The Getaway is BACK! July 15-17, 2022. Create Your Way with embroidery, vinyl, sublimation, and more!

CLASS TOPICS AT THE 2022 GETAWAY

 

Create Your Way with EMBROIDERY APPLIQUE VINYL RHINESTONES SUBLIMATION and MORE!

 

(Friday VIP Pro) Cooking Up Some Embroidery

We all have a handwritten recipe or two that Grandma used to make. Wouldn't it be lovely to turn that handwriting into a stitch file and embroider this treasured keepsake onto a towel or apron so you can remember them fondly every day? You can decorate your kitchen with these stitched memories or give them away as gifts. An apron with Grandpa Bob's Secret BBQ Sauce on the front would make a fantastic Father's Day present. So go find your favorite recipe from your childhood and let's create a stitch-able keepsake!

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie for Embrilliance Software

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP Pro) Adventures in Sparkle!!

Do you love bling and sparkle on garments, bags, shoes and more? Join Gayle from Gayle's Nest as she shows you how to add a little extra sparkle to an everyday project and make it shine!! Hot fix crystals are super easy to apply with something as simple as an iron, or a special wand or heat press and you will get great results. Create your own sparkle designs by hand placing each crystal, using mylar to add multiple crystals to be applied at once or you can use a flock or magnet material and cut out a template on your digital cutter to easily make multiples of the same design. No matter what, you don't want to miss this class because everyone needs a little extra sparkle in their lives!

Taught by Missy Billingsley and Gayle Pearl from Gayle's Nest

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP Pro) Parenting a Young Entrepreneur: Views from Both Angles

Jeff and Adam Fuller, a team of father/son entrepreneurs, offer a unique look at raising a young entrepreneur from both sides of the equation. Adam, who owns BJJ Hats, is making a splash in the garment decoration world, and has yet to reach his teen years. Jeff, who owns Fuller Embroidery Works, has experience in navigating the world of supporting, as well as protecting, a young entrepreneur. In this class you'll learn how to recognize if your child is ready to and serious about having a business. The class will also discuss finding the balance between supporting and protecting your young entrepreneur. While Jeff provides the parent's perspective, Adam will give a young entrepreneur's point of view, discussing what he's learned and what he thinks parents need to know when guiding their young businesspersons.

Your registration for this class includes a guess pass for one young entrepreneur, age 8 and up.

Taught by Jeff and Adam Fuller from Fuller Embroidery Works and BJJ Hats

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP Pro) Specialty Threads

We all love looking at specialty threads, like those pretty metallics, variegated, and glow in the dark; but when it comes to actually doing embroidery with them...that's another story. If you've been the brave embroiderer who has pushed on and had shredding thread or lots of thread breaks, you have discovered they can come with their own challenges. Join Katie for a fun class that dives into the dos and don'ts of sewing with specialty threads so you can approach them with a smile and love the work when it's done. Class participants will receive a specialty thread along with design download to try out

Taught by Katie Wubben from Trouble Me Knot Embroidery

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP Pro) Adding "Extra WOW" to your designs

So, you don't want to be a digitizer BUT you find that you want to change up some of your existing designs to take your personal creations up a notch. Maybe you want to add some decorative stitching on top of the satin finishing stitch of an applique design. Or maybe you only have solid color fabric and want your appliqued fabric to have a pattern or maybe a motif/sketch fill for mylar. Maybe you have a filled design that you would like to add some applique pieces instead of fill stitches. These are just a few examples of what you can use StitchArtist for - to add digitized customizing elements to designs that you know have already been tested to stitch well.

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie for Embrilliance Software

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP Pro) The Art of the Deal:  Barter, Exposure and Other Non-Cash Exchanges

Almost every artist or creative, at some point in their working lives, will be asked to do work in exchange for something other than money.  It might be publicity.  It might be an exchange of goods.  These sorts of trades can be beneficial, but it's often hard to know whether the deal is weighted in your favor or when it's a good option to take.  In this class we'll discuss the ins and outs of the various types of deals creatives are offered.   The class will also cover how to determine if a deal is beneficial to your business and when it's worth donating or offering your time and your work. 

Taught by Kristine Shreve, host of the popular Women + Business Podcast and

founder of the Women in Garment Decoration Group

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP Pro) Basics of 3D Puff Embroidery

This class will cover the entire process, from start to finish, of a 3D puff embroidery project.  You will learn what materials you will need, how to hoop the hat, how to apply the foam and the all-important cleanup process.   This class will also explain the basic approach to digitizing specifically for 3D and cover the terminology and types of stitches and techniques used.

