Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests, pose for photos and sign machines; Celebratory sewing workshop offered April 21 & 22

AURORA, Ill. – April 19, 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, Linda Z’s located at 1216 East Central Road in Arlington Heights, Ill. on Thursday, April 27 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the Dealers 50th anniversary.  Mr. Ueltschi will discuss the rich history and innovations of BERNINA International, meet guests, pose for photos and autograph machines.  Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the new BERNINA Q 24 (Q 24) and Q 20 (Q 20) Longarm Quilting machines and enjoy demonstrations that will be conducted on BERNINA’s top-of-the-line 7 & 8 Series machines.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  The community is invited to meet Mr. Ueltschi and to be part of Linda Z’s 50th anniversary celebration.  Registration is required.  To register call (847) 394-4590, email [email protected], visit or stop by the store.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Linda Z’s will host new BERNINA Ambassador and owner of, Annie Unrein, who will conduct a hands-on sewing workshop on Friday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The cost of the workshop is $89 for one day or $99 for both.  Registration is required.  For more information contact the store or go online,
Linda Z’s opened its doors for business in 1967, when Linda Zachman, owner, became one of the first dealers for BERNINA machines in the United States.  Linda Z’s Sewing Center, is an authorized BERNINA Dealer and a BERNINA Excellence Partner that 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.  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.