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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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More vendors will be added!
Get over your fear of in the hoop embroidery!
Are you ready to take the next step making an in the hoop project? Come learn how to make an in the hoop zipper bag in your 5×7 hoop. Learn tricks and tips that will make constructing these bags fun and less painful.
Basic Overview of the following materials/supplies needed to make an ith zipper bag/wallet.
~ Stabilizers: Differences between stabilizers and what is good for in the hoop projects.
~Materials: Discuss the differences in materials and what the end results would be like.
I.e. Vinyl, cotton, leather and felt.
~Finishing’s: Discuss ribbon, zippers, o-rings vs clips
~Software: Basics to add a monogram or name to your wallet design.
~Preconstruction/Cutting of Fabric: pros and cons
~Show how to hoop stabilizer properly for an in the hoop project.
~Demonstrate pros & cons of precutting fabric or just running with fabric. Demonstrate making an entire zipper bag in the 5×7 hoop. Tips and tricks to keep your fabric out of the way and not get stitched into areas you don’t want them to get stitched. Show how to turn wallet right side out and finish.
Take your embroidery to the next level using your Silhouette Cameo, heat transfer vinyl and rhinestones!! We will bring an embroidery design into Silhouette Studio and create our cut file for the applique. Instead of cutting fabric, we’ll plan to cut heat transfer vinyl. Then just for fun, we’ll add a few rhinestones! (Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Plus is required for manipulating embroidery designs.)
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Full Day Hands On Silhouette Workshop by Craft Chamleon. Want to have a craft day with other ladies and create a variety of projects with the Silhouette? Do you want to learn how to use a Silhouette? Have you been wanting to make those cute Leatherette earrings that have become so popular? What about just refine your Silhouette skills and learn some new tips and techniques? This is for you!!!
In this full day hands on workshop we will start out with a brief introduction to Silhouette software then we will move on to learning the ins and outs of cutting fabric, quick taste of sublimation- Is it for you?, Introduction to Textile Foils, and how to cut and create with Leatherette. Then we will move on to the Hands on Projects. There will be 2 assistants in addition to the Instructor that are all TJC Licensed. All Blanks, Vinyl, HTV and other supplies needed to complete the projects will be supplied for you. You will be creating the following projects during this workshop:
No Sew Applique Pillow Band
Cosmetic Zip Bag
Leatherette Pouch and Earring
You will need to bring your Silhouette Machine with Mats and tools needed to week, measure, and cut. A new blade is recommended but not required. Laptop Computer with Silhouette Software installed, version 4.2.279 or higher. Double check you have cords for everything!!!
Classes will begin on Thursday, March 12th at 9:00 am until 5:30 Pm. (You will need to check in at EEM check in desk prior to class. Check in will open at 8:30 am for workshop attendees). There will be a break from noon until 1:00 pm for lunch. You can bring a sack lunch to have a quick lunch. If you bring a sack lunch you will be doing a sublimation project during the lunch hour. If you go out for lunch you will be given the sublimation project to take home.
For many of us, the very first project we did (or will do) with our embroidery machine involved adding a name or monogram to an existing design. So much FUN, EASY & CREATIVE things can be done with the lettering tool – and when you work with BX fonts in the Embrilliance software – the creative opportunities are off the charts! From adding names to appliqué designs to designing shaped/enveloped artistic lettering for logos, baseballs and more – this class is going to bursting at the seams with all sorts of personalization options using the lettering tool of Embrilliance Essentials and BX fonts. And if you are new to machine embroidery – come to this class and become inspired with the possibilities! Less calories than chocolate but just as addictive and enjoyable
We are still adding a few classes for the Biloxi show. As new classes are added you will receive and email so that you can check them out to see if you want to take them.
Learn how to maximize your profits using rhinestones, heat transfer vinyl, and sign vinyl during this session! Find out how easy and lucrative it is to create custom multi-decoration apparel and decals to sell to your local sports teams, clubs, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Discover new money-making possibilities such as these and more, as well as proven marketing strategies to increase sales, grow your customer base, and experience greater success in your business.