Taught by Justin Armenta from JA Digitizing and the Embroidery Nerd

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP Pro) Mystery of the Fabricless Embroidery - Mastering Freestanding Lace on your Embroidery Machine

This class will teach you everything you need to know about stitching Freestanding Lace Embroidery (FSL) designs on your embroidery machine! Sheila from Designs by BabyMoon will DE-MYSTIFY the entire process so that you, too, can make exquisite Freestanding Lace. Both small and large FSL designs will be covered, as well as all the necessary info on stabilizers, needles and the most important component - thread!  Class participants will receive a bundle of beautiful Freestanding Lace earring designs plus samples of hardware, stabilizer, and other supplies so you can make your own Freestanding Lace as soon as you get home.

by Sheila Ryan of Designs by BabyMoon

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP) Multipart Applique

From birthday shirts to hooded towels this class will delve into appliques that have more than one piece. We will talk about color sorting dos and don'ts, layering fabrics, planning your placements and different types of finishing stitches.

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie for Embrilliance Software

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP) Digitizing a Design - A Demonstration from Start to Finish (2 part class)

Are you interested in digitizing but not sure where to start or what to expect? Or do you feel stuck because you can't figure out your software -- it's just NOT clicking?  Come observe a demonstration of the digitizing process as Lyndsie digitizes an applique embroidery design from start to finish, explaining the how and why of every step along the way. She will also discuss different reasons for pursuing digitizing as well as digitizing for profit vs. digitizing for your own projects and logos. Part 1 of this class will focus on digitizing theory and applique designs. In part 2, Lyndsie will continue the conversation and demonstrate techniques for trendy sketch designs, fonts, and vintage style designs. (This class is not software-specific -- the digitizing concepts taught are universal and everyone is welcome! We will be using Wilcom Embroidery Studio and Embrilliance Stitch Artist during the demonstrations, and PE-Design Next will be opened for a comparison, too!)

Taught by Lyndsie Salcido from Lynnie Pinnie

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP) Multi-Dec Embroidery

Take your embroidery to the next level using your Silhouette Cameo, heat transfer vinyl and rhinestones!! Learn how to bring an embroidery design into Silhouette Studio and create our cut file for the applique. Instead of cutting fabric, we'll plan to cut heat transfer vinyl. Then just for fun, we'll add a few rhinestones! (Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Plus is required for manipulating embroidery designs.) Class participants will receive a supply sampler.

Taught by Libby Ashcraft

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP) Recycle What?!

Reusable candy bags are addictive and fun to make and a great way to recycle and repurpose. Save the candy to share with someone else, because let's be real, it's all about the bag. Missy will share with you her tips and tricks on making adorable recycled candy bags in the hoop. Working with a cute candy bag, marine vinyl, fusible vinyl, and a zipper in the hoop has never been easier.

Taught by Missy Billingsley and Gayle Pearl from Gayle's Nest

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Friday VIP) Embroidery Basics for Success

No different than baking a cake, quality embroidery requires the right recipe. Join Katie for a fast paced class on the basics for success. You'll learn about what backings to pair with each fabric type along with when to change the needle size. We'll talk about when tension troubles have hijacked your day and how to fix them to avoid thread breaks and poor quality.  Class participants will receive a supply sampler.

Taught by Katie Wubben from Trouble Me Knot Embroidery

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Saturday VIP) Stitching with Specialty Materials

Vinyl is a durable and unique material for creating show-stopping appliques and in the hoop projects, but without the proper supplies and techniques, it can be challenging to work with.  This fun class will take the stress and guesswork out of machine embroidery with marine and embroidery vinyl.  Wendy will share all of her tried-and-true techniques for working with vinyl and coordinating specialty materials to achieve the best results. 

Taught by Wendy Skaggs from Sweet 'N Sassy

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Saturday VIP) All About Patches

Jeff Fuller and Matthew Enderle, both owners of The Embroidery Nerd, and each owning Fuller Embroidery Works and PatchPhrase respectively, specialize in embroidery education and have a passion for patches. Both started their journeys as patch collectors and quickly found themselves needing to make their own custom ones. They each started off with having to source everything on their own, investing thousands of dollars in materials for testing different methods. When they started there was no turnkey solution for embroidered patch training. Since their initial acquaintance, they have focused on educating others.

