Bear Paw Quilting and BERNINA to be one of 16 merchants, Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Bear Paw Quilting and BERNINA, a BERNINA Dealer in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho will be exhibiting the BERNINA 750 QE (Quilter's Edition) and BERNINA 820 QE at the North Idaho Quilters Quilt Show on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. The event will be held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. The Dealer will be one of 16 merchants exhibiting at the quilt show.

The BERNINA 750 QE is part of the 7 Series line of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines that also features the BERNINA 780 and the BERNINA 710. Each 7 Series machine includes an extended freearm area with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle and a practical extension table with ample space to hold larger sewing projects. The 7 Series is also equipped with a color touchscreen and the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed, which tames hard-to-manage and fine fabrics.

The BERNINA 820 QE, along with the BERNINA 830, comes with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), an extended freearm area with 12 inches to the right of the needle and a BERNINA Dual Feed. The 8 Series machines are also equipped with a jumbo bobbin offering 40 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins, and an exclusive total stitch control feature that allows stitch length, stitch width and needle position to be individually altered and saved.

The biannual North Idaho Quilters Quilt Show will display more than 300 quilts from the north Idaho region entered for judging, and offer quilting displays and a "country store" of donated items. Jean Shute, the owner of Blackbird Quilting in Spokane, Wash., is the show’s featured quilter. Admission is $5. For more information, including show hours, please visit

Located at 600 W. Kathleen Ave., Bear Paw Quilting and BERNINA was named a Quilt Sampler magazine Top 10 shop. 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. Additionally, Bear Paw Quilting and BERNINA stocks more than 6,000 bolts of cotton fabric, including Hoffman batiks, Kona solids, Civil War reproduction prints and contemporary Moda collections. For more information on 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.