Picture: BERNINA SPONSORS AQS QUILT SHOW IN PADUCAH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 – SATURDAY, APRIL 28

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2012

BERNINA SPONSORS AQS QUILT SHOW IN PADUCAH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 – SATURDAY, APRIL 28

BERNINA Machine Workmanship Award winner will receive $12,000 cash prize

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 Paducah Quilt Show and will offer a $12,000 cash prize for the winner of the BERNINA Machine Workmanship Award. The quilt show will be held Wednesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 28 at the Paducah Expo Center, located at 415 Park Avenue in Paducah, Ky. Additionally, Calico Country Sew & Vac, a BERNINA dealer located in Paducah, Ky., will showcase state-of-the-art BERNINA sewing machines at booth #1801, including the B 550 Quilter’s Edition (QE), the ideal machine for outstanding patchwork and quilt creations.

In order to compete for the BERNINA Machine Workmanship Award, AQS members were asked to submit a photo of a quilt they created using a home sewing machine, and an entry form, by January 2, 2012. The submissions were evaluated by a team of AQS judges and the winner of the award will be announced on Tuesday, April 24 at the Carson Four Rivers Center, located at 100 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah, Ky.

The 2012 Paducah Quilt Show will feature over 200 vendors, quilt exhibits, lectures, and a multitude of workshops for quilters of all skill levels featuring BERNINA machines. For more information about the Paducah Quilt Show, including show hours and admission prices, please visit http://aqsshows.com/AQSPaducah/.

Located at 3401 Park Avenue, Suite 4 in Paducah, Ky., Calico Country Sew & Vac is an authorized dealer of BERNINA sewing machines. The dealer also provides on-site servicing of machines and a variety of sewing related classes. For more information about Calico Country Sew & Vac, please visit www.calicocountry.com.

The AQS is dedicated to today's quilter and is inspired by the enduring creativity and importance of quilts and quilt making. 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.