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Software Club January 2022

Hello everyone, Happy New Year!  I hope you are staying warm and safe.

This month’s Software Club will be meeting via Zoom on Sunday, January 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 and again on Friday, January 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

I had difficulty choosing a project for this month.  So many ideas!  Since Valentine's day will happen before our next class, I decided on a Heart themed quilted applique centrepiece inspired by something I recently saw online.  We will take a basic shape and run it through the Express Design wizard to get one of the components.  The Quilt Block wizard will provide the quilting and a modified SuperDesign to embellish. Encore shows the desired finished product which provides the size needed to create the shape that will fill the centre.  

Here's what I've come up with, though haven't had time to stitch out yet:

My version is almost 12" in diameter, but you can make your version whatever size you wish by changing the size of the pieces.

In order to get the most out of the Zoom session, we found that having two devices was a benefit. You can use your laptop to do the lesson with me and then have the Zoom meeting on a tablet or even smart phone to see what I'm doing on my screen. If you don't have two devices, you can use two windows on the one screen, but it did take some finagling to get it working properly.  We found it useful that the device with your zoom session has voice capability.

If you plan to join me for this month’s Software Club, please sign up online at our website so that I can forward you the instructions and handouts beforehand as well as provide the Zoom information.

As this is a new year, those of you who purchased the year in advance will need to either purchase the year again or just this class if you wish to attend.  You can sign up online by searching for annual, or give the store a call and sign up over the phone.

Hope to see you online. If you can't make it on these dates, I will record the session for later viewing so even if you can't actually join us on one of these sessions, you can still sign up and access the information.

Stay safe

Cathy Hamilton