Discover how to incorporate rhinestones in your Silhouette projects with ease. Lisa Potts from The Rhinestone World will explore rhinestones including the basics of a good stone, the easiest tools for creating, the rhinestone panel in Silhouette Designer Edition, and creating rhinestone decals and apparel. Learn how to add some sparkle to everyday objects as well as dazzle in apparel. Find out exactly how easy rhinestones can be with maximum results.
We do a complete run through of how to seriously increase revenue by printing on site with Heat Transfers. Printing on site brings your business right to the very source of revenue.
If you do a lot of applique designs, cutting the fabric with a cutting machine can save you time. Learn how to turn those applique stitch files into SVG and FCM files for the cutter with just a few clicks in Embird. Peggy will also share a few tips on how you can make it work with filled embroidery designs too. Key fobs and other small in-the-hoop designs are very popular right now, but they can be very time consuming done one at a time. You’ll learn how you can merge duplicates into a single hooping and have them stitching more efficiently.
The big ticket items are what we really want to move but it is the small ticket items that lure in the customers and get the cash flowing. They can be the difference between profit and loss for the day. Peggy and Beth share their tips for making some quick and easy projects with your embroidery machine and/or a cutting machine. These include in-the-hoop embroidery projects with marine or embroidery vinyl as well as projects incorporating stick-on and heat transfer vinyls. They will also give you some ideas on how to cut the time spent on your projects. Designs being demonstrated are by Pegboard Crafts but the tips can be used with designs from others as well.
Have you ever wanted to get into the cheer bow market or just learn how to make bows in general? This class if for you! Holly will teach you how to make hair bows in the easiest way. She will also show you how to embellish the bows with glitter and monograms. Did you know you can add glitter to the ribbon in a quick an easy way? You can!! Holly has years of experience making bows and will also share with you how you can get business from the local cheer squads to increase your income in an easy way with bows!
Defining your brand is a great way to stand out in a crowd. Why do customers buy from you and not someone else? What differentiates you from your competition? How does a customer know that a certain product is yours? We’ll go through some simple steps to give your business an identity and make it the one that customer want to continue to use!
Everyone wants to offer popular yet unique products with good margins! But how? Then this is the class for you! Join us as we share how to take our popular products and make some money! Learn a few tips and tricks that we (and our customers) have learned through the years.
Sponsored by Craft Chamleon with instruction provided by Becky Dykes
Is there really such a thing? Probably not. But there are some strategies to be better focused on each in the moment so that you can enjoy both!Come learn some tips and tricks to create boundaries for your work and life and release the guilt of being on call 24/7 for “Embroidery/Vinyl Emergencies”.
Class by Hillary Dunham with Mint Julep Monograms
Boutique Style Sublimation Projects- If you’re new to sublimation, looking to add cute boutique style sublimation products to your hobby or business, or just curious to learn what sublimation is all about, then this presentation is a must! Whitney and Nyla will explain the basics of sublimation and demonstrate how quick and easy it is to use trendy graphics to create adorable boutique style projects and gifts!
If you are new to embroidery, looking to branch out from basic designs, or just have questions about embroidery in general, this class is for you! Whitney and Nyla will provide a variety of embroidery samples, explain the different types of designs, and answer questions you have about embroidery.
We will learn about things that make working on your projects more fun. We will discuss several ways to use Bonash, Terial Magic, the importance of the Iron Cover and Ironing Board cover, small notions that make the projects easier. I will have handouts for you to take notes and help you remember what you learned. This class is for the seamstress, embroiderer, and those using the cutting machines. Great information for all. This class is by Sue Sews
Join Craft Chameleon to learn about making and selling Name Tags. This class will exclusively cover name tags for businesses, no lanyards or badge reels.
Class will detail why name tags are important, selling points for name tags, cost, and profit expectations, hands-on creation of a name tag, plus several cold call ideas to get you started selling.
Customizing software can help you create unique embroidery designs WITHOUT having to digitize from scratch. This class will cover all sorts of customizing from lettering to merging designs, color sorting and even resizing. We’ll even explain why the “you should only resize by 20%” rule doesn’t apply 90% of the time!
How to digitize for 3D foam – understanding the concept of what happens at the machine to digitize “puffy” embroidery designs. We will also talk about tips to working with 3D foam to get professional results.
