BERNINA OF AMERICA TO EXHIBIT AT THE HOUSTON QUILT MARKET OCTOBER 29 – 31 IN HOUSTON TEXAS

Stop by Booth #728 for a sneak peek of the new BERNINA 350 Special Edition with special Cotton+Steel faceplates designs

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Houston Quilt Market taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, October 29 through 31. BERNINA will show off the new BERNINA 350 Special Edition (B 350 SE) with Cotton+Steel faceplate designs at booth #728. In partnership with Cotton+Steel, BERNINA’s B 350 Special Edition will feature contemporary designs designed in collaboration with four Cotton+Steel designers including: Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Alexia Abegg, and Sarah Watts. The B 350 SE is expected to be introduced in early 2017. Additionally, BERNINA will conduct demonstrations on the Q-matic Longarm Quilting Automation System (Q-matic) and Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm quilting machines, part of the Q Series. For more information about Houston Quilt Market, visit www.quilts.com/quilt-market-houston.html.
 
Q-matic, designed for both the BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 on a classic or large frame, offers over 200 designs from renowned European and US designers, the option to upload .dxf file format patterns or BERNINA’s proprietary. bqm file format patterns, and is lightweight and maneuverable. Q-matic is a 21.5” all-in-one touch PC that is mounted to the side of the frame that provides easy customization with a touch of a finger. The one-touch quick belt release system gives quilters the option to switch from automated quilting to freehand quilting within seconds. Additionally, Art & Stitch Quilt design and digitizing software has also been integrated into the Q-matic system.
 
The BERNINA 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. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
 
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. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
 
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, 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.