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Take your business logo or favorite art work and turn it into a seamless design ready to print on fabric or vinyl. In this class, we will go over how to make a repeating pattern on both Adobe Illustrator and Canva. See the pros and cons of using both design programs. Come watch and learn, or bring your laptop and work along with me!
If bringing your laptop, please be sure it is charged, design programs are installed, and the artwork you want to use is saved with a clear background.
How to Make a Digital Seamless Design Ready to Print on Fabric or Vinyl – Glitterbug Fairy – Friday, 4/26 4:30 PM
Modern Sublimation Transformation: Beyond Grandma’s Techniques. Combine embroidery and sublimation to amplify your creativity. Explore fresh horizons with fabric subbing, vinyl addition, and ingenious solutions like on-the-fly fabric acquisition. Join us as two worlds collide, elevating your uniqueness in a bustling crowd.
Inkscape is a free & open-source vector graphics editor & creator. this is an introduction to Inkscape where we’ll learn how to download, find and extract .zip files, differentiate between file times (.svg, . png, etc), navigate the software, and use basic functions. We’ll discuss what each file type is best used for, differences between vector and raster images, graphics editing, and more!
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.
Are you interested in learning more about sublimation? This is the class for you. Join Nicky as she dives into all things sublimation. You will be learning what sublimation is, the equipment you will need, and techniques that will help you be successful with sublimation.
Are you looking for a way to turn something you love into a money-making endeavor? Brother wants to help you Power Up Your Side Hustle! If you have a passion for all things embroidery and you are curious about what it would take to monetize your hobby, this event is for you. We’ll show you how the right tools can help you achieve the professional results customers expect and share insider tips to increase your efficiency and productivity.
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 have a unique opportunity to connect with our 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
Stephanie – Siser
Richard – Sewingmachine.com
Nicki – The Sassy Subber
Applique is what drew me to the world of machine embroidery and 20+ years later, I still love it. It is so easy to do with our embroidery machines. The same applique design can become unique simply by changing the fabrics. They are a great way to reduce the stitch count on larger designs as well as stitching faster. In this beginner’s class, we’ll discuss the basic steps, supplies, and tools. We’ll also look at alternatives to the standard satin stitch edge. Be prepared to become addicted!
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!
In this class we will discuss all the things that the Brother Scan N Cut has to offer. It is a very versatile machine. – Scan Designs – Cut Vinyl, Fabric and More…. Precise Cutting – Even No Fuss Cut – Great for Applique, Embroidery Combination
In this class, you will gain essential insights and practical strategies to establish your home-based business for long-term success. Creating a solid foundation means knowing which business licenses, permits, and legal requirements you need and why, will ensure your venture complies with all necessary regulations. By the end of this class, you will be equipped with the tools and expertise to confidently launch and operate your home-based business, positioning it for sustainable growth and prosperity.
Sewing and Craft Room Essentials – Join Angela to learn about unique notions and products that are available and how they can benefit you in your sewing or craft room! Learn about Terial Magic and its uses. BoNash offers a variety of products including: iron covers, ironing board covers, fiberglass pressing sheets, BoNash powder (a must-see!) and more. Come see how these products work and how they can make your crafting life easier. Samples and products will be available for you to see. As always there will be a class handout to help you remember all the fun stuff. A goody bag and coupon will be provided. Taught by: Angela Holley of All Stitched Up by Angela
Using those BIG hoops for BIG projects is a fun class showing best practices to use embroidery machines’ BIG hoops to create dramatic Applique and Embroidery projects. Participants will get hands on experience working with a variety of big hoops, including practicing hooping and they will learn professional stabilizing and hooping techniques for different materials and objects. A variety of different types of large embroidery projects will be displayed, examined and discussed, and participants will receive a digital download pack of large applique designs to try on their own machines.
– HANDS ON WORKSHOP – Multimedia- Using different Techniques to elevate a project – Stephanie D1/D2 11:30 am – 2:00 PM
– Quick Money Makers – Stephanie D12 4:00 – 5:00 PM
– Vendor Meet and Greet (Vendor Panel) Room Opens at 8 Panel begins at 8:30 D12
– Cutting Fabric and HTV Vinyl for Applique Using Electronic Cutter– Stephanie with Siser 12:00 – 1:00 PM
– Be Creative Using HTV – Stephanie D11 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
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.
