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September 18-19, 2021, Art and Stitch: Just for Quilters

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


Quilters, do you think of yourselves as artists?  For all the love and effort you invest into your quilts, I certainly hope so.  But if there’s ever been a doubt in your mind, this is the class to clear it up!

This September 18th and 19th, join me for the virtual renaissance of one of my most popular courses: Art and Stitch for Quilters!

In this hands-on class, you’ll develop all the skills you need to design and implement beautiful patterns and motifs from scratch using the extensive catalogue of tools available in the Art and Stitch software.

We’ll begin our journey by getting familiar with the program’s user interface, and the many resources available to designers both on and offline.  Then, we’ll dive right in– using the drawing and editing tools to create designs, split and connect them, produce them in a continuous line, and save them for your specific machine format. 

You’ll design from inspiration and drawing over backdrops, learn to use the Magic Wand, Magic Circle, and Magic Square tools, and to explore the mysteries of Magic Rays and Echo Quilting.  In addition to creating your own designs from scratch, you’ll learn to modify and repurpose designs that you and others have previously drawn, and ultimately how to migrate your designs to your quilting machine and produce formats for others!

Before we part, we’ll dip our toes into auditioning designs over photos of your quilt tops, briefly explore designing with fonts, and touch on implementing motif fills and outlines.  Naturally, there will always be time for questions– whether about material we’ve covered during the class, or a quilting quandary from your own journey!

Quilters, stay in touch with your creativity! I look forward to seeing what each of you produces– but reserve your spot soon! Class size is limited!

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.


September 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am CDT
September 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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  1. Debbie Cossins

    Is is possible to buy this class to watch later at our convenience? I would really like to view the class but I am not available to watch live.

    • Susan Manry

      Hi, Debbie. Thanks for getting in touch. You can buy the class and watch it later. My only concern is that you would not have the ability to ask real-time questions as your work. You can always email me for help later. I’m also starting an AnS Monthly Club this weekend. That might appeal to you. Whichever you decide is alright with me! Many thanks, Susan

  2. Rebecca Deming Rumpf

    Your Art & Stitch: Just For Quilters workshop was recommended to me by fellow Longarm League member Colleen O’Kane. It sounds like exactly what I need to get up and running with the Art & Stitch program that came with my Bernina Q-Matic. When do you anticipate offering this course again?

    • Susan Manry

      Hi, Rebecca – thanks for getting in touch. I’m hoping to begin bi-monthly Art and Stitch classes again beginning in January or February. If you’re on the mailing list, you’ll be notified when new courses are scheduled. I’ll hope to see you next year! Many thanks, Susan


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