Bernina World of Sewing

                            A World of Stitching at Your Fingertips!

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Welcome!

  New fabrics are arriving daily! Come by and let us stir your imagination.  Your creative muse is just waiting for you.  Our classes are many and varied and we are sure you will find something to inspire you!  We are a full service quilting store with over 4,000 bolts of quality cotton fabrics and the full line of Bernina products. 

Our knowledgeable staff has over 100 years of combined sewing experience with Bernina sewing machines.  We look forward to seeing you soon!



News

Some Here..s and Some Coming...s

BERNINA 350 Special Edition
Exclusive faceplate designs by Ricky Tims and Tula Pink.


  • Exclusive faceplate designs.
  • Powerful DC motor
  • 191 stitch patterns
  • BERNINA Free Hand System
  • Full shank BERNINA presser feet (includes BERNINA quilting foot)

Look at What is here!
The Next Generation 7 Series is here!
The 790 and the 770 QE are here. Stop by when you have a chance to do So!
Ready For Your Trying Out!

790 - It is a beauty.


770 QE - Also: Beautiful.

(Clicking below will show a larger-sized image.)

Without the
Embroidery Module Installed
With the
Embroidery Module Installed

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Press Release April 1, 2015

We will let you know as soon as the other 7 Series machines arrive.
If you want to pre-order, just stop by the store!
send Email to: Webmaster for Bernina World of Sewing


Honoring Mothers Everywhere
Special Financing Possibilities
At Bernina World of Sewing
May 7-11, 2015

0% Financing for 48 months (See store for details) On all BERNINA purchases of $3,000 or more with your BERNINA Credit Card made May 7-11, 2015. 48 Equal Monthly Payments required.

Don't Have a Bernina Credit Card?

Click Here to Apply Today
(You will be doing so at the BERNINA Website)

May Accessory Special
At Bernina World of Sewing
May 1-31, 2015

25% Off Binder Attachement #88 with Binder Foot #95/95C (See store for details)


Recent Fabrics

Five of the most recent fabrics that we have added to the store and to the online site include:
(Click on the following to see some of the selections in a large-sized image.
To see all the fabrics, go to our online site using site navigation at the top of this page).

  • Selected Batiks May 2015 - Anthology Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.79 Per Yard

  • French Quarter - Benartex

100% Cotton
$11.49 Per Yard

  • Bugapollza by Jennifer Heynen - In The Beginning

100% Cotton
$11.49 Per Yard

  • Fairy Frost (April 2015) - Michael Miller Fabrics, Inc.

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

  • Selected Batiks April 2015 - moda

100% Cotton
$11.79 Per Yard


Clubs!

Bernina Club

Thurs. May 7 7:00Pm, Friday May 8 10:00Am or Saturday May 9 10:00Am

Why Every Sewer Should Have DECOR BOND
(and maybe a few others...)
Stabilizers in Their Sewing Room
Ursula (of our store) has found the perfect purse pattern—Ursula and Emily by The Creative Thimble. In her quest to pair it with the perfect wallet, she’s been experimenting  with some very cool products like Art Cloth and Soft and Stable.

Also The Creative Thimble will have a trunk show during Bernina Club.


Any questions or comments, please:
send mail to: Bernina Club at Bernina World of Sewing


Saturday Sampler

Thurs. May 7 5:30Pm or 6:15Pm, or Friday May 8 1:30Pm or Saturday May 9 9:15Am

If you signed up for the 2015 Saturday Sampler, join us.
Assuming that you completed your previous-month's block(s), show it, and receive the next kit free!

April

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Saturday Sampler at Bernina World of Sewing


Software Sampler

These virtual software classes will increase your comfort level with BERNINA Version 7 embroidery software. Class fee includes instructions and video. $15 Please pre-register.

Tuesday, May 26 2:00-3:30pm
I Was Framed

Learn to work with photographs in Artwork Canvas and print them on Transfer Artist Paper or printable fabric. Then create appliqué frames to stitch around the printed pictures.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Software Sampler at Bernina World of Sewing


Embroidery Club

Owners of all brands of embroidery machines may attend. Each session focuses on computerized embroidery techniques. $15 each. Please pre-register.

Saturday, May 16 2:00-3:30pm
On The Curve

Positioning and embroidering multiple designs along a border or curved edge is sometimes a challenge. Learn how to make this process easy on this cute apron that sports a curved bottom hem.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Embroidery Club at Bernina World of Sewing


HoopSisters 2015 - Sewn Seeds 5 Month Program (January-May, 2015)

An embroidery Block of the Month program 1st-half of 2015.

