Marine Vinyl is so fun to use! In this class you will learn when to use marine vinyl and when not to, as well as tips and tricks of application. You will leave this class fired up and ready to tackle all things Marine Vinyl
Join Peggy and Beth as they share with you how to do a machine applique fromstart to finish. We’ll discuss the difference in a traditional satin stitch finish design versus the beanstitch, blanket stitch and zigzag stitch finish. You will also learn what you need to know about layering fabric to create those special designs. I’ll show you tips and techniques to get a clean andprofessional look every time.
Think outside the box and learn to craft with cork and use cork to “jazz” up your projects!
It’s time to get organized and save time! Make sure you have all the sewing/craft room essentials. Stay up-to-date with the latest products, tricks and tips with Angela!
Have you ever considered taking your business or hobby to a craft show, feel overwhelmed on where to start? In this class you will learn from Corena with Bella Bleu Embroidery. She is a seasoned craft show veteran, and will share with you the tips she has learned along the way to not only have an eye catching booth but also how to maximize your profits.
Discover 5 key ingredients and how to develop those keys into a comprehensive plan that will guide you to success. This is not the spiral bound glossy business plan you take to a bank to get a loan (though it can easily turn into that), this is the nitty-gritty details of what is going to make your business tick and how you are going to take over the world – or whatever your aspirations are for your business. We are going to start with Why, define the people involved, set some goals, craft a marketing plan, and have some budgets to work from. There will be small exercises throughout the class and lots of open discussions about how to make your company more successful with a working business plan that will become the document you and those involved in your business make decisions based on.
Are you tired of doing the same thing over and over? Why not combine two very powerful machines your silhouette and glowforge to create something unique, and fun? You and your customers will fall in love with the end result. This will add a whole new dimension to your crafting abilities and to your shop.
Are you interested in digitizing? Start from the basics – digitizing is drawing a shape and assigning a stitch type. This class will start with this concept and work thru how to work with graphics/photos/drawings to create embroidery designs. This will be a great primer for those interested in learning more about the whole embroidery design creation process.
There are some common pricing strategies that on the surface seem sound. In fact, people repeat them so often many people think those strategies are gospel and are the way to a successful business. But while they might provide a small uptick to your sales numbers initially, your company’s profitability and long-term health can suffer. You will find yourself in the continuous loop of having to reduce prices to a point where you can’t sustain your company any longer. In this seminar, we will show you 3 common strategies to avoid and why they can get you in trouble quickly. After helping you look at your pricing strategy differently, we will leave you with a strategy that has been proven to work during my 22 years in the industry. You will leave looking at your pricing in a different mindset. This way you can not only generate more profit, give yourself more protection from the mistakes and downturns, but also create raving fans. With embroidery, sublimation and vinyl, you have the opportunity to not only create things on demand but to create experiences your customers will love. Let’s utilize that to create a win-win pricing strategy.
Bean stitch appliques are on the trend right now and that is my specialty. They are so quick to stitch. However, bean stitch applique is a new learning curve for most. It’s so different from satin and requires different techniques to get the best look. This class will show you all the dos and don’ts for bean stitch applique. I’ll share all my secrets and tips with you. If you are on the fence about bean stitch applique, please join our class. There are so many reasons to love bean stitch appliques. However, I do warn you, once you conquer the techniques, you may not want to stitch anything but bean stitch.
As a small business owner, yoga instructor, success principles trainer, mother of an active sporty 10 year old boy, and wife of a work-a-holic passionate business coach, balance is a word I have a love/hate relationship with. Some days it can feel like a myth, other days my dreams do come true. I have found that by being intentional, having that balanced feeling is completely possible. I want to share my journey and resources I use daily to keep it all together. Literal balance in your work and life is just not feasible, so we have to let go of the myth. I know I can’t spend 4 hours being a great mother and wife, 4 hours working, 4 hours on self care and 4 hours supporting my community, family and friends, then get a refreshing 8 hours of sleep. Our lives and work go in cycles, so you have to manage your time, commit to priorities and be able to say yes to the great stuff by saying no to the good. We will do some exercises, I will show you some practices and processes that work for me and give you the tools to adapt those to your needs.
Are you selling on Etsy, or thinking about joining Etsy? This class is for you. Shaina will be teaching all the tricks she has learned as she has grown her business. You will learn what makes a product sell, and how to get more views on Etsy. You will also learn common mistakes that keep your listing from selling.
If you already have a business, and are ready to take it to the next level, or are planning to start a business and want to get off to a great start, this is the class for you. In this class we will discuss how to build a Shopify website from start to finish. The end result will be a professional looking website that will be sure to catapult your business. Make sure to bring your notebook, you will want to take notes!
Join Judy Fredenburoh – National Educator for RNK Distributing as she guides you on how to personalize a zipper bag using your embroidery machine. These bags are so quick and easy to create, and you can add your own creative touches to them with just a few changes! You will even learn how to use your embroidery machine to install zippers.
Knowing your niche market and target customer are key to your business’s success. Here you will learn how to identify and focus on that niche, and how to make that laser focus translate into more sales for your shop. You will learn how to make your niche work for you.
If you are a one person show, or managing a team, this class is for you! Scaling and hiring that 1st, 2nd, or 3rd etc. employee is scary. In this class you will learn when the right time to hire is, how to manage those employees and how to continue to grow your business.
Selling in today’s “virtual” world can be difficult. Here you will learn everything from lighting to staging in order to create a photo that will appeal to your target market. You will learn how to use those photos, and translate them into more sales!
