FAQ’s about my On Line Classes


Here is a video showing how to enrol and an overview of what to expect in the course.

Current Courses Available:-

Course 1 For versions 6 and 7 of Bernina Designer Plus

This course caters for beginner to intermediate users of the software. You can find an outline of the contents here.

Course 2 – For versions 6 and 7 of Bernina Designer Plus

For intermediate to advanced users. Follows on from Course 1 and includes:-

Lace, Cross Stitch, Quilting, Carving Stamp, Morphing, Multi Hooping, Ripple and Contour Fills, Sculptured Fancy Fill

Course 3 For V7 of Bernina Designer Plus (V8 users may also find this useful)

This course will cover all the features added to the V7 release. This includes Raised Satin, Stump Work, Trapunto, Support for the Punch Tool and many other improvements to the existing functions.

New Features in V8For people who have upgraded from previous versions.

This course will cover all the new features added to the V8 release.

Beginners Course 1 for V8 – For those new to digitizing, or have come from another brand of software.

How long do you have to complete a course?

You can take as long as you like. You are enrolled indefinitely. Work at your own pace.

Do you need a Pay Pal Account?

No. The payments are processed securely through Pay Pal protecting both you and myself, but you are given the option to use a credit card.

What if I don’t understand something in the course?

There is a Q and A Forum where you can post questions. I try to answer the questions within 48 hours.

What if I have Problems with the enrollment process?

Click on the Contact Me tab at the top of this page and let me know what your problem is. I will try to sort it out ASAP

What if I forget my password?

Click on the Contact Me tab at the top of this page and let me know. I will issue you with a temporary password via email so you can log in and reset your password.

Do I need fast internet?

As much of the content is made up of video, you do need good internet speed and download capacity. If this is not the case, consider buying the DVD’s. You will still have the option of asking questions via email.

Click on the Contact Me menu item at the top of this page if you wish to purchase the DVD’s



And the Winner is!!!


Well this is a bit overdue, but I have finally got there. Thank you to all who entered the competition to win the signed copy of Eileen Roche’s book . The entries were all wonderful which made my job of picking a winner quite difficult. Added to that The only guide I gave entrants was that I was looking for the most original entry. I have now realised this was quite vague and if I ever run another competition it will have more specific parameters.

I ended up picking Marian Hardman’s entry. Marian developed her project from a photograph she took while on holiday. Her vest is pieced so as to depict a typical Australian outback landscape.  She further embellished the design with embroideries and appliques. The whole project was balanced in both layout and colour, and while her embroideries were not digitised by her, they were appropriate and well placed. Congratulations Marian!

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For those of you who digitised your own designs I was very impressed so well done. Just goes to show what is possible. I wish I had more prizes to give away, because really all of you deserve one.

To see all of the entries go to the Hall of Fame page.

Hall of Fame


This page will feature photos of projects made by you with any of my embroidery designs or with embroidery designs you have digitized as a result of something you have learned from one of my tutorials. If you have a photograph you would like displayed to inspire other machine embroiderers and digitizers, contact me and I will let you know how to send it to me.

Click on the images to enlarge them.

Pat Marsh made this wonderful table runner with my Creatures from Oz designs.

The fabrics Pat chose go perfectly with these designs.

Here are some detailed shots of the designs.

The free motion quilting of gum leaves finishes the quilt off perfectly.