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June 18-19, 2021, Pro-Stitcher Premium: Basics and Beyond, Small Group

June 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - June 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT


Quilters, when you go to stretch your wings,  have you been intimidated by the noise of the classroom, or the eagerness of other learners? Well, worry not! It’s for students like you that I’m hosting my newest Pro-Stitcher Premium Small Group class!

Quilters, I’m happy to announce that the small-group courses are here to stay!  If you’ve been seeking an intimate environment to learn Pro-Stitcher Premium with extra time for individual instruction, look no further!  Together with your nine peers, you’ll learn everything it takes to stitch beautiful quilts in the solace of your own studio.

We’ll begin our course by breaking down the features, tools, and user interface.  I’ll show you how to easily update PSP, and where to go for additional support options.  Once we’re comfortable in our working knowledge of the program, we’ll move on to what we came here for—design and execution!

I’ll teach you all about simulating quilt layouts, for both edge-to-edge and custom quilt treatments, to help pare down the time you spend before the machine.  I’ll show you the easy way to download, import, and install purchased designs, too.   You’ll learn all the tools for repeating and wrapping, clever tricks for advancing your quilts, such as the drag-and-drop method, how to avoid the dreaded “pattern drift”, and how to gracefully recover from disruptions, such as power outages and thread breakage. You will master the skills of repositioning and restarting – I promise!

We’ll expand our creativity by working with multiple designs simultaneously, we’ll set corners with borders for seamless stitchouts, and I’ll teach you how to create effective areas for all kinds of custom quilting, including irregular spaces and non-traditional quilt tops.

You’ll love knowing how to use the Move, Mark, and Record tools to tackle jobs easily, and I’ll show you exactly how to use the cropping tools to achieve beautiful finishes without overstitching!

We’ll round out the class by learning to transition to and from Pro-Stitcher Designer, and as always, you’ll be free each day to ask any questions that you have. Whether you want to know more about the material we’ve covered in class, or you want to ask about other quilting challenges, I’d love to hear about them and help you reach solutions.

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.


June 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am CDT
June 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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  1. Mona Bjornson

    Good HOT afternoon Susan,
    What is the difference between Art & Stitch and Designer? Just didn’t know if I should take Art and Stitch. Or investigate Art and Stitch more to make a decision.

    • Susan Manry

      Hi, Mona! Yes, hot afternoon it was here in Central Texas! Art and Stitch is a digitizing program that was once sold with Pro-Stitchers, but was replaced with Pro-Stitcher Designer. You can try Art and Stitch by downloading a trial version from their website. I’ll be happy to give you a more detailed comparison over email or private message.


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