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Gallery Connection April ’09 – Geoffrey Chaucer Explains The Computer

As I begin to write this April Gallery Connection Article, Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales come to my mind. It is pure wordplay, not at all informative, but fun nonetheless: The producers of the e-news have tasked me with providing some useful computer knowledge to you. I couldn’t resist inserting something beautiful into an article that will surely test the limits of your endurance for things technical. Continue to bear with me please, as this computer info is part one of two; the second will bring the embroidery software lingua franca under scrutiny, and this monograph will prepare you for that undertaking.

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Gallery Connection Nov ’08 – Holidays are Here Again

Hi, Friends!

         At an event recently I asked if we had any crazy quilters with us in the audience. Now you can read that any way you like; “Crazy” quilters, of whom I am sure there are some, or “crazy quilters” who use decorative stitching on their projects. Me? Well maybe I am both! Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Sept ’08 – New Toys to Play With!

Hi all! This month I have a few things on my mind that I want to share with you. This is an exciting month for the sewing industry. We have so much new stuff to play with including our newest top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machine, the Baby Lock Ellisimo! I can’t wait to get that machine going. Also we have a new Interactive design collection for you, Gifts Galore! More on that in a moment, but I’ll let you know now that it has a terrific price making Interactive Gifts affordable for everyone. Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection July ’08 – HoopWorks Revisited

Some years ago, I think it was 2001, I noticed a trend: People wanted bigger designs from an embroidery machine with a smaller hoop. At the time, software was really just becoming popular and the idea of using software to ‘split’ a big file into smaller ones was not too farfetched. Soon 3-day workshops were being taught and it seemed that the future of embroidery was to be Large. Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Mar ’08 – Help and Support

This month’s Gallery Connection is dedicated to education and all those wonderful people who help us get more use and enjoyment out of our products. Thank you!

 If you get the “Gallery Connection” then you probably surf the web on a regular basis. It’s truly amazing, isn’t it? How did we live, only ten years ago, without being hooked-in? How did we live without forums, online chat, email, live web casts, driver downloads and iTunes®? Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Jan ’08 – Studio III Released!

This month’s Gallery Connection is a special one because we have just released Studio III! This release is the result of a tremendous amount of effort over a very long time. It represents the first re-write of my original “Designer’s Gallery” AKA “Studio” since its debut in 2000. Before we get into specifics about Studio III let me first answer several of your questions: Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Sept ’07 – Holiday Sewing

Wow, can you believe how fast time passes? Summer is over, kids are back to school, and sewing for the fall holidays is about to begin. Okay, maybe you’re not ambitious about it. But we’re only a few weeks away from Halloween. If we actually start this week, we’re right on time! Maybe too we can get a bunch of projects done which will get us through the holidays. I hear you cynics at home, “Yeah, right.” Well, let me be your cheerleader at least. Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection July ’07 – Monogram Placement

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, meeting many of you in towns such as Phoenix, Beaver Dam, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago and many other wonderful places. While making new friends and sharing experiences, I’ve learned that some time-worn techniques get forgotten by a lot of us, and are new to many people who’ve only recently joined our hobby. For instance in Nashville recently we were discussing monogramming a man’s shirt cuff. This leads to a couple discussions, which I pass along to you here: Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection – May ’07

The art of fabric embellishment has been around for as long as fabric itself. And we know that thousands of years ago, Egyptians were embroidering. Today, we see much commercially embroidered fabric used both in fashion and for interior decoration. And although it’s everywhere around us, seldom to we embroiderers begin a project with embellished fabric. Personally I think this is a result of the availability of embroidery designs, or lack thereof. Continue Reading…

Posted 10 years, 5 months ago at 12:32 am.

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Gallery Connection Jan ’07 – Finishing those UFOs

Ah, January! White sales, full parking lots at the gym, and New Year’s resolutions! Let’s take a moment and see if we can get the sewing year off to a good start, too. For me that means taking time to complete some UFOs, organize those designs I’ve been downloading, and finally get around to monogramming those shirts that I’ve been meaning to. Here’s how I’m going to do all this: Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Nov 2006 – Studio TMP function

This article is a continuation on Designer’s Gallery Studio, which is one program I cannot live without. One of the most useful features is the TMP, or Temporary setting. It saves you time and also saves space on your hard drive, helping eliminate clutter. Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Sept ’06 – Studio Drag and Drop

Designer’s Gallery Studio has been around a long time, but is still one program I cannot live without; so up-and-coming articles will discuss some of this program’s details, features and shortcuts. Continue Reading…

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The Gallery Connection – June 2006

Many of you are discovering our Interactive design collections, and word is spreading fast. This month we’re shipping the fourth title, Floral Accents. I believe Interactives represent the future of embroidery, so let’s take a closer look. Continue Reading…

Posted 11 years, 4 months ago at 12:17 am.

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Gallery Connection May ’06

As the creator of Designer’s Gallery, I have been privileged with a column in the e-news! This let’s me share with you some of my favorite tips, tricks and techniques. We want to help you get the most out of our products, and join with us in the creative process. To that end, we always welcome questions and suggestions. Continue Reading…

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Designer’s Gallery

The Designer’s Gallery brand is sold though Baby Lock sewing machine dealers in the U.S. and at select locations worldwide. Brian and BriTon Leap, Inc. created Studio, Studio+, Studio III, ColorWorks, SizeWorks, DensityWorks, HoopWorks, the Interactives, concieved QuiltWorks and LetterWorks and help design the interface and write the manuals and help systems for the entire brand. Visit www.DesignersGallerySoftware.com for more information.

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