BERNINA Dealer Say It With Stitches is now accepting registrations

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Say It With Stitches, a BERNINA Dealer in Sarasota, Fla., is sponsoring a Best of Ricky Tims Master Class on Monday, January 27, 2014. The event will take place at the Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, 4041 Bahia Vista St. in Sarasota from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided, along with a 54-page color notebook of quilting tips. Following the master class, there will be a chance to meet Ricky Tims at a dessert and champagne reception at a private home. Registration is now available through January 13, 2014 at the Dealer, located at 5750 S. Tamiami Trail, or by calling (941)925-3855. The cost to attend the Master Class is $99; to attend the Master Class and reception afterward is $125. Say It With Stitches can also assist with hotel arrangements for out-of-town attendees. Additionally, the Dealer will exhibit BERNINA machines and accessories at the event that are available for sale.

The Best of Ricky Tims Master Class will feature four different sessions on Ricky Tims' renowned quilting techniques, with demonstrations performed on BERNINA sewing machines. The variety of techniques and information covered is designed to inspire traditional and contemporary quilters, and the scope of information will appeal to quilters of all levels.

Mr. Tims is known internationally as a best-selling author, an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, a fabric designer, and a talented 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. He and BERNINA spokesperson Alex Anderson are co-founders of the magazine The Quilt Life and the interactive online video/Web TV site The Quilt Show. For more information about Ricky Tims, please visit

Say It With Stitches is a BERNINA-exclusive Dealer that provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers the full line of BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing and embroidery classes for people of all skill levels. For more information about Say It With Stitches, 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.