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M125-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 1
M125-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 1
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Central Time

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$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? For those with no experience or would like to get a refresher on the basics of Art & Stitch. This hands-on class will cover basic features of Art & Stitch. You will learn how to draw, edit, apply stitches and save your designs to take to your quilting system. We will use the powerful vector tools to learn how to draw designs with quilting in mind. Don't worry if you can't draw, you will be taught how to use the backdrop tool to trace ordinary images and then turn them into extraordinary designs! You will then learn to manipulate the nodes and anchors on designs you have created. We will also look at how to edit existing designs you already own. We will end this session with the magic of Art & Stitch using the Magic Square, Magic Circle and Magic Ray features that turn simply doodles into award winning designs!


M169-18 EQ7 Digital Design Wall – Electric Quilt
M169-18 EQ7 Digital Design Wall – Electric Quilt
With Candace West
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

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$ 125.00
Kit Fee: $10.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

So you have EQ7 but you are not quite sure what to do with it? Ever wonder what all these Libraries are for or all those tools? EQ7 can make quilt design a fun activity 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! Bringing your laptop with EQ7 installed and activated is the best way to get the most out of this class, but is not required.   **For users of Electric Quilt Version 7 only**




M127-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 2
M127-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 2
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Central Time

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$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? Confident Beginners - those who are comfortable with the Art & Stitch drawing tools. You now know the basics, let's build on those skills and learn advanced features of Art & Stitch. In this hands-on class, we will start by looking at the many different fill types such as; Cross Hatching, Creative Fill and Motif Fills. Fun with TrueType fonts will be next as we learn how to personalize a design or create artwork from object based fonts. We will then learn how to create continuous line designs, using features like; Connect, Combine, Merge and Exclude. We end this session by looking at the bread and butter of longarming, Edge to Edge designs with the Meander Anything and Power Copy tools.


M153-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 3
M153-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 3
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

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$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Intermediate  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? Designed with the confident Art & Stitch users in mind. You should have successfully digitized designs prior to this class. This hands-on class is for those who want to digitize like a professional! You have learned the basics and have added some advanced techniques from the previous Skill Builder classes. Now we need to apply these skills and put it to work in your quilting projects. This class will start by providing ideas on where to look for design inspiration. From that inspiration, we will learn to create design sets that include blocks, borders, mitered corners and E2E. We will look at techniques such as interlocking designs, feathers, pearls, and more as time permits.


M167-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 4
M167-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 4
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

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$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Advanced  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? For those who have taken Skill Builders 1-3 or who are confident users of Art & Stitch. We will look at how to use Art & Stitch with other hardware and software programs for the first part of this session. This class will get you thinking out of the box of traditional digitizing. We will look at how EQ7 can be used in conjunction with Art & Stitch. We will then go Beyond the Mouse! You will be shown how to use your iPad or Android tablet to draw designs and then send them to Art & Stitch ready to apply stitches. You will also learn how to create an e-Catalog of all of your designs and save it to your iPad or Android tablet to access where ever you go. We will then discover how digital die cutters can be used with Art & Stitch. The last half of this class will be focused on Advanced Techniques, such as auditioning designs for easy quilting, cracking the "Quilt as Desired" code by learning how to audition designs for easy quilting, create your own templates, tackling whole cloth quilts, etc. We will end the session with the wildly popular "Stump the Teacher"! Bring your quilting and digitizing challenges to class to get personalized help!


M227-18 EQ8 Digital Design Wall – Electric Quilt
M227-18 EQ8 Digital Design Wall – Electric Quilt
With Candace West
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

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$ 125.00
Kit Fee: $10.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

EQ8 is all new with an updated 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 new workspaces 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 EQ8 and scan and import fabrics from your stash to truly represent your quilt. Bringing your laptop with EQ8 installed and activated is the best way to get the most out of this class, but is not required. This class is exclusively EQ8 focused.




M329-18 Cutting Laboratory
M329-18 Cutting Laboratory
With Candace West
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

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$ 125.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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!

Students must be able to use the basic functions of their machine; including loading the mat, adding new designs and the basic cutting commands of their system.

 

 




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