Recent VSQ News, August 28, 2010
There's Lots to See at VSQ - So be sure to mark your calendars. This coming Saturday, August 14th - you can come to VSQ and see live demonstrations of the features in the new 5D Software Modules. The formal demos will be from 10 to 11 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Of course there will be some time for questions and answers. Be sure to see how the new and improved wizards, new and improved design create and the new and improved ways to help you make your embroideries even more memorable.
Mark down Monday, August 23rd - Barbara Moore will be in from Mississippi with a Sew New Stuff program. This program is designed to inspire your sewing with wonderful tips and techniques. The fee for this program is $20 for the day from 10 am - 3pm with lunch being included. Be sure to sign up for this class. Barbara has a vast knowledge of the Husqvarna Viking machines. (P.S. Sign up with a friend, and both of your class fees will be $15 - that's a 25% savings for each of you. Sign up and payment must be made for both parties at the same time.)
What’s New At VSQ
Wow! Wow! Wow! Have you taken a look at the website to see the NEW Designer Ruby? It has the Ultimate Interactive Screen with clear text and realistic embroidery designs on screen. It has the Large Extended Sewing Surface. You can embroider designs up to 360 x 200 mm. With approximately 1000 stitches included and 300 designs included your imagination will soar. You can use the design positioning feature for accurate alignment of designs. You can reduce an embroidery design 5 times smaller and up to 8 times larger and the RESIZE function will recalculate the number of stitches. You can do soooooooo much more. Be sure to stop in and see the new Designer Ruby.
Drum Roll Please - The 5D Embroidery System has arrived. Would you like to use the new and improved software wizards for Monogramming and Design Creation? Would you like to repeat or reflect your designs along 8 straight or wavy lines, around 24 different shapes or to border your hoop with the Encore Feature? Would you like to create beautiful lace designs using the lace tools including Richelieu bars? Would you like to embellish your designs with your own machine stitch motifs? Well, you can do all these things plus many, many, many more in the 5D Embroidery System. Just select the right program for you and away you go with your embroidery inspiration. Join us on Saturday, August 14th from 10 am to 11am or 1:30 to 2:30 to experience features of the 5D Embroidery System.
Barbara Moore Coming to VSQ
Don't forget we have Barbara Moore coming to Greenville on November 3rd and 4th. On November 3rd she will be leading the class in making a sewing chatelaine. (see the picture at right). The Notions Commotion will be held on November 5th. The cost of each is $25 if you sign up for both, then the cost is discounted 20% for both. So come on in, call us or email us. Both of these days should be a hoot (a little Halloween pun).
Reserve the Dates:
Keep your calendar open for the third week in August. We are working to schedule Connie Palmer to come to Greenville for a 2-day class using one of her new patterns. This class should just be loads of fun. So mark you calendar and more details will be coming. If you have to be first in line, just give us a call at VSQ and we’ll be sure to add you to a priority contact list to let you know all the particulars.
Cathy's review from Husqvarna Viking Convention - June 2009
Calling all Monogramers
Husqvarna Viking has developed 4D Express Monogram Wizard as an addition to your 4D Embroidery, 4D Embroidery Extra or 4D Professional. With this software you can quickly created correctly spaced monograms, choose fonts from 10 newly developed fonts, my fonts, and other fonts within your 4D software. Once you have chosen the font, add corners, shapes, and flourishes to make a custom monogram. For those of you who do not yet have the 4D Embroidery software, then you can use the 4D Monogram stand alone program.
The Designer Diamond has a new update
With this update you get 20 new stitches on the D, H and N menus, and a new Z-menu. The z-menu includes stitches that you can taper. Additionally, zoom to cursor, baste around a design or baste around the hoop are just a few of the new features added to the embroidery system of the Designer Diamond. Download the new Update Wizard and you will be able to use your USB stick to load updates in the future.
A new Emerald has joined the brand
The Emerald 203 is an electronic machine with 103 stitches, 2 fonts, and 4 more memories than the Emerald 183. Additionally, the Emerald 203 comes with a Dual Feed foot and an Add-a-table. This machine has already arrived at the Shop.
Embroidery Hoops and Designs
For all you Designer Embroiderers, the new texture hoop is the latest and greatest addition to the mix of hoops you can use. This hoop makes it easy to add ribbons, yarns, and fabric strips to your background as you embroider. The specially designed inner hoop and additional clips secure your ribbon and make it easy to embroider on.
Lots of new embroidery designs will be arriving at VSQ. Here is just a short list of what to look forward to:
- Handlook Needlework
- Thread Velvet and Yarn
- Hoop, Sew, Go
- Texture Hoop - Ribbons and Yarns
- Endless Romantic Cotton Lace
- Elegant Quilting by Sue Hausmann
Before I forget, there are a few new feet. The 9 mm Flat Fell seam foot makes sewing this seam so easy. This is a must for all garment sewers. The Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot is just amazing. You can swap between the single stitch foot and the zigzag foot so easily. Plus they have also come out with an optional stitch in the ditch foot for the interchangeable dual feeder. WOW!