Piece, quilt and embellish this exquisite quilt entirely on your embroidery machine! This quilt combines the fun and unique HoopSisters technique with designed and digitized quilting by Sharon Schamber. The class fee includes the multi--?format embroidery files, video and written instructions, and a monthly class. Choose from 5”, 6”, 7”, 8” or 9” block sizes, depending on the size of your hoop. $175 for 5 months.

Thursday, May 7 10:30am-1:00pm or Saturday, May 9 1:30-4:00pm


  • 5", 6", 7", 8", and 9" Block Sizes.
  • Multi-Formatted.
  • Premier Quilt AND Sampler Quilt layout options.
  • Premier Quilt is 180 blocks
  • Sampler Quilt is 64 blocks with Optional Border
  • CD Slideshows with step-by-step instructions.
  • Video Instructions.
  • Monthly Classes.
  • Electric Quilt 7 Files.


Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: BWOS HoopSisters 2015 Club at Bernina World of Sewing


Floriani Club

Get to know all the features of your Floriani software. Each month we'll use the software to design a project that you can then sew out on your own. Project information and videos will be provided. This class is for owners of the Floriani Total Control Professional (FTCP) and Floriani Embroidery Suite (FES). $15 each session. Please pre-register.

Saturday, May 16 10:30am-12:00pm

Stay tuned for information about the next Floriani Club program.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Floriani Club at Bernina World of Sewing


Upcoming Classes

Please be aware that the IN-STORE Calendar is the only official calendar!
Don't hesitate to call the store (919 782 2945) or, of course, stop by the store - for the latest information.

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If you have any questions or otherwise, please:
send mail to: Webmaster regarding classes at Bernina World of Sewing
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(Note: The following images are clickable and will bring you to selected classes represented by the shown piece.)

May, 2015
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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7

Embroidery - Sewn Seeds 2015
(Morning Class)
10:00am-1:00pm


Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
9
Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler

Embroidery - Sewn Seeds 2015
(Afternoon Class)
1:30-4:00pm

10
11
Tulip Time I
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Class)

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Beginning Sewing: Quilted Cosmetic Bag
(Morning Class)
10:00am-1:00pm
13
Fused Applique and Paint Workshop: Morning Glory
10:00am-4:00pm
(All-Day Class)

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15


Just The Two of Us
(Evening Class)
6:00-8:30pm

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17
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Tulip Time II
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Class)


Fabulous Fabric Baskets
1:30-4:30pm
(Afternoon Class)

19
Gathering Summer 2015 - Pattern Choice
10:00am-TBD
(TBD)

20
Dear Jane Sit and Sew
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Session)
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One Block Wonder I
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Class)

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One Block Wonder I
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Class)

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BERNINA Kids’ Club I
(Evening Class)
6:00-9:00pm

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June, 2015
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

MORE Fabulous Fabric Baskets
1:30am-4:30pm
(Afternoon Class)

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3
Quilt As You Go-Go
10:00am-2:30pm
(Mid-Day Class)


Match Play I
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Class)

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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler

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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
6
Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
7
8
Beginning Sewing: Quilted Cosmetic Bag
(Morning Class)
10:00am-1:00pm


Skillbuilder Machine Quilting –Part 1
1:30am-4:30pm
(Afternoon Class)

9
One Block Wonder II
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Class)

English Paper Piecing
1:30-4:30pm
(Afternoon Class)
10
Getting Ready for Christmas 2015
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Class)


One Block Wonder II
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Class)
11
12

Sew It Together Bag
10:30am-4:00pm
(Daytime Class)


Just The Two of Us
(Evening Class)
6:00-8:30pm
13
Fused Applique and Paint Workshop: Morning Glory
10:00am-4:00pm
(All-Day Class)

14
15
BERNINA Kids’ Camp 2015 I
(Mid-Day Class)
10:00am-2:30pm
16
Gathering Summer 2015 - Pattern Choice
10:00am-TBD
(TBD)

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BERNINA Kids’ Camp 2015 II
(Mid-Day Class)
10:00am-2:30pm

Match Play II
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Class)
18
19


BERNINA Kids’ Club II
(Evening Class)
6:00-9:00pm

20
21
22
Skillbuilder Machine Quilting –Part 2
1:30am-4:30pm
(Afternoon Class)
23
One Block Wonder III
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Class)

Heirloom Pillow
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Class)
24
Dear Jane Sit and Sew
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Session)

One Block Wonder III
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Class)
25
26

Back To Your Roots Table Runner
1:30-4:30pm
(Afternoon Class)

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Match Play I
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Class)





Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Classes at Bernina World of Sewing


Come By and Try - a BERNINA 880

  • Stop By - And Give the BERNINA 880 a Try.

