BERNINA’s Q 20 and Q 24 Long Arm machines will be unveiled for the first time in the state of California

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that California Sewing & Vacuum, a BERNINA Dealer with three locations in California (San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael) and two locations in Hawaii (Pearl City and Honolulu), will exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF). PIQF, the largest quilt show on the west coast, will take place on October 16 – 19 at the Santa Clara Convention Center located at 5001 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara. BERNINA Educator Debbie Cacciamani will unveil BERNINA’s Q 20 and Q 24 Long Arm machines for the first time in the state of California. In addition, Deb will demonstrate on BERNINA’s first multi-needle embroidery machine, the BERNINA E 16 and the BERNINA 880 to showcase features and functionality. Demonstrations will take place at the BERNINA booth located inside the front doors of the Convention Center.
In celebration of the Festival, California Sewing & Vacuum will offer attendees a 30 percent discount on all BERNINA feet, a 40 percent discount on all notions and a chance to take home a BERNINA sewing machine. Two BERNINA sewing machines will be given away through a daily raffle. Attendees can sign up for the raffle at the BERNINA booth. The raffle drawings will take place at 3:00 p.m. each day and attendees must be present to win.
Ms. Cacciamani is a BERNINA Resource Teacher in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has been featured on BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog and the BERNINA Web magazine Through the Needle Online. She travels the West Coast presenting events and selling BERNINA machines, software, and accessories.
The BERNINA E 16 features an extra-large embroidery field of 440 mm x 350 mm with the Go Pro BERNINA hook system, an ultra-precise laser alignment for accurate design placement, and an intuitive BERNINA Operating System that is icon-driven and easy to use. It also offers an extra large field of 360 mm x 82 mm for stitching caps, and chenille embroidery for a special 3-D effect.
The meticulously engineered BERNINA Q 24 and BERNINA Q 20 Long Arm machines are the perfect systems for home or in a studio. The machines feature an exclusive digitally controlled thread tension and BERNINA Stitch Regulation. And finally, the BERNINA 880, BERNINA’s fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date, offers 400 built-in embroidery designs, and two innovative new features, Shaping and the Color Wheel to all sewists the ability to create unique embroidery designs and adjust their color before embroidering begins.
California Sewing & Vacuum is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides 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. For more information, visit
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 and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.