Class Description: Pro-Stitcher Designer is full featured, vector-based drawing software gives you the ability to quickly design, edit, customize, export and import any quilting motif you can imagine. This class will start with a basic overview of the easy-to-use features. New users will be creating their own digital designs for their next quilting project by the end of this class!
Objective: Students will understand the basics of how to edit and create designs using PS Designer. Topics can include: • Overview of support resources available online • Overview of user interface, basic functions and design catalog • Draw basic designs using the Draw tools then add stitches and save • Bring in a backdrop and layout a quilt • Basic editing of designs to make them fit any space • Auto-Digitizing basics, including the Magic Wand • Use Carousel, Reflect, Rays and Echo Quilting to create unique block designs • Use backdrops to layout whole quilt designs • Text Tools for personalizing quilting designs • Connecting Designs • When to use Trim, Weld and Intersect • PS Catalog basics
Windows laptop with PS Designer software installed
Karen has a BS in elementary education from Kent State University and a master?s degree in educational technology from Ashland University. In preparing for her retirement after 30 years of teaching, she became fascinated by longarm quilting. She bought an HQ Amara? and started learning how to use it with a passion. She loves combining Pro-Stitcher? and ruler work with free motion quilting. She has been a member of a quilting/sewing group, The Pinpricks, for the last 25 years. Becoming an HQ educator was an exciting way to combine her love of teaching, technology, and quilting! Her favorite parts of being an HQ educator are working with people, sharing her expertise, and visiting quilt shops.