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2022 Handi Quilter Event w/Chris Sousa - Pro-Stitcher



Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed
especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here!

Objective: Students learn the basics of Pro-Stitcher in simulation by following along or watching demonstrations of Pro-Stitcher features and the basic overview of PS Designer and Catalog. 

Topics include:
• Overview of support resources available online
• Overview of menu, functions and design catalog
• Create an area and place a block using Skew, Resize, Xform & Align
• Demo how to set up an e2e design, including wrapped and cropped designs
• What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge and Drag and Drop
• The many ways to describe an Area on your quilt
• Making designs fit in all spaces with the Modify tools
• Overview of PS Designer & PS Catalog


Instructor: Chris Sousa
Instructor Bio: Chris Sousa was artistic from a young age. He started as a professional photographer in the early 80?s and then worked in various aspects of the environmental industry for 30 years. After making his first quilt, he decided that he wanted a change and began to study textile history, color theory, art theory, and art history. To bring his art studies into the longarm realm, he learned how to digitize longarm quilting designs. This quilt-life journey started 10 years ago when he decided to make a gift for his wife, a quilt for their bed. He wrote down some directions and dug out his vintage sewing machine and made his first quilt, a 120? x 128? kaleidoscope pinwheel quilt, tied, not quilted. Chris?s second quilt was a 96? x 96?, Loyal Union Sampler quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. He felt that any quilt with 121 blocks deserved to be custom quilted, so he purchased his first longarm, a HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher?. Using the basic training he received from his retailer, he jumped right into quilting his sampler, entered it at AQG and won an award! He?d found his passion for longarm quilting and started his quilting business, CS Quilt Design Studio. Chris and his wife, Pattie, recently moved to Arizona where he relocated his business and started quilting and teaching longarm classes and Pro-Stitcher classes at home and in connection with a local quilt shop. Chris?s advice to quilters, ?Find your passion and you find your calling in life.?
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