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February 18-19, 2012  |  Orlando, FL.  |  Clarion Inn & Suites (Walking Distance to Orange Co.Convention Center)


Call or email Denise Curry 
1-800-432-3781 ext.121


Clarion Inn & Suites
9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, FL 32819

Great Room Rates - special rates for attendees and their families only!  Please understand that these rooms are very limited in number, and they fill early. Follow these easy Instructions to book your room at these favorable rates:
1) You must pay for this event first. Just click on the "Register Now" icon in this email.
2) Call 407-351-5100 and ask for Pat Medina. Tell her you paid for the Gunold Workshop, and would like to book your room at the Gunold rate.

Florida Orange County Convention Center and trade show are within walking distance.

Driving Directions 


Friday Feb 17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Laptop Setup Prior to the Main Event:
We highly recommend attendees join us during this one-hour laptop configuration and setup session, so you won't fall behind due to laptop issues when we start the 1-1/2 days of classes. This will ensure your software is working correctly and you're ready to start learning when you arrive for class.

Saturday Feb 18, 1:00 pm Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm 
Digitizing I
Learn the basics of creating your own designs in the powerful Stitch Era software by Sierra. 

Over the course of the day, we will teach you:
- Basic stitch types and when to use each
- Create embroidery using True-Type Fonts
- How to Digitize a Simple Logo


Sunday Feb 19, 8:30 AM Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm
Digitizing I continues
Continue to follow along on your laptop and continue with design creation in Stitch Era software. Over the course of the day Daniel will walk you through:

- Completing digitizing a logo
- Auto-Digitizing with clip art

Daniel will demonstrate as you watch and learn to
- Edit designs in your own library
- Work  with Vector Art
- Create appliqué designs in Stitch Era
- Create embroidery from a photo in the StitchEra PhotoStitch module

Special session: Embroidery Machine Maintenance Tips and Tricks, Plus Q&A (to try to stump Bill Garvin!!)

• Days, times, and class content are subject to pacing of the workshop and are at the sole discretion of the instructors.

Interactive Digitizing Workshop
with Deborah Jones and Daniel Fucci

On Your Laptop, Step-By-Step
Includes Free High-End Digitizing Software!

Saturday, February 18 (1:00pm - 5:00pm) AND
ALL DAY Sunday, February 19 (8:30am - 5:00pm)

 This popular 2-day event is an attendee favorite - you will learn how to do basic digitizing and beyond, in a step-by-step method, on your own laptop! Taught by master digitizer, Daniel Fucci, and embroidery expert, Deborah Jones. Class size is limited to ensure the highest quality. Sign up early to guarantee your spot.  

Bonus: Guest, Bill Garvin, an embroidery machine repair expert, will give tips and hints on embroidery machine maintenance and repair. Bill's presentation is always a crowd favorite, so you don't want to miss this.

Bring Your Laptops*

 You will digitize a logo in class and learn digitizing "secrets" and "tricks" to make you a better embroiderer. Each participant will be mailed a CD of professional digitizing software to load on your laptop prior to the workshop. This comprehensive, digitizing software is yours FREE when you register for this event. The digitizing techniques you learn may be applied to other software you may already own.

Daniel Fucci teaching

*There are a limited number of loaner laptops available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call Denise Curry at 1-800-432-3781 ext 121.

In this One & One-Half Day Workshop, You Will:
- Digitize a logo using running, satin, and fill stitches,
- Resize logos, edit logos, and change them to your specifications and customer's desires,
- Learn how read a photograph into your design software and digitize the image.

You'll Also Learn the Secrets to:
Design Planning • Stitch Type Selection • Density Settings • Underlay • Pull Compensation

Deborah Jones teaching

Deborah Jones writes the "Technically Speaking" column for Stitches Magazine and is a frequent speaker at ISS and other Embroidery Trade Shows. She is author of the book "Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials" and "Dimensional Machine Embroidery". Her embroidery studio is just outside of Dallas, Texas.

Daniel Fucci has been digitizing for the past 20 years, and has been part of the Sierra Team since the early days. Daniel's knowledge of Sierra software is as vast as his teaching style is entertaining.

Bill Garvin is a tenured embroidery machine repair expert with over 20 years in the industry. Ask him your embroidery machine maintenance and repair questions. Bill's depth of knowledge is absolutely amazing.

Event price - $239.00 (regularly $279.00) For 1 1/2 Day Event
Special discount pricing of $219.00 for early birds,
if you register by February 10, 2012.
Price includes lunch on Sunday,
plus refreshments and snacks on both days.

  • One and One Half Days of laptop training with ISS Embroidery Seminar Hosted By Expert Digitizer, Daniel Fucci and Embroidery Expert Practitioner, speaker and author, Deborah Jones
  • Professional digitizing software included in price.
  • Poly's Doggie Bag of Gunold Embroidery Products
  • This class is fun and does not move too fast. You will learn to digitize!!

---Call or email Denise Curry---
1-800-432-3781 ext.121

Register Now!

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