Close to Home Sewing Center to Host 10th Annual Sew-A-Thon with Local Volunteers

BERNINA dealer partners with Middlesex Health Hospice & Palliative Care Program to create comfort items for patients

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Oct. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Close to Home Sewing Center, the certified BERNINA dealer, is proud to announce its 10th Annual Sew-A-Thon, a yearly event in the Glastonbury community. The local shop has partnered with volunteers from the Middlesex Health and Hospice & Palliative for a volunteer event to offer comfort items like pillowcases and nightshirts to the hospice patients.

“Middlesex Health and Hospice & Palliative Care Program has built a beautiful space for end of life patients,” shared owner Marilyn Gattinella, “and we’re honored to be able to bring the community together to contribute handmade items to bring comfort and a sense of warmth.”


All are invited to volunteer, no sewing experience is required to participate. Fabrics will be precut and experienced instructors will guide volunteers how to operate sewing machines, iron, pin, and more. Additionally, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the two-day volunteer event.

Event Details:
What: 10th Annual Sew-A-Thon
Where: Close to Home Sewing Center’s Glastonbury location at 277 Hebron Ave
When: Friday, October 20th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, October 21st, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
For further information, please contact Close to Home Sewing Center at 860-633-0721 or visit

BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer of quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers and embroidery software. Since being founded over 130 years ago, BERNINA has maintained a strong commitment to serving the creative community. This dedication threads through the Swiss precision found in every machine, the training and education available through our over 400 fully trained independent BERNINA Dealers and the endless tutorials and content shared on the BERNINA WeAllSew blog and social media channels. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year.

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