Join Judy Fredenburgh National Educator for RNK Distributing as she guides you on how to create your won quilting templates using RNK products. This technique will allow you to take your design over your entire quilt with ease.
Join Rick Coartney with Heat Transfer Solutions as he explains the basic kinds of Heat Transfer Vinyl available and their application on a variety of materials. Learn to get creative using special effect products like glitter, flock, foil, and other latest technology products including 4 color printable heat transfer vinyl for those that have a wide format printer that uses solvent, eco-solvent and latex inks.
Have you ever wanted to work with fusibles? In this class, you will learn the following:
Creating layered applique with a silicone mat.
Cutting pre-fused fabric on home cutters.
How to print and/or draw patterns onto paper backing of Hotfix Adhesive.
Join Corena with Bella Bleu Designs as she teaches you tips on how to start a sublimation business. SHe will discuss everything from products, equipement and designs. After this class you will be able to hit the ground running with your sublimation business.
Join Judy Fredenburgh national educator for RNK Distributing, as she guides you through the creation of a FUN Mother’s Day banner using Quilters Select Craft N Cutand Brother Scan N Cut! With the tools you see in this class, these banners are FUN and easy. The possibilities are endless and no two will be the same.
Have you heard decorators lament in Facebook Groups that you can either provide great customer service or you can make money? Unfortunately those decorators are actually unsure of what real customer service is all about. Most people think to be customer centric you must bend over backwards for ever customers whim and wish no matter what. But the reality is companies that provide great customer service not only don’t bend over backwards for every customer request, but they many times say NO gracefully. Customer service is about setting clear expectations, developing policies that support your ideal customers and always taking the high road because you lead with empathy. In this seminar we will show you how to manage and set customer expectations. Then what to do when there is an issue so you can not only save the day, but create raving loyal fans.
Motifs are pretty and fun to work with. From elegant embossed designs on textured fabrics to pumping up your satin appliqué finishing stitches, we will explore some fun ways to use motifs in our embroidery designs.
One of the hottest trends is neckline embroidery – for curved necklines and V-necks. From names to cute sayings to inspirational quotes – this embellishment has a vintage looks but is easily created with your embroidery machine. Lisa will show how to choose the right font, create the layout in software, hoop your garment correctly and stitch your design layout EXACTLY where you want it – no guessing.
Are you interested in learning how to make Embrilliance work for you? In this class, Lisa Shaw will “expose” all the hidden things that Embrilliance has to offer, highlighting all the things that will make running your business easier. Creating font selection , finding designs etc
Are you afraid to get to cutting with your Silhouette? In this class you will learn the how to use silhouette studio so you can create those fun projects you have always wanted to. You will learn some tricks that will be major time savers. Its time to get out of your own head and create something fun and beautiful using the silhouette!
With just a heat press and 4 seconds you can offer screen printed apparel. At this class we will introduce heat presses and talk about how to create art, order and press screen printed transfers. This is a great addition to your embroidery or vinyl business.
Machine Embroidery Enthusiasts, come learn what else your embroidery machine can do! Such as: make toys or become a florist. How about paper piecing without using your brain? What about putting embroidery on things you CAN NOT get in the hoop? YES, your embroidery machine can do all of this, and so much more.
For instance, did you know your embroidery machine is also a dye cutting tool? Did you know you can “sew” int he hoop? Whip up wonders with your embroidery machine – Let Evy from a Bit of Stitch show you how!
Let me show you how to become a carpenter and build a house in the hoop. Tips , trick and everything else you need to know to use your embroidery machine to build 3D castles, fairy cottages, and more!
Learn the benefits of adding a Glowforge desktop laser cutter to your vinyl and embroidery projects. In this session, Lisa Potts will explain the Glowforge laser, what it does, its benefits, its limitations and if it’s time to add it to your business. Join us as we discover this machine and how it can set you apart in your business.
Looking to learn more about sublimation? Have questions on how to get started as well as what is needed? Jay from Paper Pluz will show you the do’s and don’ts of sublimation and graphics from this craft and will share 25 years of knowledge in the t- shirt business. Don’t miss out on learning how to make money in this industry. There will be door prizes and giveaways!
Siser Vinyl Products are so versatile! Come join Stephanie with Siser as se engages you in using vinyl with embroidery, sublimation and outside the box applications. Lots of show and tell time fore questions. Come join the FUN!
Owning a small business can change your life and provide financial freedom, but pricing is a key component to your success. While it is really fun to create your beautiful product, do you really know how much you are making? If you are not sure, or just wat some tips on putting money in the bank, come join me. We will be breaking the whole thing down from cost of materials, extra costs ad fees the effect on the community as a whole, and (most importantly) we will discuss the value of your time! I hope to see you there!
Promoting your handmade products on social media can be a very successful tool to growing your business. We will talk about the top social media platforms you should be using in your handmade business and tips for how to get started.
Machine Embroidery is so much fun, but what about when and “oops” happens? Can you fix that? YES, you can! Evy fixes the glitches in the stitches during her adventures with machine embroidery. Plus, learn Evy’s favorite tips and tricks for hooping, stabilizing and applique. Did you know that you can figure out the stabilizer your project requires with ONE easy question? Learn about toppers and undercover materials , and how to use them to make your embroidery designs perfect, no matter what you put them on. Got show- through? Discover how to fix that/ Get anxious over aligning designs? Drop you needle and deep six that anxiety. After almost thirty years of machine embroidery experience, Evy from a Bit of Stitch has a stockpile of “save the project” fixes to share with you.
