Betsy Carlson travels across the country representing BERNINA as a member of the Event Team, Product and Sales Training Team. She has recently joined the Q Series Event Team to promote BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machines at quilt and sewing shows. She also trains staff and customers by presenting the ‘Longing for a Longarm’ event.
Betsy’s love affair with BERNINA began as a teenager, pining over BERNINA machines at the fabric store. The Free Hand System caught her eye, reminding her of the machines she used while working in an alterations department. Finally, she bought a BERNINA 1130, and created Nine Patch Sewing Co., performing alterations and creating custom window treatments, custom clothing and slip covers, while making clothing for her children. When Betsy learned to quilt, she was hand piecing and quilting, then transitioned to using her machine for both tasks.
BERNINA became part of Betsy’s career when she joined a dealership as the Mastery, Embroidery and Software instructor. Joining the BERNINA Event Team created an opportunity to share her love of BERNINA at BERNINA stores and quilt/sewing shows across the country. When Betsy has an opportunity to sew for herself, she is creating art quilts, inspired by yearly retreats with Nancy Crow at the Crow Barn.