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April Dunn 11/26/2014 8:30 AM Advanced OPEN
Now that you have taken the "EmbroideryWorks™ Basics" class and have a good working knowledge of the basics in this incredible program, you are ready to move on and explore the additional features EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced has to offer. This class is designed to give you an overview of the additional features that help you fine tune and take your designs to the next level...and make them better serve your project vision. Some of the EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced features included in this class are Stitch Editor, Perfect Placement, StitchPerfect processor, Advanced Design Splitting, and MORE! This class assumes you have already taken the Sew at Home "EmbroideryWorks Basics" Part 1 & Part 2 classes. The basic features may be used in the class exercises but the fine points on how and why are not discussed in this class or handout. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.5 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/12/2014 10:00 AM Advanced OPEN
Go far beyond basic lettering with the tools in FontWorks. After taking this class, you will be able to use the outline fonts to create many different styles of lettering. Add appliqué text to your next project or create straight stitched lettering to go with cross stitch or redwork embroidery. You will also learn how to use any font to create different colored lettering. We'll also cover ways to change the look of any font such as changing the fill stitch pattern. And you'll learn how to reshape lettering by Enveloping. If you are ready to have some creative fun with your lettering, this class is the one for you. Software Featured: FontWorks™ (1.25 hours)

April Dunn 12/16/2014 8:30 AM Advanced OPEN
Now that you have taken the "EmbroideryWorks™ Basics" class and have a good working knowledge of the basics in this incredible program, you are ready to move on and explore the additional features EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced has to offer. This class is designed to give you an overview of the additional features that help you fine tune and take your designs to the next level...and make them better serve your project vision. Some of the EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced features included in this class are Stitch Editor, Perfect Placement, StitchPerfect processor, Advanced Design Splitting, and MORE! This class assumes you have already taken the Sew at Home "EmbroideryWorks Basics" Part 1 & Part 2 classes. The basic features may be used in the class exercises but the fine points on how and why are not discussed in this class or handout. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.5 hours)

April Dunn 12/9/2014 8:30 AM Basic OPEN
Palette 9 & 10 and your Baby Lock multi-needle embroidery machine make such a great partner for your embroidery projects...whether you are embroidering for personal or a business (or maybe both). This class covers some specific features in Palette 9 that really can help you create unique embroidery and/or save you time. Options covered in this class include: creating and splitting for the Jumbo Hoop; Name Drop; Linking; and some general Cutwork upgrade information and creating a basic Cutwork design...and a few more Palette 9/10 tidbits along the way. Note, a portion of this class is taught using pre-recorded video. Class demonstrated using Palette 9. Machine Featured: BMP9 with upgrade, BND9, BND92, BNT10, BNT10L Other Products Featured: Jumbo Hoop (#ENJF), Cutwork Upgrade (#BNCW) (1.33333333333333 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/8/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
Learn how to use a Four Points place for a quilt block that is not square and how to use the same Four Points place for an on-point block. Understand how to use the three different styles of digital rulers. See how easy it is to create, optimize, and stitch a pantograph with multiple patterns and how to place and stitch vertical pantographs. Learn what to do if you run out of bobbin thread in the middle of a pattern. And see how easy it is to record your own free motion patterns so they can be stitched as automated quilting patterns. Software Featured: Quilter's Creative Touch for QuiltMotion Products Featured: Jewel, Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 12/18/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
You have loaded fabric on your new quilt frame and the Crown Jewel II is threaded and ready to go. Now what? Learn the differences between Precision and Cruise regulation modes and why you would ever want to sew in Manual mode. Learn how to use the new features in your Crown Jewel II including Basting, the Timers, the Low Bobbin Indicator, and the Speed Presets for the Manual mode. Find out why a laser light came with the machine and how to use it with paper pantographs. See how ruler work is accomplished with the Crown Jewel II. Understand how stencils can be used to mark quilting patterns on the quilt top. Quilting with your Crown Jewel II can be fun, so join us for this class and learn some of the ways you can start sewing. Products Featured: Crown Jewel II, Crown Jewel, Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 12/5/2014 10:00 AM Basic OPEN
If you want lettering that is easy to create and gives you many options to customize the look, then you are going to love working with FontWorks. Learn how to create normal lettering, circular lettering, monograms, vertical text, text on a path, and text to stairs. See how easy it is to change the look by adjusting the height, width, slant of the letters, alignment, and the space between lines of text. You can even click and drag to move individual letters or select individual letters to rotate and re-size them. We will also look at the new Word Drop feature, which lets you create multiple copies of the same design with different text on each one. Do you need to create vests for the Cub Scout troop with different names on each one? You will love Word Drop. Software Featured: FontWorks™ (1.25 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/1/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
This class will help you get started with the new Quilter's Creative Touch upgrade to the QuiltMotion system. Learn what the options on the new opening menu screen are. And then follow through the new more direct method of selecting a pattern and going straight to quilting. See how to use a Block place to position and size your pattern. You now have a choice when pulling the bobbin thread to use either a manual pull or an automatic pull. Learn how to use both types of bobbin pull at both the beginning and at the ending of a pattern. Learn what stitch settings you can control and how to change those settings to your preferences. Software Featured: Quilter's Creative Touch for QuiltMotion Products Featured: Jewel, Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 11/24/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
The Art and Stitch program that is included with Pro-Stitcher will allow you to design your own custom quilting patterns. This class is an overview of a variety of different methods available for creating quilting motifs in Art and Stitch. You will learn how to create quilt designs using vector art, how to create quilted lettering from True Type Fonts, and how to trace a backdrop image. Learn how to convert your embroidery format quilting designs for use with your Pro-Stitcher. Discover that there are Custom Shape quilting designs ready for you to use, and explore the Repeat and Magic Circle tools. And just to top it off, learn how to design and sew a quilting pattern that is larger than the reach of your Crown Jewel. It is all easy with your Baby Lock Pro-Stitcher and Art and Stitch. Products Featured: Crown Jewel (1 hour)

