Contribution will support victims still struggling from recent Hurricane Harvey

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is donating nearly $20,000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Prior to exhibiting at International Quilt Festival Houston, BERNINA announced that it would donate two-percent of its sales revenue generated from the Festival. The International Quilt Festival Houston is the largest annual quilt show in the United States that attracts people from over 35 countries. This year it was held November 3-5 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
“BERNINA of America has participated in the International Quilt Festival Houston since its inception 43 years ago, and has 23 BERNINA Dealers in the Houston area. This history, coupled with the connection we have with our customers, compelled us to find a way to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey and help rebuild the community. We hope this donation, along with the donations of many others, will help make a difference,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America.
The International Quilt Festival Houston takes place each fall in Houston, Texas and attracts 55,000 people from over 35 countries. With more than 1,000 booths and 500 classes and lectures, the public can experience great shopping opportunities and learn new skills. The International Quilt Market is the only wholesale tradeshow for the worldwide quilting, textile, and soft crafts industry. The spring edition is held in Chicago each year and will take place April 12–14, 2018. For more information about upcoming Quilt Festivals, 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.