Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests and autograph sewing machines from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

AURORA, Ill. – April 24, 2017 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Hanspeter Ueltschi, fourth generation owner of BERNINA International, will visit BERNINA Dealer, Chestnut Ridge Sewing in Millersburg, Ohio on Wednesday, April 26 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at 5079 Township Road 401.  Mr. Ueltschi will discuss the rich history and innovations of BERNINA International, meet guests and autograph machines.  BERNINA Educator Betsy Carlson will also be present to conduct machine demonstrations on the BERNINA 790 (B 790) and the BERNINA 880 (B 880).  In addition, attendees will have the chance to win a BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215 Simply Red) through a raffle that will begin on Monday, April 24.  One winner will be recognized at the event by Mr. Ueltschi.  The event is by special invitation only.  For more information, call (303) 893-3359 or stop by the store.
The B 215 Simply Red offers a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute that can be reduced to half-tempo to give beginners full control.  This user-friendly machine has a distinctive BERNINA look with its sleek white body and red accents, and it can easily handle thick layers of fabric and perform a multitude of creative techniques. Features include a built-in needle threader, thread cutter, backlit LCD, and direct-select keypad for accessing 11 stitch patterns including a buttonhole.  For more information, visit
Chestnut Ridge is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents.  The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.
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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.