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August 31-September 1, 2021, Pro-Stitcher Designer: Everything You Need (Small Group)

August 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT


Quilters, the possibilities of design are limitless and vivid as your imagination! Join me, as we learn to create beautiful, timeless designs exportable to multiple machine formats in Pro-Stitcher Designer.

Some students learn best in a large group, with many different viewpoints and ideas being exchanged– but for our blossoming artists who are at their ease in an intimate setting, I’ve created this more personal approach to teaching Pro-Stitcher Designer.

Join eleven of your peers as you expand your creative arsenal in this two-day class, learning to produce original artwork using PSD’s suite of tools!

You’ll begin the journey with a quick rundown of PSD’s user interface, tools, updates, and available online resources.  Once we’re grounded, we’ll leap right in to using the Draw and Edit tools to create designs from scratch, and save them for use at your machine!  In addition to original work, you’ll learn to draw and design from inspiration– importing motifs from outside sources, (or your own work for modification), and directly from life, using the Auto-Digitizing and Magic Wand features!

You’ll practice with PSD’s many tools, and learn how and when to apply each one– discovering how to Repeat, Reflect, and Carousel your designs, Split, Connect, Trim, Weld, and Intersect them, and even use the Echo and Rays tools!  I will teach you how to create motifs, continuous line designs, and cropped artworks, that fit perfectly in even the irregular areas of your quilts.  You’ll learn how to easily migrate your designs to Pro-Stitcher Premium for stitching, and then back to PSD for any needed adjustment.

Before we part, I’ll introduce you to working with True-Type fonts, Motif Fills and Outlines, and how I audition designs over my quilt-tops!

My live virtual classes always include plenty of opportunity for student interaction, both during the lessons and when we close.  Whether you have questions about what we’ve covered in class, quandaries from your own quilting journey, or idle curiosities that just won’t let you stitch in peace, bring them to the classroom!

Class size is limited – reserve your spot early!  Applicants to this class should be comfortable using Zoom to communicate, and should ensure the stability of their connection, as well as the fidelity of their voice and video communication prior to the day of the class! A simple Zoom tutorial can be found here.

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