April Dunn 12/8/2014 7:30 PM Basic OPEN
There's nothing like a monogram or embroidered phrases to add a "personal touch" to your clothing and other items or to personalize a gift for that special someone. No customizing software program would be complete without including some lettering and EmbroideryWorks includes lots of user friendly lettering options, whether you own the EmbroideryWorks Everyday or Advanced version. EmbroideryWorks comes with fonts allowing you to create: Single-line, Multi-line, Monograms, Circle and Spiral text Join this class and learn how to use the basic lettering features EmbroideryWorks has to offer and we'll have you on your way to fancy lettering and monograms in no time. This class includes lettering features found in both EmbroideryWorks Everyday and EmbroideryWorks Advanced. You may want to take at least "EmbroideryWorks Basics - Part 1" before taking this class, but it is not required. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Everyday, EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.33333333333333 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/2/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
The new updated software gives Pro-Stitcher a great new look and makes it even easier to use. Get quilting with your new improved Pro-Stitcher software whether you are new to Pro-Stitcher or an experienced user who just needs to get acquainted with the new software. After taking this class you will know how to select a quilting design, size it to fit your quilt, position it on the quilt top, pull up the bobbin thread, and quilt. You will learn how to create a row of design to sew in a border or sashing. And you will know how to use the new Area and Skew and Align features in the updated software. Software Featured: Pro-Stitcher Products Featured: Crown Jewel (1.25 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/4/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
Transform artwork into beautiful embroidery using a multitude of stitch effects and design options to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Accomplish all of this while working on one design page environment! Never before has digitizing been so easy! Software Featured: MasterWorks™ III, MasterWorks™ II, MasterWorks™, MasterWorks™ Lite Class Demonstrated Through: MasterWorks™ III (1.33333333333333 hours)

April Dunn 12/10/2014 7:30 PM Basic OPEN
You have an embroidery design and are wondering how you're going to get it ready to stitch? Designer's Gallery Studio III is the latest-greatest version of Studio software. This PART 1 class explores some of the basic features in Studio III to help you get your design ready for your machine and project. This class covers such Studio III features as Creating a Basting file/Creating Notes/Converting file formats (including Batch conversion)...and more. This is one of 4 basic classes that cover the many features offered in Designer's Gallery Studio III. Software Featured: Studio™ III (1.25 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/19/2014 10:00 AM Basic OPEN
Monograms are quickly created, easily stitched, and add a personal touch wherever they are used. It's easy to see why monogramming is one of the most loved embroidery techniques. How do you make your monograms stand out? FontWorks can help. In this class, we'll explore the variety of ways to create those special monograms using FontWorks. In addition to the monogram fonts in FontWorks, we will look at using TrueType fonts, your standard FontWorks fonts, and even using two different fonts to create different looks. We will also look at using the FontWorks built-in designs to embellish monograms. Plus, monograms can be customized using Distortion, Enveloping, and Text to Stairs. Software Featured: FontWorks™ (1 hour)

