Shiisa Quilts – Welcome

Welcome to Shiisa Quilts
Shiisa Quilts Bernina Sewing Center opened its doors in January 2008 with a full line of Bernina machines, an extensive line of Horn of America furniture, and 1000 bolts of high quality fabric. Our walls are filled with a large selection of current books, patterns, notions, giftware and note cards. You’ll be sure to find that perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite quilting friend! read more->

The bunny is shopping for Asian fabrics…

Don’t Miss Our August Newsletter!

Breaking News and Newest Arrivals!!
updated September 10

New Arrivals!!
From Benartex: Flower Show II and Noble Family and some beautiful new kits!!

From Westminster/Rowan: Martha Negley and Kaffe Fassett prints

From Marcus Brothers: Mocha Meringue Batiks

Don’t miss the Fall Sale!! Great prices on brand new Berninas!!
Buy a 730 and get the suitcase system FREE!!

We’ve moved more fabric to the “markdown area” — it won’t last long!!
Be sure to check out the $1.99 per yard fabric!!

updated September 5


Little Bernina Black Bag Special AND Sew Green Special for September
Buy 5 spools of thread, get the 6th one FREE!!

The Shiisa Quilts Wish List is here!!
It’s time to start thinking ahead to the holidays — Fill in your Shiisa Quilts Wish List form

and let your family and friends know how to get you exactly what you want!!

Win a Bernina 830 from Bernina just in time for Christmas!


(5 entries will be drawn on December 19, 2008)

Buy a new (not demo/floor model) Artista 730 between now and November 30

and your warranty card will be your entry!!

updated September 1

Announcing the winner of the Activa White Pearl!!
Alice Ridge

Come in this week to check out our new fabrics:
Newton All Year from Clothworks

Floragraphix III from In the Beginning Fabrics

Get Your Classport and sign up for classes!!

updated August 23

Second Saturday Sampler Starts in September!!

Pre-registration is required!!

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month (at 10am sharp!) to make this stunning quilt!

As always, it’s way more beautiful “in person” — so check it out on the design wall in the classroom!

updated August 22
Have you checked out the new Bernina Website??

don’t forget to register so you’ll get their updates!!

Get your Shiisa Quilts ClassPort and start registering for great classes!!

We’re making BIG PLANS for fall!! Check the calendar often for updates!!

Come in this weekend to get your Shiisa Quilts Classport!!

Especially for Teens!!

You asked for it — you’ve GOT IT!! Sewing for Kids!!

updated August 5

Don’t Miss Our Adorable Embroider-able Bear Party!!

updated August 4

Introducing…. the Activa White Pearl
We’re all anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Bernina 8 Series… but did you know that there’s another new Bernina? This very special limited edition Activa White Pearl is a real beauty! The White Pearl is hand-painted and numbered and is sure to become a Collector’s Item!

The Activa White Pearl would be a very special gift for a very special person in your life… but the supply is limited, so don’t delay!


One lucky Shiisa Quilts customer who reserves a Bernina 820 or 830 by August 30th

will WIN an Activa White Pearl!! Order the Bernina 820 or 830 with the Bernina Quilt Frame or Bernina Cabinet and get 2 entries! (Sorry, no entries for accessories only!)

updated July 23
Make Plans NOW to attend Quilts from the Heartland
sponsored by the Bloomington Quilters’ Guild
at the Bloomington Convention Center – November 14 & 15!!
We’ll have a booth, of course!! And we’re working on scheduling a Book Signing Party with Kate Lenkowsky to celebrate her new book Contemporary Quilt Art

Bernina launches The Sewing Republic!!
I love the t-shirt shrinkdown! 🙂

updated July 11

Update for My Label 3D Pattern Design Software available!!
Service Pack 1 for My Label provides the following:

With this Service Pack the BERNINA My Label runs under Windows Vista™.

Along with this some other corrections have been made:

1. Text corrections in the My Label help menu.

2. Compatibility with Windows Vista™.

3. Simulation adjustments:

3.1. Classic jacket

3.2. Tailored Shirt

3.3. Vest

4. Necessary corrections to the marking of the pattern pieces of the gored Skirt.