This class will focus on teaching you the basics of materials, costs, and the many different processes to design, stitch, and finish patches. In this class you will get to see examples of each patch process, along with some sample designs to try on your own.

Taught by Jeff Fuller and Matthew Enderle from The Embroidery Nerd

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Saturday VIP) Tapping Into the Emotional Market

With the growth in laser engraving and sublimation along with vinyl, embroidery, and applique... we have a unique ability to meet emotional needs of customers.  Even in tight times, people still spend money on babies, weddings, and memorial products.  Get inspired to expand and grow your business by providing unique products to meet emotional needs.  A goody bag and coupon will be provided. 

Taught by Angela Holley from All Stitched Up by Angela.

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

(Saturday VIP) Machine Applique for Beginners

Applique is such a fascinating art. You can change threads in a regular embroidery design to make it somewhat different but changing the fabrics in an applique can make it uniquely your own. Beth and I are continually amazed how many people have never tried it so we are starting from the beginning. We'll go through fabric and supply choices, cover the tools needed for the most common methods, and explore the differences in stitching standard applique and functional applique (in-the-hoop) designs. You'll be an Applique Diva by class end!

Presented by Peggy Severt and Beth Meyers from Pegboard Crafts

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

You know you have an embroidery design...if you could only find it!

Organizing your embroidery files so you can find what you have is a big challenge for all of us. This class will share how to organize your files so that you can access them in a variety of ways—think of it as using a library catalog and looking books up by the author, title, or subject.
We’ll walk you through the steps of downloading each file, storing it in folders on your computer, and making a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. Although the demonstration is based on using a PC computer, Excel, and Embrilliance Thumbnailer, resources will shared for other software and MAC users.

Taught by Katie Herrick from The Stitching Studio

Register for this class by selecting VIP Pro, VIP, or Create Your Way VIP

 

Everything You Need to Know About Applique

What is applique? How is an applique design digitized? What's the best way to stitch the applique at the machine - trimming in the hoop or using precut shapes from an electronic cutting machine (Silhouette, Scan N Cut, Cricut etc) or hand cutting from a template? How is an applique like a patch and how do you create a patch? All these questions and more will be covered in this class!

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie for Embrilliance Software

 

Take a "Peek" Inside the Art of Hooded Towels (2-part class)

In this 2-part class session, we will dive right into the hooded towel addiction!! We

will start with cutting hoods (getting the best bang for your buck), move right into

stitching your peeker embroidery design on the hood, and then we will finish by

attaching the hood with a French seam. Come join us for a "peek" inside making

hooded towels!

Taught by Wendy Skaggs from Sweet 'N Sassy

 

Taking Your Products Online (2 part class)

If you're ready to hit the world wide web with your embroidered goods, join Katie during this class to learn about taking great product photos, writing titles and descriptions for your items as well as some tips and tricks to manage the orders efficiently.

Taught by Katie Wubben from Trouble Me Knot Embroidery

 

Social Media that Sells

There's a right way and a wrong way to sell on social media.   While Facebook or Instagram or TikTok can be great selling tools, the type of sales techniques that succeed aren't always the ones that are used.  In this class you'll learn the secrets of subtle selling, how to craft posts that sell your products without screaming or being too "salesy".   You'll learn how to lead your customers to a sale, and why building a community is important and necessary to creating sales.  If your social media accounts aren't generating the revenue you'd like, this is the class for you. 

Taught by Kristine Shreve, host of the popular Women + Business Podcast and

founder of the Women in Garment Decoration Group

 

All Things Sublimation

Want to get started with sublimation but aren't sure what equipment and supplies you need or where to get the necessary items? Already have your equipment and are creating sublimated goods but want to know how to get better prints or learn tips and tricks for various products? Do you have general questions about a particular substrate or market, but don't have anyone to ask? In this class, Nicky Adamkiewicz, The Sassy Subber, will lead you through the world of sublimation. From what to buy and where to buy it, to on site demonstrations of pressing various substrates, to a Q&A session where Nicky will answer your burning questions, if you currently do sublimation, or are thinking about adding sublimation to the techniques you offer, this class is for you. Sublimators of all skill levels will walk away from this class with new information.

Taught by Nicky Adamkiewicz, The Sassy Subber

 

Making Embrilliance Work for You

Which program is right for you? The whole purpose of software is to help you with your machine embroidery projects. To quickly do what you need to do at the computer so you can get stitching now! This class will show you how the Embrilliance programs work together to help you get the most from

your software.

