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Candace West- Quilt Artist Educator  Candace West is a multiple national award winner and teacher, whose art has been displayed at all major quilt show venues. Her award-winning quilts and garments have appeared in several major magazines. An early adopter of computers, Candace thrives on new technology and loves to find ways to incorporate her geek side with her art. Software, computer controlled quilting robotics and cutting machines find their way into her quilting and crafting life. Candace began sharing her passion for quilting with others through teaching the art and technology of quilting. Workshops that share the techniques used in the creation of her art that can make anyone’s quilts show worthy, is her mission.

www.candacequilts.com  /  www.barncatzstudio.com


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

Coming Soon!
$ 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**




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

Coming Soon!
$ 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

Coming Soon!
$ 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.

 

 




M429-18 Digital Drawing- It’s Better Than Paper and Pencil!
M429-18 Digital Drawing- It’s Better Than Paper and Pencil!
With Candace West
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Do you need to create drawings for your projects with precision and scalability or struggle with accuracy when you draw patterns? Are you a quilt professional that needs clean quality artwork for your business? Patterns, books, product design and presentations all benefit from digitally drawn vector files. And if you want to produce digital files for robotic machines, vector files are a must. Discover digital drawing using vector tools such as Corel Draw and Inkscape to take your original ideas to a new level.




M451-18 Custom Cuts the new world of Computerized Cutting Machines
M451-18 Custom Cuts the new world of Computerized Cutting Machines
With Candace West
Saturday, September 22, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Custom Cuts – the new world of Computerized Cutting. By now most of the quilting world knows about manual die cutters and cutting hundreds of 4½” squares can be done in a snap. Tricky applique shapes can also be mass produced with these wonders. However, if you only need a few units for your project or have an original custom design in mind, the purchase of a die or creation of a custom die will get pricey very fast. But again quilters have commandeered a tool from the scrapbooking world to satisfy the need for precise custom cutting. Once available only for sign making shops the computerized cutter has been retooled for the craft and quilting market. In this class, Candace West will introduce you to the types of computerized cutting machines and software programs that are available. We will discuss the many ways these machines can be used in quilt making. From appliqué, to template making, and embellishment, these machines could be your answer to custom cuts for original quilts that are uniquely yours.




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