AURORA, Ill. – March 2, 2017 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Wandering Stitches, a BERNINA Dealer in Orlando, Fla. will exhibit at the upcoming Original Sewing & Quilt Expo (OSQE) taking place March 16-18 at the Lakeland Center, located at 701 West Lime Street in Lakeland. In the Wandering Stitches booth #1103, attendees will have a chance to experience a variety of BERNINA machines from the BERNINA 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 Series, BERNINA’s Q 20 (Q 20) and Q 24 (Q 24) Longarm Quilting Machines, the BERNINA Q-matic Automation System (Q-matic) and the E-16 multi-needle embroidery machine. BERNINA Event Team Member, Betsy Carlson will be conducting demonstrations in the booth and will be available for questions. Wandering Stitches will offer special show pricing on select machines. Additionally, OSQE will give away a BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215 Simply Red). The winner must be present to win. For information about the Expo or how to sign-up for the raffle, visit www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Lakeland,FL.aspx.
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-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.
Q-matic, designed for both the BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 on a classic or large frame, includes over 200 designs from several renowned European and US designers, as well as the option to upload .dxf file format patterns or BERNINA's proprietary. bqm file format patterns. To design and edit custom designs, Art & Stitch Quilt design and digitizing software is integrated into the Q-matic system. Additionally, Q-matic offers multiple on-demand help functions; a 21.5" all-in-one touch PC mounted to the side of the frame; a wide screen and a one-touch quick belt release system that can be easily switched from automated quilting to freehand quilting within seconds. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/en-US/Products-US/BERNINA-products/Longarm-Quilting.
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.
The B 215 Simply is a user-friendly machine that has a distinctive BERNINA look with its sleek white body and red accents. Features include a built-in needle threader, thread cutter, backlit LCD, and direct-select keypad for accessing 11 stitch patterns including a buttonhole. The B 215 Simply Red also offers a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute and a four-step buttonhole and a darning program. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/2series.
Wandering Stitches 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.wanderingstitches.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.