BERNINA DEALER THE QUILT BLOCK TO EXHIBIT AT AMERICAN QUILTER’S SOCIETY QUILT WEEK SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 3 IN DES MOINES IOWA
New BERNINA 770 QE, BERNINA 570 QE, BERNINA 350 SE, BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm machines on display
BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Quilt Block, a BERNINA Dealer in Des Moines, Iowa, will exhibit at the upcoming American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week taking place September 30 – October 3 in Des Moines. The Quilt Block will showcase a variety of BERNINA machines and accessories at booths #615, #617, #714, and #716 including the BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition (B 770 QE), BERNINA 570 Quilter’s Edition (B 570 QE), and BERNINA 350 Special Edition (B 350 SE) with the Tula Pink and Ricky Tims designed faceplates. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to experience BERNINA’s new Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm machines and array of BERNINA 3, 5, 7, and 8 Series machines that will be on display. The American Quilter’s Society – Quilt Week will be held at the Iowa Events Center, located at 730 Third Street. For more information visit, http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/des-moines.
The BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition (QE) is a sewing and quilting machine with an optional embroidery module. It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch high-resolution color touch screen, an updated user interface, and a programmable foot control. The B 770 QE also features the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) and BERNINA Patchwork foot #97D, along with 327 stitches, 50 quilting stitches, and enough memory storage for four personal programs.
The B 570 QE has a 5.5 mm stitch width and an extensive stitch package that can be perfectly adapted to any sewing project. Stitch length and width can be altered almost effortlessly with the easy-to-use LCD display, while providing full control over all the stitch properties, including 11 different needle positions. Easy access to all settings makes for quick work and offers maximum convenience and ease when sewing or quilting. The changes can be saved either temporarily or permanently in the B 570 QE’s memory, which has 100 free storage locations available, giving artisans access to favorite stitches, stitch patterns and combinations without having to reset stitch parameters. In addition, the B 570 QE has a CB hook and the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures highest precision when free-motion sewing.
The B 350 SE is equipped with eight full shank presser feet, a slide-on extension table to quickly increase the work area, and the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS), which is a knee-operated lever that raises the presser foot, lowers the feed dogs and releases the thread tension at the same time. It also comes with the BERNINA Walking Foot #50 and the BERNINA Free-motion Quilting Foot #29C. The faceplate design by Tula Pink consists of cascading peony flowers in shades of pink on a striking graphite lattice background. Ricky Tims’ faceplate design displays his signature feather pattern dipped in shades of hand-dyed jewel tones. Both machines also feature the signature logo of their designer.
The 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 Q 20 Longarm is a sit-down model 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 Quilt Block is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that sells BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. BERNINA Sew N Quilt is located at 5950 Shallowford Road, Suite A in Chattanooga. The Quilt Block is located at 325 5th Street in West Des Moines. For more information, visit www.iowaquiltblock.com or call (515)255-1010.
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.