Sketch style embroidery designs have fewer stitches – everything is less dense, the design isn’t heavy, & exerts less distortion on the garment resulting in successful embroidery for even beginner digitizers. Create quicker stitching solutions to save you time and money. You can create movement and interest in how you digitize this style of embroidery design – even add mylar for sparkle
Are you interested in digitizing? Do you want to know what goes into creating your own designs from scratch to see if this is something you want to do? This class will show you what goes into creating well digitized designs from the ground up. Working with basic digitizing theory, we’ll talk about the 3 main stitch types that make up all designs. Terms such as underlay, density, and compensation will be explained with how they pertain to the whole digitizing plan and process. A digitizers goal should be to create designs with few jumps and trims and this is accomplished by planning (or mapping) your stitches. This will be a great primer for those interested in learning more about the whole embroidery design creation process.
What is cork fabric and how do you use it? 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. Samples will be available to inspire you to get CREATIVE with CORK. A goody bag with a sample, free ITH design from Jazzy Zebra and coupon will be provided. Taught by: Angela Holley from All Stitched Up by Angela ●Digital Cutting ●Machine Applique & ITH ●Sewing ●Embellishments ●Fresh Ideas
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, March 13, 2020 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.
On Saturday, March 14th we are having a St. Patty’s day theme day. Two of our digitizer vendors, Jazzy Zebra Designs and Belliboos, have created some applique and sublimation designs for this theme that are available in our Etsy shop. If you stitch or print any of those designs and wear it on a shirt to the show on Saturday 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 including a 15 needle RedLine Embroidery machine. Access the designs in our Etsy shop at EEM Etsy Shop
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Trade-show floor will be open from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm on Thursday May 2nd and 9:30-3:00 pm on Friday, May 3rd. We will have a closing ceremony with prize drawings beginning at 2:45 on Friday. Check-in and on-site registration will be available on Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Thursday from 8:00am-4:00pm, & Friday from 8:00am-noon. If you have an early class on Thursday we advise you to get checked in on Wednesday. Please refer to the full schedule below for classes and social. Click here for class schedule: Owensboro full schedule
Join us for a night of fun on Thursday, May 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We will have sweet treats and kick off Derby weekend with a Derby Hat Contest. You must register in advance to enter the contest and the winner will receive $500.00 in cash. The contest will be judged by the attendees in attendance. This will be a great night of fun and networking among like minded people. We will have 2 of sponsoring vendors (Embilliance & H&H Sign) share at the event as well. All attendees are welcome to the social night.
It’s time to explore rhinestone multi-decoration in CorelDRAW! In this session, Craig Mertens the President of Digital Art Solutions will show you how to produce rhinestone patterns and vinyl graphics in CorelDRAW using specialized add-on programs for CorelDRAW. Attendees will be able to add rhinestones to existing designs, convert objects to rhinestones, and edit designs to produce impactful rhinestone multi-decoration heat transfers. The class is ideal for owners of craft-oriented vinyl cutters such as the Silhouette, Cricut, or ScanNCut plus popular commercial vinyl cutters
Unique, Easy, High Margin Products for Your Small Business. Everyone wants to offer popular yet unique products with good margins! But how? Then this is the class for you! Join us as we share how to take our popular products and make some money! Learn a few tips and tricks that we (and our customers) have learned through the years. Sponsored by Craft Chameleon with instruction provided by Becky Dykes. Level: All Levels
Level: Some Experience with a heat press & HTV Objective: Learn to embellish arcylic with htv and create a cuff bracelet.
Learn how to grow your business by adding another technique for enhancing apparel and décor! With our no darkroom, no chemicals, and no emulsions screen printing process you can set up in less than 100 square feet. We will demonstrate how to take your image, make a screen, and print a t-shirt (or other item) in just five minutes! Come join us and learn hands-on techniques for creating products your customers will love and see how easy it could be to draw in more business!
