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Pro-Stitcher Designer: Everything You Need – Small Group, March 24-25, 2021

March 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - March 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm CDT


Quilters, I’m excited to say that my first small-group course was a rousing success!

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 nine 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!

Seats are limited, so reserve yours quickly, but don’t worry– small group courses will be a recurring part of my class lineup!

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.


March 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am CDT
March 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm CDT


Susan Manry


  1. Carol peterson

    I wish I could but I am doing taxes

    Hopefully after tax season.

    • Susan Manry

      I know you’re crazy busy now, Carol, so I’ll look forward to seeing you when tax season has closed.

  2. Susan

    I’m registered for this class on Wed. Should we be watching on zoom on the same computer that has designer installed?

    • Susan Manry

      Hi, Susan. If you have access to more than one device, then you might want to use both. I believe it’s easier for you that way, but the class still works well with only one. I’ll be sending out the Zoom link and handout tomorrow. See you soon!


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