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It’s time to discover great value, special offers and inspiration! (Part 1 of 2)

March 14, 2012
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What makes the machine embroidery industry one of the most enjoyable and inspiring hobbies?  It’s made up of real people who love the art, craft and sheer joy of machine embroidery and it shines through with the products and services they have to offer. Let’s take a tour of the highlights from the current...

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I’m so proud of my students from the Sew Expo!

March 7, 2012
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What do you get when you mix three embroidery designs, 100 fabrics, dozens of trims and 30 creative people? 30 gorgeous, different pincushions!  I just returned from four fun-filled days at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington where I taught a hands-on class on how to make these three-tiered pincushions as featured in...

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It’s Sew Expo time!

February 29, 2012
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Are you heading to the Sewing and Stitchery Expo? I hope to see you there. I’m packing my last suitcase and heading up to the great Northwest today. The Expo is one of my favorite shows and I haven’t been able to attend this show in quite a few years. Last year at this...

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It’s all about the people.

February 15, 2012
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

It’s all about the people Last weekend, my Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno and I taught at Amy Baughman’s Sewing & Quilting Center in Cranberry, PA. People make a great Stitching Sisters event. The people part starts at the top – with the dealer, Amy and Ed Baughman; with the Brother Inc staff, (they sent...

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The Stitching Sisters are making their way across the US! Come join the fun!

January 18, 2012
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

I can’t wait to meet you! Have you been itching to ramp up your machine embroidery skills? A two-day event may be just the thing you need to breathe new life into your hobby. My Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno, and I travel the country to teach hands-on team embroidery classes which feature twelve hands-on...

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A Machine Embroiderer’s Poem

December 29, 2011
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

As I make the final stitches on projects for 2011 and excitedly plan next year’s lineup of editorial themes I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all my readers! Without your loyalty and active participation on this blog, on Facebook and through the print magazine, Designs wouldn’t be the company...

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We have a backup plan if Santa does not deliver the goods.

December 21, 2011
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Don’t leave it up to Santa to deliver the goods you want this year!  Take advantage of your last chance to win some some unbelievable prizes!  All it takes are four simple steps to enter the Everybody Smiles with Designs contest. All you have to do is ‘like us’ on Facebook (www.dzgns.com/facebook). Post a...

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More than 12 days of Christmas Savings!

December 7, 2011
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

I’ve been scouring the pages of Designs for you looking for deals. I found tons of savings in this issue. So many advertisers generously offer discounts and rebates at this time of year. So take advantage of these special savings.   Let’s start with www.EmbroiderThis.com Just type in coupon code DZ71 when you checkout...

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It’s Turkey Time!

November 16, 2011
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

You still have time to celebrate Thanksgiving with a few quick, stitched embroidery projects. I visited our advertisers’ websites to see what they were cooking up for Turkey Day and boy, what an amazing assortment of designs. Here’s what I found by entering Thanksgiving into the search box on each site.   DigiStitchesPlay food...

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Everybody Smiles with Designs in Machine Embroidery Contest

September 8, 2011
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Want a chance to win some very cool – and pricey prizes? All it takes are four simple steps to enter the Everybody Smiles with Designs contest. All you have to do is ‘like us’ on Facebook (www.dzgns.com/facebook). Post a photo on the Designs in Machine Embroidery Facebook page showing your winning smile while...

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