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BERNINA INTERNATIONAL OWNER HANSPETER UELTSCHI TO VISIT BRANUM’S SEWING & VACUUM IN AUGUSTA GEORGIA ON APRIL 25

Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests and autograph sewing machines from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A BERNINA 215 Simply Red sewing machine will be presented to Safe Homes of Augusta and Hope House of Augusta

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Hanspeter Ueltschi, fourth generation owner of BERNINA International, will visit BERNINA Dealer, Branum’s Sewing & Vacuum at The Double Tree Hotel located at 2651 Perimeter Parkway in Augusta, on Monday, April 25. Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests and autograph sewing machines from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. As part of the celebration, the Dealer will present two BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215 Simply Red) sewing machines to support its partnership with Safe Homes of Augusta and Hope House of Augusta in a campaign that utilizes BERNINA sewing machines to empower women with the art and craft of sewing. A short presentation about the BERNINA 215 Simply Red will also take place and Mr. Ueltschi will sign both machines. Attendees must RSVP by calling (706)860-5434 or by stopping by the store located at 3230 Washington Road in Augusta.
 
Prior to Mr. Ueltchi’s arrival, Branum’s will host a three-day Sewing Retreat on April 23 – 25 at The Double Tree Hotel. Quilt experts, Sarah Vedler, Amanda Murphy, and Nancy Mahoney will teach attendees machine embroidery, machine appliqué, and machine quilting using the BERNINA 880 (B 880), BERNINA 790 (B 790), BERNINA 570 Quilter’s Edition (B 570 QE), and both BERNINA Longarm quilting machines, the Q 20 and Q24. For more information, visit http://www.branums.com/module/class.htm?classId=120356.
 
The B 215 Simply Red offers a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute that can be reduced to half-tempo to give beginners full control. This user-friendly machine has a distinctive BERNINA look with its sleek white body and red accents, and it 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. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/2series.
 
The B 880 is BERNINA’s fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date with a sewing speed of 1,200 stitches per minute, and boasts innovative features like Shaping, a Jumbo Bobbin, Stitch Designer and Color Wheel, as well as the BERNINA Dual Feed and BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). The B 880 offers 1,764 built-in stitch patterns, 400 built-in embroidery designs, and 12 inches to the right of the needle. With the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, users can draw their own stitches on the B 880’s touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. With the Shaping feature, embroidery designs can be duplicated and arranged into any desired formation. With the Color Wheel, embroidery colors can also be manipulated, allowing users to easily coordinate color schemes. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/8series.
 
The B 790 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine with a 7-inch high-resolution color touch screen and programmable foot control, and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. The B 790 is also equipped with the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, which allows users to draw their own stitches on the touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. Additionally, it features 554 stitches, including newly designed sideways motion stitches, 270 embroidery designs, and eight embroidery alphabets. The B 790 also comes with the embroidery module that accommodates the Maxi Hoop for a large embroidery area. For more information visit www.bernina.com/7series.
 
The BERNINA 570 Quilter’s Edition (B 570 QE), sewing, quilting and embroidery machine, has a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute, a maximum stitch width of 5.5 mm, maximum stitch length of 5 mm, and 190 mm length of freearm space. It has an embroidery module option with 680 embroidery stitches per minute, 50 built-in embroidery designs, 4 alphabets and Embroidery Foot #26. Additionally, the machine includes 642 sewing stitch patterns, 29 utility stitches, 180 decorative stitches, 30 quilting stitches, 8 buttonholes, 2 eyelets, 1 button sew-on program, 2 darning programs and 5 alphabets. It also has a CB hook system, 7 presser feet, and BERNINA Stitch Regulator #42. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/5series.
 
The Q 20 offers 20 inches of throat space to finish large quilts comfortably. Among its features are an exclusive tension control system, a built-in needle threader, a sewing speed up to 2,200 stitches per minute, two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators with dual optical sensors, and a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system with numeric settings. The Q 20 Longarm is also equipped with an intuitive color touch screen interface that is simple to navigate, customizable, and includes useful functions like a stitch counter and a built-in tutorial. Other features include a built-in needle threader, an M Class Rotary Hook, and an integrated bobbin winder. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
 
The Q 24, equipped with a throat space 24 inches wide and 11 inches high, offers generous depth and height to better manage larger quilts. The Q 24 comes standard with a one-of-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry's only presser foot tension release for threading ease. In addition, the Q 24 has an intuitive color touch screen interface that is simple to navigate, customizable, and includes useful functions like a stitch counter and a built-in tutorial. Other features include programmable handles, a unique threading path, and an integrated bobbin winder. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
 
Branum’s Sewing & Vacuum 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 on the Dealer, please visit www.branums.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, 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.