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April Dunn 9/17/2014 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 9/22/2014 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)

Lora Kesilis 9/29/2014 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)

April Dunn 9/22/2014 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)

Lora Kesilis 9/17/2014 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 10/9/2014 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 9/15/2014 7:30 PM Basic OPEN
Palette 9 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 tidbits along the way. Note, a portion of this class is taught using pre-recorded video. Software Featured: 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 9/15/2014 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 9/18/2014 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)

April Dunn 9/19/2014 8:30 AM 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 9/16/2014 8:00 PM 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 10/10/2014 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 9/30/2014 7:00 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 9/18/2014 8:30 AM Basic OPEN
There's nothing like a monogram to add a "touch of class" to your clothing and other personal items or to personalize a gift for that special someone. MonogramWorks is a user friendly, feature packed program that accepts additional font packs from Designer's Gallery and will have you on your way to fancy lettering and Monograms in no time. Join this class and learn how to make MonogramWorks work for you. NOTE: this class was formerly called "MonogramWorks A Touch of Class". Software Featured: MonogramWorks Other Products Featured: Additional Font Packs (1.33333333333333 hours)

Lora Kesilis 9/23/2014 8:00 PM 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)

Lora Kesilis 10/17/2014 10:00 PM 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 9/23/2014 7:30 PM 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)