Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC 2 Convention Highlights

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by Sara Snuggerud in Sewing Tips

Ever wondered why some Viking retailers never have all the models on display? 

They may be short on their certifications. 

Heirloom Creations in Sioux Falls, SD IS CERTIFIED! ✅

ONLY CERTIFIED retailers can sell all the newest Husqvarna Viking products.

Each year Husqvarna Viking store owners, service technicians and staff are REQUIRED to be trained and certified to purchase the new models such as the brand new Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC 2 for their stores. 

This year Husqvarna Viking released a number of new products and accessories. 

Here are Some of the Highlights From the 2019 Husqvarna Viking Dealer Convention.

Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC 2

The Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC 2 can only be truly understood by seeing it in person. Not until I put my hands on this machine could I comprehend what it could do for me. This video will give you a little insight but trust me, you need to see the EPIC 2 in person to fully understand its power.

Beyond EPIC™. The best just got better. Welcome to our world of sewing! The HUSQVARNA® VIKING® DESIGNER EPIC™ 2 sewing and embroidery machine joins advanced technology with exquisite creative possibilities, and even at first glance, you will notice that we have not left anything out.

Husqvarna Viking Amber Air S 400 Air Threading Serger

As a serger expert, I think I am more excited for this serger than for the EPIC 2. It answers the age old serger question of “is it easy to thread?” Yes, it is easy to thread AND it DOES NOT cost $5,000! It is very affordable.

Easy air threading, built-in needle threader, differential feed, and much more.

The Ribbon Embroidery Attachment

A true innovation in the home embroidery machine. With the optional ribbon embroidery attachment, your DESIGNER EPIC™ 2 machine will guide and stitch down ribbon in embroidery mode. Adding ribbon to your embroidery designs has never been easier!

Multi Function Foot Control

I had some extra fun playing with the new Multi Function Foot Control that I can program with my own settings. Here is a short video I made while at convention:

NEW SOFTWARE – Husqvarna Viking Premier + ECQ

ECQ stands for “Embroidery, Cut and Quilt”, and is a versatile tool for quickly designing new embroideries. Check out the latest super easy stand alone embroidery software.

Husqvarna Viking Premier + ECQ is a free standing software that is built for the beginner to intermediate consumer or someone that is new to creating embroidery designs. It focuses on the Draw tab and you draw your design the way you want it to look. As a guide you can bring in a background and use the Trace function for the quilting your design quickly. When your image is ready you have six export options:

  • Clip art
  • Embroidery with Fills
  • Embroidery Applique
  • Embroidery Outlines
  • Automated Quilting
  • Cutting Machine


  • Embroidery: dst, exp, jef, pes, vp3, xxx
  • Cutting Machines: dxf, fcm, svg
  • Quilt Automation: 4qb, cmd, cap, dxf, hqf, iqp, plt, qcc, qli, txt
  • Images: jpg, png, svg

This is an easy way to use Software that has a low leaning threshold and will be well suited for the creative person as well as the beginner. HUSQVARNA Viking Premier+ECQ is a great product to get someone in to embroidery and also have the capability to use together with Cutting Machines and Quilt Automation.

Please contact your local Husqvarna Viking retailer for more information.

The Best Just Got Better

Having some fun with our Sewing with the Stars friends: Liz from Sew-A-Lot, KY, Brian from Country Stitches, MI and Steve & Sara from Heirloom Creations, SD

In conclusion, we are excited to work with a company like Husqvarna Viking that supports both their stores and their consumers by continuing to create innovative products.

As new advanced sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers keep coming out, it is key you work with retailers that can support and service your purchases.

Here at Heirloom Creations in Sioux Falls, SD we look forward to being that store you know and trust for all your sewing machine needs. Thank you for your support now and in the future.