Learn Maintenance tips including proper oiling and cleaning on your multi needle machine. Go over settings and color change options. Discuss backing types and features along with the differences and uses of stabilizer and specialty backing. Test and try hooping aids including Mighty hoops, Hooptech Clamping systems and Durkee frames. See the use of hooping aides and techniques along with new industry products including embroidery software choices.
Are you interested in adding transfers to your business? Lean what sets the OKI white toner printer apart. In this class you will learn the basics on how to use this machine, as well as all the things you will need in order to hit the ground running with digital transfers.
Join Melissa with Designs by Little Bee as she discusses all things embroidery. In this class you will learn embroidery basics like stabilizer, and how to hoop. We will also discuss ways to overcome many common embroidery mishaps. For example, how to fix a mis spelled name, the correction for missed stitches, stitching with the wrong thread color and SO much more! This is a must attend class!
Laser engraved items have never been more popular. Let Barbara with Wild About Me Blanks show what it takes to get started and explore the versatility of Epilog Laser cutters.
We are going to work in StitchArtist and create a customized key fob turned into a luggage tag and then transformed into a patch. Since this is an in the hoop design that we are creating, we will be spending some time planning our project and then putting that plan into action – ie creating our design in our software. Those that choose to take the class using the demo version will learn a lot about how the software works, but will not be able to save so everyone will get Lisa’s version of the finished files to play with when they get home
We will go through the basics of the programs from opening designs, resizing, adding lettering, and other customizing functions. From changing colors to adding new colors and working with parts of designs – the learning won’t stop there! We will get into the sewing simulator and learn how to check out designs before they stitch – yes you can resize but how do you know when its a good idea – or better yet, when you REALLY REALLY should do a test sew to verify its a good idea. Bring your questions and come ready to learn. There is so much to the programs, and we will cover lots of tips &tricks to help you customize your designs quickly and easily.
Have you ever wanted to have the chance to join some of your favorite vendors in a formal panel discussion? Here is your chance. You will get to listen to questions be answered, and will have a chance to ask your own. Bring your bestie and join us for a fun, informative time. This is an exclusive event that is only open to the first 100 people. We will have donuts and coffee during a pre – show meet and greet. The classroom will open at 8:30 and the panel discussion will begin at 9:00 am.You do not want to miss this!
Lisa Shaw – Embrilliance
Corena – Bella Bleu
Richard – SewingMachine.com
Nicky – Sassy Subber
Stephanie – Siser
Aaron – Our Success Group
Workshop Registration: 8:00 am (for those taking Friday workshops ONLY)
Early Bird Registration: 2:30PM – 6:30 PM(early registration recommended for those attending the Friday sip and shop and those with an early Saturday Class)
Hands on Workshop Hours:
–Quick and Easy ITH Gifts(Hands On) – Julie Griffey -8:30 – 11:30
– Hands on Stitchartist Workshop with Lisa Shaw – 12:00pm –2:30 pm
– Hands On Essentials Workshop with Lisa Shaw: 3:00- 5:30
EARLY BIRD SIP AND SHOP : 6:00 – 8:00 Sip and shop with be in the vendor floor and will be your first look of the vendor floor (early bird ticket required). We will also have a cash bar available at this time
Hands On Workshop 1 : Quick and Easy ITH Gifts – Julie Griffey 8:30 am
Hands On Workshop 2 : Stitchartist – Lisa Shaw 12:00 pm
Hands On Workshop 3: Essentials – Lisa Shaw 3:00 PM
Registration 7:30 -4:00
Trade Flood Hours: 9:00 – 5:30
Class Hours: 8:00- 6:30 (Classes are 1 hour long and will be held at the same time that the trade floor is open) Classes begin at 8:00, 9:45, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00, and 5:30
Demo Times: Demos will be held INSIDE the trade floor(no additional cost). We will have a scheduled demo between each class. 9:15, 11:00, 12:45, 2:45, 4:15
Concession Hours: Concession will be available for purchase inside the vendor hall from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Back to Basics – Applique -Peggy with Pegboard Crafts 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Creating and Editing SVG files-Julie Griffey Machine Embroidery Geek 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Making Embrillance Work for YOU– Lisa Shaw -8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Screen Printing with Just a Heat Press– Transfer Express – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
*HANDS ON CLASS* Multimedia- Using different Techniques to elevate a project -Stephanie Young – Siser -8:00 AM – 10:45 AM
In The Hoop Embroidery -Melissa Bryan – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Sewing and Craft Room Essentials– All Stitched Up with Angela- 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Sublimation 101 – Michael Kaminsky -Sublimation 101- 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Digitizing 101– Lisa Shaw- 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Canva Digital Marketing for Beginners-The Sassy Subber- 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Cutting Fabric and HTV Vinyl for Applique Using Electronic Cutter– Stephanie with Siser- 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Epilog Laser Engraver – Epilog Staff- 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
What Can You Do with Water Soluble Stabilizer – SWAK Embroidery – Jennett Freaman-11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Keys to Starting a Product Decorating Business -Aaron Montgomery-11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Digitizing Lettering -Lisa Shaw-11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Multi Needle Machines – Tips and Tricks-SewingMachine.Com-11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Silhouette Studio Basics– Melissa Bryan- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Social Media/ Grabbing Clients, and Building Fanbase using Canva – The Sassy Subber -11:30 AM -12:30 PM
Organizing your Studio, the Laser Bee Way –Laser Bee Studios- 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Scrap Busters -All Stitched Up with Angela -1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Neckline Embroidery-Lisa Shaw -1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
CRIO Digital Transfers 101-Sewingmachine.Com-1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Next Level Crafting with Silhouette and Glowforge -Lisa Potts-1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Computer Basics for Embroiders and Printers -Julie Griffey Machine Embroidery Geek- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Unlocking Your Full Potential -Aaron Montgomery-3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mining the Modern Client– Jay Doyscher of TJ Stitch – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Quilting In the Hoop -A&A Sewing Staff – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Working with Fusible for Applique, Quilting and much more -Hot Fix Adhesive -3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cutting Up with the Scan N Cut -All Brands -3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Digitizing 3 Embroidery Trends -Quick 2 Stitch – Ramona McKee -5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Finding Your Customers/ Standing Out in a Crowd -Aaron Montgomery -5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Beyond the Hoop -A&A Sewing Staff -5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
It’s Laser Beams- Exploring Glowforge as an Addition to your Vinyl and Embroidery Business-Lisa Potts -5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tile Scene Embroidery – Lola Pink Fabrics – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 -12:00
Trade Flood Hours: 8:30 – 3:30
Class Hours: 8:30- 2:30 (Classes are 1 hour long, and will be held at the same time the trade floor is open) Classes begin at 8:30, 10:15, 12:00, and 1:30
Demo Times: Demos will be held INSIDE the trade floor(no additional cost). We will have a scheduled demo between each class. 9:45, 11:30, 1:15, 2:45, 3:00
Giveaway Ceremony: Ceremony begins at 3:30 and will last about 30 min. You MUST be present to win.