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie for Embrilliance Software

 

Gidgets, Gadgets, and Essentials for your Sewing & Craft Room

Learn all about new products in the industry that can help you with quality, organization, and productivity.  This class will also cover some of the best products in the industry that have been around for years like Bo-Nash and Terial Magic.  A goody bag and coupon will be provided. 

Taught by Angela Holley from All Stitched Up by Angela

 

Caps: From Hooping and Placement to Common Issues and How to Fix Them

Join Jeff Fuller, from Fuller Embroidery Works and the Embroidery Nerd, as he discusses embroidering on caps.  Learn the components of a cap, how they are assembled, and how each component reacts to embroidery. During this discussion you will learn the different placements on caps, along with limitations like sizes and sewing sequences, and how to consistently hoop hats for each placement. The skills you are going to learn will save you time and money by preventing crooked sew-outs or warped hats. It will also help you identify if any issues you face are in your file or if the issues lie elsewhere, like a gremlin in the machine.

Taught by Jeff Fuller from Fuller Embroidery Works and the Embroidery Nerd

 

How to Achieve Perfect Placement Every Time

If you have used your embroidery machine, more than likely you have at least one project that has the dreaded "inappropriate embroidery placement" - too low, too high, crooked or my favorite - upside down. What about boutique style embroidery shaped around necklines and PeterPan collars - no

problem! This class will give you some tips or tricks to help you make sure that your embroidery ends up exactly where you want it - no surprises!

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie for Embrilliance Software

 

Wrapped in Softness

In this class we will learn basic and advanced techniques for embroidery and sewing with Minky Fabrics! These beautiful fabrics will elevate your sewing projects and enable you to make the most wonderful huggable stuffed toys, garments and blankets for your home, special children, and yourself! Class participants will receive a Minky Project Embroidery design pack with several embroidery and in the hoop designs so that you can make to make a Minky Stuffed Toy as well as special knockdown shapes for monogram and embroidery success.  Get hands on experiences with preparing your fabrics for the best experience when using this amazing fabric! Shannon Fabrics Brand Ambassador Sheila Ryan will supply you with a free embroidery design pack and an exclusive list of suppliers for even more fun with minky when you get home! 

by Sheila Ryan of Designs by BabyMoon

 

All About Cork

What is cork fabric and how do you use it?  Join Angela to learn exactly how you can use cork to create unique gifts or offer something new in your business.  Cork is versatile and easy to use for ITH, applique, or sewing projects. Samples will be available to inspire you to get CREATIVE with CORK.  A goody bag with a sample and coupon will be provided. 

Taught by Angela Holley from All Stitched Up by Angela

 

Taking the Mystery out of Scanning with your Scan n Cut

The Scan n Cut features the ability to scan designs for later cutting and

manipulation. We'll talk about the differences in Direct Cut and Scan to Cut Data.

Learn how to fine-tune your settings to get the best possible scans.

Taught by Libby Ashcraft

 

Panel Discussion -- Balancing business and family obligations

Join us for a casual and lighthearted but informative discussion about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of balancing a busy family life with a booming business

 

Fabric Frenzy

This class will take you through the tips and tricks for successful fabric cutting with your electronic cutter! Learn how to stabilize fabric (both with and without a backing) for clean, crisp cuts. Create no-sew Fabric projects with your cutter. No more tedious trimming applique pieces in the hoop!! Libby shares the tips and tricks for cutting, importing embroidery designs into your software and cutting your applique pieces.

Taught by Libby Ashcraft

 

Simplified ITH Zipper Pouch Party

In the Hoop Zipper Pouch projects can be both cute and useful, and in this class, Alexis Galloway from Sew Sweet Academy gives you step-by-step instructions on how to stitch your own ITH zipper pouch. With a bonus step-by-step, easy-to-follow tutorial, this class is perfect for experienced embroiderers who want to try something new or beginning embroiderers who need a fun project to get their feet wet.

Taught by Alexis Galloway from Sew Sweet Academy

 

Combine Your Love of Machine Embroidery and Quilting

You love machine embroidery, and you love making quilt blocks. This class will give you tips on how to combine embroidery designs and traditional quilt blocks for quilts and home decor. It will cover how

to measure to make sure your blocks are the same size, pairing designs, what stabilizer to use, how to use your embroidery machine to design quilt labels, and how to quilt around embroidery designs using a longarm or domestic machine. This is a great class for beginning quilters as well as anyone who needs a little inspiration.

