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

Do you want to take your embroidery to the next level?  Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Do you simply want to learn more about your current PR?  Don’t miss this class!  Learn all the capabilities of the PR1050X that will make your embroidery faster, easier and better!  See samples and the accessories used to create them.  Learn tips and tricks that will streamline your process.  This powerful machine is packed with possibilities and this class will break it all down for you.


 Brother’s newest machine & technology

Be prepared to be AMAZED as you get to see and experience Brother’s newest and most technology advanced machine.  We cannot wait to share the revolutionary advanced features that Brother continues to bring to the industry.  It is faster, quieter, stronger, bigger and brighter than any existing machine.  This machine will WOW you with even MORE design capabilities and the largest workspace and embroidery.

Class taught by Barbara Mikolajczyk


Stabilizing techniques for exquisite results

If you have ever wondered “what’s all this white stuff and why did I buy it?” this class is for you. Deborah shows you how to stabilize almost any fabric for embroidery with impressive results, even after laundering. Learn when to use soft tear-away instead of crisp tear-away, how to handle super-stretchy knits and lots more in this interesting class with lots of stitched samples.

Class taught by Deborah Jones


DIME Inspirations software

Embroidery software should be fun and stress-free. In this engaging class, Deborah shows you how easy it can be to do the latest techniques in a few clicks. She will show you how to turn an existing design into an embossed design, add Nap Blocker for your best-ever embroidery on plush materials, create instant appliques and more. Plus, she will give you tips on how to make beautiful quilt labels and more with small text and how to get great quality on jumbo monograms.

Class taught by Deborah Jones

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

Think outside the box, because Stephanie Lee Young loves unconventional. See and learn about various different types of Vinyl, and the applications. Learn to use specialty vinyl for nylon items like umbrellas, and much more.

“So Stephanie Says”, is what Stephanie’s students say when repeating what they learned in her classes. Stephanie is a Licensed Silhouette Instructor and teaches ScanNCut and everything vinyl at MidSouth Crafting Supplies and MidSouth Sewing Center and provides crafting weekend retreats.  Stephanie loves all things vinyl and loves teaching others about it even more.


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. In addition, she will demo the new Cutting Tools that are available in BES4 Power Pack 2 upgrade.Power Pack 2 has many artwork tools to assist you in designing artwork such as Weld, Knockout and Trapping functions. Sew much new to show, Sew little time.

Class taught by Cindy Hogan.


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

Learn about all of the applications of this hot new product! Hotfix Adhesive™ is a fusible adhesive that can be applied to fabric, paper, wood, leather, plastic & more..  After applying Hotfix Adhesive you are ready to cut your design using any home cutter. Once your designs are cut simply peel off the backing and iron it on to your project. Hotfix Adhesive™ is a permanent bond and is washable. It is great for Quilting and Applique projects. Be as Creative as you would like with Hotfix Adhesive!

Class taught by Teresa Griffin of Hotfix Fabric


BES Lettering & PE Design Digitizing Software

Cindy will highlight the interactive functions of the programs with the Brother ScanNCut machine.   BES 4 has tons of built in applique’s, but you can also create your own from FCM files and SVG files if you have the Power Pack add-on.  You will be amazed at how easy this can be done.  PE-DESIGN can create appliques easily from FCM files.  This is an informative session that you don’t want to miss. 

Class by Cindy Hogan


RETREAT Schedule

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Products in the vendor mall:

All Brands will be bringing SO much merchandise and products for you. There will be several product representatives there as well. Here is a list of the products they will have available at the show:
Durkee Hoops
hot fix fabrics
all about blanks
Embroidery garden
Anita Goodesign
fabric finders
Shorte Quilting with Embroidery Fabric Management System
Snap Hoop Magnetic  Hoops
Exqusite Stabalizer & Thread
Brewer Notions and Supplies
Siser Vinyl

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