Crystals can be intimidating and tedious unless you know all of the different ways that they can be applied, or designs can be created. We will teach you at least 4 different techniques that will make crystal application easy and fun. It’s like coloring for adults! By Dawn Wenner and Gayle Pearl
If you have an electronic cutting machine, you have hundreds if not thousands of cut files in your stash that you use for vinyl & paper. SVG, FCM, or Studio files – these are what we will be working with because they can be brought into Embrilliance StitchArtist as already drawn objects. Some of these can be transformed into embroidery designs for personal use. This class will show you how to choose SVG files that are “digitizing friendly” and walk you through selecting and assigning stitch types that will work for the various objects. See how to create coordinating embroidery designs from files that you use for vinyl and paper!
Are you currently turning away or outsourcing screen printed apparel orders? Well Stop! Come heat print your first screen printed t-shirt and take the first step to growing your business with screen printed apparel. Art? No problem. We will demonstrate how to use our free online art designer. Money saving tips will be taught on how to maximize your transfer sheet with ideas to upsell your customer. We will also show you some easy solutions to common decorating problems. There is more than apparel that can be screen printed as well, all while your embroidery machines are still running!! Please join us for this fun filled, hands on experience!
In this class you’ll see how to easily “snag and combine elements” from existing embroidery designs using the stitch editing of Embrilliance Enthusiast. The utility menu features such as carousel, mirror x4 and instant repeat can be used creatively to create frames, wreaths and allover fabric designs. These functions also provide time saving efficiency when used with StitchArtist OR when setting up multiple designs in a hoop such as key fobs or felties. Come see what creative customizing you can do with Embrilliance Enthusiast!
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.
In this demo class you’ll learn techniques for working with marine vinyl, glitter vinyl, glitter canvas, and embroidery vinyl as well as basic KamSnaps application. These same techniques can be applied to many of your own projects as well as this cute, easy to make project. By Pegboard Crafts
Learn the process of Sublimation including products and techniques. Then look at digital transfer printing comparing equipment, paper and heat presses. Take a hands on tour of Sublimation by creating your own key chain. By Richard with SewingMachine.com
In this class you will learn how to cut HTV vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo and then take it to the embroidery machine for perfectly cut applique pieces. We will have a cameo and an embroidery machine so you can see the entire process of putting an applique design on marine vinyl. We will further embellish with a few crystals. By Allene Snow and Dawn Wenner
Learn Maintenance tips including proper oiling and cleaning on your PR series 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. by Richard with Sewing Machine.com
In this class we will talk machine embroidery applique from start to finish to help make your applique items that stand out with a high quality look. We will discuss stitching traditional satin finish and also the blanket and bean stitch finishes that are so popular right now. We will cover design choice, fabric selection and prep, hooping your item, trimming those tiny curves and loops and more! By Karen Norman with Applique Market
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.
Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Getting consistent results begins with a firm grasp of the basics. Explore hooping basics, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and thread, along with repairing and finishing your embroidery. Bonus: discuss choosing the right design and customizing it as needed for the fabric you’re working with. Taught by John Deere
Angelina Film, Angelina Fibers, Spray Glitter are just a few that we will learn how to use. I think every project should be unique and will share with you how to use these fun products. It will be a great review for those who have them but forgot what to do with them. There are some tricks that make these products a little more user friendly. I will have handouts for you to take notes and help you remember what you learned.
The purpose of this class is to show crafters and embroiderers how to use HTV Glitter as an applique.
Great aspects of the process: 1). It is a simple process 2). There is zero cutting (unlike regular applique) 3). An added dimension to your products that help with the overall look and the profits!
This business class by Hillary Dunham with Mint Julep Monograms is designed to support new and existing embroidery business owners.
Ever have people yell monogramming orders to you in the carpool line or grocery store? Or have you ever placed an order for blanks and had one more post it note order that you forgot to include in the order? We have all been there and know that lack of organization can cost you money! This class with cover plans for organizing your business life so that you can spend more time doing the things that MAKE money (instead of placing another order with that blanks company)! We’ll go step by step through tactics that organize your order forms, systems, ordering, production and shipping to make your life easier!
This class is all about the fun techniques you can create with embroidery. Explore the steps involved in creating a host of different in-the-hoop effects: appliqué, reverse appliqué and cutwork, fringe embroidery, 3D embroidery, embroidery with mylar, free-standing lace and much, much more! The best part about this class is you will have access to tutorials and embroidery files for all the techniques shown, so you can play when you get home!