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BERNINA Software Building Blocks 2024

Join BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook  and COTTONWOOD Software Educator William McConnell in the new Building Blocks of Software 9.  There will be 6 lessons - February, April, June, August, October and December 2024.  Each Lesson will include a Direct Playable Video Lesson, PDF PowerPoint Slide Presentation, PDF Handouts and Files needed to complete the Lesson.  

Lesson Titles, Descriptions and Class Dates:

Lesson 1 - Let's Play with Lettering (Basic Building Block  - Lettering)   Saturday, February 17, 2024
We will begin the 2024 sessions with the basic building block of lettering.  Learn the basics of editing lettering through Object Properties to create a recipe towel; then create a doodle alphabet as a fun font to use on your projects.

Lesson 2 - Maximize Your Designs through Editing (Basic Building Block  - Editing)  Saturday, April 20, 2024
Learn the basics of editing a design through Object Properties and then dive deeper into additional fun ways to edit a design to make it your own.

Lesson 3 - Playing with Offsets (Basic Building Block - Adding Outlines)  Saturday, June 15, 2024
Learn the ins and outs of using offsets in the Edit Toolbox.  For the more advanced lesson, we will dive into creating outlines in CorelDRAW.

Lesson 4 - Creative Techniques (Basic Building Block - Creative Tools in the Software)  Saturday, August 17, 2024
Explore the creative tools in BERNINA Software 9.  We will begin with some basic information on pattern stitches and how to edit them.  The advanced lesson will include information on creating stitch recipes as well as creating a fun technique called stain glass embroidery.

Lesson 5 - Reverse Applique (Basic Building Block - Applique)  Saturday, October 19, 2024
We will begin the lesson with a review of the applique tools in Software 9 and then progress to how to create a simple reverse applique design.  The advanced lesson will cover how to create reverse applique using the Advanced Applique tool.

Lesson 6 - Capturing Memories (Basic Building Block - Auto Digitizing)  Saturday, December 21, 2024
Explore the tools in the software to help capture your special moments.  In the advanced lesson, we will explore the tools in Corel PHOTO-PAINT for working with photos.  

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Each lesson will include 2 parts - a basic lesson for Beginners and a second lesson for more advanced topics.
Materials Included: Direct Playable Video Lesson; PDF PowerPoint Slide Presentation; PDF Handouts; Files needed to complete the lesson
Requirements: Laptop computer with wired mouse, power cord
BERNINA Creator or DesignerPlus Software loaded
Paper and Pen/pencil for notetaking
Instructor: William McConnell
Includes Code Card for BERNINA Software Building Blocks, 6 lessons

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