Attendees will also have a chance to try BERNINA’s next generation 7 Series and BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm quilting machines

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 It’s a Stitch, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Houston and Humble, Texas. The visit will take place as part of the Dealer’s Spring Fling Party on Tuesday, April 21 at the Humble store, located at 9574 FM 1960 Bypass in the Deerbrook Commons. Mr. Ueltschi will meet with attendees, autograph sewing machines and pose for pictures. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. Employee Carrie Wells will guide attendees through a project to create their own snack mat until Mr. Ueltschi arrives about 90 minutes later. Refreshments will also be offered.
Additionally, the new BERNINA Q 24 and Q20 Longarm quilting machines and BERNINA’s next generation 7 Series machines will be demonstrated, and attendees will be invited to try them. The cost for the Spring Fling Party is $20 and includes use of BERNINA machines for the snack mat project, door prizes, and a coupon book containing a $25 gift certificate for It’s a Stitch merchandise. To register, stop by the Humble store, call (281)446-4999 or visit
It’s a Stitch, with locations in Humble, Texas and at 11980 Westheimer Road in Houston, is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides 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. It’s a Stitch is also a one-stop shopping destination for quilting inspiration and supplies. For more information, visit
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.
The BERNINA Q 20 Longarm quilting machine 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.
BERNINA’s new 7 Series machines include the BERNINA 790, BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition and BERNINA 740. They offer cutting-edge technology, up to 10 inches of space to the right of the needle, and the new BERNINA Hook System with 9 mm width to provide superior stitch quality at up to 1,000 stitches per minute. They also feature a new user interface with onscreen help, innovative functions like BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension for perfect stitch quality front and back, and a fresh selection of stitches and embroidery designs. Users will also appreciate the built-in BERNINA Dual Feed, slide-on extension table, high penetration power, and the ability to import and export stitches via USB. Additionally, the next generation 7 Series machines come with the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS), which allows hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot as well as lowering of the feed dogs, and a selection of full shank BERNINA presser feet to fit their sewing, quilting and embroidery needs.
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, 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 Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.