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BERNINA DEALER KELLY J’S SEWING CENTER & QUILT SHOP TO SHOWCASE THE NEW BERNINA LONGARM QUILTING MACHINES AT THE MINNESOTA QUILT SHOW & CONFERENCE JUNE 11 – 13

BERNINA Educator Nina McVeigh will demo the machines at booths P811 and P812 and also teach three classes on machine embroidered quilting

June 4, 2015 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Kelly J’s Sewing Center & Quilt Shop, a BERNINA Dealer in Duluth, Minn., will showcase the BERNINA Q24 Longarm and BERNINA Q 20 Longarm quilting machines at the Minnesota Quilt Show & Conference, booths P811 and P 812. Attendees will have a chance to try the new BERNINA Longarm machines and see them demonstrated by BERNINA Educator Nina McVeigh. The event will take place June 11 – 13 at the Duluth Entertainment Complex Center (DECC), located at 350 Harbor Drive. The cost is $12 for one day or $25 for multiple days.
 
Ms. McVeigh will also teach three classes on machine embroidered quilting during the event. The cost is $35 for each class, plus $25 for a sewing kit used in the course. Classes will take place at the following times:

  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on June 11
  • 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on June 12
  • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on June 12
 
For information about the Minnesota Quilt Show & Conference and to register for classes, visit:
 
http://www.cvent.com/events/2015-mq-quilt-show-and-conference/event-summary-83740f2682ba49c4927aea03f1fca1fd.aspx.
 
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.
 
Nina McVeigh owned a BERNINA sewing and quilting shop for 14 years before she began working as an educator for BERNINA of America. She has traveled all over the United States training BERNINA Dealers and sharing her industry knowledge. Her tips and techniques can be found on The Quilt Show Web site at www.thequiltshow.com.
 
Kelly J’s Sewing Center & Quilt Shop is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. Kelly J’s Sewing Center & Quilt Shop also offers a large selection of quilting fabric and supplies, and a number of events and contests. More information is at www.kellyjssewingcenter.com.
 
About BERNINA
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.