Bits and Pieces -Peggy with Pegboard Crafts -8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
All About That Cork -All Stitched Up with Angela -8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Marketing and Pricing your Sublimation Projects – Michael Kaminsky – Sublimation 101 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Patch Making – All Brands -8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Vendor Meet and Great (Vendor Panel) – Room opens at 8 AM starts at 8:30AM-9:30 AM
Fabric Frenzy – Libby Ashcraft 8:30 – 9:30 AM
It’s Time to Take Action -Aaron Montgomery-10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Advanced Methods in Sublimation to Make your Work Flow Easier -The Sassy Subber -10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Making Embrillance Work for You– Lisa Shaw -10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Embellish It – Sublimation Vs. Digital Transfer – Sewingmachine.com -10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Brother 10 Needle Business Possibilities– All Brands -10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
E Commerce for Beginners – Julie Machine Embroidery Geek -12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Advanced Silhouette Studio – Lisa Potts – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Digitizing 101 -Lisa Shaw -12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Needles and Thread, When to Use What?!- SWAK Embroidery Jennet Freaman- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tapping Into the Emotional Marketplace -All Stitched Up with Angela- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Be Creative Using Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl– Stephanie Young with Siser-1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Pricing for Profit– Aaron Montgomery -1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Advanced Applique -Mellissa Bryan – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Using Collaboration to Grow and Protect Your Business– TJ Stitch- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Photography- Enhance your photos– Julie Machine Embroidery Geek- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Fun With Fonts – Libby Ashcraft – 1:30-2:30PM
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The brother 10 needle machine is a wonderful tool to help you grow your craft, and business. In this class, you will learn all the things that this machine has to offer, and how you can use it to start or grown an embroidery business.
Tile Scene Embroidery – Salon G / Vermillion – 72 – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Learn now to create a beautiful mosaic masterpiece using your embroidery machine. In this class you will learn what a tile scene is, and how to use your embroidery machine to create a beautiful work of art.
Fabric Frenzy – Libby Ashcraft – Salon G / Vermillion – 72 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Fun With Fonts – Libby Ashcraft- Salon G / Vermillion – 72 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
We all love those fancy fonts with all the swirls and curls. Learn how to access those special
characters – it’s easier than you think! We’ll talk about where to find fonts, how to access them
in Silhouette Studio and how to work with special fonts like wingdings. You’ll be a font expert
once you master these tips and tricks!
This class will take you through the tips and tricks for successful fabric cutting with your
electronic cutter! Learn how to stabilize fabric (both with and without a backing) for clean, crisp
cuts. Create no-sew Fabric projects with your cutter. No more tedious trimming appliqué pieces
in the hoop!! Libby shares the tips and tricks for cutting, importing embroidery designs into
your software and cutting your appliqué pieces.
– HANDS ON WORKSHOP – Multimedia- Using different Techniques to elevate a project – Stephanie Saturday 3/4 8:00 am – 10:45 AM
– Cutting Fabric and HTV Vinyl for Applique Using Electronic Cutter– Stephanie with Siser Saturday 1:15 – 2:15 PM
– Quick Money Makers – Stephanie with Siser Saturday 3/4 5:30 – 6:30 PM
– Vendor Meet and Greet (Vendor Panel) Sunday Room Opens at 8 Panel begins at 8:30
– Be Creative Be Siser Sunday 1:30 – 2:30 PM
We all love to make MONEY! In this class you will learn some quick projects that you can crank out and use to increase your profit margin!
Do you want to save time using an electronic cutter to cut your fabric for applique using an electronic cutter? In this class Stephanie will walk you through how to save time and fabric using your electronic cutter. She will also teach you how to use heat transfer vinyl as your “fabric” for applique. This will be a fun class that will teach you some awesome new applique techniques.
Are you looking for a class where you can learn different techniques that can help you create a project that is truly unique? In this class you will be learning how to incorporate several disciplines into one project. For example, vinyl, embroidery, and heat press. This class will be super fun, as Stephanie Young with Siser leads the way. It will be a very interactive class in which you will be able to press items during the class. It takes up two class times, so you have plenty of time to complete the project.
