New BERNINA 5 Series machines on display; Facebook LIVE event with Longarm expert, Amanda Murphy and BERNINA machine purchases will support Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Houston Quilt Market taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, October 28 through 30. In booth #628 BERNINA will display the new BERNINA 5 Series machines including the BERNINA 590 (B 590), BERNINA 570 Quilter’s Edition (B 570 QE), BERNINA 535 (B 535) and the BERNINA 500 (B 500). The new machines have sewing and embroidery capabilities and come with the BERNINA Hook, a Jumbo Bobbin with 70 percent extra thread capacity, 8.5” freearm space right of the needle, an Automatic Thread Cutter, and a 4.3” touchscreen that is easy to navigate. The 5 Series machines come standard with a Magnetic Accessory Box, a Semi-automatic needle threader, the BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension, and 2 spool holders. BERNINA 5 Series machines are now available at BERNINA Dealers nationwide. For every machine sold at the Houston Market and Festival, two percent of the revenue will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to aid those impacted by the extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane. For more information about the BERNINA 5 Series machines, visit For more information about Houston Quilt Market, visit
On Saturday, Longarm expert Amanda Murphy will conduct a Facebook LIVE event where she will present the BERNINA Longarm machines and provide helpful tips and unique techniques to online quilters. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. CST in booth #528. For more information, visit
B 590 (MSRP $7,499 with module)
The B 590 is the top-of-the-line 5 Series model that boasts full embroidery functionality with sewing and embroidery speeds of up to 1,000 stitches per minute (SPM). Additionally it offers a 9.0 mm stitch width, 8.5” freearm space right of the needle, 8 embroidery alphabets, 275 built-in embroidery designs, 500 stitch patterns, and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). Other embroidery features available include:  Pinpoint Placement, Undo/Redo, Group/Ungroup, a new Color Wheel and access to a Creative Embroidery Consultant. For more information, visit
B 570 QE (MSRP $4,999 and $6,199 with module)
The B 570 QE, made especially for quilters, offers an extended work space, BERNINA Dual Feed, the BSR, 73 quilting stitches, the BERNINA Patchwork Foot # 97, an automatic thread cutter, 9.0 mm stitch width, 7 built-in embroidery alphabets, 250 built-in embroidery designs, 450 stitch patterns and an optional embroidery module with lite embroidery capabilities. Additionally, the B 570 QE has the Triple Stitch Function and Pattern Repeat x 99. For more information, visit
B 535 (MSRP $3,499 and $4,699 with module)
The B 535, the entry-level 5 Series machine, comes with multi-function knobs, 8.5” freearm space right of the needle, a 5.5 mm stitch width and 6 mm stitch length and a 4.3” color touchscreen. Additionally, it has 11 needle positions, 4 built-in embroidery alphabets, 50 built-in embroidery designs, 300 stitch patterns, and the option to add the BSR or embroidery module. For more information, visit
B 500 (MSRP of $3,099 and $4,299 with module)
The B 500 is an embroidery only machine that similar to the B 700 offers embroiderers Pinpoint Placement, Undo/Redo, Group/Ungroup and the Re-arrange design stitch order feature. Additionally, it has 8.5” freearm space right of the needle. Other embroidery features available on the B 500 include:  a new Color Wheel and access to a Creative Embroidery Consultant. 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.