Attendees will have the opportunity to experience BERNINA’s Longarm Quilting Machines and Automation System

AURORA, Ill. – February 27, 2017 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Above and Beyond Creative Sewing, a BERNINA Dealer in Nanuet, N.Y. will exhibit at the upcoming Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey taking place March 2-5 at the Garden State Exposition Center, located at 50 Atrium Drive in Somerset.  In the Above and Beyond Creative Sewing booth # 223, attendees will have a chance to experience the BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) and BERINA Q 24 (Q 24) Longarm Quilting Machines and the BERNINA Q-matic Longarm Quilting Automation system (Q-matic).  Demonstrations will be conducted in the booth and staff will be available for questions.  Above and Beyond Creative Sewing is located at 28 North Middletown Road in Nanuet.  For more information visit, or call the store at (845)623-4343.  For more information about the Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey visit,

The 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 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. 
Q-matic, designed for both the BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 on a classic or large frame, includes over 200 designs from several renowned European and US designers, as well as the option to upload .dxf file format patterns or BERNINA's proprietary. bqm file format patterns. To design and edit custom designs, Art & Stitch Quilt design and digitizing software is integrated into the Q-matic system. Additionally, Q-matic offers multiple on-demand help functions; a 21.5" all-in-one touch PC mounted to the side of the frame; a wide screen and a one-touch quick belt release system that can be easily switched from automated quilting to freehand quilting within seconds.  For more information, visit
Above and Beyond Creative Sewing 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
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 online.  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:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at  To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.