Registration is $224 per person and closes March 22

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive sewing machine sponsor of a three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar featuring BERNINA sewing machines. The event is being held at the Hot Springs Convention Center (Horner Hall), 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs, Ark. from Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5. The price of the seminar is $224. Registration closes on Saturday, March 22. For more information and to register, visit In addition, Hickory Hill Quilts & Sewing Center, Inc., a BERNINA Dealer in Hot Springs, will be showcasing a variety of BERNINA machines and accessories available for sale at the seminar.

The Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar will feature live demonstrations on BERNINA sewing machines by Ricky Tims and special guests Alex Anderson and Melinda Bula. They will utilize multimedia demonstrations to present a variety of techniques and information designed to inspire both traditional quilters and contemporary quilt artists, and quilters of all expertise levels. The three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminars are presented in select cities throughout the United States.

"Regardless of your quilting style, level of expertise, or purpose for making quilts, this seminar is for you," said Ricky Tims. "You will learn quilting tips, techniques, secrets and methods from all of the instructors."

Ricky 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. In addition to the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar, he holds week-long La Veta Quilt Retreats at his art quilt studio in the tiny mountain town of La Veta, Colo. He and Ms. Anderson are co-founders of the magazine The Quilt Life and the interactive online Web TV site The Quilt Show.

Alex Anderson is known as the host of Simply Quilts on the HGTV network. She is a national spokesperson for BERNINA of America and the author of 30 books. To learn more about Ms. Anderson, visit

Melinda Bula lives in El Dorado Hills, Calif. and is an award-winning quilter who worked as a fabric and wallpaper designer for 15 years. A noted author of two books by the Martingale Co., she uses her sense of color and design to create her award-winning quilts and wearables. To learn more about Ms. Bula, visit

Hickory Hill Quilts is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents for more than seven years. Located at 327 N. Highway 7 in Hot Springs, Ark., 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. Hickory Hill Quilts also offers exceptional products, including 100 percent premium cotton quilting fabric and batiks, batting, books and sewing notions, as well as the complete collection of Oklahoma Embroidery supplies and designs. It strives to provide products that appeal to all age groups and quilting styles, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that is always happy to assist customers with project questions. For more information, 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.