April Dunn 12/19/2014 8:30 AM Basic OPEN
There's nothing like a monogram or embroidered phrases to add a "personal touch" to your clothing and other items or to personalize a gift for that special someone. No customizing software program would be complete without including some lettering and EmbroideryWorks includes lots of user friendly lettering options, whether you own the EmbroideryWorks Everyday or Advanced version. EmbroideryWorks comes with fonts allowing you to create: Single-line, Multi-line, Monograms, Circle and Spiral text Join this class and learn how to use the basic lettering features EmbroideryWorks has to offer and we'll have you on your way to fancy lettering and monograms in no time. This class includes lettering features found in both EmbroideryWorks Everyday and EmbroideryWorks Advanced. You may want to take at least "EmbroideryWorks Basics - Part 1" before taking this class, but it is not required. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Everyday, EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.33333333333333 hours)

April Dunn 12/17/2014 7:30 PM Basic OPEN
So you have a bunch of designs and you're confused on how to find them or work with them all at one time. One of the many features of Studio III is embroidery management so it is a must have for every embroidery design collector! No matter how large your collection grows, this advanced design management software allows you to quickly catalog, cross reference, and instantly find your designs. This class explores all sorts of features of the Studio III catalog from how to create categories through how to print the catalog. We will also discuss the "Save to BMP" feature in Studio III. This is one of 4 basic classes that cover the many features offered in Designer's Gallery® Studio III. We recommend taking at least Sew@Home class "Getting Started with Studio III - Part 1" prior to taking this class. Software Featured: Studio™ III (1.25 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/11/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
Your shiny new Crown Jewel is all set up on the frame and waiting for you to start quilting and you just are not sure where to start? This class will walk you through getting everything ready to start including loading the quilt onto the frame, winding the bobbin, threading the Crown Jewel, understanding the settings on the LCD screen and even how to adjust the tensions. And at the end of class you will have a class handout with step by step instructions and lots of pictures to use as you set up your quilt so you can start enjoying that beautiful new Crown Jewel. Products Featured: Jewel, Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 12/9/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
In part one of the updated basics class you learned how to navigate the menus of the new updated Pro-Stitcher and how to use the new Area, Skew and Align functions to position and stitch your quilt patterns. In this class we will look at many of the functions that were not covered in the first class. Learn how to use the digital Ruler, and how to use the various Reposition tools. Know what to do if the thread breaks or the bobbin runs out in the middle of a pattern. Understand how to use the Resizing tools. And see how to use Horizontal and Vertical Channel Lock. Software Featured: Pro-Stitcher Products Featured: Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 12/16/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
The Art and Stitch program that is included with Pro-Stitcher will allow you to design your own custom quilting patterns. This class is an overview of a variety of different methods available for creating quilting motifs in Art and Stitch. You will learn how to create quilt designs using vector art, how to create quilted lettering from True Type Fonts, and how to trace a backdrop image. Learn how to convert your embroidery format quilting designs for use with your Pro-Stitcher. Discover that there are Custom Shape quilting designs ready for you to use, and explore the Repeat and Magic Circle tools. And just to top it off, learn how to design and sew a quilting pattern that is larger than the reach of your Crown Jewel. It is all easy with your Baby Lock Pro-Stitcher and Art and Stitch. Products Featured: Crown Jewel (1 hour)

April Dunn 12/18/2014 8:30 AM Basic OPEN
The most popular customizing features in embroidery software have come together in EmbroideryWorks- from sizing and density control to basic lettering. EmbroideryWorks comes with the essential tools you'll use daily all bundled into one package. Join us as we pick up where the "EmbroideryWorks Basics - Part 1" class leaves off. We will finish covering most of the main features included in both EmbroideryWorks programs. NOTE: This is one of two EmbroideryWorks "Basics" classes. It is highly suggested you take Part 1 before Part 2. EmbroideryWorks Advanced owners: It is suggested you take this class before taking EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced classes. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Everyday, EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.5 hours)

April Dunn 12/15/2014 7:30 PM Basic OPEN
Both EmbroideryWorks™ Everyday and EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced includes so many fun and creative options so in this class we're going to explore some of the most creative features. We'll start with a variety of layout options including Mirror X 4, Scatter and Carousel. Then we'll move onto how to use the Embroidery Library designs and applique using the AccuQuilt die cut shapes included with EmbroideryWorks programs. The applique discussion will include using the AccuQuilt shapes with and without the cutter. This class should help get your creative juices flowing and send you on your way to create lots of really fun projects of your own...but WARNING-these features are addictive! You may want to take at least "EmbroideryWorks Basics" Part 1 before taking this class, but it is not required. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Everyday & EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced Other Products Featured: AccuQuilt die cut system (1.5 hours)

