AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2014) - BERNINA of America, the world's premier manufacturer of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, is pleased to introduce its new top-of-the-line model, the BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition (B 880 SE), which is available in limited supply. MSRP is $14,999. The B 880 SE comes with all of the advanced and innovative features of the BERNINA 880, plus a stylish new faceplate and a number of special extras valued at more than $2,600. The extras include an ornamental silver plate for engraving, special accessory and software coupons, and the "It's a Sterling Life" Embroidery Kit, which contains:
- A USB stick with the "It's a Sterling Life on Berkeley Square" modular quilt and embroidery design collection created for BERNINA by Sarah Vedeler
- PaintWork Tool
- CutWork Tool
- CrystalWork Tool
- Needle Punch Tool
- Needle Plate for Punch Tool
- Commemorative Holiday Ornament
B 880 SE owners will also receive an exclusive invitation to purchase a three-day Sterling Retreat at BERNINA's Creative Center in Aurora, Ill., at a reduced fee of $199 subject to availability (fee covers only entrance and no transportation or lodging is included). The retreat is designed to inspire and educate new owners on the use of their B 880 SE through a hands-on experience presented by the BERNINA Education team and special guest instructor Sarah Vedeler, who will be available on select dates. Attendees will create a design from "It's a Sterling Life," and explore various methods of embroidered appliqué and techniques using StumpWork, CutWork, CrystalWork, and PunchWork. The retreat will also cover B 880 SE machine features, including Stitch Designer, Shaping, Distortion, and more.
The B 880 SE is among BERNINA's fastest sewing and embroidery models, with more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before, and innovative machine features for creating high-quality home projects. The B 880 SE is available now in limited quantities at authorized BERNINA Dealers nationwide.
"The BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition is a one-of-a-kind model that showcases our latest and greatest features, and offers some added perks that sewists will get excited about," said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. "BERNINA machines are considered heirlooms, which is why we also included an engraving plate to personalize the machine before passing it on to future generations. We urge anyone interested in this limited edition package to visit their authorized BERNINA Dealer soon."
"I am honored that BERNINA asked me to create an exclusive quilt and embroidery collection for its new top-of-the-line machine," said Sarah Vedeler. "I'm English, and I found the name 'It's a Sterling Life on Berkeley Square' a fitting way to connect the excellence and value of the BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition and one of the most highly sought after addresses in London, Berkeley Square."
BERNINA 880 STERLING EDITION
The BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition has a sewing speed of up to 1,200 stitches per minute and a full 12 inches to the right of the needle. Sewists can choose from 1,764 built-in stitches, modify those stitches, or create their own stitch pattern with the unique Stitch Designer. Its 400 built-in embroidery designs can also be duplicated and arranged into any desired formation with Shaping, and their colors manipulated with the Color Wheel before embroidery begins. The B 880 SE also comes with the BERNINA Dual Feed, BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), and Jumbo Bobbin, which offers 80 percent more thread capacity than BERNINA's standard bobbins. It takes a place alongside BERNINA's outstanding 8 Series machines, which feature an extensive range of functions and accessories, variable settings and combination options, and an extra-large workspace for ambitious and high-quality sewing projects. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/8series.
Sarah Vedeler is a full-time quilt designer. Her signature method is to create appliqué using an embroidery machine. She travels the country teaching her unique techniques and showing others how they can create beauty, inspiration and infinite creative joy. Sarah is a lifelong BERNINA machine user who was born in the United Kingdom but moved to the U.S. in 1998. She currently lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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, sergers, 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 approximately 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA's eCommerce site, shop.bernina.com. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Twitter: www.twitter.com/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.
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