BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Cottonwood, a BERNINA Dealer in Charlottesville, Va. and BERNINA Dealer, BERNINA of Richmond, will exhibit at the upcoming Original Sewing & Quilt Expo (OSQE) taking place October 5-7 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center located at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg. In the Cottonwood booth #714, attendees will have a chance to experience a variety of BERNINA machines from the BERNINA 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 Series, along with the BERNINA Q 20 and BERNINA Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machines. The BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine will be showcased in the BERNINA of Richmond booth #616. Cottonwood is located at 2035 Barracks Road in Charlottesville. For more information visit, www.cottonwoodquiltshop.com, call (434)244-9975 or visit Facebook, www.facebook.com/Cottonwoodquiltshop. BERNINA of Richmond is located at 3991 Deep Rock Road in Richmond. For more information call (804)755-4499, visit www.bluecrabquiltco.com or check out Facebook, www.facebook.com/bluecrabquilt. For information about the Expo, visit www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Fredericksburg,VA.aspx.
The BERNINA Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machine was designed, engineered and assembled in Switzerland and comes standard as a sit-down model machine but can be upgraded to a frame model at any time. The Q 20 offers quilters Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches; a 20” throat space for large quilt projects; a unique digital thread tension adjustment option; easy threading with an independent bobbin winder and a built-in needle threader. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
The BERNINA Q 24 Longarm was designed as a frame model machine. Its frame measures 12 feet in length with a 10-foot working area, and is large enough to create a 115-inch quilt. It also features a sturdy single-rail system that is ideal for all quilting needs. It is equipped with a throat space 24 inches wide and 11 inches high; comes standard with a one-of-kind electronically controlled tension system; has an intuitive color touchscreen interface and includes useful functions like a stitch counter and a built-in tutorial. Other features include programmable handles, a unique threading path, and an integrated bobbin winder. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
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. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/Multi-needle-Embroidery/BERNINA-E-16.
Cottonwood and BERNINA of Richmond are authorized BERNINA Dealers which provide top-quality service to area residents. The Dealers offer BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.
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: 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 Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.