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**Class Full**Pro-Stitcher Designer: Everything You Need – Small Group – February 24-25, 2021

February 24, 2021 @ 9:30 am - February 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CST


Quilters!  Be the first to join me for my new approach to teaching Pro-Stitcher Designer!  In appreciation for my students who learn better in an intimate setting, I’m including this exciting addition to my usual course offerings.

In this intimate, ten-person, twelve-hour course, we’ll go in-depth on everything you need to know in order to create timeless quilt designs from scratch using PSD’s expert suite of tools.

We’ll begin with a brief program overview covering navigation, the user interface, and the resources available to digital designers.  From there, we’ll move directly into using the draw and edit tools to create stunning artwork from scratch.  You’ll learn the skills needed to create quality quilting designs that will stitch exactly as you want them to, and understand exactly how to take your creations from the desktop to the quilting machine.

With the basics under your belts, I’ll take you through the fun and easy-to-use features, like Reflect and Carousel, and how to use them to produce precise symmetry.  You’ll import backdrops to design over, Auto-Digitize, and learn to wield the Magic Wand!

We’ll cover a multitude of design techniques in exquisite detail, such as Repeating, Trimming, Welding and Intersecting artwork, and how to use the Echo Quilting and Rays features to add interest to your artwork. We’ll split and connect designs to perfectly suit our specific needs.

I’ll introduce you to designing with True Type fonts, using motifs as fills and outlines, and how to audition designs over a quilt top.

Before class ends, every student will have the opportunity to ask detailed questions about PSD and the content we’ve covered and related subjects, as well as share thoughts and inspirations with their fellow stitchers.

If you’re ready to stretch your wings, I made this course for you!

Class size is limited to ten – 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.


February 24, 2021 @ 9:30 am CST
February 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CST
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Susan Manry


  1. Ann Kuhn

    Would love to attend….learn so much from you! I am attending quilt con and I think that will keep me pretty “vidioed “out I have signed for notifications and I hope you will offer this again.

    • Susan Manry

      Hi Ann! I hope you’re doing well. I’ll be missing QuiltCon this year, but I think I’d rather be working in 2021! I’ll be offering this class regularly, and I’ll let you know when the next one is up for registration. Have fun!


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