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PUEBLO - "The Luminaire Experience" with Louis Carney - Lecture / Demo

Come discover what all the buzz is about...

The Luminaire Experience - Sewing and Embroidery Lecture/Demo

The Brother Luminaire XP-1 is the ultimate sewing and embroidery machine combining sewing, embroidery, quilting and crafting creativity. The Luminaire XP1 Machine is the shortest path from dreams to fantastic reality.

Learn about:
  • Adding echo quilting as well as a choice of new patterns surrounding your designs in “My Design Center”.
  • A choice of new fill patterns and line types as well as editing tools.
  • The new 10-5/8 x 16 hoop.
  • The new capacitive screen which functions just like your phone or tablet.
  • ...and so much more!

Get the latest tips and tricks, new project ideas, and explore WiFi capability with PE Design 11.

Come a little early for snacks and refreshments, and greet and meet our Celebrity Guest, Louis before the lecture. It's going to be a grand adventure into creativity!

Sign up soon.  All attendees will receive a $20 gift certificate to First Stitches at the end of the lecture.


Mr. Carney has been sewing since he was 12 years old and has an illustrious list of clients to include Bernadette Peters, Sara Jessica Parker, Dr. Ruth, and several Broadway musicals including "The Lion King" and "Riverdance". 

Louis began his sewing career at the early age of 12 in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, where he studied tailoring, design and visual merchandising in advanced curriculum in prep school.  After college, he began his career in the sewing machine industry, which included working with stores in Chicago and New York City where he now resides.

Louis has taught in all 50 states and Mexico, lectured in London, and worked with machine product development in Sweden. With a focus on interiors, his special attention to detail, congenial class atmosphere & beautiful samples, his classes always fill to capacity.  His familiarity with machine products and industry knowledge ensures a fun and informative time to be had by all.

“Creative Sewing Techniques by Machine” and “More Creative Sewing Techniques by Machine,” both published by AQS, are books Louis has contributed to with fantastic step by step projects!  

Mr. Carney has an illustrious list of clients, including, but not limited to: Bernadette Peters, Sara Jessica Parker, Tommy Mitolla, Dr. Ruth, Mary Fisher, Nancy Wilson, the Rockefellers, Kristina Wildentstein, Kathleen Glynn (Mrs. Michael Moore), Mrs. Sidney Poitier, Martha Stewart Inc and Vera Wang Inc., as well as the Broadway musicals productions of “The Lion King” and “Riverdance. He has also worked with artist for Addidas.

Louis holds a BA in Fashion Design with a minor in Interior Design.

He has obtain certifications from Cindy Losekamp, Betty Cotton, Jenny Haskins, Martha Pullen, Matti Henderson for Quiltsmart, Karen Boutte, Marti Michelle, Linda McGhee, and Linda Lee Vivian. His magazine/newspaper credits include Architectural Digest, Time Out New York, Pfaff Club Magazine, Town and Country, The New York Times, Creative Expressions, Creative Machine Embroidery, America Quilts Creatively, Sew News, Sew it All and many more.

He has also served as a film consultant to MGM studios for the sewing machine industry.

His television and web appearances include America Quilts Creatively, Now Sewing, America Sews, Sew it All, It’s Sew Easy, Sewing with Nancy, Behind the Seams and many local TV news reports.

Embroidery Software programs are one of his many strengths. He has taught at major shows and events such as, OSQE, Houston International Quilt Markets, Sew Expo @ Puyallup, AQS shows and many more.


Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Beginner and the mildly intriqued.
Materials Included:
Lecture Demo
Instructor Name:
Louis Carney
Instructor Bio:
Louis Carney

PUEBLO - "The Luminaire Experience" with Louis Carney - Lecture / Demo

$ 15.00
Lecture / Demo - Receive a $20 First Stitches Gift Certificate at the end of class for attending!