    3" x 3 1/3"

    2 1/2" x 3 1/3"

For more information, click on:
BERNINA USA Website For More Information
Regarding the BERNINA 880


bernette Chicago

Stop by and see the bernette Chicago at our store!

In addition to a beautiful stitch - perhaps you would like to get started in embroidery?
Stop by and try.

From Sonja: I had the opportunity to "play" with the brand new Chicago 7. I was amazed how many embroidery designs there were pre-loaded. The embroidery was very easy to learn and to use. It appears to be a great way for us to get started with embroidery and gives those who thought embroidery sewing machines were out of their reach a real way to discover how embroidery can be fun and worthwhile! Opening new doors.

Sonja

Press Release Oct. 24, 2013

Selected Stitch Examples

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)


bernette Chicago

Any questions or comments, please:
send mail to: MachineInformation at Bernina World of Sewing


BERNINA 7 Series In Our Store

They are beauties!

Our first 7-Series machines for customers
have been delivered to them!

It was great to see the customer's machines find perfect homes for the holidays -
and for 2013 and beyond.

7-Series Weekend-1 7-Series Weekend-3 7-Series Weekend-3

A 5-Min. Movie
the 7 Series 780
in our store.
Oct. 2012

Selected Stitch and Embroidery Samples
from the 7 Series
780 and 710
710 Has Arrived - Stop By and Try!
750 Arrived and Was Delivered - Ask About the Next one: Soon!

A Few Comments From Sonja of Bernina World of Sewing
After First Use of BERNINA 7 Series

The first time I saw the 780 I fell in love with the machine! I have not found one thing, so far, that "concerns" / bothers me.

The new design is elegant while also having a touch of "streamlining".

So far, I have had a chance to work/"play" with the 780 and the 710.

  • The stitch selection on both is a straight-forward matter. The touch screen on both machines makes it easy to become familiar with the stitch folders.

  • On the 710 I tried some of the new quilting stitches. I was impressed how the multi-directional stitch's sewing line was easily maintained.- even with the 9mm stitch blade. I definitely want to use some of the stitches with a wing needle; especially, stitch 1352 seems to have potential.

  • For the 780, if I have multiple embroidery designs in the screen / hoop, I can see the order that I have inserted the different designs (by way of "table tabs" - via the Retrieve Function Icon support of the 780). I was working with a customer the other day and with less than five minute's experience on the machine she had a very beautiful multi-design finished piece ready to go! It was very impressive to the customer and to me.

A 10-Min. Movie
the 7 Series 780
Retrieve Icon Support Dec. 2012

If you have time, we would love to show you the BERNINA 7 Series!


Click on any machine, below, for more information about the BERNINA 7 Series.
You will be viewing that on the Bernina USA Website.


Bernina 7 Series - 780


Bernina 7 Series - 750 QE


Bernina 7 Series - 710

Any questions - about the 7 Series or any Bernina machines: Stop by the store at your convenience.


Sew Steady Table
Available Now at Bernina World of Sewing

Perhaps you have a bernette 46 or ANY bernette or BERNINA that can use some additional work space:

Are you looking for a holiday gift - or, just something for yourself?

You may be interested in the Sew Steady table that is now available at Bernina World of Sewing for the bernette 46 -- or, you may order the table for all bernettes or BERNINAs.

Having the extra work area is terrific; Stop by the store and give the table a look.


A short movie showing use of the table.


BERNINA 8 Series

Stop by and see the 8 Series at our store!

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)


Bernina 8 Series - 880


Bernina 8 Series - 830


BERNINA 5 Series
at Bernina World of Sewing

Come by and TRY the BERNINA 5 Series!

Some features of the BERNINA 580 include:

  • Easy navigation
  • Embroidery module
  • BSR functionality
  • Total Stitch Control
  • And much more!
BERNINA 580 At Our Store BERNINA 530 and 550 At Our Store
Selected Stitch and Embroidery Samples
from the 5 Series 580

BERNINA USA Website for information on the BERNINA 5 Series
NOW in our store for you to try/purchase!


