Registration deadlines are February 15 for parties of 10 or more, March 16 for parties of two to nine, and April 12 for singles

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive supporting partner of a three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar featuring BERNINA sewing machines.  The event is being held at the Oakland Christian Church, 5100 N. Adams Road, in Rochester, Mich., on Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4.  Registration is taking place now, and deadlines are February 15 for parties of 10 or more, March 16 for parties of two to nine, and    April 12 for singles.  Forms, admission prices and the registration mailing address are available online at  Representatives from the BERNINA Dealer Ann Arbor Sewing Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., will also be exhibiting at the seminar with BERNINA machines and accessories available for sale. 

The seminar will feature live demonstrations on BERNINA sewing machines by Mr. Tims and special guests Alex Anderson and Libby Lehman.  Class instruction will involve simpler straight stitching techniques, as well as training covering machine appliqué, machine quilting, bobbin quilting, various types of threads, and other more complex techniques.  The variety of techniques covered will inspire both traditional quilters and contemporary quilt artists, while the scope of information will appeal to quilters of all levels of expertise. For more information about the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar, please visit

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 and spellbinding 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.  His three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminars are presented in select cities throughout the United States, and he holds week-long La Veta Quilt Retreats at his art quilt studio in the tiny mountain town of La Veta, Colo.  In 2010, he and Ms. Anderson started the magazine The Quilt Life.

Ms. Anderson is known as the host of HGTV's Simply Quilts.  Her numerous best-selling quilting books have made her one of the most published quilting authors ever.  To learn more about Ms. Anderson, please visit

Ms. Lehman is one of the world's foremost innovators for machine stitching.  Her studio art quilts have won many awards and are displayed in private, corporate, and museum collections.  To learn more about Ms. Lehman, please visit

Located at 5235 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor Sewing Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents.  It sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  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.