All who sign up for this class will walk away with a special goodie bag provided by Stephanie
Are you interested in adding a new technique to your shop? Learn the ins and outs of Sublimation. Here you will learn the ins and outs, techniques, and equipment must haves. This can be a valuable tool to be able to offer more variety to your customers.
SVG files are a versatile vector-based art format that are used by embroidery digitizers and graphic designers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own original vector-based art (in SVG format) as well as edit existing files. We’ll be locating and installing new fonts, covering common editing techniques, and experimenting with brushes, lines, and shapes to produce different looks. Don’t think you have the right software? Have no fear – we will be using freely available programs.
Are you curious what you can create with vinyl? In this class Stephanie will introduce Siser vinyl and teach you tips and tricks to feel confident when creating your designs. This is the introduction class, and she will also be teaching a more advanced class.
Earrings, Ornaments, Sun Catchers – Free standing lace and
Learn how to make your own beautiful open lace design files.
Learn why freestanding lace works and how to build your design so it doesn’t melt apart when you wash away the stabilizer. We’ll learn how to use an open lace background and learn how to make column lace. And in addition, we’ll learn how to add fringe. Even though the digitizing concepts can be used in any software, I will be teaching using Embrilliance Stitch Artist Digitizing Software.
Don’t let the tech side of embroidery scare you! In this workshop, I’ll teach you how to locate, extract and transfer files on both a MAC and a PC. We’ll also discuss common file formats and how they are used. Finally, I’ll share tips and tricks for file organization, backup and making your workflow smoother.
Jay will lead the class through a tricks and trades of unearthing customers in a variety of ways. With nearly 19 years in the decorated apparel industry there’s still so much to learn every day. Bring your best tips and tricks, and he will share those he has as well.
Think outside the hoop and learn to enhance upcycled garments with embroidery techniques. Creating one-of-a-kind art pieces is within your grasp!
Teach your embroidery machine a new trick as you finish up those quilt tops like a professional! Learn about magnetic hoops and see how easy it is to take your quilt making to the next level with edge-to-edge quilting on your embroidery machine.
One of the hottest trends is neckline embroidery – for curved necklines and V-necks. From names to cute sayings to inspirational quotes- this embellishment has a vintage look but is easily created with your embroidery machine. Lisa will show you how to choose the right font, create the layout in software, hoop your garment correctly and stitch your design layout EXACTLY where you want it – no guessing.
How to digitize lettering – In this class we will delve into the tools and process followed to create designs that happen to look like letters – focusing on those created with the satin turning angle column style of embroidery. Satin stitches are the strongest stitches that can cause the most movement when stitched – in embroidery “bad words” think puckering, pulling, clumping and muddy looking stitches. So, we will discuss the planning as well as the digitizing tools and their implementation in order to get the results we are looking for.
Are you thinking about starting a business but just don’t know where to start? This is the class for you as success business coach, Aaron Montgomery has been in this industry for over 22 years. He motivates product decorators to develop a foundation to start and grow quickly. This class will cover everything from the nuts and bolts of starting your business, partnering with the right vendors, and finding the right markets for sales instead of just throwing things against the wall to see what sticks. We will also cover the fundamentals that make a strong business foundation so you can have a great plan will help guide you through the rough patches
Join Angela for the best ways to use all of those craft room scraps.
Is there an area of your business you are feeling stuck? Having a hard time moving forward? Do you want more fulfillment and joy in your day-to-day business life? This is not your typical business seminar, but this could be the most valuable session you attend. The reality is your external challenges are actually caused by your internal roadblocks. Aaron Montgomery from Our Success Group has been around decorated apparel businesses since 2000. The common theme from his experience is that most companies have all the resources they need to solve their external challenges. It is a limiting belief or pre-conceived notion holding you back from asking for the order, finding the help needed, investing in their success, or generally taking the action needed to achieve their goals. In this seminar, Aaron will walk you through a guided meditation and then help you unpack any limiting beliefs with proven resources. Then you will create an action plan to go get the success you deserve. Some people might feel like this is too out there for them, and those will be the people stuck in the same place they have always been. Time to move past your limiting beliefs.
Have you ever felt less than motivated, and overwhelmed when choosing the direction of your business? You are not alone, but it does not have to be this way. When we don’t work with the right customers or have that excitement about the possibility of working with our ideal customer, we don’t feel fulfilled. In this class, Aaron Montgomery will provide actionable steps to find your niche, then utilize that niche to stand out in a crowd with both your physical and online presence. Armed with the excitement of our niche market you will find fulfillment and motivation to grow a business that reflects your unique self. It’s time to stop trying to be all things to everyone and have a plan to be the best for your ideal customers.
When selling products online – your photos can make the difference between a sale and a polite pass. I’ll be teaching you some tips and tips for taking attractive product photos that help you sell your work. You will learn about composition, lighting, and how to use your smart phone camera to its fullest potential. We will also cover some basic image editing techniques, as well as sizing and compression principles to ensure your images look great and load quickly.
Quick and Easy ITH Gifts
Julie Griffey: Machine Embroidery Geek
8:30 – 11:30 Am
Room: Salon E St. Martin/ Salon F St. Mary Room
*** THIS IS A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP***
– It is strongly suggested that you bring your embroidery machine with you to this class. You will be stitching following the lecture portion of the class*** Included with your registration, you will receive materials needed to stitch during the class – thread and bobbin not included
Looking for a fun, creative, and productive way to use up those sewing room scraps? Julie from Machine Embroidery Geek has the perfect solution – in-the-hoop gifts! This hands-on workshop will show you how to transform fabric scraps into unique and thoughtful gifts, perfect for friends, family, or even yourself!
