Join us at The Design Suite Maker Conference where you will 


Who is this for: Creatives, Crafters, Designers, Artists, Surface Pattern/Textile Designers, and Small Business Owners

Dates: August 20-22, 2024  THREE DAY LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT 

24 Hour Access Based on Schedule

Subjects Covered: Sublimation, Design, Surface Pattern, Silhouette, Business, Crafting, Cricut and Patterns

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Makers do you want more? What if your passion project could be the key to building the life you always dreamed of?

Welcome to The Design Suite Maker Conference, a vibrant gathering of creative souls and experienced experts!

Join us for an inspiring event filled with maker workshops and captivating conversations with leading creative influencers and makers. Here are the speakers and topics you will get to experience: 


Viveca Chenoweth

Make a Mini Art Journal


Tracey Rinaldo

Code Breaker Puzzle Packs for Kids

Tiffani Hawkins

Make a Fun Spinner Card Using your Cricut

Sharia Morton

Creating a Ribbon Embroidery Greeting Card

Michelle Ward

How to Use a Watercolor Stencil Card

Lisa Baldwin

The Ultimate Sublimation Workshop

Leah Loret de Mola

Maximizing Productivity with Digital and Paper Planning Systems

Kimberly Thomas

Home Decor Ideas with SVG Frames and Borders

Julie Thompson

Holiday Card


Judi Leavenworth

Create a Fall Wreath Rainbow Window Cling Using Vinyl Cut Files


Jennifer Burba

How to Cut and Assemble a Party Banner

Jeanie Dickinson

From Art to Quilt

Jamie Gibbens

Embroidery Elegance: Learning Embroidery Basics Through Birth Flower Necklases


Heidi Myers

From Screen to Frame: How to "Art Up" a PNG to Create Gallery Worthy Wall Art


Colleen Slettebak-Rood

Lanturn Greeting Cards


Emily Harper Fish

How to Sublimate a Ceramic Christmas Ornament


Elise Cellucci

Setting Up Affility Designer to Create Patterns

Conlee Ricketts

Learning To Use MailChimp Free Version

Erika Edwards

Metallic Messages: Crafting Stunning Cards with Digital Art and Thermal Foil

Maile Ogden

Hand Embroider a Bit of Whimsy into a Childs Garment

Brenna Powell

Laser Crafted Cardboard Party Decor

Ashley Foster

How to Beautify your GoodNotes Planner Using Digital Stickers

Anna Schafer

Magnetic Bookmarks

Andrea Locke

Fun and Simple Ways to Use Repeat Patterns

Aja Fillmore


Julianna Marie Hukill

Let's Make a Beautiful Cozy Puffy Quilt

Kristi Egle

Let's Party with Silhouette

Jalin Bingham

Holding SVG's in Your Hands- Turning an SVG into an End Product with HTV

Jennifer Verbakel

Doodle it Up! Transforming Playful Intuitive Doodles into Fabric Designs

Kristin Campbell

Seamless Patterns-What Are They and How to Use Them in Your Personal Life

Randal Smith

How to Make Print & Cut Stickers with Silhouette

Veronica Redd Nelson

Inspired Words: Greeting Cards, Hand Made Journals and Archival Prints

Claudette Agustin (Det)

Sublimate Blank Fabrics and Sew a Protective Tablet (iPad) Bag

Jennifer Mecham

Unveiling Halloween Magic: Crafting a Layered Gift Tag

Carla Locke

Quick and Easy Paper Flower Cards

Cassandra O'Connor

Celebrate Back to Schol with "Your Brain is Beautiful" SVG Craft

Ann Marie Hershberger

Inviting Color and Joy into Your World and into Your Walls

Chantelle Bailey

Quick and Easy Sewing Project

Simone Bowles

Create a Pop Up Print and Cut Card

Paige Howell Taylor

How to Make Mix and Match Robot Cubes

Liz Mullen

Create a 3D Gift Card Holder for Coffee Lovers

Carina Gardner

Keynote Speaker

 Expert Speakers in the crafting, art, and design world come together for this two day event! 

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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

August 20-22, 2024

24 Hour Access Based on Schedule


Hosted via our Private Facebook Group presentations throughout the three days.


Giveaways including a Cricut Explore, Carina's Books and Daily Planner will be given away during the event. 


During the Design Suite Maker Conference, enjoy a super creative community through the private Facebook Group for this event! Join us polls, giveaways, and more in the days leading up to the summit!


Speakers will teach from between 20-25 minutes on topics in the creative and business space including Silhouette and Cricut crafts, sublimation, design and lots more!


Need more time to watch? After enrolling, you can upgrade to the All Access Pass, which will give you lifetime access to the courses along with several other bonuses.

Why Should You Join?

  1. Learn the latest trends and techniques
  2. Level up your skills
  3. Learn new software
  4. New ways to earn as a creative
  5. Holiday ideas

What if you could build your skill and turn your hobby into your side hustle or full time gig?

Are you a...

- Passionate Maker with a Business Dream?

- Aspiring Designer or Artist?

- Creative Ready to Monetize Your Skills?

This event will kick start you in a way you did not know was possible! Learn from creatives, designers, and crafters who have turned their passions into careers so that you can too!

More Reasons You Should Attend This Event!

Daily Giveaways

Don't miss our daily giveaways during the Event! You must attend live to win!



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Thanks to our Generous Sponsors for Sponsoring April 2024 Craft and Design Event!

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