BERNINA DEALER PATCHWORK PLUS TO EXHIBIT AT AQS QUILTWEEK JULY 27 – 30 IN SYRACUSE NEW YORK

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of BERNINA machines, embroidery and pantograph demonstrations and interact with BERNINA team members

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Patchwork Plus, a BERNINA Dealer in Marcellus, N.Y. will exhibit at AQS QuiltWeek July 27 – 30 at the Oncenter, located at 800 South State Street in Syracuse. In the Patchwork Plus booths #1201-1300, attendees will have a chance to experience a variety of BERNINA machines including the BERNINA 880 (B 880),  BERNINA 790 (B 790), BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) and Q 24 (Q 24) Longarm quilting machines, see machine embroidery and pantograph demonstrations, and interact with knowledgeable BERNINA team members and Patchwork Plus staff. Additionally, Patchwork Plus will showcase BERNINA 5 series machines, the BERNINA 350 Special Edition Best Friend (B 350 SE Best Friend), the L 450 Overlocker (L 450) and offer special pricing on various 3 and 7 series machines. For more information about QuiltWeek visit, www.quiltweek.com/syracuse.
 
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 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, 10 inches to the right of the needle and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches offer 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 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.
 
Patchwork Plus 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 www.patchworkplus.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.