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Upland Vac & Sew and Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center will exhibit at booths 308, 310 and 312 during the January 24 – 27 event

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Upland Vac & Sew, a BERNINA Dealer in Upland, Calif., and Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center, a BERNINA Dealer with stores in Anaheim and Tustin, Calif., will exhibit at the Road to California Quilter's Conference and Showcase in Ontario, Calif.  The event is being held at the Ontario Conference Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, from Thursday, January 24 to Sunday, January 27.  The Dealers will be at booths 308, 310, and 312, and will demonstrate the new 7 Series line of machines and DesignWorks Software Suite.

BERNINA's 7 Series line of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines features the BERNINA 710, the BERNINA 750 QE (Quilter's Edition) and the 780 E (Embroidery).  Each 7 Series machine is equipped with a color touchscreen and the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed, which tames hard-to-manage and fine fabrics.  The 7 Series has a practical extension table with ample space to hold larger sewing projects, a semi-automatic needle threader, a one-step buttonhole sewing program, and a slide speed control.  The 7 Series also features the world's first, patent-pending BERNINA 9 Hook (B 9 Hook), which enables higher sewing and embroidery speeds, a wider stitch width and extra thread capacity in the bobbin.

BERNINA's DesignWorks Software Suite features three exciting components that turn select BERNINA embroidery machines, including the B 750 QE and B 780 E, into mixed-media tools, ready to customize fabric:

  • CutWork cuts shapes, patterns and designs from multiple layers of fabric
  • PaintWork applies pen drawings to fabric and textiles
  • CrystalWork creates crystal appliqué patterns for textiles and garments
The Road to California Quilter's Conference and Showcase is California's largest quilt show.  The event consists of a variety of vendors, events, and classes in which participants can experience the culture and creativity of quilting at its best.  The showcase is open to national and international entries, and is comprised of seven sections:  Art Quilts, Traditional Quilts, Innovative Quilts, Pieced, Appliqué, Mixed, Other and Wearable Art.  For more information about the Conference and Showcase, please visit:  www.road2ca.com.

Located at 113 N. 2nd Ave., Upland Vac & Sew is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that has served the community since 1967.  The award-winning Dealer provides the necessary materials to inspire unique sewing, quilting and embroidery projects, including BERNINA sewing machines and software.  Upland Vac & Sew also offers unlimited free lessons with the purchase of any machine.  For more information on the Dealer, please visit www.uplandvacsew.com.

Located at 1189 N. Euclid St. in Anaheim and 600 E. First St. in Tustin, Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents.  The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center is family-owned and operated and has been serving the Orange County sewing community since 1956.  For more information on the Dealer, please visit www.melssewing.com

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more, visit bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.