Yes, at the Houston Quilt Show Bernina announced a new longarm is coming in 2014.
BERNINA International AG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sewing and embroidery machines. BERNINA products are used by quality and design conscious users worldwide for textile work,
sewing, embroidery and quilting, as well as for felting and tailoring. Innovation has been BERNINA's policy since day one. Karl Friedrich Gegauf invented the first hemstitch sewing machine at the end
of the 19th century. This special sewing machine caused a major sensation, as hemstitches had always been sewn by hand. In 1932, the first household sewing machine with the name BERNINA left the
Today, A-1 Quilting Machines, Inc., of Springfield, Missouri, manufacturer of the A-1 LongArm, have made it possible to turn a delicate, traditional hobby into a profitable hobby or business.
Stewart Plank, native of the Ozarks, saw a need to help out an old-time tradition, by becoming the owner and manufacturer of one of the first original quilting machines in the United States. Stewart utilized his mechanical background in the aircraft industry to design and manufacture truly the finest in quilting machines, the A-1 LongArm.
Stewart recognized that quilters need to purchase and rely on a high quality, long lasting machine. Quilters need prompt service and the promise of support, long after the machine is purchased and delivered.
Stewart continues to manufacture only quality machines for quilting businesses all over America.