Taught by Katie Herrick from The Stitching Studio

 

Packaging Products to Create Eye-Catching Displays

Cathy Ware, owner of Designs by Wild Hare, has been selling wholesale and retail for decades. Come learn how the packaging of your handmade items can increase sales and reduce theft at shows.  Creative packaging for your inventory not only helps show off your products but can also help you with keeping track of inventory. Whether you do shows or sell online, there will be lots of great information in this class!

Taught by Cathy Ware from Designs by Wild Hare

 

The Basics of Machine Maintenance

Keeping your machine well maintained is important, but it isn't always clear what well maintained actually means.  Different machines will have slightly different maintenance guidelines, but there are things that are universal to maintaining any machine.   In this class you'll learn the basics of maintaining your embroidery machine so it will last longer and stitch better.   We'll cover how to oil the machine, how to clean your bobbin case and remove thread and lint from your machine.    We will also discuss what things you should absolutely do when cleaning and maintaining your machine and what common mistakes people make that you should avoid.   This class will cover putting together a basic maintenance kit for your machine and what that kit should include.   You will also learn some fixes and hacks for common embroidery machine problems.

Taught by Mary Easley from Holiauma Embroidery

 

Create a Deco Mesh Wreath with In The Hoop Embroidered Pieces

Wreaths make wonderful holiday and housewarming gifts and are hot sellers at crafts shows and online.  They are eye-catching home decor pieces for any season and so fun to personalize!  Wendy from Sweet N Sassy will show you how to construct a deco mesh wreath as well as create unique wreath embellishments in your embroidery hoop. 

Taught by Wendy Skaggs from Sweet 'N Sassy

 

E-Commerce Options

Flummoxed by Facebook Marketplace?  Enraged by Etsy?  Wishing for a Website?  The world of e-commerce can be confusing, and often there may be options for selling online that people aren't even aware exist.  In this class we'll cover the pros and cons of the most popular alternatives for selling on the Internet.  We'll also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each method.   Picking the right e-commerce option for your skill set and your market can have a huge impact on how well your business does.  This class will give you the tools to make an informed decision. 

Taught by Kristine Shreve, host of the popular Women + Business Podcast and

founder of the Women in Garment Decoration Group

 

Ask me anything, an open discussion about All Things Sublimation

From what to buy and where to buy it to on site demonstrations of pressing various substrates, Nicky will answer your burning sublimation questions! If you currently do sublimation or are thinking about adding sublimation to the techniques you offer, you'll want to join Nicki for this interactive session.  

With Nicky Adamkiewicz, The Sassy Subber

 

In the Hoop Machine Embroidered Greeting Cards

Tired of the same old "Happy Birthday" or "Get Well" cards? Join Vicki Sanderson to learn to use your embroidery machine to create unforgettable in the hoop machine embroidered greeting cards that are sure to be a hit for any occasion. Learn all the tips, tricks and techniques needed to create any size card.

Taught by Vicki Sanderson from Vicki's Embroidery Station

 

Patches Made Easy!

In this class, Alexis Galloway from Sew Sweet Academy teaches you that making patches can be easy, and fun! You'll learn how to set up your patch design, what materials you need, and how to make patches without making yourself crazy. As a bonus, you'll also learn how to create a patch display card in Canva, so you can show off your work to potential customers. If patches have been on your to-do list, but you've been worried you don't have the right equipment, or making a patch has seemed too intimidating, this is the class for you.

Taught by Alexis Galloway from Sew Sweet Academy

 

Make a Marketing Plan

Do you know you need a marketing plan, but you're not sure where to start? Is the marketing plan you have not doing what you need it to do? In this class, we'll break down how to build a marketing plan, what the components of a good marketing plan are, and why your business needs a marketing plan. We'll also talk about how to find your target market, and what you need to know to determine if your marketing strategies are boom or bust. You'll leave this class with an understanding of how to build a marketing plan and some actionable steps to improve your marketing. 

