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Lora Kesilis 5/13/2014 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 5/6/2014 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 5/14/2014 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 5/15/2014 6:00 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 5/20/2014 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 4/22/2014 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)

April Dunn 4/27/2014 12:00 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 4/23/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
PatternCAD will allow you to design your own custom quilting patterns, and PatternCAD is included in your Quilter's Creative Touch Software. Learn how easy it is to create your own unique quilting designs and how even the simplest quilting motif can be manipulated into many different looks. You will be having fun and creating your own unique style of quilting in no time! Software Featured: Baby Lock Quilter"s Creative Touch Products Featured: Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/12/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
Adding lettering to your embroidery has never been so quick or looked so great. Learn how to use the professionally digitized fonts included in MasterWorks with your embroidery collection for custom looks. See how using Recipes will make it easy to sew on any fabric. Software Featured: MasterWorks™, MasterWorks™ II, MasterWorks™ Lite (1.25 hours)

April Dunn 4/28/2014 7:30 PM 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 5/21/2014 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 5/5/2014 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 4/25/2014 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)

April Dunn 5/1/2014 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)

Lora Kesilis 5/19/2014 6:00 PM Basic OPEN
PatternCAD will allow you to design your own custom quilting patterns, and PatternCAD is included in your Quilter's Creative Touch Software. Learn how easy it is to create your own unique quilting designs and how even the simplest quilting motif can be manipulated into many different looks. You will be having fun and creating your own unique style of quilting in no time! Software Featured: Baby Lock Quilter"s Creative Touch Products Featured: Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

April Dunn 4/24/2014 11:00 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 4/24/2014 6:00 PM Basic OPEN
Join us for this class and learn how easy it is to combine the frames, fonts, and decorative embroidery patterns built into Quilt LabelWorks to create your own custom embroidered labels. The class covers how to use the different elements, and how to edit both the text and the embroidered frames and decorations. You will see how easy it is to combine embroidery patterns you already own with the elements included in Quilt LabelWorks. And you will even learn how to use copy and paste so you don't have to type that whole poem! Software Featured:Quilt LabelWorks (1 hour)

April Dunn 4/21/2014 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 2 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 Color Sort /Reduce Needle Count/Printing a placement template/various thread color conversion options including using ColorWorks...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; ColorWorks (1.25 hours)

Lora Kesilis 4/24/2014 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)

Lora Kesilis 5/27/2014 8:00 PM Basic OPEN
Join us for this class and learn how easy it is to combine the frames, fonts, and decorative embroidery patterns built into Quilt LabelWorks to create your own custom embroidered labels. The class covers how to use the different elements, and how to edit both the text and the embroidered frames and decorations. You will see how easy it is to combine embroidery patterns you already own with the elements included in Quilt LabelWorks. And you will even learn how to use copy and paste so you don't have to type that whole poem! Software Featured:Quilt LabelWorks (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/8/2014 6:00 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 4/22/2014 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)

Lora Kesilis 4/21/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Explore the design possibilities of the layout page in your Quilter's Creative Touch. Learn how to use the selection tools, and how to place, size, flip, rotate, and move your quilt designs on the layout. Discover the wonderful things you can create in the Tools menu including Repeating Patterns, Row Rippling and Triangle Blocks. And learn how to Import purchased patterns into your pattern folder, how to save your quilt layouts, and how to merge blocks to create layouts with blocks of differing sizes. Software Featured: Baby Lock Quilter's Creative Touch Products Featured: Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1.5 hours)

Lora Kesilis 5/28/2014 6:00 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)

