Registration deadline is Friday, July 4

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 Cedar Rapids Marriott, located at 1200 Collins Road NE, on Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July 19. The cost is $224 per person and registration closes Friday, July 4. In addition, Pine Needles Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Cedar Rapids, will showcase a variety of BERNINA sewing machines and accessories at the seminar, which will be available for sale. The Sew Inspired Team of Pine Needles will also set up an area where attendees can explore sewing and quilting techniques on BERNINA sewing machines around the presentations. For more information and to register, visit
The Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar will feature live demonstrations on BERNINA sewing machines by Ricky Tims and special guests Alex Anderson and Pam Holland. They will utilize multimedia demonstrations to present a variety of techniques and information designed to inspire both traditional quilters and contemporary quilt artists, and quilters of all expertise levels.
Ricky 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 Web TV site The Quilt Show.
Alex 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, visit
Pam Holland is one of Australia's most distinguishedquilters and quilt designers. She is also a pattern designer, fabric designer, photographer, illustrator, film maker, quilt judge and author. More information about Ms. Holland is available at
Pine Needles Sewing Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service and education to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. More information about Pine Needles Sewing Center is available at
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.