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Dealer will also provide 20 BERNINA 350 PE machines for quilting classes

BERNINA of America, the world’s premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Close to Home, a BERNINA Dealer with three locations in Connecticut, will showcase the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo (OSQE) on Thursday, April 16 to Saturday, April 18 in Worcester, Mass. The Dealer will also display the full line of BERNINA machines and provide 20 BERNINA 350 Patchwork Edition (B 350 PE) machines to quilting classes sponsored by OSQE. The expo will take place at the DCU Center, located at 50 Foster St. For more information visit, http://www.sewingexpo.com/Exhibit/WorcesterMA.aspx
The BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine, at 16 needles, is the home industry’s largest and eliminates time spent rethreading 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.
BERNINA’s 3 Series line of machines are ideal for beginner and more experienced sewists. The B 350 PE counts among its features a free-arm extension table enabling users to increase their work area quickly, a bright LED sewing light, and a high-precision automatic buttonhole function. Other features include 115 stitches for every situation and a memory function with 30 storage locations.
Close to Home is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents at three locations in Connecticut:  196 Boston Post Road in Orange, 2717 Main St. in Glastonbury, and 995 Queen St. in Southington. The Dealer, which has been family owned and operated since 1982, sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, please visit www.closetohomestores.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.