Bernina University XLI was in San Antonio, Texas last week. Bernina dealers from around the world went to see what was new and exciting in the high-end world of Bernina’s sewing and embroidery machines. While Bernina did not announce a new top of the line machine, they showed dealers the new 5-Series machines that will be out soon.
It’s common that a sewing machine manufacturer will drop sewing machines from their line, and with the introduction of the new B530, B550 QE, and B580, Bernina is going to drop the Aurora 430, Aurora 440, and Artista 640. What I find interesting is that Bernina is dropping three embroidery capable machines, but only adding one. The B530 and B550 QE will not feature embroidery capability. Bernina is keeping the Aurora 450 in it’s line of machines, so if you’ve had your eye on an Aurora machine, don’t worry, Bernina still has one for you.
The B530 and B550 QE machines should be available soon, while the B580 will be out later this year. Our regional dealer training on the B580 is in late September, and Bernina said they may or may not have the machines for us to take back to our stores. Whenever they are released, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Bernina has made a 5-Series product guide available. If you are interested, download the product guide as an Adobe PDF document by clicking HERE.
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