In this super informative HANDS-ON class, you’ll learn how to select the right fabrics and stabilizers for each project, as well as tips and tricks for success. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have 2+ completed projects, plus the skills and knowledge you need to continue making beautiful in-the-hoop creations at home.
Class price includes a kit that will be composed of material and stabilizer for projects to be stitched in class and over 20 Machine Embroidery Geek Designs to get you started. It is recommended you bring a machine as there will be none to rent. You will also need to bring an assortment of thread colors and a few extra prewound as well as empty bobbins.
–Hands on Stitch Artist Lisa Shaw 12:00-2:30 pm-Room: Salon E St. Martin/ Salon F St. Mary Room
–Hands on Embrillance Essentials Lisa Shaw 3:00 – 5:30 pm -Room: Salon E St. Martin/ Salon F St. Mary Room
– Making Embrillance Work for YOU– Lisa Shaw- Salon E St. Martin room/ Salon F St.Mary Room (seats 80)- 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
– Digitizing 101– Lisa Shaw -Salon E St. Martin/ Salon F St. Mary Room (seats 80)- 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
– Digitizing Lettering– Lisa Shaw -Salon E St.Martin Room/ Salon F St. Mary Room (Seats 80) – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
– Neckline Embroidery– Lisa Shaw -Salon E St Martin Room/ Salon F St Mary Room (seats 80) -1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
– Vendor Meet and Great (Vendor Panel)– Salon E St Martin Room/ Salon F St Mary Room (seats 80)- Room opens at 8 AM starts at 8:30AM-9:30 AM
– Digitizing 101– Lisa Shaw- Salon C Iberia Room (seats 110) -12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
How do we profit on sublimation products? It is simple math, we take the cost of the product and add $1.00 for sublimation paper & ink and the cost of shipping (buying in bulk saves shipping cost)! Then we use simple math the times table, X’s 1 to 5 for a profit ratio, for example a mug cost $2.00 blank add $1.00 for transfer paper and ink then add $2.00 freight for cost being the total cost of $5.00 using the times table by 3 will be $15.00 that’s a 300% PROFIT INSTANTLY in under 5 minutes work.
In this class we will talk about collaboration in the industry and how building a network can help avoid purchasing bad artwork (stolen and badly redrawn art from Etsy, online groups, drives, etc.) Other positives of building a network of people that you know, like and trust to avoid being scammed or ripped off by those that are just out to make a buck and disappear or that convert printers (such as DTF) and do not know what they are doing so the end product fails.
Do you ever get bored doing the same thing over and over again? In this class I will teach you the advanced applique that will elevate any project.
Pricing is an art form, but you can be a pricing rockstar if you implement proven strategies and avoid some common failures. Aaron hears way too many people claim to struggle with pricing, but he knows from experience that anyone can have a formula that will work for their business. And not just pricing to give away more products, but pricing strategies that put profit in your pockets. You will leave looking at your pricing in a different mindset. Aaron will leave you with action steps to go out and set your pricing so you will be confident in answering the question from your customers – How Much?
Stephanie from Siser will introduce you to a whole new world of crafting where embroidery and HTV collide. Combine embroidery with heat transfer vinyl, as appliqué, or as mixed media giving dimension. You name it – the possibilities are endless with Siser.
We have the unique gift and ability to meet the emotional needs of our customers. When we offer products to meet these needs, it not only gives them something super special but helps limit your business to exposure to recession. A goody bag will be provided in the class with a coupon, free pattern, and notion.
Let’s talk about needles and thread. I will compare rayon, poly, cotton, and metallic. I will talk about different weights and what to use them for. I will talk about different types of needles and what needles go with different types of fabric.
Are you interested in digitizing? Start from the basics – digitizing is drawing a shape and assigning a stitch type. This class will start with this concept and work through how to work with graphics/photos/drawings to create embroidery designs. This will be a great primer for those interested in learning more about the whole embroidery design creation process.
Level up on your Silhouette Studio skills. This is not your basic studio class, learn how to make your creations extra special!
If you already have a business and are ready to take it to the next level or are planning to start a business and want to get off to a great start, this is the class for you. In this class we will discuss how to build a Shopify website from start to finish. The result will be a professional looking website that will be sure to catapult your business. Make sure to bring your notebook, you will want to take notes!
Learn the differences between Sublimation and Digital Transfer by seeing the latest in equipment and accessories. Discover pricing and other important features of each of these awesome processes.
Which program is right for you? The whole purpose of software is to help you with your machine embroidery projects. To quickly do what you need to do with your computer so you can get stitching now! This class will show you how the Embrilliance programs work together to help you get the most from your software.
Tips and tricks on how to make your sublimation work flow easier and more successful. We will build on basics and you will learn some fun new techniques.
A lack of action is the biggest hurdle holding you back from turning your hobby into a business. Let’s face it you have all the answers to the questions and the resources you need to solve an external challenge standing in your way. It’s the internal challenges holding you back, and you are not alone. Roughly three in five Americans (61 percent) have had an idea for starting a business. But an overwhelming majority of those people—92 percent—didn’t follow through with turning their idea into reality. You will leave this class ready to be part of the 8% who launch and grow. Aaron Montgomery will techniques to overcome fear, create positive actions that keep you moving forward, and surround yourself with success. You will even learn the art of success, which will help you continue taking more positive actions until those actions add up, just like compound interest. Ready for lift-off?
