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AURORA, Ill. – January 25, 2017 – BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that BERNINA Sewing Etc., a BERNINA Dealer in Ridgeland, Miss., will host a one-day Ricky Tims Mastery Class on February 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The topics Ricky will cover include:  “Quilt like a Caveman;” “Eleven Tricks Every Quilter Should Know;” and “Design to Impress:  Making Easy Look Hard!”  The event will take place at the Dealer, located at 665 South Pear Orchard Road, Suite 104 in Ridgeland.  Participants will learn innovative quilting and unique tricks.  Ricky will also share secrets about his convergence quilt and primitive patchwork.  The cost is $125.00 and includes lunch, a special notebook and access to BERNINA machines including the BERNINA 770 Quilter’s Edition (B 770 QE), the Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm quilting machines and Q-matic Automation.  Additionally, the Dealer will be offering a 60 month finance option with zero percent interest on purchases of $3,000 or more.  Registration is required as seating is limited.  To register, call (601)991-2120 or stop by the store.
The B 770 QE is a sewing and quilting machine with an optional embroidery module. It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch high-resolution color touch screen, an updated user interface, and a programmable foot control. The B 770 QE also features the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) and BERNINA Patchwork foot #97D, along with 327 stitches, 50 quilting stitches, and enough memory storage for four personal programs.  For more information, visit
The Q24 and Q20 are BERNINA's first Longarm quilting machines. The Q24 is equipped with a throat space of 24 inches wide and 11 inches high and the Q20 offers 20 inches of throat space, a generous depth and height to better manage large quilts. The machines come standard with a number of innovative features, including a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry's only presser foot tension release for threading ease. Additionally, an intuitive color touchscreen interface, programmable handles, and a unique threading path with an integrated bobbin winder make the quilting process fast and easy. For more information, visit
Q-matic includes over 200 designs from several renowned European and US designers, as well as the option to upload .dxf file format patterns or BERNINA's proprietary. bqm file format patterns. To design and edit custom designs, Art & Stitch Quilt design and digitizing software is integrated into the Q-matic system. The multiple on-demand help functions will assist you in every step of creating and placing your quilting designs. The 21.5" all-in-one touch PC mounted to the side of the frame guarantees comfortable access to your designs and designing features. It also provides easy customization with a touch of a finger. Additionally, the wide screen allows you to easily place the designs and fully control the final pattern stitch-out. With the one-touch quick belt release system, you can switch from automated quilting to freehand quilting within seconds. Due to the side mounted PC and the one-touch quick belt release system, the Q Series machine remains lightweight and maneuverable.  For more information, visit
BERNINA Sewing Etc. 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
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 online.    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:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew
blog at  To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.