BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Lakeshore Sewing, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Knapps Corner, Muskegon and Wyoming, Michigan, will be exhibiting at AQS Quilt Week – Grand Rapids taking place August 16-19 at the DeVos Place Convention Center located at 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids. In the Lakeshore Sewing booth #1409, attendees will have a chance to experience BERNINA 2, 3, 5, and 7 Series machines, along with the BERNINA 350 Special Edition Cotton+Steel (B 350 SE), and the BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) and BERNINA Q 24 (Q 24) Longarm quilting machines. For more information about Lakeshore Sewing located at 1971 East Beltline NE in Grand Rapids, call (616)365-8282. For information about the other store locations, visit www.lakeshoresewing.com. For more information about AQS Quilt Week, visit www.quiltweek.com.
BERNINA partnered with Cotton+Steel (C+S), a contemporary fabric design company, to design two faceplates, "Hello Lovely" and "I Love Sewing" for the new B 350 SE sewing machine. The "Hello Lovely" faceplate features a bright colored, floral design with two flying birds. The "I Love Sewing" faceplate features a colorful design with scissors and thread, perfect for any sewist. The B 350 SE sewing machine also includes seven BERNINA full-shank presser feet. In addition to the two custom-designed faceplates, the B 350 SE sewing machine comes equipped with a slide on extension table and the BERNINA Free Hand System. The seven BERNINA presser feet include the Reverse pattern foot #1, the Zipper foot #4, the Blindstitch foot #4, the 3-Groove pintuck foot #30, Patchwork foot #37, the Buttonhole foot with slide #3A, and the Walking foot #50 with three soles. For more information visit, www.bernina.com/3series.
The Q 20 Longarm quilting machine is designed, engineered and hand crafted in Switzerland. It offers 20 inches of throat space to finish large quilts comfortably, and features an exclusive tension control system, a built-in needle threader, and a sewing speed of up to 2,200 stitches per minute. The BERNINA Q 20 also has two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators to help provide uniform and even stitches. Additionally, it has a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease.
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-a-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.
Lakeshore Sewing is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers 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, visit www.lakeshoresewing.com.
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.