Longarm Quilting Automation System

Discover BERNINA’s state-of-the-art system for automated quilting

Quilt automatically on your BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 on classic or large frames

  • Design customization and placement

    Design customization and placement

    • Adjust designs directly on screen with a touch of a finger using either Art & Stitch or Q-matic software
    • For perfect design placement on your quilt or fabric, many useful features are readily available
    • Align designs on your quilt or fabric horizontally or vertically on the top, bottom or centered
    • Use the Boundary function to place a design into a block with a given margin
    • Mask is the perfect tool to stitch out background fillers around an appliqué shape
    • Clearly arranged user interface with task bar, tool bar, Q-matic secondary screens, quilt design area, design center and many additional commands
  • Easy Quilting

    Easy Quilting

    • Automated quilting in just a few simple steps
    • Easy quilting, whether stitching out simple edge-to-edge designs or intricate custom patterns
    • Includes over 250 designs from several renowned European and US Designers, including: Lisa H. Calle, Keryn Emmerson, Amanda Murphy, Tula Pink, Patricia Ritter, Linzi Upton and Sarah Vedeler
    • More than 350 additional designs included with Art & Stitch
    • Multiple on-demand help functions for assistance in every step of creating and placing your quilting designs
  • Easy Access & Control

    Easy Access & Control

    • 21.5” all-in-one touch PC mounted to the side of the frame guarantees comfortable access to all designing and placement features
    • For ease-of-use, additional sewhead interaction screens allow control of design stitch-out and placement directly with the sewhead
    • Returning to the main screen is not necessary making your quilting highly efficient
  • Freehand Quilting Any Time

    Freehand Quilting Any Time

    • With one-touch quick belt release system
    • Easy switch from automated to freehand quilting
    • Due to the side mounted PC and the one-touch quick belt release system, the Q Series machine remains lightweight and maneuverable
  • EasyGlide


    • The power steering of Q-matic
    • When activated, the belted machine head moves in all directions with ease and without additional force
  • Perfect Design

    Perfect Design

    • The Q-matic system is flawlessly designed
    • Meets the highest safety standards as it is UL(r) listed and approved
    • Can be easily added to a Q Series on frame
    • Enters world of automated quilting
  • Commands at Your Fingertips

    Commands at Your Fingertips

    • Plan your quilt in every detail with ease
    • Basic features like save, copy, delete or import of designs and/or projects can be accessed in one or two clicks
    • Precise Design Placement: Positioning has never been easier with the Grab & Drop function. Virtually attach a design to the sewhead needle and precisely drop it in your quilt blocks or set virtual markers for easy border placement
    • Changing parameters like speed, upper thread tension or stitches per inch (SPI) during quilt-out are right at your fingertips
    • Running out of bobbin thread or thread breakage can be easily solved with the guided recovery feature
    • Use different view options to have the best overview of your quilting ideas
  • Art & Stitch and WiFi Included

    Art & Stitch and WiFi Included

    • Design customization and/or digitizing with Art & Stitch, a powerful designing software for longarm quilters
    • Access Art & Stitch directly on the touch screen to begin designing quilt designs from scratch or customize existing ones
    • Trace and edit an image to your liking
    • Create unique quilt patterns using options such as: creating an appliqué design or adding a creative fill or trapunto effect
    • Upon completion, the design can be saved
    • As a Q-matic owner, you receive dual activations for Art & Stitch allowing you to run it on a second PC or laptop
    • The WiFi capability of Q-matic makes it easy to transfer designs from the PC or laptop to the Q-matic PC if both devices are connected to the home network

8 Things You’ll Love

  • One-touch quick belt release system
  • Simple switch between automated and freehand quilting
  • Compact belt drive system (stepper motor with planetary gear)
  • 21.5” all-in-one touch PC with Windows 10 Pro & WiFi connectivity
  • Sewhead interaction functions
  • More than 600 designs included
  • Import any non-proprietary design formats through Art & Stitch, .dxf and/or .bqm directly to Q-matic
  • Art & Stitch quilt design & digitizing software included

Lisa H. Calle, Longarm Quilt Artist, about the BERNINA Q Series

With a degree in Textile Management and Marketing, Lisa H. Calle soon began to explore the “other” side of textiles . . . the artistic side. She fell in love with quilting in 1997 and discovered longarm quilting in 2004. Her award-winning original designs have opened the door to teaching opportunities so that others can learn from her art and skills.

“Once you drive a BERNINA longarm, you never want to drive anything else.”