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Bernina University 2017 Recap

Sara Curtis

Last week, we returned from BERNINA University in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those who haven't heard of it, BU is the annual BERNINA Dealer Conference where we learn about all the new technology, innovations, and products coming your way. There is always a lot to learn in a very short time, our heads are still spinning from all the new information, but we wanted to share a quick recap of what happened during the four day event.

Product Announcements

Both the new B 880 PLUS and the new B 790 PLUS are expected to arrive in September.

There are some exciting changes happening to the top end models. Coming in September are the new B 880 Plus and B 790 Plus sewing and embroidery machines. These popular machines include all of the current BERNINA top end functions PLUS the latest in embroidery technology.

New functions include Group/Ungroup, Pinpoint Positioning, Undo/Redo and Rearrange Design Stitch Order. Coming in November, the new Midi-hoop will be available to accessorize your B 880 Plus and B 790 Plus. The 10.5 x 6.5 Midi-Hoop features the twist lock hoop release we love on the Jumbo/Maxi Hoops.

For those who own the current B880 or B790, coming soon is the BERNINA Embroidery Plus Upgrade Pack. Made exclusively for the B880 and B790 machines, it adds Group/Ungroup, Pinpoint Placement, Undo/Redo, includes 58 new designs, 10 new alphabets and the Midi-Hoop.

Upgrade packages are expected in early August.


Upcoming Events at Meissner Sewing

While at BU we also caught up with some friends that wanted to say hello.

Jeremy Jeffries will be in Santa Rosa, Roseville and Sacramento this week to share the history and traditions of batik making.
Click Here to register for Journey to Indonesia.

Save the date in early December for Amanda Murphy’s first visit to Meissner Sewing’s Santa Rosa and Sacramento locations. More details on this event will be released in the fall edition of the Meissner Magazine.

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