Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests and autograph sewing machines from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Hanspeter Ueltschi, fourth generation owner of BERNINA International, will visit BERNINA Dealer, Allbrands at 769 East I-10 Service Road #100 in Slidell, La. on Wednesday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mr. Ueltschi will discuss the rich history and innovation of BERNINA, meet with guests and autograph sewing machines. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see BERNINA Event Team member Cathy Wright demonstrate thread painting using the BERNINA 880 (B 880). The cost is $24.99. AllBrands will give a $25 gift certificate at the event to attendees who register online. To register, go to or stop by the store.
The B 880 is BERNINA’s fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date with a sewing speed of 1,200 stitches per minute, and boasts innovative features like Shaping, a Jumbo Bobbin, Stitch Designer and Color Wheel, as well as the BERNINA Dual Feed and BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). The B 880 offers 1,764 built-in stitch patterns, 400 built-in embroidery designs, and 12 inches to the right of the needle. With the Shaping feature, embroidery designs can be duplicated and arranged into any desired formation. With the Color Wheel, embroidery colors can also be manipulated, allowing users to easily coordinate color schemes. For more information, visit
At the University of Maine, Cathy Wright completed a Bachelor’s of Science, specializing in Clothing, Textiles and Design. Over the years, her love of sewing and quilting has evolved into her present role of independent consultant and educator. An award winning sales person for several of the industry’s leading manufactures, Cathy’s work has been recognized and published. She enjoys teaching current and new owner classes for the full line of BERNINA Sewing Machines and related products.
Allbrands is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information on the Dealer, go to
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, 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, 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:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Store, visit or call (630)978-2500.