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BERNINA DEALER INSPIRED TO SEW TO EXHIBIT AT MACHINE QUILTERS SHOWCASE MAY 11-14 IN CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of BERNINA machines

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Inspired to Sew, a BERNINA Dealer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa will exhibit at the Machine Quilters Showcase on Wednesday, May 11 until Saturday, May 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex located at 350 1st Ave NE. In booth #80, #81, and #91 the Dealer will showcase BERNINA 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 Series machines, including the BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) and BERNINA Q 24 (Q 24). BERNINA Event Team member Nina McVeigh will also teach classes and give machine demonstrations. To sign up for classes visit the Machine Quilters Web site at www.mqsshow.org. Admission is $10 per day or $25 for a multi-day pass.
 
The Q 20 Longarm 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, and a sewing speed up to 2,200 stitches per minute. Two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators are located on each side of the stitch holes in the BERNINA Q 20 Longarm’s needle plate. Equipped with dual optical sensors, the BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators allow very precise sensing of the machine and fabric movement, regardless of how simple or complex a quilt pattern may be. BERNINA Q 20 Longarm is also equipped with an intuitive color touchscreen 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. The BERNINA Q 20 Longarm is also compatible with domestic machine needles for error-free installation, specialty needles, or twin needles with the optional twin-needle stitch plate and is available as a table model, with an exclusive BERNINA table designed to handle the machine’s speed and weight for optimal performance and is compatible with the BERNINA Quilt Frame. For more information about the table or frame models of the BERNINA Q 20 Longarm quilting machine, visit www.bernina.com/longarm. MSRP is $12,999 for the standard table model, $16,999 with the BERNINA Quilt Frame.
 
The Q 24 Longarm offers generous depth and height to better manage larger quilts. It’s ergonomic, user-friendly and includes a number of innovative features. Equipped with a throat space 24 inches wide and 11 inches high, offers ample space to finish large quilts comfortably. It also comes standard with a one-of-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease. Additionally, the Q 24 has an intuitive color touchscreen 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. It is designed as a frame model machine and its frame measures 12 feet in length with a 10-foot working area, and is large enough to create a 115-inch quilt. Other features include an M Class Rotary Hook, a sewing speed up to 2,200 stitches per minute, and compatibility with BERNINA’s free motion presser feet. It also comes equipped with two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators, one on each side of the stitch holes in the needle plate. BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators are integrated and allow very precise sensing of the machine/fabric movement. A variety of optional accessories are also offered including a Pantograph Kit that includes rear handles and a touch display for the back of the machine to make it easy to guide for edge-to-edge quilt designs. Other accessory options include a hydraulic lift, a Ruler Work Kit, additional shelving, and a batting roll to ensure that all needs are met. For more information visit www.bernina.com/longarm. MSRP is $21,999 with frame.
 
BERNINA Event Team Member Nina McVeigh will share quilting inspiration she gained from Steckborn, Switzerland that led her to fun, “not so traditional” quilted techniques like wool appliqué, and machine beading. Nina is a quilting expert and hosts The Quilt Show, where she shares valuable quilting knowledge.
 
Inspired to Sew 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 http://inspiredtosew.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.