• Digitizing Workshops

    Digitizing Exceptional Machine Embroidery

    This 1 day workshop takes you beyond the embroidery basics!

    (Experienced beginner and intermediate students)

    In this workshop you will:

    • Create designs with Bernina Designer Plus V7 software to add depth and detail using Lacework, Blackwork, Candlewicking and Fancy Fills
    • Use Pattern Run, Stemstitch and Backstitch outlines as accents that give ordinary embroidery a jolt of something extraordinary and exciting!
    • Advance your skills and improve your digitizing with Underlay, Traveling on Edges
    • Wave Effects to produce the highest quality of embroidery and unique textures which add pop to your designs.

    Digitizing Large Redwork Style Designs For Multi-Hooping 2-Day Workshop

    (Experienced beginner as well as and intermediate and advanced students)

    In this 2-Day workshop you will:

    • Develop and create your own personal template
    • Load and convert artwork in the powerful Corel Draw Essentials 6X
    • Manually digitize from line drawings
    • Meld individual objects into one with no jump threads
    • Understand and appreciate the Break Apart & Reshape Tool
    • Create texture and depth with various fills perfect for Redwork designs
    • Load & experiment with new fonts
    • Master short cut keys that make digitizing easier and faster
    • Tips, tricks, shortcuts, and techniques for quality digitizing
    • Learn Claudia’s “Perfect Placement” technique for Multi-hooping
    • Shortcut keys for digitizing
    • New tips with V7
    • Instruction for dividing designs for multi-hooping
    • Learn to install new fonts

    You will be amazed how easy it is to digitize and split a large Redwork design for Multi-Hooping!

    Digitize Redwork Style Designs 1-Day Workshop

    Create a Redwork style design from a jpeg with BERNINA Designer Plus V7 software

    (Experienced beginner as well as and intermediate and advanced students)

    In this 1-Day workshop you will:

    • Develop and create your own personal template
    • Load and convert artwork in the powerful Corel Draw Essentials 6X
    • Manually digitize from line drawings
    • Meld individual objects into one with no jump threads
    • Understand and appreciate the Break Apart & Reshape Tool
    • Create texture and depth with various fills perfect for Redwork designs
    • Load & experiment with new fonts
    • Master short cut keys that make digitizing easier and faster
    • Tips, tricks, shortcuts, and techniques for quality digitizing

    2-Day Workshop includes techniques for dividing the design for Multi-Hooping with perfect placement.

    Manually Digitizing Embroidery Machine Applique

    This 1 or 2 day workshop teaches how to convert line drawings to Embroidery Machine Applique!

    (Experienced beginner and intermediate students)

    Using the Manual Digitizing Tools in Bernina Designer Plus V7 software, you will learn to:

    • Transform line drawings, hand appliqué patterns, or any outlined artwork to machine embroidered appliqué
    • Use Art Canvas to load, convert, and save pictures.
    • Generate spectacular fills, outlines, and textures over, around, and on appliqué pieces creating depth and excitement to the eye!
    • Understand the relationship of underlay and fabric setting to reduce puckering in your embroidery
    • Combine embroidery with the appliqué for spectacular results and one of kind unique designs!
    • Understand and manage the Reshape Tool for perfecting designs
    • Discover how to correctly mark your fabric and place each hooping exactly where you want it on your first try!

    2-Day Workshop includes techniques for dividing the design for Multi-Hooping with perfect placement.

    Manual Digitizing With Designer Plus V7 Software

    (Experienced beginners as well as advanced and intermediate students)

    This workshop is technique based, not project based. You will:

    • Develop and create your own personal template
    • Load and convert artwork in the powerful Corel Draw Essentials 6
    • Manually digitize from line drawings
    • Understand and appreciate the Break Apart & Reshape Tool
    • Create texture & depth with Lacework, Pattern, Ripple, & other fills
    • Master short cut keys that make digitizing easier and faster
    • Change Stitch Angles to create the illusion of curves
    • Learn tips, shortcuts, and techniques for quality digitizing
  • Embroidery Workshops

    All Hallows Eve

    1 or 2-Day Embroidery Workshop

    (Beginners to advanced students)

    All Hallows’ Eve, is sew much fun, it’s scary! Welcome trick-or-treaters, guests, and family with this whimsical and beguiling red work style quilt. The full quilt is 56” square or get in the “spirit” by creating individual pillows, table runners, and or wall hangings to enhance your holiday decorating! “Come in my little pretties” and get a closer view inside our witch’s home!