–Hands on Stitch Artist Lisa Shaw 12:00-2:30 pm-Room: D1/D2
–Hands on Embrillance Essentials Lisa Shaw 3:00 – 5:30 pm -Room: D1/D2
– Making Embrillance Work for YOU– Lisa Shaw- D10 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
– Digitizing Lettering– Lisa Shaw -D10- 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
– Digitizing 101– Lisa Shaw -D10 – 1:15AM – 2:15 PM
– Vendor Meet and Great (Vendor Panel)– D12- Room opens at 8 AM starts at 8:30AM-9:30 AM
– Digitizing 101 – Lisa Shaw -D12 -10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
– Neckline Embroidery– Lisa Shaw- D12-12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Need Ideas to grow your profit margin for the next craftshow? In this class you will learn a variety of projects that are sure to catch your buyers eye, and get you making money in no time!
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.
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.
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.
Using your embroidery machine – Learn multiple techniques using a variety of methods to produce patches. This class will teach you how to make a patch using just your machine and/or software. Learn about different materials and application methods.
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.
Do you want to create video content – grow your customer base by showing the world what you can do? Do you have a technique you want to share? Video is the way to do it. Long Videos, Short Videos, Reels (under 1 minute) You can do this! Join us in this class and we’ll talk about it!
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.
Leashes, Socks, Mittens, Collar Corners, Pockets, and More – They are all hard to hoop but they can all be done easily without specialized tools. Who wants to spend $700 to hoop a pair of socks, or another $500 to hold a dog leash or name tape? You don’t have to do that – let me show you how. In this class, we will hoop actual projects using just the hoop that came with your machine and a couple of easy to find and use stabilizers.
In this class, Sheila Ryan with Designs by Babymoon will guide you step by step through the process you need to create freestanding lace earrings. Each participant will receive an exclusive pattern pack with Freestanding Lace Earring Designs as well as samples of stabilizers that are preferred for the technique. We will cover various types of freestanding lace earring designs from large to small and learn lots of tips and tricks to get the best quality stitchout! If you are stitching for yourself, for gifts, or looking for a great way to add embroidery items to your craft show booths, come learn about stitching freestanding lace earrings!
In this class you will be learning how to make an IN THE HOOP bag tag. In the first part of the class, Melissa will teach all the techniques needed for this project. Then, you will move into the Hands on portion. The price of the class includes the material as well as the digitized design used to create the bag tag. We will provide 4 machines at the front of the room, that you will be able to take turns to create your tag. You are also welcome to bring YOUR machine. We will have tables with power so you will be able to plug in and go. For those of you who would like to attend the class but not participate in the hands on portion, you can take the material home and create it there.
***If you are brining your machine, please make sure to bring thread and bobbin to the class*** If you are using the machines provided, please note that time is limited, and multiple people will be using the machines.
It’s easy to get lost in the myriad of embroidery programs. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at many of the popular programs, explain what they do and highlight some of their strengths and weaknesses. We’ll check out free utilities, inexpensive editors, lettering programs and full-blown digitizing applications. By the session’s conclusion, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to know what you need and what you don’t.
In this creative class, you’ll learn how to craft a stunning tutu skirt in under 20 minutes using pre-made tutu decorated with, ribbon, or delicate petals. Discover the art of effortless elegance as you build your techniques of assembling and embellishing your tutu masterpiece. If you make applique girl’s shirts…then you definitely don’t want to miss this class, you will be guided through every step, ensuring you walk away with a beautiful and uniquely personalized tutu skirt that captures the essence of enchantment in no time at all.
Applique designs are perfect for decorating wearables and quilts. Change the fabric and thread, and you have a “brand-new” design. But they can be so much more. All my free-standing and 3D designs began with a regular applique design. We’ll discuss edits that might be needed and materials that can be used to turn your static applique designs into works of art that can literally stand on their own. A few examples you’ll see in my booth and on my website — baby mobile, baby bibbiez bottoms, soft book, nativity set.
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!
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.
What is a serger, how is it used, and what can you do with it? All of these questions will be answered in this class. This will be a very fun and informative class about all things sergers!
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.
Join Maralien From AllBrands.com as she highlights all to features of the Bernina E16 machine. You will be able to ask questions and see this awesome machine in action. It will be demoed during the class.
