Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of BERNINA machines

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that the Quilting Block, a BERNINA Dealer in West Des Moines, Iowa, will exhibit at the upcoming American Quilters Society QuiltWeek (AQS) taking place October 4-7 at the Iowa Events Center located at 730 Third Street. In the Quilting Block booths #1215, #1217, #1314 and #1316, attendees will have a chance to experience a variety of BERNINA machines from the BERNINA 2, 3, 5, and 7 including the BERNINA 790 (B 790) and BERNINA 740 (B 740). The Quilt Block is located at 325 5th Street in Valley Junction in West Des Moines. For more information visit,, call (515)255-1010 or on Facebook, For information about the ASQ, visit
B 790 (MSRP $11,499)
The BERNINA 790 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine with a 7-inch high-resolution color touch screen and programmable foot control, and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. The B 790 is also equipped with the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, which allows users to draw their own stitches on the touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. Additionally, it features 554 stitches, including newly designed sideways motion stitches, 270 embroidery designs, and eight embroidery alphabets. The B 790 also comes with the embroidery module that accommodates the Maxi Hoop for a large embroidery area. For more information, visit
B 740 (MSRP $4,999)
The BERNINA 740 is a sewing machine packed with BERNINA's best features, including an updated user interface and a 4.3-inch high-resolution color touch screen that shows stitches on screen in actual size. Additionally, the B 740 comes standard with five full shank BERNINA presser feet, 241 stitches, and memory for four personal programs. It's also compatible with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). For more information, visit
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. Other features include an M Class Rotary Hook, a sewing speed up to 2,200 stitches per minute, and compatibility with BERNINA's free motion presser feet. It also comes equipped with two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators, one on each side of the stitch holes in the needle plate. For more information, visit
The Quilt Block 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
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.