New BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm machines, BERNINA E-16 multi-needle embroidery machine, BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition and BERNINA 350 SE machines with Tula Pink and Ricky Tims faceplate designs on display

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Hinkletown Sewing, LLC, a BERNINA Dealer in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, will exhibit at the upcoming American Quilter’s Society taking place March 11 - 14 in Lancaster. Hinkletown Sewing will showcase a variety of BERNINA machines and accessories at booth #1343 including BERNINA’s new Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm quilting machines, BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine, the BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition and the BERNINA 350 SE featuring the Tula Pink and Ricky Tims designed faceplates. The American Quilter’s Society – Quilt Week will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center, located at 25 South Queen Street. For more information visit,
Hinkletown Sewing will also provide 25 BERNINA 750 QE sewing machines for classes, honor Spring sale savings on BERNINA 8 Series, BERNINA 7 Series and BERNINA 5 Series machines, and offer a special 60 month, no interest financing option. In addition, BERNINA Educators Debbi Lashbrook, Kellie Rushing and Jeanne Delpit will conduct machine demonstrations and provide helpful tips and techniques at the booth.
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.
Designed, engineered and hand crafted in Switzerland, the BERNINA Q 20 Longarm 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-a-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.
Hinkletown Educator Christy Foltz will demonstrate on 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.
The BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition (B 880 SE) comes with all of the advanced and innovative features of the BERNINA 880, plus a stylish new faceplate and a number of special extras valued at more than $2,600. The extras include an ornamental silver plate for engraving, special accessory and software coupons, and the “It’s a Sterling Life” Embroidery Kit, which contains:

  • A USB stick with the “It’s a Sterling Life on Berkeley Square” modular quilt and embroidery design collection created for BERNINA by Sarah Vedeler
  • PaintWork Tool
  • CutWork Tool
  • CrystalWork Tool
  • Needle Punch Tool
  • Needle Plate for Punch Tool
  • Commemorative Holiday Ornament
Hinkletown Sewing is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which 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. For more information, call (717)354-0204.
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.