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Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of BERNINA machines; one lucky attendee will win a BERNINA 215 Simply Red

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Abigayle’s Quiltery, a BERNINA Dealer in Berea, Ohio, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Original Sewing & Quilt Expo taking place March 31 – April 2 at the I-X Center, located at 6200 Riverside Drive in Cleveland. In the Abigayle’s Quiltery booth #303, attendees will have a chance to experience BERNINA 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8 Series machines, along with the BERNINA 350 Special Edition Best Friend (B 350 SE Best Friend), and the BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) and BERNINA Q 24 (Q 24) Longarm quilting machines. Additionally, Abigayle’s Quiltery will host classes using the B 350 SE Best Friend, and will give away a BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215 Simply Red) to one lucky attendee. The winner must be present to win. For more information about Abigayle’s Quiltery, located at 591 West Bagley in Berea, visit www.abigayles.com or call (440)239-9000.
The B 350 SE Best Friend is not only equipped with a cute paw print faceplate, $30,000 from the sales of the machine will go to the Petfinder Foundation, which works to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America. In addition, BERNINA will support The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s (TQPM) Kennel Quilt Team to aid pets in shelters by hosting kennel quilt events at BERNINA Dealer locations. The B 350 SE Best Friend comes with eight full shank presser feet including the BERNINA Walking Foot #50 and the BERNINA Free-motion Quilting Foot #29, a slide-on extension table, and the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS). It also offers 191 total stitch patterns, a maximum sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute, a stitch width of 5.5 mm, 18 utility stitches, 63 decorative stitches, and a high-precision buttonhole function with two programmed buttonhole styles. Additionally, it can store up to 30 stitches and has a bright LED sewing light. For more information, visit http://www.bernina.com/.
The B 215 Simply Red has a distinctive BERNINA look with its sleek white body and red accents, and can easily handle thick layers of fabric and perform a multitude of creative techniques. Features include a built-in needle threader, thread cutter, backlit LCD, and direct-select keypad for accessing 11 stitch patterns including a buttonhole. Additionally, the B 215 Simply Red also offers a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute that can be reduced to half-tempo, a built-in needle threader lets users quickly rethread the machine when changing spools, a four-step buttonhole and a darning program. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/2series.
The Q 20 Longarm quilting machine is designed, engineered and hand crafted in Switzerland. It offers 20 inches of throat space to finish large quilts comfortably, and features an exclusive tension control system, a built-in needle threader, and a sewing speed of up to 2,200 stitches per minute. The BERNINA Q 20 also has two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators to help provide uniform and even stitches. Additionally, it has a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease.
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-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.
Abigayle’s Quiltery is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.abigayles.com.
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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, 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 Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.