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BERNINA DEALER BLUE BAMBOO RECOGNIZED AS TOP QUILT SHOP BY QUILT SAMPLER MAGAZINE

Will be featured in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue available September and will host a celebratory event on August 29

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Blue Bamboo, a BERNINA Dealer in Plymouth, Minn., has been recognized as one of North America’s top quilt shops by Quilt Sampler magazine, a Better Homes and Gardens publication. Quilt Sampler has been profiling top quilt shops for the past 18 years and will feature Blue Bamboo in a multi-page profile in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue, available on newsstands in September. On Saturday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Blue Bamboo will host a celebratory event at the store located at 12865 Industrial Park Blvd., in Plymouth. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and have an opportunity to enter a raffle for a chance to win a $250 gift card. The drawing will take place at 3:30 p.m. and the winner need not be present to win.
 
Nearly 3,000 quilt shops were eligible to apply for this year’s honor. Only 10 were selected by a panel of quilt experts, led by Elizabeth Beese, senior editor of American Patchwork & Quilting.
 
Blue Bamboo began in 2001 when Linda Vikla created an online quilt store inside of her Maple Grove home. After two years, the house was bursting at its seams with thousands of bolts and hundreds of kits and needed a solution. The solution, a new 2,500 square-foot store in Plymouth, Minn. While business continued to boom, tragedy struck in 2010 when Linda was diagnosed with cancer and later that year passed away. Daughter, Liz had been working with her mother and took over the business. For more information visit, www.mybluebamboo.com.
 
Blue Bamboo is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.mybluebamboo.com
 
About BERNINA
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers/sergers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, shop.bernina.com. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.