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2012

BERNINA SPONSORS AQS LANCASTER QUILT SHOW & CONTEST ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 – SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Hinkletown Sewing to exhibit and showcase the BERNINA 550 QE

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is a sponsor of the American Quilter's Society (AQS) 2012 Lancaster Quilt Show & Contest. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, March 17 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, located at 3 East Vine St. in Lancaster, Pa. Hinkletown Sewing, a BERNINA dealer located in Ephrata, Pa., will showcase state-of-the-art BERNINA sewing machines at booth 1244, including the B 550 Quilter’s Edition (QE), the ideal machine for outstanding patchwork and quilt creations. Additionally, the AQS Quilt Contest winners will be announced during the show and will receive a share of $44,250, including a $10,000 grand prize for the Best in Show.

AQS members were asked to submit a photo of a quilt they created along with an entry form by December 9, 2011 in order to be entered into the 2012 Lancaster Quilt Contest. The winners of the contest will be announced during the Lancaster Quilt Show on Wednesday, March 14. The 2012 Lancaster Quilt Show & Contest will also feature over 100 vendors, quilt exhibits, lectures, and a multitude of workshops for quilters of all skill levels featuring BERNINA machines. For more information about the Lancaster Quilt Show & Contest, including show hours and admission prices, please visit www.aqsshows.com/AQSLancaster/.

Located at 232 Wanner Road in Ephrata, Hinkletown Sewing is an exclusive BERNINA dealer that offers great deals on new and used machines and accessories. The dealer also provides on-site servicing of machines and a variety of sewing-related classes.

The AQS is dedicated to today's quilter and is inspired by the enduring creativity and importance of quilts and quilt making. Its objective is to provide a forum for quilters of all skill levels to expand their horizons in quilt making, design, self-expression, and quilt collecting. Through its books, magazines, product offers, quilt shows and contests, workshops and other activities in the world of quilting, AQS strive to inspire, instruct and nurture the art and skill of quiltmaking. For more information about the AQS, please visit www.americanquilter.com.

About BERNINA
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 www.berninausa.com or call (630)978-2500.