April Dunn 12/11/2014 8:30 AM Basic OPEN
The most popular customizing features in embroidery software have come together in EmbroideryWorks- from sizing and density control to much more. EmbroideryWorks comes with the essential tools you'll use daily all bundled into one package. Join us as we start to explore the basic features and settings included in both EmbroideryWorks programs. NOTE: This is one of two EmbroideryWorks "Basics" classes. EmbroideryWorks Advanced owners: It is suggested you take this class before taking EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced classes. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Everyday, EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.5 hours)

Lora Kesilis 11/25/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
Monograms are quickly created, easily stitched, and add a personal touch wherever they are used. It's easy to see why monogramming is one of the most loved embroidery techniques. How do you make your monograms stand out? FontWorks can help. In this class, we'll explore the variety of ways to create those special monograms using FontWorks. In addition to the monogram fonts in FontWorks, we will look at using TrueType fonts, your standard FontWorks fonts, and even using two different fonts to create different looks. We will also look at using the FontWorks built-in designs to embellish monograms. Plus, monograms can be customized using Distortion, Enveloping, and Text to Stairs. Software Featured: FontWorks™ (1 hour)

April Dunn 11/25/2014 8:30 AM Intermediate OPEN
Now that you have taken the "EmbroideryWorks Basics" classes and have a good working knowledge of this incredible program, you are ready to move on and explore some of the additional features EmbroideryWorks Advanced has to offer. During this class we will discuss the exclusive functional features from EmbroideryWorks Advanced found under the Utility Menu. These include such features Font Importer, Instant Repeat and MORE! This class assumes you have already taken the Sew at Home "EmbroideryWorks Basics" Part 1 & Part 2 classes. The basic features may be used in the class exercises but the fine points on how and why are not discussed in this class or handout. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.5 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/15/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
This class covers the exciting new tools built into the upgraded Quilter's Creative Suite Software. You will see how new Fonts Maker plug-in module will allow you to use the True Type fonts in your computer to create quilted lettering for your quilts and how the new Virtual Long Arm plug-in module makes it possible to split a quilt pattern and sew it in sections. You will love how the new Panto Stacker will make it easier than ever for you to create and stitch edge to edge pantograph quilting patterns. We will cover all three of the panto stacker design modes so you will know when to choose the EZ, Basic, or Advanced editing modes. The class will also cover the process at the quilt frame for using the basted match point making it easy to roll the quilt forward and place the next row of pantograph quilting or the second half of a virtual long arm pattern. And you will see a new placement method that makes it easy to place triangle patterns into triangular quilt blocks and have them perfect every time! Software Featured: Baby Lock® Quilter's Creative Touch Products Featured: Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

April Dunn 12/18/2014 7:30 PM Intermediate OPEN
Now that you have taken the "EmbroideryWorks Basics" classes and have a good working knowledge of this incredible program, you are ready to move on and explore some of the additional features EmbroideryWorks Advanced has to offer. During this class we will discuss the exclusive functional features from EmbroideryWorks Advanced found under the Utility Menu. These include such features Font Importer, Instant Repeat and MORE! This class assumes you have already taken the Sew at Home "EmbroideryWorks Basics" Part 1 & Part 2 classes. The basic features may be used in the class exercises but the fine points on how and why are not discussed in this class or handout. Software Featured: EmbroideryWorks™ Advanced (1.5 hours)

Lora Kesilis 12/3/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Learn how to create the look of hand sewn cross stitch embroidery with Palette 10. It is easy to create and edit cross stitch embroidery designs in the Cross Stitch Wizard included in Palette 10. This class also covers all three methods of opening an image into Palette Layout and Editing. Learn how to scan an image directly into Palette. Learn the ins and outs of using the Clipboard option. Or simply open a clip art file to create your custom cross stitch pattern. Software Featured:Palette 10, Palette 9 (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 11/26/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
The photo stitch wizards in Palette are unique in their ability to create artistic renderings of your precious photos in thread. Choose the style you prefer by using either the Photo Stitch 1 or Photo Stitch 2 wizard. And you will also be able to change the look by choosing full color, grey tones, and sepia tones or even single color stitching. And, for another take on working with your photos, see how you can work within Palette 10 to print your photo onto fabric, or use iron-on transfers and add embroidered details to the image. Software Featured: Palette 10, Palette 9 (1 hour)

April Dunn 12/12/2014 8:30 AM Intermediate OPEN
Want to use your own scanned images for creating design...then this class can help you be more successful. This theory class discusses ways to successfully scan an image for use in digitizing a design. We will also use two wizards to process scanned images in MasterWorks - MasterWorks II - MasterWorks III. Software Featured: MasterWorks™ III, MasterWorks™ II, and MasterWorks Class Demonstrated Through: MasterWorks™ III (1.5 hours)