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Candace West began her sewing career creating custom equestrian apparel and accessories for both horse and rider. Today, Barn Cat Creations, LLC, has evolved into a quilting focused business. Candace is a published pattern designer with digital quilting designs available at with her piecing patterns available directly from Barn Cat Creations. Ms. West is a multiple national award winner and teacher, whose art has been, displayed at major quilt show venues throughout the country. Her award winning quilts and garments have appeared in several major magazines.

E334-18 Digital Design Wall - Electric Quilt

E334-18 Digital Design Wall - Electric Quilt

With Candace West
Friday, April 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 125.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Supply List
Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

EQ is all new with updated a user interface and even more functionality! This powerful application can take you into design nirvana if you know the basics. In this class we will cover the basic layout set up and quickly begin to design quilts. Leave this class with the confidence to turn your computer into a digital design wall!

Part 1 - Learn how to add to and gain control of your Sketchbook fabrics, blocks and quilt designs to only use what you really need.

Part 2 - Create an Easy Draw block in EQ and scan and import fabrics from your stash to truly represent your quilt.

Bringing your laptop with EQ8 or EQ7 installed and activated is the best way to get the most out of this class, but is not required.

E456-18 Cutting Laboratory

E456-18 Cutting Laboratory

With Candace West
Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 125.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Supply List
Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Join Candace West for a hands-on cutting laboratory with your computerized cutting machine. Students will cut a variety of materials and learn what settings work best for each material. Practical applications using our newly cut projects will be covered in this fun filled class. Become one with your cutting machine and use it to its full potential!

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