Lora Kesilis 5/22/2014 6:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Learn how to set up a layout for a quilt with sashing between the blocks and borders around the edges. See how to create, optimize and stitch a pantograph in the horizontal sashing. Learn how easy it is to select the patterns needed to create a vertical quilting pattern for the sashings between the blocks. Find out how to optimize, place and stitch those vertical sashings. And if you need to quilt borders, you will love the information about using the quick border design tools. And of course we will cover how to get those borders quilted. Software Featured: Baby Lock Quilter's Creative Touch Products Featured Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/26/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Learn how to create the look of hand sewn cross stitch embroidery with Palette 9. It is easier than ever to create and edit beautiful cross stitch embroidery with the new features in the Palette 9 cross stitch wizard. This class also covers all four 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. And see how the Portrait Creator can be used with the cross stitch wizard. This class is also available as an OnDemand/recorded class. Software Featured: Palette 9  (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/20/2014 6:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Learn how to use Move to create more elaborate quilting. Although you can only Place one design in each block on your quilt layout, there is no limit on the number of designs that can be Moved in from adjacent blocks. See how to design and sew a 24 inch quilted block with nine designs in it. Learn how to use Row Wrapping to Move whole rows of quilt patterns without getting gaps at the ends of the rows. And see how easy it is to put 13 designs into 9 blocks for a custom pantograph. In no time at all you will be Moving your designs around on your quilt layouts and enjoying the creative freedom that comes with sewing outside the lines. Software Featured: Quilter's Creative Touch Products Featured: Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/26/2014 6:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
There are tools built into PatternCAD that make it easy to create your own beautiful quilt patterns even if you do not consider yourself an artist. The Quick n EZ tools are well named and this class covers how to use each of these tools including Spiral stitch, Flakes, Poly Mirrors, Bowditches, and Polygons. And in the new Creative Touch PatternCAD you will have access to all of the Optimize tools! We will also take a look at how to create your own mirror tools by drawing and editing new sets of mirrors. You will see some new features in the Creative Touch PatternCAD including Quick Mirror sets and the ability to draw curved mirror sets. Creating beautiful symmetrical designs is just a couple of lines away! Software Featured: Quilter's Creative Touch for QuiltMotion Products Featured: Crown Jewel (1 hour)

April Dunn 4/23/2014 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 4/28/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Learn how to use Move to create more elaborate quilting. Although you can only Place one design in each block on your quilt layout, there is no limit on the number of designs that can be Moved in from adjacent blocks. See how to design and sew a 24 inch quilted block with nine designs in it. Learn how to use Row Wrapping to Move whole rows of quilt patterns without getting gaps at the ends of the rows. And see how easy it is to put 13 designs into 9 blocks for a custom pantograph. In no time at all you will be Moving your designs around on your quilt layouts and enjoying the creative freedom that comes with sewing outside the lines. Software Featured: Quilter's Creative Touch Products Featured: Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/7/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
There are tools built into PatternCAD that make it easy to create your own beautiful quilt patterns even if you do not consider yourself an artist. The Quick n EZ tools are well named and this class covers how to use each of these tools including Spiral stitch, Flakes, Poly Mirrors, Bowditches, and Polygons. And in the new Creative Touch PatternCAD you will have access to all of the Optimize tools! We will also take a look at how to create your own mirror tools by drawing and editing new sets of mirrors. You will see some new features in the Creative Touch PatternCAD including Quick Mirror sets and the ability to draw curved mirror sets. Creating beautiful symmetrical designs is just a couple of lines away! Software Featured: Quilter's Creative Touch for QuiltMotion Products Featured: Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 4/29/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Learn how to set up a layout for a quilt with sashing between the blocks and borders around the edges. See how to create, optimize and stitch a pantograph in the horizontal sashing. Learn how easy it is to select the patterns needed to create a vertical quilting pattern for the sashings between the blocks. Find out how to optimize, place and stitch those vertical sashings. And if you need to quilt borders, you will love the information about using the quick border design tools. And of course we will cover how to get those borders quilted. Software Featured: Baby Lock Quilter's Creative Touch Products Featured Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/29/2014 6:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
One of the easiest ways to finish a quilt is with pantograph or continuous line quilting. Learn how to set up and stitch this easy type of quilting. Know what patterns work best and how it is placed and stitched. You will see how to use Wrap Rows to create offset rows of pattern, and what the new Flip options are in the Creative Touch software. See how the options in the Optimize screen allow you to understand how the pantograph will stitch and control the stitching process. Software Featured: Baby Lock Quilter's Creative Touch Products Featured: Jewel (Previous Model), Crown Jewel (1 hour)

Lora Kesilis 5/19/2014 8:00 PM Intermediate OPEN
Adding custom lettering to your embroidery has never been so quick or looked so great. In MasterWorks it is easy to create artwork from the True Type font of your choice. The stitch effect of your choice can then be applied to the artwork. Instead of having lettering automatically digitized, you will have complete control of exactly how the letters will be sewn! Software Featured: MasterWorks™ III, MasterWorks™ II, MasterWorks™ Class Demonstrated Through: MasterWorks™ III (1 hour)