BERNINA DEALER NANCY’S CALICO PATCH TO EXHIBIT AT THE MID-ATLANTIC QUILT FESTIVAL XXVI FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 1 IN HAMPTON VIRGINIA

BERNINA 3, 5, 7, 8 Series machines, BERNINA 350 SE machines with Tula Pink and Ricky Tims faceplate designs, the new BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm machines, and the BERNINA E-16 multi-needle embroidery machine on display

February 24, 2015 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Nancy’s Calico Patch, a BERNINA Dealer in Newport News, Virginia, will exhibit at the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXVI taking place February 26 – March 1 in Hampton. Nancy’s Calico Patch will showcase a variety of BERNINA machines and accessories at booth #802 including BERNINA’s new Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm quilting machines, the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine, BERNINA 3, 5, 7, and 8 Series machines and the BERNINA 350 SE featuring the Tula Pink and Ricky Tims designed faceplates. The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXVI will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center located at 1610 Coliseum Drive. For more information visit, www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=8.
 
In addition, Nancy’s Calico Patch will also provide 26 BERNINA 350 PE sewing machines in the BERNINA of America – Nancy’s Calico Patch classroom, honor Spring sale savings on BERNINA 5, 7, 8 Series machines, and offer a special 48 month, no interest financing option. BERNINA educators Lisa Veith and Kellie Rushing will be at the booth conducting machine demonstrations and providing helpful tips and techniques.
 
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-a-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.
 
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.
 
Nancy’s Calico Patch 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, visit, www.ncpquilting.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.