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BERNINA will also sponsor the Iron Quilter Competition

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Linda Z’s Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer located in Arlington Heights will attend the upcoming International Quilt Festival Chicago. In booth #1407 Linda Z’s Sewing Center will showcase a wide variety of BERNINA machines including the BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm machines, and the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine. Linda Z’s Sewing Center will also offer special pricing, bundles and financing on BERNINA machines. In addition, BERNINA will sponsor the Iron Quilter challenge by raffling off a BERNINA machine. The International Quilt Festival Chicago will take place April 7-9 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located at 9291 Bryn Mawr Avenue. For more information visit, http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=SummerFestivalChicago.
The Iron Quilter is a quilting competition made up of three teams of quilters led by Quilt Festival teachers Kathy Lincoln, Catherine Redford, and Cyndi Souder. The teams will face off to see who can create the best quilt in just two hours, and take home the Iron Quilter title and coveted Golden Iron. Attendees of the Iron Quilter Challenge have a chance to win a ton of door prizes including a brand new BERNINA. The event will take place on Friday, April 8, from 6-8:30 p.m., during Quilt Festival Chicago. The cost is $20 and includes event admission, complimentary snacks, and a cash bar will also be available. Tickets are available for purchase at the Class Enrollment Desk on site at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center until Thursday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m.
BERNINA Educator Denise Jones will be available to answer questions and will be conducting a variety of machine demonstrations on the Q 24 Longarm quilting machine and the BERNINA 570 QE. In addition, B 570 QE machines will be used in the Iron Quilter Challenge and in the Open Studio classes.
The BERNINA E 16 is BERNINA’s first multi-needle embroidery machine. At 16 needles, the E 16 is the home industry’s largest multi-needle embroidery machine and eliminates the time spent rethreading the machine between color changes. The E 16 also offers high-speed embroidery up to 1,400 stitches per minute and features a patented narrow cylindrical lower arm—the smallest cylindrical embroidery arm in the industry. Additionally, it offers the one-of-a-kind Go Pro Tension System to ensure that threads are fed smoothly, and the option to network up to six machines. The E 16 is a commercial quality embroidery system for the home, studio or small business.  
The BERNINA Q 20 Longarm quilting machine is designed, engineered and hand crafted in Switzerland. It offers 20 inches of throat space to finish large quilts comfortably, and features an exclusive tension control system, a built-in needle threader, and a sewing speed of up to 2,200 stitches per minute. The BERNINA Q 20 also has two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators to help provide uniform and even stitches. Additionally, it has a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease.
The BERNINA Q 24 is BERNINA’s first Longarm quilting machine. Equipped with a throat space 24 inches wide and 11 inches high, it offers generous depth and height to better manage larger quilts. The machine also comes standard with a number of innovative features, including a one-of-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease. Additionally, an intuitive color touchscreen interface, programmable handles, and a unique threading path with an integrated bobbin winder ensure that operations stay trouble-free.
Linda Z’s Sewing Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines, software, accessories and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.lindazs.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, 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 Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.