Bernina Northland is proudly owned and operated by Sandy and Tim Robinson.

Sandy has a life-long passion for sewing, quilting and crafting. She bought her first Bernina sewing machine aged 18 after using her mother’s machine from the age of 5. Sandy’s original 930 features in our Museum! Sandy leads the team and happily shares her expert knowledge about all our Bernina and Bernette machines. She takes many classes, including our popular Bernina, Overlocker and Bernette clubs each month. Machine embroidery and quilting is Sandy’s passion. She is available most days, Monday to Friday and most Saturdays.

Meet our wonderful staff

Amanda has a passion for garment and craft sewing, especially for her daughter. She takes the lead in  organizing contemporary fabrics into collections. Amanda has a wonderful eye for colour, creating original fabric combinations for your sewing project. She also does exquisite hand embroidery. Amanda is in the store Monday – Friday until 2:30 each day

Maree enjoys crochet, in freeform and intricate patterning. She has a passion for design and colour. Maree can assist you with all your crochet enquiries, yarns and hooks. Maree is in the store Monday – Thursday each week

Nick is out Machine Technician. He services all brands of machines and is the only certificated Bernina and Bernette Technician in Northland. He determines to have your machine working at optimal condition. Nick is at the store Monday to Friday each week.

Leeann enjoys patchwork and quilting, creating original works. She enjoys a challenge creating quilts, large and small, with intricately and expertly pieced blocks. Leeann also does exquisite handwork, especially embroidered crazy patchwork. Leeann is in the store each Friday.