BERNINA DEALER LINDA Z’S TO HOST LONGARM QUILTING EVENTS NOVEMBER 16-17 IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm quilting machines; learn how to turn a hobby in a quilting career and meet BERNINA VIPS

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Linda Z’s Inc., a BERNINA Dealer in Arlington Heights, Ill. will host Longarm quilting events with quilting expert, Nina McVeigh on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 16 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Nina will conduct a special quilting lecture and hands-on demonstrations to showcase the capabilities of the BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machines. Additionally, she’ll provide attendees with helpful quilting tips and tricks. Both events will be held at the Dealer located at 1216 East Central Road. The cost is $199.00 for both events. To register for one or both event, call (847)394-4590 or stop by the store.
 
In addition to the quilting events, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Philipp Ueltschi and Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America, during two special receptions being held at Linda Z’s. Paul will attend the reception taking place on Tuesday, November 15 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Philipp will be on-hand on Thursday, November 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Dealer will host BERNINA quilting lectures and hands-on workshops the week of November 14 – 19.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Linda Z’s is an authorized BERNINA Dealer has been providing top-quality service to area residents for fifty years. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery, garment and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.lindazs.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.