Lake Charles Civic Center

Hosted by All Brands
September 13-15, 2018
900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
Hotel group discount for the event here: Retreat discount hotel

What Everything Embroidery Retreat is about

The Everything Embroidery and Vinyl Retreat is a three day educational event for the embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, and applique industry. The retreat will be a full learning event with shopping opportunities. The retreat is an exceptional opportunity for those wanting to get in the embroidery or vinyl industry and those that have purchased the equipment and would like to start a business with it. The retreat is geared towards learning to get the most out of your time and equipment. The vendor area will have selections of inspiring tools, supplies, blanks, equipment, fabric, hoops and more. The three days will be packed with educational courses and scheduled times to shop. There will be equipment available for demo’s, make and take projects, and hands on use between sessions.

Get Away
Enjoy a weekend with some girlfriends and meet some new friends in Lake Charles, Louisiana. September is a beautiful time to visit Lake Charles.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to do embroidery, applique, or heat transfer vinyl application or are new to the industry and want enhance your skills then this event is for you!
Getting to know and learning from the industry experts that will be there. Get great deals in the vendor area. A full lunch will be provided to attendees purchasing full event tickets.


This is a brief description of the classes and what you will be learning at the retreat!

In the hoop with Embroidery Garden:

7 years ago I started Embroidery Garden. I specialize in creating original and unique in the hoop designs for machine embroidery. I’m a national independent educator traveling across the country teaching my designs at various stores and venues. I’ve authored several magazine articles and recently had a book, “Embroidery Garden’s MDC Projects” published by Brother International. I’ve developed innovative techniques and ideas that reflect in my designs and teaching. I truly enjoy what I do.

Have you heard the phrase ‘in the hoop’ (ITH) and wondered what it is? Designer Reen Wilcoxson will explain what ITH machine embroidery designs are and take you through the steps stitching them. Reen is an industry leader in designing and teaching ITH across the country. She will show you how the embroidery machine can insert a zipper and create a fully lined bag with no exposed seams inside using one of her exclusive designs all completed in the hoop. Reen will also include how the Brother ScanNCut can be incorporated to make a very unique ITH item.


Multi needle madness- How to streamline your process



10 needle machine and Brother’s newest technology


Stabilizing techniques for exquisite results



DIME Inspirations software



Unconventional Ideas: Using Foil, Etching, Vinyl on Shoes, Jeans, Umbrellas, and other unique applications 



Scan N Cut and canvas for applique and vinyl

The Brother ScanNCut is a very versatile and fun machine! Learn how this valuable tool allows you to cut everything from Appliqués to Heat Transfer Vinyl.  In this 1 hr. class we will discuss how to use the ScanNCut and online Canvas Workspace and what makes the ScanNCut special.

Class taught by Cindy Hogan.


Using Hotfix adhesive for paper, fabric, applique & more!


BES Lettering & PE Design Digitizing Software

If you haven’t been to one of my seminars, this is the one to attend! This seminar really gets you started with the majority of your program. You will aslo learn how Embroidery software programs can enhance and take some of the frustrations out of the embroidery process.

Class by Cindy Hogan


RETREAT Schedule

Download: Retreat Schedule

Products in the vendor mall:

All Brands
Durkee Hoops
hot fix fabrics
all about blanks
Embroidery garden
Anita Goodesign
fabric finders

Everything Embroidery Market Retreat is a great way to gain the knowledge and skills for Embroidery and Heat transfer vinyl whether you are a crafter or business owner.

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Everything Embroidery Market