OESD Events 2019

All-new for 2019!

We are thrilled to be bringing back Tamara Evans along with Adrienne Gallagher and, OESD General Manager himself, Jordan McCroskey, to present two OESD Embroidery Events designed to help to make you a better embroiderer.

BOTH EVENTS ARE SELLING FAST - call us at 403-252-3711 to register.

World of Embroidery 2019

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Just a few spots left!

A full day of fun as you learn essential embroidery techniques, including:

  • choosing the right stabilizer
  • hooping placement
  • appliqué
  • tiling
  • lace and more

Plus a trunk show and Q&A with an OESD Certified Embroidery Expert!

Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:00 - 4:00

Lunch, prizes and a Goody Bag valued at over $200 included!

All this for just $69.00. Space is limited - register today! (We sold out last year!)

School of Embroidery Live

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SOLD OUT!! Thank you to everyone who registered!

Two days of hands-on learning as you make four projects:

  • Minkee Monster T-Shirt
  • Monogrammed Trivet
  • Quilting Bee Towel
  • Scissor Zipper Pouch

Everyone will make every project!

Saturday, Sunday, March 30, 31, 2019, 10:00 - 4:00 (Saturday), 11:00 - 5:00 (Sunday)

A CD of designs, kits for all projects, lunches, prizes and a Goody Bag valued at over $300 are included!

$149 includes everything - call us at 403-252-3711 to grab your spot.

Project 1 Project 2 Project 3 Project 4
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Plus, you can still sign up for the OESD Super SPREE Club

Super SPREE (Special Pricing Reserved for Embroidery Enthusiasts) is a special embroidery design savings club offered to attendees at our OESD Events.

Get the newest exciting embroidery designs from OESD delivered directly to My Sewing Room on a ready-to-use USB Stick at a fantastic deal.

About our presenters

Tamara Evans

Tamara Evans

Tamara has been sewing for as long as she can remember and loves every aspect of it – except handwork. Her professional sewing experience began in Jr. High sewing costumes, home décor and clothing for family and neighbours. Her sewing experience includes machine embroidery, digitizing, quilting, garment design, home décor and crafts. After working in a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial ventures, she returned to her real passion – sewing.

Within a year of purchasing her first embroidery machine, Tamara had invested in a multi-needle machine, digitizing software and launched a successful embroidery and gift business. Back in her home state of Texas, she began coordinating the development of new products, educational tools, magazine articles and a video education series for embroidery and quilting. She then hit the road as a national educator teaching embroidery software and stabilizing techniques at national shows, in-store events and to dealers. Behind the scenes, she also created new embroidery and quilting projects, collaborated on software development and created software education materials.

Tamara has been a fan of the designs, products and digitizing expertise that is exemplified by OESD since she began to embroider. And so, she is very excited to put her enthusiasm, energy and expertise into bringing these exceptional products directly to the sewing public at OESD Events.


Adrienne Gallagher

Adrienne Gallagher

Adrienne learned the art of sewing and needlework from her mother and her paternal grandmother. Candlewicking, Hardanger, needlepoint and cross-stitch all gave way to machine sewing when she miraculously won a sewing machine during her second year of university. The arrival of her first child was celebrated with a handmade quilt from a friend. This began her enthusiasm for all types of quilting.

Adrienne’s background in the printing industry fueled her design aesthetic and love of text on everything. Eventually, she co-founded a custom quilt company and went on to develop her sewing passion (read stash) by working and teaching in quilt and sewing shops. Imagine her joy at discovering embroidery machines and their ability to stitch “fonts”.

In 2015, Adrienne landed her dream job as National Product Educator at BERNINA of Canada. As a 125-year-old family-run company, BERNINA allows Adrienne to look back on the historic sewing techniques she learned in childhood while experiencing arguably the most technologically advanced sewing machines on the planet. Each day she shares her love of sewing, embroidery, quilting, overlocking and design software with BERNINA dealers and the public alike. Adrienne and BERNINA are excited to participate in OESD specialty events.