A short Flash-Video
of the Bernina 5 Series at our store.


A Few Comments From Sonja of Bernina World of Sewing
After First Use of BERNINA 5 Series

  • The control panel is “next generation” and takes some getting used to. It you are a “text-er” and part of the networking generation it will come easily!
  • Embroidery on the 580 is touch-screen; to me, it is kind of like a “baby 830” operating-wise.
  • Many embroidery patterns are already loaded onto the 580.
  • I leapt right in to using one of these patterns. Multiplied, Mirror Image and Reduce 50%. All were easy to do and stitched out perfectly!

If you have time, we would love to show you the BERNINA 5 Series!


BERNINA Quilt Frame

Come on by at your convenience and give it a try!


A short Flash-Video
of the BERNINA Quilt Frame
in our store.


BERNINA 3 Series

Stop By And Give Us A Look - and SEW using it.



Some Comments From Bernina Staff - After Working With the 3 Series for a Few Months

The next time that you visit our store, we would like to invite you to get to know the 3 Series machine if you have not already done so.

The machine is truly inspiring and invites us to create.

BERNINA took the time to put together a reasonable-priced sewing machine with some extra – and, valuable – features

We can highly recommend that you take the time to sew some with the 3 Series machines.

As we had mentioned in our previous post:

  • The physical design of the 3 Series is very attractive; classy and contemporary.
  • Bright screen; easy reading!
  • Background is black and the writing is white. Very comfortable to read.
  • Start and Stop button, with Speed Control
  • Needle Up and Down
  • Separate motor for bobbin-winding.
  • One-step buttonhole.
  • Handle (at the top of the machine) has an opening for the Stitch Card. Nice!
  • The new tray is very easily attached. Nice glide!
  • All 3 Series machines have 30 memory slots.

Most of all, the 3 Series machines have a beautiful stitch and they sew quietly and the sewing is “smooth”.

The 3 Series comes with clip-on feet that are very easily exchangeable. In addition, the specialty feet that BERNINA makes may be used on this machine. This is a big advantage for those sewers who invest in specific feet for special tasks; for example: Feet for piping, rufflers, or quilting feet.

Don’t hesitate to ask any of us at the store to show you the 3 Series!

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)


BERNINA 3 Series - 380


BERNINA 3 Series - 350 PE


BERNINA 3 Series - 330


Recent Fabrics

Five of the most recent fabrics that we have added to the store and to the online site include:
(Click on the following to see some of the selections in a large-sized image.
To see all the fabrics, go to our online site using site navigation at the top of this page).

  • Selected Batiks May 2015 - Anthology Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.79 Per Yard

  • French Quarter - Benartex

100% Cotton
$11.49 Per Yard

  • Bugapollza by Jennifer Heynen - In The Beginning

100% Cotton
$11.49 Per Yard

  • Fairy Frost (April 2015) - Michael Miller Fabrics, Inc.

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

  • Selected Batiks April 2015 - moda

100% Cotton
$11.79 Per Yard


Gatherings

For May-Thru-Fall 2015:

Bernina World of Sewing Pattern Choice 2015

Registration for this Gathering is now open. As of April 28, there were 7 openings. This Gathering may well become fully subscribed, so please register at the store as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and interest/participation in our Gatherings!

Our Summer/Fall Pattern Choice 2015 Gathering is involved with three options of patterns for the Gathering participant.

We look forward to seeing all your beautiful work.

Note: You MUST be pre-registered to participate in the monthly Gathering. Just "Show-Ups" the day of the Gathering will not be allowed - we just do not have room for such in the classroom. Sorry!

Those who sign up and are participating in this Gathering will be contacted in early May, 2015. The Gathering may well become fully subscribed; if so, a "wait list" will be started and if openings arise as the year moves forward those on the wait list will be contacted. For those participating and have been contacted, the first session for the 2015 Gathering for Pattern Choice 2015 will held: Tuesday, May 19 at the store. Again: Please do NOT show up for the Gathering if you have not been contacted (there, simply, is not sufficient space for "walk-in" participants). Sorry!

Reminders:
  • The Gathering participants purchased, from our store, at least one of the patterns offered as part of this Gathering and fabric used during the Gatherings.

  • Gathering participants should have experience in sewing and in making quilts.

  • Gathering participants, surely, interact. However, the Gathering is not a class . Each participant is expected to be able to manage his/her own project.