Taught by Kristine Shreve, host of the popular Women + Business Podcast and

founder of the Women in Garment Decoration Group

 

PIVOT! Monetizing your hobby and flipping to a business

Have you considered what it might look like if you were to take your crafting skills and dare to make money by creating high-demand handmade goods?  In this class we will go through several exercises designed to help you see a clear path to generating income using the equipment and experience that you already have.  We will talk about shifting your mindset, setting prices so you can get paid what you are worth, and strategizing where and what to sell in order to quickly launch your business. Don't feel intimidated by the business side -- we'll discuss and explore the ins and outs of running a business when you have little to no previous experience.  Where there's a will there is a way, and this class might be just the encouragement you need to get your beautiful handmade things out into the world and get PAID to do it!

by Sheila Ryan of Designs by BabyMoon

 

In the Hoop Santa's Helper Elf Outfits

Does your Santa's Elf Helper need a new wardrobe while he's sitting on that shelf? Please join Vicki Sanderson for this interactive, fun-filled machine embroidery class. Learn how to use your embroidery machine to create fun and unique elf sweaters, costumes, props, etc. And enjoy demonstrations, tips, techniques, and mischievous Elf antics.

Taught by Vicki Sanderson from Vicki's Embroidery Station

 

How to Stage a Booth or Table to Increase Interest and Sales!

Come join Cathy Ware, owner of Designs by Wild Hare, and learn ways to draw customers to your space and increase your sales. Cathy has sold both wholesale and retail for many years. Listen to her share her experiences on what makes an eye-catching display!

Taught by Cathy Ware from Designs by Wild Hare 

 

A Gnome for All Seasons

Gnomes roam all year round! Join us to see how to create gnomes that you can dress up for all seasons. This technique is easy and fun for all skill levels. The are cute for your own home dccor and make quick gifts for your family and friends. We'll show you how to things a step further by creating a gnome that glows. A greeting card from your roaming gnome and a bookmark for travel guide might even make an appearance.

Taught by Margie Gellenbeck from The Stitching Studio

 

Logo Digitizing Steps for Success
Join D.J. Anderson, owner of Digitizing Masterclass, to learn the proper digitizing and stabilization steps to follow to perfect embroidered logo designs. He will simplify the process by giving you the theory, fundamentals, and formulas you need. You will learn how to get the design digitized correctly and choose the proper stabilizer for the item you put it on. The content of this class is not software specific - it applies to any digitizing software you use. Best of all, each attendee will receive free online access to videos and files based on the topics presented in the class, allowing you to watch them as many times as needed.

Taught by DJ Anderson from Digitizing Masterclass

 

Thursday Pre-Show Hands-on Embrilliance Workshops with Lisa Shaw

Hands on StitchArtist

We are going to work in StitchArtist and create a customized key fob or luggage tag. Since this is an in the hoop design that we are creating, we will be spending some time planning our project and then putting that plan into action -- ie creating our design in our software. Those that choose to take the class using the demo version will learn a lot about how the software works, but will not be able to save so everyone will get Lisa's version of the finished files to play with when they get home.

Hands on classes require a laptop with the software installed. Yes, you can use the demonstration version. An email will be sent out a week or two before the event to all who have registered with information and the files to be used in the class. These are hands on software classes - leave the embroidery machine at home :-)

 

Hands On Essentials

We will go through the basics of the programs from opening designs, resizing, adding lettering, and other customizing functions. From changing colors to adding new colors and working with parts of designs -- the learning won't stop there! We will get into the sewing simulator and learn how to check

out designs before they stitch -- yes you can resize but how do you know when its a good idea -- or better yet, when you REALLY REALLY should do a test sew to verify its a good idea. Bring your questions and come ready to learn. There is so much to the program, and we will cover lots of tips & tricks to help you customize your designs quickly and easily.

Hands on classes require a laptop with the software installed. Yes, you can use the demonstration version. An email will be sent out a week or two before the event to all who have registered with information and the files to be used in the class. These are hands on software classes - leave the embroidery machine at home :-)

 

Afterhours with Lisa -- LIVE from AG!

Have you seen one of Lisa Shaw's Afterhours on her Facebook page? Ever wish that you could have "an adult beverage & popcorn" with her and be there LIVE during an Afterhours show? She is bringing her live stream Afterhours to the Getaway for a casual fun educational experience!

Tickets include your choice of 1 Domestic Beer or Wine, or 1 Non-Alcoholic Beverage. 

Cash bar will available for additional beverages.

The topic of discussion will be "All About that Base" - What keeps our embroidery from bouncing around - underlay, stabilizer and other types of support.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Getaway offers a variety of classes for every skill level, all taught by your favorite industry experts! Classes and presentations are held on both Saturday and Sunday and are each 60 minutes long. Come learn about embroidery, applique, vinyl, heat presses and more! Back by popular demand for 2022 -- A Limited-Number of Special VIP Night Owl and Early Bird Class Sessions on each day! See More →

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