Attendees will learn how to create an embroidery business with the BERNINA E 16

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that BERNINA Dealer, Pine Needles Quilt and Sew in Rochester, will host a Business of Embroidery event Saturday, November 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the store located at 1300 Salem Road SW. Kay Hickman will go into detail about the benefits and steps needed to start an embroidery business. She will also demonstrate the capabilities of the BERNINA E 16 machine and BERNINA Embroidery Software 8, and the advantages of using them in your business. The event costs $50 but is refundable at the close of class to put toward in-store purchases. Bundled pricing will also be offered. Registration is required as space is limited. To register, call (507)226-8480 or stop by the store.
The BERNINA E 16 features an extra-large embroidery field of 440 mm x 350 mm with the BERNINA hook system, an ultraprecise laser alignment for accurate design placement, and an intuitive BERNINA Operating System that is icon-driven and easy to use. The E 16 has one of the largest sewing fields in the industry, 16.8” x 16.9” allowing you to stitch large designs without re-hooping or rotating the hoop to complete your embroidery project. Additionally, the E 16 reads ART-formatted files and comes equipped with an intuitive user interface, the auto thread trim, and the Acti-feed Tension System. It has an adjustable height presser foot, appliqué command, and a quality design library of 1,000 ready-to-stitch designs. The E 16 is compatible with the new BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 and BERNINA’s Exclusive Embroidery Design Collections. The BERNINA E 16 will personalize team uniforms and caps, monogram stylish totes, commemorate a special occasion, or complete an elaborate embroidered quilt. Whether it is a jacket back or a small pocket area that needs embroidering, the E 16 will complete the task like a pro.
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 DesignerPlus (V8 DesignerPlus), a powerful software package that offers a user-friendly interface and unique features to enhance surface embellishments. The software, compatible with all BERNINA embroidery machines, offers a number of new features including Color PhotoStitch abilities; a new three-dimensional (3-D) Globe Effect that turns flat embroidery into a 3-D design through a visual illusion; an Integrated Design Library with a powerful search engine and an automated quilt block layout feature. Additionally, the software has an automated Couching feature that combines yarn with classic stitching; enhanced positioning tools and Multi-hooping options for large embroidery designs and a Thread Management system. The software is installed via a USB stick and activated with a Product Key Card.
Pine Needles Quilt and Sew 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, visit
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.