    Twas the Night Before Christmas

    2-Day Embroidery Workshop

    (Beginners to advanced students)

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas is a machine embroidered Redwork style quilt.

    Master the secrets of multi-hooping a larger center motif, learn the importance of lining up with grids, and see just how easy it is to accurately multi-hoop the embroidered words on the borders! The class will be filled with hooping tricks and techniques to ensure perfect results without fear and frustration.

    Tis the Season

    2-Day Embroidery Workshop

    (Beginners to advanced students)

    ‘Tis the season (2-Day Workshop) depicts the scenes from the Christmas pasts that warm our hearts and fill our memories! The machine embroidered designs are filled with lacework and lightweight pattern fills that make the embroider process smooth and fast.  Each student will master Claudia’s “Perfect Placement” technique for fearless multi-hooping with accuracy, in addition learn all her tips and techniques for perfect embroidery.

    Made in America

    2-Day Embroidery Workshop

    (Beginners to advanced students)

    Claudia’s newest pattern, Made in AMERICA, is as inspiring as it is patriotic! The 60” x 60” quilt is made up of American iconic scenes like the majestic bald eagle, Mount Rushmore and Lady Liberty. It makes you proud to be an American!

    In addition, each block can stand alone as a wall hanging, pillow, or table topper.

    Students will master Claudia’s multi-hooping technique for perfect placement and alignment. Improve hooping skills; better understand the features on your machine that allow you to tweak the position of a design within the hoop. Get tips and techniques that make your embroidery flat, fun, and flawless!

    This pattern is only available with a workshop.

  • Free Motion Machine

    Made in America

    2-Day Embroidery Workshop

    (Beginners to advanced students)

    Claudia’s newest pattern, Made in AMERICA, is as inspiring as it is patriotic! The 60” x 60” quilt is made up of American iconic scenes like the majestic bald eagle, Mount Rushmore and Lady Liberty. It makes you proud to be an American!

    In addition, each block can stand alone as a wall hanging, pillow, or table topper.

    Students will master Claudia’s multi-hooping technique for perfect placement and alignment. Improve hooping skills; better understand the features on your machine that allow you to tweak the position of a design within the hoop. Get tips and techniques that make your embroidery flat, fun, and flawless!

    This pattern is only available with a workshop.

What Our Clients Say

  • Hi Claudia,
    The success you are experiencing is so well deserved. I couldn’t have accomplished as much as I have with my digitizing if it wasn’t for you expertise. Congratulations on all your successes now and in the future.

    - A grateful quilter , Nancy H, Peoria

  • Claudia,
    Thanks for designing and teaching. Your class is like a breath of fresh air. I agree with your husband, you need to sign your work somehow. I can’t wait to see how it looks. See you in September.

    - Grateful , Sue M, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Claudia,
    I have been teaching for 20 years and can’t believe how much I learned after just one day in your class. Thank you for coming to our shop!

    , S.A. from Southern California

  • Hi Claudia,
    Awesome! Claudia, you are a real artist and with each success, you make me glad you are my teacher. Perhaps one day, I will be half as successful

    , Marjory, Phoenix, AZ

  • Claudia,
    We are VERY excited about your quilts and would like to order them & we can be the first ones in the area to have them!

    , Melody, Tampa Florida

  • Hi Claudia,
    Claudia, thanking you again for a wonderful seminar! Can you put me on your email list for any similar software classes…I would be willing to travel for a great class like the one you just held!

    , Jill O, Milwaukee, WI

  • Hi Claudia,
    Thanks again for the wonderful class you taught at Bigsby’s last week. I embroidered 2 of the flag pillow wrap designs and they both turned out beautiful! I look forward to your future classes at Bigsby’s.

    , Helen, WI

  • Hi Claudia,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful class at Bigsby’s! I learned so much and am anxious to put it all to use. You are an excellent teacher!

    , Diann L, WI