BERNINA TO PREVIEW ITS NEW Q 20 LONGARM MACHINE AT QUILTCON ON FEBRUARY 19 – 22 IN AUSTIN TEXAS
BERNINA 750 Quilters Edition (QE) and BERNINA 350 PE machines will also be provided for two classrooms at the event
BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is a Platinum Sponsor of QuiltCon, presented by The Modern Quilt Guild. QuiltCon runs Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, February 22 at the Austin Convention Center, located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. in Austin, Texas. The new BERNINA Q 20 Longarm quilting machine will be previewed by BERNINA Dealer Sew Much More at booth 405. In addition, BERNINA and Sew Much More will provide the BERNINA 750 Quilter’s Edition (B 750 QE) for workshops taught by Jacquie Gering, Lee Heinrich, and Casey York, and the BERNINA 350 PE (B 350 PE) for workshops taught by Vanessa Christensen and Penny Layman. For information about the workshops, visit: http://www.quiltcon.com/conference/workshops-2015/.
Designed, engineered and assembled/hand crafted in Switzerland, the BERNINA Q 20 Longarm is a sit-down model that is equipped with a throat space that is 20 inches wide and 11 inches high to better manage larger quilts. It comes standard with a number of innovative features, including a one-of-kind electronically controlled tension system, an intuitive color touchscreen interface, a unique threading path, and an integrated bobbin winder. The BERNINA Q 20 also uses a domestic sewing machine needle for error-free installation, giving the user a large selection of specialty needles, for quilting and other applications. The new Q 20 will be available at authorized BERNINA Dealers nationwide later in 2015.
The B 750 QE is one of BERNINA’s 7 Series machines, which offer cutting-edge technology and plenty of extra room for quality results. The B 750 QE is accessorized for the quilting enthusiast. It has 837 sewing stitch patterns, including more than 30 quilt stitches, and sews at a speed of a 1,000 stitches per minute. The machine also comes standard with eight presser feet and the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length at variable sewing speeds.
The B 350 PE’s price and range of features make it an excellent choice for beginners and budget-conscious sewists. It is equipped with 191 sewing stitch patterns, including 20 utility stitches, two buttonhole stitches, 52 decorative stitches, and 11 quilting stitches. The machine also has a memory function to store up to 30 stitch-pattern combinations and a free-arm extension table to increase the work area quickly.
Sew Much More is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that offers 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 www.sewaustin.com.
QuiltCon is designed to offer a unique quilt show experience that is influenced by modern design and the indie craft movement. It’s being presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, which has expanded rapidly in less than five years to include thousands of members in nearly 100 chapters. The Modern Quilt Guild’s mission is to encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community. For more information about QuiltCon, please visit www.quiltcon.com.
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers/sergers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, shop.bernina.com. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.