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Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson to Autograph New Machines

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 will be held at the Red Lion Hotel on the River located at 909 North Hayden Island Drive in Portland from Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2. The seminar will feature live demonstrations on BERNINA sewing machines by Ricky Tims and special guest Alex Anderson. They will present a variety of techniques and information to inspire traditional quilters, contemporary quilt artists, and quilters of all expertise levels. The cost is $224 per person. The registration deadline is March 18. For more information and to register, visit www.rickytims.com/seminars.
Additionally, BERNINA Dealer, A Common Thread will exhibit at the event and showcase BERNINA 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8 Series, BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm quilting machines, accessories and software. Additionally, the new BERNINA 350 Special Edition Best Friend (B 350 SE Best Friend), and BERNINA 350 Special Edition with Ricky Tim faceplate design will be on display and available for purchase. The Dealer will also be giving away two BERNINA chairs and will offer a Bring a Friend discount, where both parties purchase a BERNINA machine at a discounted price and receive a special gift. Attendees who purchase a BERNINA machine will also have an opportunity to have their machines signed by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.
The B 350 SE Best Friend features an exclusive paw print faceplate. It is also equipped with eight full shank presser feet, of which includes the BERNINA Walking Foot #50 and the BERNINA Free-motion Quilting Foot #29, a slide-on extension table to quickly increase the work area, and the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS), which is a knee-operated lever that raises the presser foot, lowers the feed dogs and releases the thread tension at the same time. For more information, visit http://www.bernina.com/.
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. Ricky’s 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. He and Alex Anderson are co-founders of the Web TV site The Quilt Show.
Alex Anderson is known as the host of HGTV's Simply Quilts. She is a national spokesperson for BERNINA of America and the author of 30 books. To learn more about Alex, visit www.alexandersonquilts.com.
A Common Thread is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing 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.acommonthreadsewing.com.
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, 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 Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.