EMBROIDERY QUILTING SEWING SOFTWARE
WE ARE DELIGHTED to continue our online classes, workshops and events this fall. As always, there is no time limit or pressure to finish.
Look for Teri’s new classes in October and November 2023, and in January 2024, Amanda and Teri will present a new Cutting Edge Creativity Retreat. Teri will also be teaching at the Houston Quilt Festival Nov. 2 - 5, so it’s going to be a busy season of classes and events you won’t want to miss.
Please note that virtual costs are going up, so class prices will increase on Jan. 1, 2024. We are doing our best to keep classes affordable. You will have a chance to pre-purchase Teri’s spring 2024 classes in advance of the increase. Sign up for the newsletter so you’ll know when new classes are announced.
Teri Hall is a leading educator of all things sewing, machine embroidery and BERNINA Embroidery Software. Our mission is to help you learn the essentials of these popular artforms, regardless of the make, model or brand of machine.
Teri’s live and on-demand classes and workshops are complete with videos, resources and user-friendly PDF handouts. She provides a treasure of information available when you need it, not just when the class is taught. Each of her programs includes free additional Zoom support, so you’ll have no worries or frustrations.
Join Teri on her 2manyLizards Facebook group for free lessons on “Stay Software Sharp” and “Easy Embroidery Essentials,” filled with software and embroidery tips, tricks, handouts and videos.
IN-PERSON FORUM / 2023 HOUSTON QUILT FESTIVAL
Teri will be teaching at the Houston Quilt Festival and hopes you can join her in the following group sessions:
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 2 - 5 pm
Make the Cut — Cut the Fabric
Make accurate fabric cuts with any cutting machine — guaranteed every time! It’s not about the brand of machine or a special blade or even the mat used. It’s all about the prep! Let Teri guide you through the steps and the whole process so that you can enjoy the accuracy of electronic cutters with quilting fabric.
Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 10 am - 12 pm
The 4th Dimension in Machine Embroidery
3-D effects in Machine Embroidery are easy to achieve, but did you know there is a 4th Dimension? See Teri’s two favorite MAGIC machine embroidery tricks that are the hardest to get embroiders to try because they are that simple!You have to see these effects to believe the dimension from the techniques used.
Make the Cut – Cut the Fabric $40
The 4th Dimension in Machine Embroidery $35
LIVE WEBINARS / FALL 2023 CLASSES
True Type Font Tantrums
Wed., Oct. 25, 2023 10 a.m. CST via Zoom
Learn how to discipline those unruly True Type fonts for the best embroidered stitch-out. One-hour class includes embroidery tips and tricks with fonts to avoid puckers. No worries if you cannot make the live session. It will be recorded and available for on-demand access through Dropbox, with no time limit.
Die-Cut Embroidery Creations
Wed., Nov. 15, 2023 10 a.m. CDT via Zoom
Love your die cutter, but wish you could create different sizes or different embroidery to complement your shapes? Also covered is how to ﬁx the free companion embroidery designs so they line up with pre-cut shapes.
No worries if you cannot make the live session. It will be recorded and available for on-demand access through Dropbox, with no time limit.
BERNINA V9 Designer / V9 Creator / V8 / V7 software
Hardware requirements: Any brand ﬂatbed scanner (can be printer/scanner), plus any brand die cutting system.
NEW FOR 2024 / LIVE WEBINAR / Cutting Edge Creativity Retreat with Amanda and Teri. Running with Cutters! Featuring, but not limited to, the BERNINA Cutwork Tool
Live sessions: Jan. 26, 27 & 28, 2024 via Zoom
12 classes, projects, happy hours and a cuckoo clock! Event ﬂyer with complete info available soon. No worries if you cannot make the live sessions. They will be recorded and available for on-demand access through Dropbox, with no time limit.
BERNINA V9 Designer / V9 Creator / V8 / V7 software
Save $15 when you sign up early!
Teri’s entertaining style makes learning interesting and fun
With over 20 years’ experience teaching and using BERNINA software, Teri takes joy in encouraging people of all ages to be inspired by learning how to be successful with their machines and software programs — and she takes pride in their results.
Teri says: “With embroidery software, I believe you must know why to pick that particular tool, not just what the tool does . . . my software teaching style is tool-based, not project-based. My hope is that you become as passionate and knowledgeable about your software as I am.”
Teri ﬁrst purchased the BERNINA Customizer Designer V1 in 1998 to make a Baltimore Album Quilt for her husband and began teaching software classes using V3. She did ﬁnish the Baltimore Album quilt using the tools in V4, but gave the quilt to a church for auction. The new tools in V8 have inspired her to make another quilt for her patient husband, so stay tuned! She ﬁne-tuned her diverse sewing and embroidery skills by working and teaching at a multi-store BERNINA dealership for more than 15 years.
A sought-after speaker who continues to teach around the USA about all things embroidery, she has years of experience with multiple machine brands, sewing, quilting, threads and needles.
A properly digitized design is only the beginning of your adventure. “I’ll also teach you about needles, stabilizers and thread,” Teri says, “so you will be crossing the ﬁnish line with knowledge and style!”
“Teri is enthusiastic and motivating. She keeps up with the growing sophistication of the sewing/fabric crafting machines and constantly updates her instruction to take advantage of the software.”
— JENNIFER WEBER
It’s not a name that makes you think of machine embroidery or digitizing software — unless you have taken classes from Teri.
The lizard is from the BERNINA artwork folder, and it has been the perfect graphic for my beginning class exercise for creating designs from graphics. For example, the lizard graphic has a thick outline, common with many graphics, so it is a great exercise for how to create thin outlines.
Through the years and the different versions of the BERNINA embroidery software, I continued to use the lizard graphic in my beginning digitizing classes. My software classes were nicknamed by stores and students alike, as “The Lizard,” “The Cactus” and “The Magnolia,” instead of using my published class name, such as “Graphics to Designs.” There have been four versions of “The Lizard” class, hence the name “2 Many Lizards.”
My students love to tell me how many lizards they had done as a way to know how many versions they have used. My computer (and my husband) would tell you there are too many lizards in my life!
— Teri Hall
Tools of the trade: stabilizers and thread.
From graphic to ﬁnished embroidery.
“Teri is a priceless gem as a teacher. She explains not just what we need to do, but tells us why. Many of us can follow steps, but to understand why we take those steps is the key to learning. The depth of her knowledge and understanding is astounding, and it is not limited to just one brand of machine. If you ﬁnd an opportunity to study with Teri, grab that chance with both hands!”
— DEBBY DODGE