My name is Trevor Conquergood and this is my FTC-U Workshop blog. I offer classes for people that use Floriani Total Control U software.
I learned to Digitize from my father in 1984. Dad (George) bought his first embroidery machine in 1980, a Meistergram. The family business grew and in 1984 we began to offer “punching” (embroidery digitizing) as a service. I moved to Toronto in 1987 to work as a digitizer for Geoffrey macPhearson before moving back home in 1988 to help start Stitchitize Embroidery Design Service. George was selling sell commercial embroidery machines for Barudan and each new sale became a new client for designs. By 1990 I was manager of a design team of 12 people all drafting, punching or proofing embroidery designs.
Stitchitize became a well respected design house known for high quality designs. By the year 2000 Stitchitize had expanded into the stock design market offering designs in all domestic and commercial formats. Today Stitchitize is a premier design source and is still owned and operated by my family. I think Stitchitize is one of the largest family owned embroidery collections in the world. As manager of a team of embroidery designers I gained valuable knowledge of “The Art of Digitizing Embroidery”. I learned to use many brands of software and gained a reputation as an excellent teacher. In 2000 I began to teach people to digitize in both the commercial and home embroidery markets. I have travelled extensively in Canada and the United States to attend embroidery shows and conventions. Internationally I have visited Austraila, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand to offer embroidery education.
This is my family, Lorna is my beautiful wife, Lauren is my eldest daughter, Nicholas is our middle child and Reese is the youngest. Here we are with our best scare tactics at Monster U with Sully.
I am very happy to be working with RNK Distributing to bring you the FTC-U Workshop classes.
Have a great day – Trevor Conquergood