Join Angela in the class to learn all about quilting basics – choosing fabrics, choosing the right pattern, rotary cutting, piecing, basting, quilting, and binding. You will also learn about all the supplies and notions you need to get started quilting. A goody bag and coupon will be provided. Taught by: Angela Holley from All Stitched Up by Angela.
Are you interested in adding transfers to your business? Learn what digital transfers are and the pro / cons. In this class you will learn the basics on how to print digital transfers, as well as all the things you will need to hit the ground running with digital transfers.
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.
Why is my thread shredding? My bobbin is showing on top. How do I fix this? Have you asked these questions yourself? Have you ever been in the middle of a project only to have your machine start fussing at you and you can’t figure out why or how to fix it? Well, this class invites you to bring your paper and pens, and questions. Pull a chair up and we will work, hands-on, to troubleshoot and fix these common everyday machine issues.
Join Melissa Bryan as she discusses all things embroidery. If you are new to embroidery and want to know how to get started, the materials / equipment needed, and how to use your machine to create beautiful customized projects, this is the class for you!
Whether you’re looking for a morning of creative fun or a unique gift for someone special, the hands-on embroidered clutch workshop is the perfect choice. During this session, we’ll provide everything needed to make your own custom-made clutch from start to finish with a beautiful embroidered floral pattern on the outside and a name, monogram or message on the inside. (included in the price) Participants will be given fabric, stabilizer, clutch frame and embroidery files. Students should come to class with their embroidery machine, a variety of embroidery thread colors and bobbin thread.(if you are unable to bring your machine, you can still follow along with the class and will have the materials to take home)
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 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
Having the correct hardware can make or break a project. In this class we will discuss different types of hardware, when to use it, and tips for installation. Learn to use the correct hardware every time!
Learn how to design and print custom apparel. All you need is a heat press. We will explore several different transfer offerings, show how they can be made, and offer application tips!
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.
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 Angela to learn exactly how you can use cork to create unique gifts or offer something new in your business. Cork is versatile and easy to use for ITH, applique, or sewing projects. In this hands-on class, you will be creating three cork projects. Kit is included in your class price and includes patterns and all supplies to complete projects. A goody bag and coupon will be provided.
***MACHINE AND KIT PROVIDED***
*** 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.
Discover how to incorporate rhinestones into your projects with ease. Join Libby and explore “all about” rhinestones, including the tools and materials for successful rhinestone designs and the rhinestone panel in Silhouette Studio and Brother Canvas Workspace. Learn how to add sparkle to garments, embroidery, and everyday objects.
Looking for a way to get started in Sublimation? Want a quick, easy , fun project to do with your family in summer? Join Libby as she goes over the basics of sublimation and shares tips and tricks for using Artesprix sublimation arts and crafts supplies to create beautiful, permanent, personalized items WITHOUT a sublimation printer! That’s right, no sublimation printer required! Libby will discuss ways you could incorporate using your electronic cutter as well as what crafting tools you already have that will compliment your Iron – on ink Artesprix projects. Artesprix makes sublimation fun, easy and accessible for everyone.
Sublimation the Artesprix way – Saturday 3/4 3:00- 4-00
Fabric Frenzy – Libby Ashcraft – Salon G / Vermillion – 72 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Rhinestones Made Easy – Libby Ashcraft- Sunday 3/5 10:15-11:15
Fun With Fonts – Libby Ashcraft- Salon G / Vermillion – 72 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Did you know that the sublimation market was worth over 4 billion dollars in 2022? With a vast number of quality projects, a low start up cost, a large diversity of markets, their is no reason not to add sublimation to your business. Discover what equipment and supplies you will need as we well as some helpful tips and tricks to get you started offering this amazing technology to your customers.
Learn how to stay competitive in and ever-changing market with foolproof pricing tools and marketing strategies for your products. Whether you sell online or in a brick and mortar, this course is designed to help you stay selling and keep your items in the forefront of customer’s minds.
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.
Do you know what you can do with water soluble stabilizer? Freestanding lace, towels and so much more! In This Class, LOLA PINK will teach out all you need to know!
* Tile Scene Embroidery – Salon G / Vermillion – 72 – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Level up on your Silhouette Studio skills. This is not your basic studio class, learn how to make your creations extra special!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.