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Faculty: Carol Best Carol Best has been quilting for 19 years and has been sharing her passion through teaching since 1999. Carol's first love is piecing and has won many awards throughout the years. She started long arm quilting in 2008 and has had her quilts displayed in many shows, taking several awards along the way. Carol has been using Art & Stitch since its initial release and loves to push the limits of the program. In 2013, Carol became a Certified Instructor of Art & Stitch.


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!


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!


2018 Class Proposal
Midwest Faculty
Kelly Ashton
Carol Best
Kathy Beltz
Natalia Bonner
Clem Buzick
Robbi Joy Eklow
Gyleen Fitzgerald
Dorie Hruska
Deloa Jones
Janice Kagenski
Cindy Lohbeck
Karen Marchetti
Kathy McNeil
Julia Quiltoff
Connie Sherill
Valli Schiller
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Candace West
Diane Wingo
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