The Getaway is returning to DFW TX from July 23 - 25, 2021. Join us to learn more about embroidery, vinyl, sublimation, and more!

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VIP Registration is open through July 13 or until sold out.

VIP CLASSES

(Friday Premium VIP*) All About Patches

Patches were first created as a form of garment repair and have evolved to insignia for military and organizations as well as forms of personalization. Patches are also a simpler way to add embroidery embellishment onto difficult to hoop items. The embroidering steps of a patch are similar to that of an applique - so they are nothing to be afraid of! This class is going to cover steps to consider and pay attention to when creating a patch in your embroidery software. We will then continue to techniques used while stitching the patch on your machine and when applying patches to your item.

*All VIP attendees will receive complimentary access to the live streamed and recorded video version of this class.  To attend this class in-person, please select the Premium VIP class upgrade during checkout.

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie representing Embrilliance Software

●Digitizing ●Machine Embroidery ●Small Business ●Software ●In the Hoop

 

(Friday VIP) Embroidery Tricks Your Mother Never Told You Part 1

Join Riqui for this two-part class where she will share some of her favorite embroidery supplies, tips, and tricks including:  How to use double curved applique scissors to get the best trims, how to use double curved jump scissors with tweezers to get even the finest, most annoying jump stitches, 101 uses for blue painters' tape that does not include 1 drop of paint, and how a thread stand can save your sanity.  Wait!  There's more!  Learn all about how parchment paper isn't just for cookies and get answers to some of your most burning questions like: Why are there so many kinds of water-soluble stabilizer and what does each one do best?  Isn't all stabilizer the same? NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Types and weights explained with sample squares (approximately 1.5" to 2" square) of each kind for you to touch, feel, fold, spindle, mutilate, and ultimately take home for reference. 

Taught by Riqui Gardner from String Theory Fabric Arts

●Machine Embroidery/Applique ●Fresh Ideas

 

(Friday VIP) Cut it Up!  

Learn how to use your electronic cutter to create pre-cut pieces for your machine embroidered applique projects. Many software programs will allow you to create cut files for use with your applique designs. We'll talk about how the most common software programs handle this task and then talk about workarounds if you do not own software that exports cut files. You'll never have to trim fabric in the hoop again!

Taught by Libby Ashcraft

●Machine Embroidery ●Machine Applique ●Digital Cutting

 

(Friday VIP) Digitizing a Design - A Demonstration from Start to Finish PART 1

Curious about how an embroidery design is created?  Interested in digitizing but not sure where to start or what to expect?  Come observe a demonstration of the digitizing process as Lyndsie digitizes an applique embroidery design from start to finish.  She will also discuss different reasons for pursuing digitizing as well as digitizing for profit vs. digitizing for your own projects and logos.  (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, other programs may be briefly mentioned, too!)  

Taught by Lyndsie Salcido from Lynnie Pinnie

●Digitizing ●Machine Embroidery/Applique ●Small Business

 

(Friday VIP) Going from Hobby to Business - 5 Keys to Success

Do you have a dream of turning this into something more than a hobby or side-hustle? There are new crafters turned wannabe business owners all the time and unfortunately, the statistics are not good. Nearly 85% of all new businesses fail in the first year. But if you have the right foundation in place you can be part of the 15% who survive and thrive. So what will it be, Successful business or a daily struggle? Come learn how to have a foundation that will lead to success with 5 key parts of your business. Knowing your numbers, pricing for profit, workflow optimization, customer service, and marketing planning. We will review each of these keys and give you some takeaways you can implement in your business immediately to start building the success foundation.  

Taught by Aaron Montgomery, certified Jack Canfield Success Principles Trainer and co-founder of Our Success Group

●Machine Embroidery/Applique ●Fresh Ideas ●Small Business

 

(Friday Premium VIP*) Recycle Candy Bags in the Hoop!

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.

*All VIP attendees will receive complimentary access to the live streamed and recorded video version of this class.  To attend this class in-person, please select the Premium VIP class upgrade during checkout.

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

●Machine Embroidery ●In the Hoop ●Fresh Ideas

 

(Friday VIP) Zippers in the Hoop

This class will investigate customizing and digitizing a simple in the hoop zipper change purse with a snap tab attaching loop. Every in the hoop project is made up of running stitches, so it seems like they would be super easy to digitize - like click poof done simple.

WELL.... They aren't difficult, but there are lots of planning that is involved - inside out and

backwards planning! We will walk through this process with a goal of helping you learn to

personalize a purchased design AND how to digitize your own in the hoop project -

including those with a zipper and a snap tab.

