2023 Digitizing & Design Masterclass
Ignite the fire of creativity within
What would it be like to be able to confidently create amazing machine embroidery and quilting designs that stitch out beautifully, just like an experienced designer, without the frustration that comes with learning the software by yourself?
How would it feel to see things differently so that you not only create designs you love but discover how they work together as a whole in a quilt to create a masterpiece?
That may sound impossible but it's not! I've ignited the spark of creativity in hundreds of students who didn't think they even had a spark. Now I'm bringing the topic of digitizing and design to you in an online format you can access right from the comfort of your own home.
Plus, since we're doing this online, you're not limited to the short class time that comes with an in-person class. You have the added benefit of being able to watch replays, time to implement what you've learned, and the opportunity to come back to ask me questions live. Not to mention the amazing and supportive group that you'll also get access to - another way to chat with me, ask questions, and get to know your classmates.
I'm so excited to introduce the
2023 Digitizing & Design Masterclass:
a 10 month course and implementation journey designed to ignite the creative fire within you and show you how to create your own quilts, machine embroidery applique and quilting designs that will stitch out beautifully every time.
No more frustration of trying to learn the software by yourself.
If you can turn your computer on, open the software, and follow along,
you can create your own designs.
No more spending hours searching for that one design you'd really like to add to your project.
Now you can create it!
No longer will you be limited by your embroidery machine's built in editor or what you can find online because I'm going to show you how to create a design from idea to beautiful stitch-out.
Stop wondering if this design will work here, how the quilting should go, and even what colors to use because during this class, your most creative self will come alive and you'll see things like you've never seen them before.
Imagine the feeling of knowing that not only did you make that beautiful quilt yourself but you also designed it. Now when you make a quilt or other project, you are truly leaving a piece of you for future generations.
It's more than something you made, it's something you created.
Don't have any ideas in your head right now about things you want to design?
I'm here to ignite the fire of creativity inside of you so you start to see possibilities for yourself.
You'll start looking at things differently. If you're anything like me, you'll start seeing quilt designs in napkins and floor tiles. You'll be able to fully develop a design that fits your needs to give that project an extra special touch.
You'll understand design at every level - from what you can do in the hoop to how it will look on a much larger scale in the quilt as a whole.
You are such wonderful people and such a wonderful company in the quilting world to be connected with. I never experienced such a great generosity of sharing your knowledge and customer service with all of us!
Thank you Sarah for a great class and getting the creative juices flowing. I have been using Hatch for over 5 years and it is very exciting to learn something new and dive deeper in. I am beyond thrilled with my beautiful crisp and clean stitchout!
I am enjoying Sarah's Masterclass! Each month I learn something new and useful. Corel Draw has forever been a mystery, but Sarah has turned it into a helpful tool. I am so glad that I gave into the impulse to sign up for her class.
What You'll Learn
Each class has a focused topic and is presented lecture style, so you can watch what's happening as if you're looking over my shoulder. Don't worry about following me click for click, each session is in your library so you can watch as you're sitting in front of your software - as many times as you like. After you've had time to implement and practice, you'll be able to attend a live Q&A session so you can be sure your questions are answered and you're ready to move onto the next lesson.
Month 1: Digitizing 101
Month 2: Design 101
Month 3: Digitizing 201
Month 4: Design 201
Month 5: Digitizing & Design 301: All About Color
Month 6: Digitizing & Design 302: Quilting
Month 7: Digitizing 301 Multiple Hooping
Month 8: Digitizing & Design 401: Spirals
Month 9: Digitizing & Design 402: Feathers
Month 10: Digitizing & Design 403
Meet Your Instructor
Since I was a young girl, I've had a love for sewing. That love transformed into a hobby, a passion, and then a career. Nearly 2 decades ago, I started designing my own quilts and offering those designs (as well as classes on how to use them) to quilters all over the world.
I discovered my super-power and purpose: to ignite the fire of creativity in the hearts and minds of people who are hungry to experience the transformative process of creating something beautiful themselves. Watching people of all skill-levels and walks of life grow their skillset and their confidence using my designs has been incredible.
Now I'm here to teach you more than just how to create something beautiful with a design collection you've purchased.
I'm here to call out the creative being inside of you
and show you what's possible.
It's time to break out of the box and see the infinite possibilities waiting for you when you do.
I'm combining my PhD in Theoretical Computer Science and experience from years working as a Software Engineer with well over a decade in business as a quilt designer to bring you a truly unique learning experience.
