Registration deadline is Friday, January 24

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 Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St., Modesto, Calif. on Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8. The price of the seminar is $224 per person and registration is being accepted online until Friday, January 24. For more information and to register, visit In addition, Eddie's Quilting Bee, a BERNINA Dealer in Sunnyvale, Calif. will be showcasing a variety of BERNINA machines and accessories at the seminar available for sale.

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 distinguished quilters 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

Eddie's Quilting Bee is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to northern California since 1974. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. Eddie's Quilting Bee includes three years of free instructional classes and an exclusive membership to its "Millenium Club" with the purchase of any machine. 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.