Taught by Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie representing Embrilliance Software

●Digitizing ●Machine Embroidery ●Small Business ●Software ●In the Hoop

 

(Friday VIP) Embroidery Tricks Your Mother Never Told You Part 2

Join Riqui for this two-part class where she will share some of her favorite embroidery supplies, tips, and tricks including:  How to use double curved applique scissors to get the best trims, how to use double curved jump scissors with tweezers to get even the finest, most annoying jump stitches, 101 uses for blue painters' tape that does not include 1 drop of paint, and how a thread stand can save your sanity.  Wait!  There's more!  Learn all about how parchment paper isn't just for cookies and get answers to some of your most burning questions like: Why are there so many kinds of water-soluble stabilizer and what does each one do best?  Isn't all stabilizer the same? NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Types and weights explained with sample squares (approximately 1.5" to 2" square) of each kind for you to touch, feel, fold, spindle, mutilate, and ultimately take home for reference. 

Taught by Riqui Gardner from String Theory Fabric Arts

●Software ●Machine Embroidery/Applique ●Small Business

 

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

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, other programs may be briefly mentioned, too!)  

Taught by Lyndsie Salcido from Lynnie Pinnie

●Digitizing ●Machine Embroidery/Applique ●Small Business

  

(Saturday Premium VIP) Psychology of Pricing

This course covers the who, what, when, where, why and how or pricing.  Whether you're dealing with objections to the prices you charge, struggling with the feeling that you should be charging more than you are, or entirely lost when it comes to knowing exactly what your revenue should be,  Psychology of Pricing will teach you the fundamentals of pricing theory.

*All VIP attendees will receive complimentary access to the live streamed and recorded video version of this class.  To attend this class in-person, please select the Premium VIP class upgrade during checkout.

Taught by Kristine Shreve, host of the popular Women + Business Podcast and founder of the Women in Garment Decoration Group

●Machine Embroidery/Applique ●Fresh Ideas ●Small Business

 

(Saturday VIP) Why Sublimation and White Toner are the perfect marriage. Two technologies - endless opportunities!

We will show you why sublimation and white toner are the perfect marriage to either expand your current business or starting your own decorating business. We will show you the strengths and weaknesses to both solutions and break down real life numbers, to show you how to maximize your return on investment.

Taught by Coastal Business Supplies

●Sublimation ●Small Business ●Fresh Ideas

 

(Saturday VIP) A Sweet N Sassy Hands-on Make and Take with Wendy

Join Wendy for a fun, hands-on project that you will get to take with you!  Class space is limited.  Machine and supplies will be provided.

Taught by Wendy Skaggs from Sweet N Sassy

●Machine Embroidery ●Hands-on ●Fresh Ideas

 

(Saturday VIP) Bits and Pieces

Join Peggy and Beth as they share ideas for turning the pieces piling up in your sewing room trash into cash. They'll have you "scrapping" like a pro. Marine vinyl, fabric, HTV, and more.

Taught by Peggy and Beth from Pegboard Crafts

●Machine Embroidery/Applique ●Small Business ●In the Hoop

 

(Saturday VIP) Connecting with Cons

Wait, what?!  "Cons", short for conventions, are gatherings similar to AG but the focus is in on timeless comic book characters, movie heroes, animation, and all things pop-culture!  Elaborate character costumes and accessories are the perfect platform to show off beautiful embroidery, in-the-hoop, and garment-decorating skills, not to mention what a perfect way to learn more about what many of the children and grandchildren in our lives are crazy about!  Join Riqui to learn more about the culture of cons and how to connect with this amazing demographic. 

Taught by Riqui Gardner from String Theory Fabric Arts

●Machine Embroidery ●Fresh Ideas

 

(Saturday VIP) Sign, Scan, Sew

Whether it's on a garment, placemat, or quilt label, adding your signature takes your project to the next level. In this hands-on class you will sign, scan, and sew your signature on a tote bag.  Imagine the possibilities when you can turn drawings into embroidery!    

Taught by Stitchhouse

●Machine Embroidery ●Fresh Ideas

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EDUCATION
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 2020 -- A Limited-Number of Special VIP Night Owl and Early Bird Class Sessions on each day! See More →
SHOPPING
The Getaway is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! Embroidery and cutting machines, thread, fabric, blanks, supplies, designs and more -- all under one roof! Take advantage of our vendors' show specials, discounts, and prizes. Did someone say PRIZES?! Our AG Sponsors and Vendors give away thousands of amazing prizes, freebies, coupons, and samples!  See More →
INSPIRATION
The Applique Getaway offers a casual, friendly, FUN environment along with the benefits of a trade show experience: The best of both worlds! Arrive ready to meet like-minded people and be inspired! Getaway Grub Casual Grab N Go Lunch options will be available on Saturday and breakfast options on Sunday so you can grab a bite without missing a beat.  See More →

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