Applique Getaway in Irving,TX – pre-show classes

When: July 22, 2021

Where:  Sheraton DFW
4440 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75067

Cost: Each class is $50 and does NOT include entrance into the Applique Getaway

Hotel information:

We have arranged for the special rate for rooms for the Applique Getaway to be extended to the day before – ON A LIMITED BASIS.  Classes are held in the LAKEWOOD ROOM 2nd Floor

You will want to use the following link to reserve your hotel room.  Click here If you are booking through the Marriot app, use code AQGAQGH to get the discounted room rate of $104.

Sheraton DFW    4440 West John Carpenter Freeway    Irving, TX 75067

General Class Information:
  • We have two hands on workshop classes scheduled with an hour break in between.
  • These classes are at the same location as the Applique Getaway event, but they are NOT included in either the VIP or regular tradeshow admission.  If you would like to purchase admission to the Applique Getaway – includes more classes as well as vendor floor admission options – I would appreciate it if you used my affiliate link.  It does not cost you any extra but I do make a small commission.  Click here to register for the event.
  • Each class is a separate registration and is limited to 24 people.
  • These are both SOFTWARE classes where you bring your own laptop. You do NOT have to have a laptop to take the class.  The class moves at a slower pace because it is hands on.  You are more than welcome to share a laptop or look on with someone else.  Do NOT bring your embroidery machine to class.

Class Session #1 – Customizing with Essentials

We will go through the basics of the programs from opening designs, resizing, adding lettering, and other customizing functions.  From changing colors to adding new colors and working with parts of designs – the learning won’t stop there!  We will get into the sewing simulator and learn how to check out designs before they stitch – yes you can resize but how do you know when its a good idea – or better yet, when you REALLY REALLY should do a test sew to verify its a good idea.  Bring your questions and come ready to learn. There is so much to the programs, and we will cover lots of tips &tricks to help you customize your designs quickly and easily.
Click here to register for the Essentials class

Class Session #2 – Digitizing with StitchArtist

We are going to work in StitchArtist and create a customized key fob turned into a luggage tag and then transformed into a patch.  Since this is an in the hoop design that we are creating, we will be spending some time planning our project and then putting that plan into action – ie creating our design in our software.  Those that choose to take the class using the demo version will learn a lot about how the software works, but will not be able to save so everyone will get Lisa’s version of the finished files to play with when they get home.
Click here to register for the StitchArtist class

If you are on Facebook – here is a group that we have setup for those interested in getting information, finding a room mate, and more!  Finding Embrilliance Classes on Facebook