- Not only have I taught quilting and machine embroidery applique to customers all over the world, I've taught Computer Science at the Masters level
- I'm an award winning quilter whose quilts have been displayed all over the world
- Even more gratifying than winning my own awards, hundreds of my students and customers have won Blue Ribbons, Best in Show, etc. with quilts they've created using my designs
- I have thousands of happy customers and hundreds of hours teaching online.
- I'm really pretty handy with computers and software, and I LOVE to play in my digitizing and design software. I'd love for you to come play with me!
What's Included in the 2023 Digitizing & Design Masterclass
10: 90 Minute Learning Modules
A new topic is covered in each module in a lecture style format. You can watch and listen, take a few notes and let ideas start to take shape in your mind.
Time to Implement
Studies show that watching something and then doing it yourself provides the best results when learning something new. You'll watch the lecture in each module and then have time to implement what you learned.
60 Minute Live Q&A Each Month in 2023
Once you've had time to play with the tips, techniques and ideas presented in each module, there will be a live Q&A Session where you can ask questions and make sure you have a good grasp on the material.
Each session has been recorded so you can revisit as many times as needed. With lifetime access there are no worries if life gets in the way.
Challenge of the Month
Each month in 2023 you'll be offered a challenge to create something with what you've learned. There's nothing like practice to make perfect, and to fan the flames of that creative spark!
Closed Facebook Group
An extra place for questions and accountability! The only people inside the group will be people enrolled in the Masterclass. Bounce ideas around, get fast answers and make new friends.
Cheat Sheet for Each Module
Each module includes a cheat sheet for you to reference as you work on your projects and even in the future after the class. This keeps the most important information handy so you don't have to go searching through the videos to find it. Just download and enjoy!
This is the perfect course for you if...
✓ You love learning something new.
✓ A lecture style class with recorded videos and Q&A sessions is a great way for you to learn.
✓ You enjoy step-by-step instructions and like the idea of having videos you can watch and rewind as needed.
✓ You are comfortable with using your Windows based computer/laptop and have no problem installing new software.
✓ The thought of making your own designs makes you want to jump for joy.
✓ You love quilting and machine embroidery applique and are ready to take your skills to the next level.
This is likely not for you if...
✗ You only want to learn how to use the software.
✗ You struggle to use your computer.
✗ You don't have a computer mouse/are unwilling to get one/don't like using one (laptop trackpads won't work).
✗ You don't like to watch videos or participate in Zoom meetings.
✗ You don't want to stretch your creative muscles.
✗ You don't already have the required software or don't want to purchase it.
If you've tried digitizing and design in the past but couldn't get the results you wanted, you're not alone. Many have tried and given up because they felt they just couldn't learn the software. But I've found when you have someone to show you what to do in a focused, bite-size way, even students who struggle on their own can be successful.
This course teaches you just what to do and gives you the solid foundation you need to move forward and create beautiful designs on your own. This experience combines a live format with recorded videos that you can watch again and again so you won't be left alone to go through it each month. There's built-in accountability through the schedule, live Q&As and the monthly challenges to keep you on track.
It's time to turn your creative ideas into reality and I'm going to show you how to do just that, one lesson at a time! Say goodbye to frustration and tears as you try to learn on your own and wave hello to endless creativity and infinite fun when I show you what's possible each month.
2023 Digitizing & Design Masterclass
and I'll show you how to create your own quilts, machine embroidery applique and quilting designs from idea to stitch out.
(Even if you have no idea where to start and feel very uncreative right now!
Before joining the 2023 Digitizing & Design Masterclass, you may have some questions. I've tried to cover most of the possible questions here but if you don't see your question answered, please email it to [email protected]
What software do I need?
When are the live Q&As?
Can I download the lessons?
Do the lessons expire?
Do I have to complete this course in 10 or 12 months?
What if I've never worked with embroidery software before?
Do you offer a money back guarantee?
It was an amazing adventure and the most amazing thing is prior to doing this, I had never used an embroidery machine or a Cricut and I am 72. Sarah’s instructions and videos are amazing!
What I love about this group is that they're so supportive of everybody. By all means boast your achievements, don't look at that as being prideful. And we will celebrate with you!
I learn better by being able to see how to make things... Sarah's videos are just magical! So please keep your designs and wonderful videos coming as I love to make your designs.