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Join Me On My First Facebook LIVE

Designs in Machine Embroidery

It’s National Embroidery Month! And oh boy are we celebrating here at Designs in Machine Embroidery. I’m kicking off the month-long celebration with my first (yikes!) Facebook Live event at 1:00 CST on February 1. Gee, did I really agree to do a live event? I mean, I’m comfortable in front of a camera as I’ve done dozens of PBS-TV shows and in-house videos but LIVE? That’s a different story!

Designs in Machine Embroidery

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I understand it’s better if you have an audience, they tell me, “the more the merrier”. Of course, ‘they’ are not in front of the camera! But hey, if it’s anything like speaking to a group of enthusiastic machine embroiderers at an event, then I think it would be merrier with more people!
To prepare, we straightened out the sewing studio to make it pretty.

Designs in Machine Embroidery

And then we posted a sign on the door to discourage anyone from moving anything! Let’s hope that holds true.

Designs in Machine Embroidery

So what am I going to talk about? Our Stitch Along with Baby Lock. You’ll find 13 social media posts in February teaching you how to quilt with your embroidery machine, precisely place embroidery designs on fabric and add a personal touch to a custom-designed printed fabric panel.

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On Facebook Live, I’ll outline what you can expect throughout February and give you a chance to win a Farmhouse Sentiments kit!
At 1:00 PM, CST, Log onto Facebook and head over to our page @designsinmachineembroidery. Let me know you’re watching by leaving a comment.

Designs in Machine Embroidery




  • Kathleen

    I do not have Facebook. So how can I see this video cast?

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Kathleen,
      Great question! We are working on a solution for those that aren’t on Facebook. (We’re going to post on the blog). We will keep everyone posted.

      Thank you,

      • Cindy Bonskowski

        While I don’t know the specific technicalities of it, I know it is possible to live feed on both Facebook and YouTube simultaneously.

  • Kathleen De Verville

    I will be watching.

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Kathleen,
      Excellent! Thank you for joining in the fun!


  • Rachel price

    I’ll be watching!

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Rachel,
      Thank you, thank you! There’s been such a buzz at the office this week. We are excited (and nervous!). We’ll have fun no matter what! Thank you for tuning in!


  • Sheila Wagner

    I’ll be helping my granddaughter move tomorrow but I look forward to the blog or whatever way you come up with for those of us who can’t watch.

  • Judy

    I’ll be watching

  • DeWitt Donna

    I’LL be watching from Seattle.
    Be warm wherever you are.
    Thank You

    • Denise Holguin

      Thank you for watching all the way from Seattle! We appreciate you taking the time.

      We were a little nervous no one would come to our ‘party’. 🙂

      Eileen will have additional Facebook Live events throughout February. We’ll post reminders so everyone can be ready.

      Enjoy your weekend!


  • Linda Alford

    I have cleared my calendar, made my lunch and I’ll be 100% there for this exciting event. Looking forward to hearing what you are going to share with the embroidery world.

    • Denise Holguin

      Thank you, thank you. We hope you enjoyed our first Facebook Live. Each one will improve as we master the technology.

      I got a glimpse of what the next Facebook Live topic will be covering. Eileen will be doing some helpful tutorials. We’ll keep you posted so you don’t miss the event.

      Thank you for spending your lunch time with us.


  • Linda J

    On my calendar!

  • Connie Porter

    I am new to the blog here but hope to become a part of the sewing/embroidery community. I don’t think I’llbe able to watch the live new intro to the live Facebook blog cast but will certainly check it out later on the blog!

  • Patricia Gabhart

    Looking forward to seeing this, however, I am not going to be able to watch it live. Will be watching out for another time and place to view this. Thanks

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Patricia,
      1 pm sprung up on me too as I was helping Eileen prepare. The video is available to watch at your convenience on Facebook and also on our blog:

      We will have additional Facebook Live events throughout the month.

      Thank you!

  • Susan

    I’m having troubles finding this on FB. Please advise. What is it listed under?

    • Susan

      Oops…found it!

  • Sandy Jackson

    I am not on Facebook, but I am on UTube. So if you can stream live on UTube, I will watch it.
    Sandy Jackson

  • Cathy

    can we watch a recorded version?


    Thanks for doing the Facebook Live. I would start with the grateful heart panel first.

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Cinda,
      Thank you for tuning in. We have more Facebook Live events in February– each one will improve as we grow accustomed to the process.

      Thank you,

  • Rowena Zook

    I do not understand how to get this video or the process of what to do. Would love to get this.

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Rowena,
      Thanks for posting! We are new to all this newfangled Facebook Live activity– so we’re learning with you!

      Today we hosted a live video on Facebook. If you have Facebook, you can visit us there to watch our video.

      Or, if you’re not on Facebook, you can watch the video on our blog.

      For the entire month of February, we have a host of talented individuals who will be sharing inspiration through their blogs. The focus will be on Eileen’s newest product, the Farmhouse Collection – Sentiments. We will share the information on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and also this blog. To see a list of the individuals as well as a calendar, visit this page:

      Whew! It’s a lot of content – but we’ll guide everyone on where to click and when.

      Thank you,

  • Connie Porter

    This is new to me but the Facebook live was very good. I’m sure she was nervous. I would start with the grateful heart first>

    • Judy

      I was u able to get you on Facebook. Tried groups but you have to invite me. Tried plain old facebook and couldn’t find you. Any suggestions. So bummed that I missed it. On oregon time so was on at 11:00 am