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The City Quilter is also featured in 32 new instructional videos on Howcast.com and will be showcased on 'New York Originals' series on PBS

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The City Quilter, a BERNINA Dealer in New York City, was selected as the Best Fabric/Notions Store by Google subsidiary Zagat's 2013 NYC Shopping Guide.  The City Quilter will also be featured on the PBS original series, “New York Originals,” in January 2013, and owner Cathy Izzo is currently featured in 32 new quilting videos on the "how to" Web site Howcast.com.

"We are pleased and amazed that a shop focused primarily on quilters and outside the Garment District would receive this top honor from Zagat's," Ms. Izzo said. "Along with the opportunities on PBS and Howcast.com, we will be bringing our store and quilting to new audiences, in New York City and around the world."

In addition to the Best Fabric/Notion Store, Zagat's also designated The City Quilter a "Zagat Top Spot," which points out the retail locations with the "highest rating, popularity and importance" in New York City. To order a copy of the shopping guide, please visit www.zagat.com/product/specialty-guides/new-york-city-shopping-2013.

"New York Originals" is an Emmy Award-winning PBS television series and book that features some of the most interesting small businesses in New York City.  The City Quilter will be highlighted in the second season of the show, which begins Saturday, January 5. Check your local listings for air times.

Ms. Izzo's "Quilting for Beginners" videos on Howcast.com feature a variety of topics, including how to design a quilt, how to choose fabric for a quilt, how to use a rotary cutter, how to attach quilt borders, how to machine quilt, and quilt-piecing tips and techniques. All 32 videos are available for viewing at www.cityquilter.tv.

Since its opening in February 1997, The City Quilter has served New York's quilters and fabric artists, and visitors from all over the world. The 4,000-square-foot shop offers the full line of BERNINA sewing machines and features more than 4,000 bolts of cotton fabric. In 2011, The City Quilter's owners opened The ArtQuilt Gallery • NYC, devoted exclusively to contemporary art quilts. For more information about The City Quilter, please visit www.cityquilter.com/.

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, visit bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.