Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests, autograph sewing machines and pose for pictures

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 Quilters Quest, a BERNINA Dealer located at 7440 Woodward Ave., Suite M in Woodridge, Ill. on Thursday, April 23. Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests, autograph sewing machines and pose for pictures from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be offered. Quilters Quest will also showcase the next generation BERNINA 7 Series, BERNINA Q 24 Longarm quilting and BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machines.
Quilters Quest is an exclusive 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, along with the latest fabrics, notions and longarm quilting services. For more information, visit
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.
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 E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine, at 16 needles, it’s 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.
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.