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Designer’s Gallery event at Jackman’s

March 25, 2009 in General

Okay, I am going to let the cat out of the bag…I work for Designer’s Gallery. I am the Quality Assurance Specialist responsible for the Interactive Embroidery Collections.¬† Now that’s out of the way, let me tell you about the Designer’s Gallery embroidery event I was able to go to a couple of weeks ago.¬† It was held at Jackman’s in Fairview Heights, Il.¬† They brought Brian Bailie in, the creator of the Designer’s Gallery software and the Interactive Embroidery.¬† It was a pretty big event for their store, 110 people were there.

crowd at Jackman's DG event

Brian went through the entire collection of Interactives, from Dining in Lace to Decor (yes, I pulled out Kendra’s first quilt and showed it off!) and then some.¬† Since I work on each of these from concept to final product it is always great to see the reaction to them.¬† These are like my children only they don’t talk back…lol…Then, he got to the latest and my current fav, Sashiko.¬† The crowd seemed to really like this one.¬† Several people came up to Brian and I during the break to see the quilt sample showing ALOT of the different design possibilities.

talking-with-a-consumer

After a much needed lunch break Brian jumped in to talking about the other Designer’s Gallery programs, his presentation was both entertaining and informative.¬† Several consumers were able to get their specific questions answered.

the-presentation

It’s no lie, I like to talk and will strike up a conversation with anybody.¬† It’s especially easy when you are in a fabric store with others that share your love of all things fabric and embroidery!¬† I find when talking sewing projects there are no real generation gaps and was able to strike up several conversations at the cutting and check out table asking people what they were working on!

people-at-the-cutting-tables

I love hearing what people are working on, the world is FULL of some many talented and creative people!  All in all, it was a great way to spend my Saturday and yes, I went home and went straight to my sewing room and got creative myself!!

2 responses to Designer’s Gallery event at Jackman’s

  1. Events are very inspiring! To hear and see what other people are making and have made really makes you want to get right back to your sewing machine.

  2. Want to find someone to help with my dg software. no one in my area knows anything about it. I have letterworks, customworks, studio. everyone talks about masterworks, but i don’t have that. any suggestions?

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