Have you ever wanted to have the chance to join some of your favorite vendors in a formal panel discussion? Here is your chance. You will get to listen to questions being answered and will have a chance to ask your own. Bring your bestie and join us for a fun, informative time. This is an exclusive event that is only open to the first 100 people. We will have donuts and coffee during a pre – show meet and greet. Each attendee in this class will get a “virtual freebie – from the panelists” The classroom will open at 8:00 and the panel discussion will begin at 8:30 am. You do not want to miss this
Lisa – Embrilliance
Melissa – Big Bee Designs
Richard – Sewingmachine.com
Certain fabrics or products may be difficult to embroider on. Making patches and then affixing the patch to the product gives it a professional look and it takes the worry out of embroidering designs on thin fabrics. Learn about the process of making patches and how it can be beneficial and cost effective.
Do you have lots of fabric scraps and bits and pieces of this and that cluttering up your sewing room? Don’t throw them away yet. Faux leather, fabric, zippers, even stabilizer – big and little pieces. Join me for this fun class and turn that trash into cash.
In this class we will discuss all the things that the Brother Scan N Cut has to offer. It is a very versatile machine. Scandalous – Scan Designs – Cut Vinyl, Fabric and More…. Precise Cutting – Even Fussy Cut – Great for Applique, Embroidery Combination
Have you ever wanted to work with fusibles? In this class, you will learn the following:
Are you tired of doing the same thing over and over? Why not combine two very powerful machines, your silhouette and glowforge to create something unique, and fun? You and your customers will fall in love with the result. This will add a whole new dimension to your crafting abilities and to your shop.
Are you interested in adding transfers to your business? Learn what sets the CRIO printer apart. In this class you will learn the basics on how to use this machine, as well as all the things you will need to hit the ground running with digital transfers.
ORGANIZE YOUR STUDIO THE LASER BEE WAY!
Are you always looking for things instead of getting projects done? Can you not get to your machine,
iron or cutting table because of all the “stuff” on or around it? Come get some tips and ideas for
organizing your sewing/embroidery studio – from fabric to thread – so you have more time to play!
Use Canva to boost your social media and grow your following! Join Nicky as she teaches you the ins and outs of Canva and how to use it to grab your clients attention, and grow your fanbase. Canva is a wonderful tool, learn how to use it to your advantage.
In this session, I’ll show you the basic and most frequently used functions in Silhouette Studio and explain the variety of saving options and what they do. This class will give you a better understanding of the software and how to make it work for you to create your own one of a kind designs.
Learn Maintenance tips including proper oiling and cleaning on your Multi needle machine. Go over settings and color change options. Discuss backing types and features along with the differences and uses of stabilizer and specialty backing. Test and try hooping aids including Mighty hoops, Hooptech Clamping systems and Durkee frames. See the use of hooping aides and techniques along with new industry products including embroidery software choices
Do you know what you can do with water soluble stabilizer? Freestanding lace, towels and so much more! In This Class, Jennett will teach out all you need to know!
Thinking about adding a laser cutter/engraver to your business or hobby? An Epilog Laser associate will show you the benefits of owning an Epilog laser. He will explain the wide range of applications and materials and show examples of projects completed.
Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. It will make marketing your business a breeze. Let me help you understand how to use it and market your business.
Start from the basics – digitizing is drawing a shape and assigning a stitch type. This class will start with this concept and work through how to work with graphics / photos / drawings to create embroidery designs.
It’s time to get organized and save time! Make sure you have all the sewing/craft room essentials. Stay up to date with the latest products, tricks, and tips with Angela
It’s time to conquer your fear of In-the-hoop projects! It is both fun and rewarding to create your own Christmas ornaments, key fobs, or bag tags! I will walk you through step by step and show you how easy it is to create designs in the hoop of your embroidery machine.
With just a heat press and 4 seconds you can offer screen printed apparel. At this class we will introduce heat presses and talk about how to create art, order and press screen printed transfers. This is a great addition to your embroidery or vinyl business.
We’re talking applique with the embroidery machine. I love it and have been doing it for over 20 years. But you tend to forget that not everyone else knows how it is done. So many projects have their roots in applique, including the popular in-the-hoop projects – what I like to call functional applique. So, we are going back to the basics. We’ll go over the basic steps, talk about the different stitches that can be used, and suitable materials, including tips on working with faux leather.
*** THIS IS A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Please bring your personal computer with Essentials downloaded to class***- You will receive an email from Lisa Shaw prior to the class that outlines everything you need for the class
We will go through the basics of the programs from opening designs, resizing, adding lettering, and other customizing functions. From changing colors to adding new colors and working with the different parts of the designs – the learning won’t stop there! We will get into the sewing similar learn how to check out designs before they stitch – yes you can resize, but how do you know when it’s a good idea? Or, better yet, when you REALLY REALLY should do a test sew to verify it’s a good idea. Bring your questions and come ready to learn. There is so much to this program, and we will cover lots of tips and trips to help you customize your designs quickly and easily.
*** THIS IS A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Please bring your personal computer with Stitchartist downloaded to class***- You will receive an email from Lisa Shaw prior to the class that outlines everything you need for the class
We are going to work in Stitch Artist at the beginner level to learn a bit of digitizing and how the tools work in our software. From fills to outlines, planning your project – We will even go over in the hoop designs. We are going to have some fun learning what it is to create original designs without stress! Those that choose to take the class using the demo version will learn a lot about how the software works but will not be able to save.
More added weekly!
