs and a very large cat.




Rebecca Cribelli, In-House Knits and Serger Master
Rebecca's introduction to sewing started with theatre costuming classes at CU Denver and CU Boulder. Rebecca fell in love with the BERNINA sewing machines in the costume shop, which led her to Studio BERNINA in Boulder in 2006 to buy her first BERNINA machine! There she met Susan Igou and signed up for her first of many sewing classes. Rebecca continues to make uniquely stylish and comfortable garments primarily using knits with her BERNINA serger, sewing machine, or both! Rebecca lives in Lousiville and also enjoys drawing, painting, and doll making.




Briana Van Dorpe, Beginner/Kids/Teens Sewing Teacher
Bri is a multi-skilled artist with a strong background in dance, circus arts, and costume design. She was born in New York and just moved to Lafayette recently from the Big Apple. Ever since Bri was a little girl, she spent hours creating her own Halloween costumes, slitting and weaving t-shirts and leggings, as well as altering much of her own clothing. She learned how to manipulate patterns and bring a lot of her own unique designs to life during her time studying at Alfred University. Since then, Bri has continued to dive deeper into her passion for sewing and her large pile of fabric scraps.

While her love for sewing is great, Bri is also very passionate about sharing her art with others. She believes, "Art has the ability to transform, to illuminate, to educate, to inspire, and to motivate any individual with any background."
  Susan Igou, Master Tailor, Founder
As the first Woman President of the Custom Tailors and Designers Association of the World (CTDA), Susan spent her lifetime honing the skill of perfection and masterful art in the world of sewing. Her lifetime of work included developing a cohesive plan to help women and men achieve creative independence to be able to sew their dreams into reality.  She developed the training and educational programs for the CTDA and more. 










 
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STORE HOURS
  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday - Thurs 10am - 6pm
  • Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm
  • *Closed Sunday
 
CONTACT INFO
  • Address:
    2850 Arapahoe Rd., Ste 100
    Lafayette, CO
    80026
  • Phone:
    303.447.0852
 
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