Bernina Kansas City Staff

Our employees bring the best of BERNINA and sewing to you


Myron Schwery – Owner

Started at BERNINA 1974
Purchased BERNINA Sewing Center of Overland Park in July of 1988, and expanded it to 3 stores over the past 22 years.

Joel Schwery – Manager

Started at BERNINA 1998
“I enjoy learning about sewing and have taken several courses from the BERNINA Education team, including technical and repair courses.”

Chris Schwery – Owner, Teacher

Started at BERNINA 1988
“I began teaching serger guide classes here at the Overland Park store in1988 and am still enjoying watching the “lights come on” when the students become friends with their sergers.”

Joe Day – Technician

Started at Bernina 2000
Joe has been our go-to machine technician since 2000. “My favorite thing about being a sewing machine tech is being able to put a smile on the customers face by solving their sewing machine problems.”

Annette Lagerstrom – Sales, Teacher

Started at Bernina 2008
Annette teaches mastery classes every month, Let's Sew classes every week, and special classes every once in a while. She says: “I taught Home Ec for many years and continued to sew. Since I have retired from teaching school, I have enjoyed sewing and teaching at the Bernina store”.

Diane Feltman – Teacher

Started at BERNINA 2000
Diane has been our embroidery and software instructor for more than 20 years. She says “I learned to sew from my grandmother and mom. I love quilting, machine embroidery, and using the computer to enhance my creativity.”

Julie Turgeon

Julie has been an instructor and sales person with Bernina Sewing Center since 2014. She holds regular classes teaching customers free motion quilting using their BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator), and teaches mastery classes from time to time. She enjoys all kinds of sewing, especially quilting and sewing for her home.

Shannon Regnier

Shannon has been our Bernina Sewing Club leader and part time sales person since 2012. She has sewn on Bernina sewing machines and sergers since she was in college . In addition to working at the Bernina Sewing Center she is costume designer for several theaters in the area. She does pattern-making, costume design and construction, millinery, tailoring, and has dabbled in quilting.


Michelle Atchity - Sales, Teacher

Michelle has been a part time instructor and sales person at the Bernina Sewing Center since 2013. Michelle enjoys teaching new Bernina owners how to utilize all the fantastic features of their Bernina sewing machines. She is one of our instructors for our Let's Sew program working with customers to learn new techniques in crafting and quilting. Michelle also offers classes throughout the year on quilting or crafting projects.


Lori Gorham

Lori loves sewing and adores Bernina! Starting in 2005, she worked for Bernina Sewing Centers in the northland location and appreciates the opportunity to work in the Overland Park store. She enjoys quilting, garment sewing, machine embroidery, serging and using the Bernina Software.

Jen Greasby

Jen has been the Embroidery Club leader at the Bernina Sewing Center since 2011 and has been embroidering on Bernina sewing machines since the late 90s. Embroidery is a creative outlet and a great stress reliever for Jen.