Attendees will have a chance to experience a variety of BERNINA machines

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at American Quilter’s Society Quiltweek (AQS), taking place September 13 – 16 at the Paducah Convention & Expo Center located at 415 Park Avenue in Paducah. BERNINA of America and BERNINA Dealer, Calico Country Sew & Vac will exhibit at booth #1214 and #1216. Attendees will have a chance to experience the BERNINA 765 SE (B 765 SE), BERNINA 790 (B 790), BERNINA 880 (B 880) and the BERNINA Q 24 (Q 24) Longarm quilting machine. Calico Country Sew & Vac has a store in Paducah at 3401 Park Avenue and additional locations in West Frankfort, Ill. and Carbondale, Ill. For more information, call (270)444-0301 or visit For information about AQS Quiltweek, visit
The limited B 765 SE is a sewing and quilting machine that offers a BERNINA Hook with 9 mm stitch width for high-precision stitches, a BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) function, an extended freearm, and an adaptive thread tension option for every stitch type. Additionally, the B 765 SE offers three bundle options. For more information, visit
The B 790 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine with a 7-inch high-resolution color touch screen and programmable foot control, and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of 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
The B 880 is BERNINA’s fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date, with more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before, plus innovative new features like Shaping and Color Wheel. The B 880, which comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), also offers 400 built-in embroidery designs, as well as the ability to create unique embroidery designs and adjust their color before embroidering begins. In addition, the
B 880 has a Jumbo Bobbin with 80 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins. For more information, visit
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. For more information, visit
Calico Country Sew & Vac is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that has been providing top-quality service to area residents for 35 years. The Dealer sells 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, call (270)444-0301 or 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.