  • The store will not be able to arrange and set-up class machines for use during the Gatherings. Gathering participants should bring to the Gathering what they need for sewing/cutting during the Gathering.

  • Due to the numerous options / aims / of each Gathering participant, space at the Gathering is limited.
    Gathering Participants must be pre-signed up. "Drop in" participants, due to classroom class size and machine space limitations will not be accommodated. Sorry!

  • If a Gathering participant decides to "drop out" of the 2015 Gatherings, it would be appreciated if that were known by the store; there may a wait-list and, if a Gathering slot opens - Persons on the wait-list will be notified of such.



To see the Gathering Web-page and BLOG as they develop, go to:
Web-page and Pointer-to-BLOG
for the Bernina World of Sewing Pattern Choice 2015 Gathering April-Thru-Fall 2015
.
Recent BLOG Comment Update: April 21, 2015

To contact us by eMail about this, please: send mail to: Webmaster for Bernina World of Sewing related to our Pattern Choice 2015 Gathering May-Thru-Fall 2015 activities. Thank you.



In January thru April, 2015:

Our January-thru-April-2015 Gathering project was Inspired by Downton Abbey Fabric from andover Fabrics
And by the book: Take 5 Fat Quarters, written By Kathy Brown, Published by Martingale.

We used, primarily, the andover Downton Abbey fabrics that arrived in November, 2014,
with some of the attendees using additional andover Downton Abbey fabrics that arrived as early-2015 moved along.


Archived January-thru-April-2015 Downton Abbey Gathering Web page.


In 2014, we had two Gatherings.

Our Fall-2014 Gathering project "Blooming Nine Patch" – Inspired by the book: Tradition With A Twist By Blanche Young & Dalene Young Stone, Copyright © 1996 Published by C&T Publishing - took place September-thru-December, 2014. For information:


Archived Blooming Nine Patch Gathering Web page.

In Jan.-thru-Aug 2014, we had the Gathering that was aimed at using 2014 Downton Abbey fabrics from andover. For information:


Archived Downton Abbey Gathering Web page.


In 2013, we had the One Block Wonder Gathering. Thank you, to those who took part! For information:


Archived One Block Wonder Gathering Web page.


In 2012, we had the Smokey River Gathering. Thank you, to those who took part! For information:


4-Minute Movie of Smokey River Gathering's Happenings


Archived Smokey River Gathering Web page.


In 2011, we had two full-year "Gatherings".

Each of the Gathering's quilts were selected with two objectives firmly in mind:
1) Beautiful pieces and
2) Quilts that you might view as "once in a lifetime" happenings; Not necessarily quilts you would make on a regular basis.

For information about the 2011 projects:
More information regarding our 2011 "PIECEMAKERS Times and Seasons" project.

A 2011 Participant's Santas' Pieces
March, 2012

More information regarding our 2011 "Patriots in Petticoats" project.

A 2011 Participant's Basting His Completed Piece
February, 2012


Row By Row Experience 2014
At Bernina World of Sewing

If you are from near or far - we have enjoyed seeing you at our store as part of the Row by Row Experience.
It has been fun for us - and, we hope: Fun for you, as well!
Our Row: "Raleigh - City of Oaks"
Approx. 9 1/2" x 36"

  • Bernina World of Sewing's Row by Row 2014 - Pattern - License - Kit

Kit (Includes Pattern): $17.99 + $5.75 +++ (Sorry - Sold Out for this Year's Experience)
Pattern Only: $3.00 +
License Fabric Plate: $5.99 +
No "% off" Sale Price For These Items
The above is now available on our online site. A direct link to the Row by Row page is:
Our online site's Row by Row 2014 Web page.

(Note: You will be leaving the store's Home Page / site by clicking on the above).

Go to rowbyrowexperience.com for additional information.

Of course, stop by our store for even more information or eMail us at: BWOSRowbyRow2014@BerninaWorldofSewing.com

Thank you, to our customers who have passed back to us their examples.

Congratulations Jan! Our store's Winner!!!



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Contact Information

6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601

Telephone:    (919) 782-2945

We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  If you are in the Raleigh area, take the Glenwood Avenue west exit from the Beltline (440).  Go about 1 1/4 miles past Crabtree Valley Mall to the Oak Park Shopping Center.  Turn left at Hollyridge (across from the Firestone Tire Center on your right).  Turn right into Oak Park Shopping Center.

Our store hours are:  Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                              Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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