The Inspired Sewist hosts ‘Sew-In’

The Inspired Sewist hosted a BEAR-NINA Sew-In event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 in Jupiter.

Forty stuffed bears were made from the local event, organizers said.

The local store invited the community into the store,661 Maplewood Drive, Suite 14, to make stuffed bears that will be donated to children with rare diseases through the RARE Science program, according to BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines.

RARE Science is a nonprofit organization that works globally with patient families and foundations to help aid in finding cures for children with rare diseases. The event cost $9.99 and included all necessary materials.

Non-sewists were welcome to attend to help with cutting, ironing and stuffing the bears.

Making bears

“As a BERNINA dealer we have decided to host this event in our store to promote BERNINA machines, our store and, most importantly, for the opportunity to make bears for the RARE Science program,” said Lori Fitzgerald, owner of The Inspired Sewist.

The Inspired Sewist is an authorized BERNINA dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.theinspiredsewist.com.

Finished RARE Bears are placed in front of BERNINA sewing machines at The Inspired Sewist store in Jupiter. A total of 40 RARE Bears will be donated to RARE Science. (Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY THE INSPIRED SEWIST)

About RARE Science Inc.

RARE Science Inc. is a nonprofit research organization that focuses on accelerating identification of more immediate therapeutic solutions for kids with rare disease by empowering patient families and lowering the barriers to rare disease medical research.

The RARE Bear Program is supported by the ever-growing RARE Bear Army of volunteers that span 15 countries and partners including BERNINA, The Quilt Show, Spoonflower, Mountain Mist and Simplicity that help make one-of-a-kind bears for special one-of-a-kind “rare” kids.

The RARE Bears are instrumental in worldwide patient community outreach enabling research for rare disease. Each unique RARE Bear is matched to a child’s favorite hobby and colors and is identified by a unique serial number on the tag of authenticity. For more information on RARE Science and the RARE Bear Program, visit http://www.rarescience.org, or contact info@rarescience.org.

Lia Antonetti is an associate with Dresner Corporate Services.

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