Blue Hen Quilts moves to new Newark location and becomes Bernina sewing machine retailer


Erin Underwood has turned her passion into a career when she became a quilt pattern and template ruler designer, teacher, lecturer, and quilt shop owner.

Underwood and her husband, John, opened Blue Hen Quilts in Newark in 2016. When the pair recently decided to move the shop’s location and triple their retail space, they also became a Bernina sewing machine authorized dealer. Bernina makes sewing machines in Switzerland and Thailand.

“We are thrilled to become a Bernina dealer and to be able to offer these high-quality sewing machines to our customers,” Underwood said.

The 5,000-square-foot shop is located at 705 Interchange Blvd in Newark, Delaware 19711.

“Our new showroom is wide, open, and airy and is the perfect space to test out all the Bernina machines,” she said. “We also have a great classroom where we teach machine mastery classes.”


In addition, the shop also host a “project-based” sewing club where you do a project using some of the features and accessories on your machine.

The shop also has over 3,000 bolts of fabric, quilt kits, notions, rulers, books, patterns, accessories, and of course, all of Erin’s own quilt patterns and ruler designs.

Blue Hen Quilt Shop is open Monday through Saturday.