Mr. Ueltschi’s visit will be part of Sewapalooza, which takes place 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 Sew This, a BERNINA Dealer in Abita Springs, La., on Wednesday, April 22 as part of the Dealer’s Sewapalooza event. Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests, autograph sewing machines and pose for pictures. Attendees will also make a project to take home using sewing and embroidery techniques. Sewapalooza will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Sew This, located at 70117 Highway 59, Suite O. The cost is $75 before April 15. After April 15, the cost will be $80. Included are all supplies, door prizes, and lunch. Attendees will also have an opportunity to work on the top-of-line BERNINA 880, the BERNINA 780 and the new BERNINA 790 and BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition machines. To register, stop by the store or call (985)898-1112 or (985)871-1491.
Sew This is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides top-quality service to area residents and sells BERNINA sewing machines and software. The Dealer also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels inside its two classrooms, which are also made available to customers when not in use. Additionally, Sew This has more than 100 years of experience among its professional long arm quilter and teaching staff. For more information visit
The BERNINA 880 (B 880) is BERNINA’s top-of-the-line model and one of its fastest sewing and embroidery machines to-date. The B 880 also features more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before. It comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. Other features include 400 built-in embroidery designs, as well as the ability to create unique embroidery designs and adjust their color before embroidering begins. In addition, the B 880 has a Jumbo Bobbin with 80 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins.
The BERNINA 790 and BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition are two of BERNINA’s next generation 7 Series machines, which also includes the 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.