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EMBROIDERY   QUILTING   SEWING   SOFTWARE

Learning, Creating, Making with the BERNINA Embroidery Software! Teri Hall is a leading educator who helps others learn the essentials of this popular artform. Late summer and early fall are a good time to learn or refresh your skills, get creative again and start making!

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 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.


COOL CLASSES FOR FALL 2022 (VIRTUAL)

mystery“The Mystery 3” Workshop 2022
Create & Make or Watch & Learn
 
A line, a square and a circle walk up to a bar and what effect will it have?

 
August 10, 17 and 24, 2022  10 am and 1pm CDT
 
BERNINA Designer V7 V8 V9 Software.
On-Demand, Recorded. Always ready when you are.

Manual digitizing doesn’t have to be complicated! Join Teri on a new, 3-part software adventure using 3 filled shapes and 9 digitizing techniques. You’ll be amazed how easy it is and what you can create! Follow along with Teri, or just watch and learn. You always have access to the courses and hand-outs through Dropbox.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO PURCHASE - $33


BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Virtual embroidery-only classes. No software needed!

PumkinBuild IT! Better FSL Pumpkin
 
Wed., Sept. 21, 2022  10 am CDT
 
Learn 3 quick techniques to improve the look and durability of Free-Standing Lace Pumpkins. Discover the tricks to cutting interior holds and using specialty fabrics. How you construct your pumpkin does make a difference. Lots of samples so that you understand the process! NO software needed – just your embroidery machine! Includes video and printed handout.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE - $30

 

nutcrackerBuild IT! Better FSL Nutcracker
 
Wed. Nov. 16, 2022  2 pm CST
 
Learn the techniques to improve the look and durability of Free-Standing Lace Nutcrackers. Discover construction tricks to keep your nutcracker standing tall. Lots of samples so that you understand the process. NO software needed — just your embroidery machine. Includes video and printed handout.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE - $30.00


mylarMylar — try something new!
 
Mylar Magic!
 
Wed., Oct. 19, 2022
10 am lesson with 1 pm CDT cutting class
 
No embroidery software needed! Discover the beauty of mylar/fabric combinations and techniques to add magic to your next project. Learn how to achieve the best fabric, mylar and glitter vinyl cuts with your electronic cutter every time, or use scissors. Class includes pattern, SVG files and a printed handout. This can be a no-sew, embellished or embroidered project! No cutter? No problem, because manual cutting techniques will also be covered!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE - $33 for both lesson and cutting class


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


What’s in a name?
2 MANY Lizards

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


stabilizers and thread

Tools of the trade: stabilizers and thread.

embroidery

From graphic to finished embroidery.