Registration deadlines are August 2 for parties of two to nine, and September 6 for singles

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive sewing machine sponsor of a three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar featuring BERNINA sewing machines. The event is being held at the Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2526 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, Wash. on Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 21. Registration is taking place now, and deadlines are August 2 for parties of two to nine, and September 6 for singles. Forms, admission prices and the registration mailing address are available online at Representatives from the BERNINA Dealer Janean’s BERNINA in Pasco will also be exhibiting at the seminar with BERNINA machines and accessories available for sale.

The seminar will feature live demonstrations on BERNINA sewing machines by Mr. Tims and special guests Alex Anderson and Melinda Bula. The Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar utilizes multimedia demonstrations by three of the world's most celebrated quilting instructors. The variety of techniques and information covered will inspire both traditional quilters and contemporary quilt artists, and the scope of information will appeal to quilters of all levels of expertise. For information about the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar, please visit

Mr. Tims is known internationally as a best-selling author, an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, a fabric designer, and a talented and spellbinding speaker. His innovative and entertaining presentations feature live music and humor combined with scholarly insights and wisdom. Mr. Tims' quilts have been displayed worldwide and have won numerous international awards. His three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminars are presented in select cities throughout the United States, and he holds week-long La Veta Quilt Retreats at his art quilt studio in the tiny mountain town of La Veta, Colo. He and Ms. Anderson are co-founders of the magazine The Quilt Life and the interactive online video/web TV site The Quilt Show.

Ms. Anderson is known as the host of HGTV's Simply Quilts. She is a national spokesperson for BERNINA of America and the author of 30 books. To learn more about Ms. Anderson, please visit

Ms. Bula lives in El Dorado Hills, Calif. and is an award-winning quilter who has been sewing since she was a young girl. Majoring in art in college, Melinda has worked as a fabric and wallpaper designer for 15 years. A noted author of two books by the Martingale Co., Ms. Bula uses her sense of color and design to create her award-winning quilts and wearables. To learn more about Ms. Bula, please visit

Located at 6303 Burden Bvd. in Pasco, Janean's BERNINA is the only full-service BERNINA Dealer in the Pasco, Richland and Kennewick tri-city area. The Dealer offers BERNINA sergers, sewing and embroidery machines, and classes for people of all skill levels, including Mastery classes. Jeanean’s BERNINA also carries the full line of Isacord thread, an extensive line of Mettler thread, Superior Thread and many sewing notions, patterns, books and specialty fabrics for one stop-shopping. For more information about the Dealer, please visit

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.