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BERNINA DEALER WANDERING STITCHES TO EXHIBIT AT THE ORIGINAL SEWING & QUILT EXPO (OSQE) MARCH 17-19 IN LAKELAND FLORIDA

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 Wandering Stitches, a BERNINA Dealer in Orlando, Fla., will be exhibiting at the upcoming Original Sewing & Quilt Expo taking place March 17-19 at the Lakeland Center, located at 701 Line Street in Lakeland. In the Wandering Stitches booth #1103, attendees will have a chance to experience BERNINA 3, 5, 7, 8 Series machines, including the BERNINA 350 Special Edition Best Friend (B 350 SE Best Friend), BERNINA 790 (B 790), BERNINA E 16 (E 16), and both Longarm quilting machines, the BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) and BERNINA Q 24 (Q 24). Award-winning quilter and BERNINA Educator Sylvain Bergeron will conduct demonstrations on the B 790 and will be available to answer questions. Additionally, Wandering Stitches will host classes, using the B 790, and will offer attendees a 60 month, zero percent special financing option and special St. Patrick’s Day giveaways. For more information about Wandering Stitches, located at 5818 Hoffner Avenue, Suite 905 in Orlando, visit www.wanderingstitches.com or call (407)658-4044.
 
The B 350 SE Best Friend is not only equipped with a cute paw print faceplate, $30,000 from the sales of the machine will go to the Petfinder Foundation, which works to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America. In addition, BERNINA will support The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s (TQPM) Kennel Quilt Team to aid pets in shelters by hosting kennel quilt events at BERNINA Dealer locations. The B 350 SE Best Friend comes with eight full shank presser feet including the BERNINA Walking Foot #50 and the BERNINA Free-motion Quilting Foot #29, a slide-on extension table, and the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS). It also offers 191 total stitch patterns, a maximum sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute, a stitch width of 5.5 mm, 18 utility stitches, 63 decorative stitches, and a high-precision buttonhole function with two programmed buttonhole styles. Additionally, it can store up to 30 stitches and has a bright LED sewing light. For more information, visit http://www.bernina.com/.
 
The E 16 is BERNINA’s first multi-needle embroidery machine. At 16 needles, the E 16 is the home industry’s largest multi-needle embroidery machine and eliminates the time spent rethreading the machine between color changes. The E 16 also offers high-speed embroidery up to 1,400 stitches per minute and features a patented narrow cylindrical lower arm—the smallest cylindrical embroidery arm in the industry. Additionally, it offers the one-of-a-kind Go Pro Tension System to ensure that threads are fed smoothly, and the option to network up to six machines. The E 16 is a commercial quality embroidery system for the home, studio or small business.  
 
The BERNINA Q 20 Longarm quilting machine is designed, engineered and hand crafted in Switzerland. It offers 20 inches of throat space to finish large quilts comfortably, and features an exclusive tension control system, a built-in needle threader, and a sewing speed of up to 2,200 stitches per minute. The BERNINA Q 20 also has two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators to help provide uniform and even stitches. Additionally, it has a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease.
 
The BERNINA Q 24 is BERNINA’s first Longarm quilting machine. Equipped with a throat space 24 inches wide and 11 inches high, it offers generous depth and height to better manage larger quilts. The machine also comes standard with a number of innovative features, including a one-of-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease. Additionally, an intuitive color touchscreen interface, programmable handles, and a unique threading path with an integrated bobbin winder ensure that operations stay trouble-free.
 
Sylvain Bergeron is a self-taught seamster and machine embroidery and software teacher. In 2006, Sylvain was the first-ever recipient of the Master Award for Thread Artistry at the Fall International Quilt Festival in Houston. He also won the Gold Prize at the 9th Quilt Nihon Exhibition in Tokyo.
 
Wandering Stitches 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.wanderingstitches.com.
 
For more information about OSQE-Lakeland, visit http://www.sewingexpo.com/LakelandFL.aspx.
 
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.