WE HAVE THREE HOTEL BLOCKS
Hyatt Place Biloxi: $115/night Reference code “G-EVEM” Reserve by either calling 228.206.0950 or online at https://www.hyatt.com/biloxi. After inputting the dates, select the CORPORATE OR GROUP CODE under the SPECIAL RATES tab then insert the code “G-EVEM” Direct link to the group: https://www.hyatt.com/shop/gptzb?location=Hyatt%20Place%20Biloxi&checkinDate=2021-09-08&checkoutDate=2021-09-12&rooms=1&adults=1&kids=0&corp_id=G-evem
Double Tree: $129/night Reference the group code EEM when making reservations through the central reservations line 800-446-6677 or use the Booking Link: https://group.doubletree.com/EEM. Reservations should be made by Monday August 9th to get the discounted rate.
Best Western Oak Manor: 855-516-1090 $69 (for up to 2 people and $10 additional person) Wed-Thurs and $119 on Fri-Sat. Mention group code is EE21 at the time you make reservations. Please be specific about the dates of stay or the computer will assume you are staying four nights.
Join us for a night of fun on Friday, September 10th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We will be having a vendor panel, where all in attendance can ask questions to their favorite vendors. This will be a “debate” style. Each vendor will be introduced, and then we will take turns asking each vendor a question from the audience. We will have sweet treats and kick off the fun with a crazy hat contest. You must register in advance to enter the contest and the winner will receive $200.00 in cash. The contest will be judged by the attendees in attendance. We will have a meet and greet following the vendor panel. This will be a great night of fun and networking among like minded people.
We will have early bird shopping available to the first 300 attendees that register for the early bird registration. Early bird registration will be on Friday, September 11th, 2021 from 9:30 am until 11:00 am. Not only will you be able to shop early with no large crowds or lines, but most vendors will also have a early bird shopping only booth specials.
We are all a fan of shirts for every occasion. This year, we are offering an Everything Embroidery Market Tee. If you purchase one here: https://everything-embroidery-market.creator-spring.com/listing/everything-embroidery-market-c and wear it to the event, then you can go to the registration desk and get and extra ticket for the grand prize drawings that will happen on Saturday at 3:00 pm. There are thousands of dollars in giveaway items! Its going to be so very fun!
Trade-show floor will be open from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 13th and 9:30-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 14th. **Trade-show floor opens at 9:30 am on Friday, March 13th for Early Bird Shopping ticket holders only. We will have a closing ceremony with grand prize drawings beginning at 3:00 on Saturday. Check-in and on-site registration will be available on Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm, Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm, & Saturday from 8:00am-noon. If you have an early class on Friday we advise you to get checked in on Thursday.
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Biloxi, MS Class Schedule
Skill level: Any, but this class is paced for beginner or new embrilliance user
Requirements: If you want to participate in this class hands on, you must bring your laptop with Embrilliance Essentials installed and authorized. The Demonstration version can also be used for this class. The Embrilliance software can be run natively on BOTH Mac and Windows computers, so both operating systems are welcome. Those that are using Designer’s Gallery EmbroideryWorks are also welcome to take this class. If you have questions about the topic/requirements BEFORE signing up for this class, please contact Lisa via her website form at www.Sew-Bubbles.com/EEM2019
Embrilliance Essentials can open up a whole new work in your machine embroidery adventures! It allows you to be even more creative and design new and personalized embroidery projects. In this hands on class, we will use Embrilliance Essentials to merge designs, change and remove elements from existing designs, add lettering and more. The tools in Essentials allow you to easily change up the designs in your stash. They will quickly become one of a kind personalized expressions that you will enjoy stitching.
NOTE: Designs and PDF notes are provided at the beginning of class. Please arrive promptly (or up to 15 min early) so that we can make sure that you get the files transferred from USB to your desktop.
Skill: Any, but this class is paced for someone who is familiar with how embroidery designs stitch at
the machine. If you are new to machine embroidery and still learning your machine, you may feel more
comfortable taking this class without a laptop or looking on with a friend. Those that are also taking the first
class hands on or have been using the Embrilliance Essentials and want to learn more will be comfortable
taking this class.
Requirements: If you want to participate in this class hands on, you must bring your laptop with Embrilliance
Enthusiast installed and authorized. The Demonstration version can also be used for this class. The
Embrilliance software can be run natively on BOTH Mac and Windows computers, so both operating systems
are welcome. Those that are using Designer’s Gallery EmbroideryWorks are also welcome to take this class.
If you have questions about the topic/requirements BEFORE signing up for this class, please contact Lisa via
her website form at www.Sew-Bubbles.com/EEM2018
Take your embroidery design customizing one step further with Embrilliance Enthusiast. Although we LOVE
the patented Knockdown stitching in Enthusiast, there are many more functions to this program that you
don’t want to miss out on! In this class we will play with stitch editing to break apart our designs into
elements that we can then use to create new designs. From frames for labels and wreaths for monograms,
we will play with the automated functions and see how these streamlined features can take our design
customizing to the next level.
NOTE: Designs and PDF notes are provided at the beginning of class. Please arrive promptly (or up to 15 min
early) so that we can make sure that you get the files transferred from USB to your desktop.
Yes, you read the title correctly! This is a hands-on digitizing workshop geared not only to those who are considering digitizing, but also to those who have been digitizing for years. The class is all about the initial foundation of theory John learned from his Schiffli mentor more than 33 years ago, and will contain the most important information you’ll ever learn about digitizing. If you’ve ever been to a hands-on software class before you might be skeptical, since often the person who knows the least get the most attention during class, while others are left waiting. Not this time! Two weeks prior to class attendees will download a demo version of the software and some basic tutorials about the tools needed for class. Because everyone will come prepared, laptop loaded with the demo software and knowing where the tools are, you’ll be ready for accelerated learning! Note: This software is developed for a Windows operating system. There are customers that run this software on their MAC computers when using Parallels. Please contact Apple for more details about the Parallels program.