BERNINA DEALER MODERN DOMESTIC TO HOST LONGARM QUILTING EVENT OCTOBER 15 IN PORTLAND OREGON

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

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Modern Domestic, a BERNINA Dealer in Portland, Ore. will host Longing for a Longarm, a special quilting lecture and hands-on demonstration with quilting expert and BERNINA event team member, Judy Hahner. The event will be held on October 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dealer store located at 1408 NE Alberta Street. Judy will go into detail about the benefits and steps needed to start a quilting business. She will demonstrate the capabilities of the BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machines, and the advantages of using them in your business. The cost is $20.00. To register, call (503)808-9910 or stop by the store.
 
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.
 
Modern Domestic 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, garment and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.moderndomesticpdx.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.