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The National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) Embroidery & Digitizing Conference heads to Indianapolis Sept. 13 and 15.

NNEP Embroidery & Digitizing Conference Heads to Indianapolis Sept. 13 and 15


KENT, Ohio—The National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) Embroidery & Digitizing Conference heads to Indianapolis Sept. 13 and 15. The event co-locates with THE NBM SHOW at the Indiana Convention Center.

The Indiana stop for the conference offers two days of classes surrounding THE NBM SHOW, first on Sept. 13 and then again on Sept. 15. NNEP recommends the conference for producers who specialize in embroidery, as well as decorators looking to improve profits, production workflow, and digitizing capabilities. Other discipline-specific topics covered during the conference include embroidery machine maintenance, pricing for profit, appliqué techniques, and working with stabilizers.

Explore classes all day Thursday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., as well as Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. A few highlights from the schedule include:

Thursday, Sept. 13

9–10:30 a.m.
Hard to Hoop Stuff, Understanding Stabilizers
Presented by: Ruth Miller, Hirsch Solutions Inc.

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
How to Price for Profits
Presented by: Jennifer Cox, NNEP 

2–3:30 p.m.
Mastering Lettering
Presented by: Erich Campbell, ErichCampbell.com

4–5:30 p.m
Machine Maintenance, Setting Proper Tensions
Presented by: Frank Gawronski, Embroidery Educational Services

Saturday, Sept. 15

8–9:30 a.m.
Getting Started in Digitizing 101, Understanding Underlays and Density 101, How to Pick Software
Presented by: Erich Campbell, ErichCampbell.com 

10–11:30 a.m.
Secrets for Biz Success, Tips & Tricks
Presented by: Jennifer Cox, NNEP 

12:30–2 p.m.
How to Digitize and Sew Appliqué  and Split Font Designs
Presented by: Stacy Sesler, Midwest Punch Embroidery & Appliqué 

2:30–4 p.m.
Digitizing Mistakes to Avoid
Presented by: Erich Campbell, ErichCampbell.com 

After a successful conference and co-location with THE NBM SHOW in Cleveland last month, NNEP president Jennifer Cox is excited to bring that same experience to Indianapolis. "I hope that the attendees begin using the information from the Conference immediately in their businesses to improve their profits, their workflow, their digitizing, and the overall quality of the embroidery that they produce. I hope they will say, 'Yes, we can do that!' to more customers that want appliqué or want to decorate hard to hoop products or locations on products. If they can say yes with confidence to jobs that others would not, they will stand above their competition as the best apparel decoration solution in their communities. I would say, 'Mission accomplished by the Conference!,' at that point," she explains. 

For more information on the Embroidery & Digitizing Conference and to register, visit https://embroiderymart.com/nnep-embroidery-digitizing-conference/