Arlington, TX

The Spot Demonstrations

 

See your favorite sewing and quilting designers and personalities show what's new and trending. Catch all the excitement as you get up close for how-to demonstrations in The Spot – a more intimate setting. FREE with your General Admission ticket. 

 

Thursday

10:30 Fun with Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant & Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
 11:15 Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
 12:00 Something Fishy Going On | Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather
 1:00 Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
 1:45 Quilt Any Design with 6 Basic Shapes | RaNae Merrill of FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com
2:30 Applique – The Lori Holt Way | Debbie Frazier of Rocking Chair Quilts
3:15
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler

 

Friday

 

10:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
11:15 Quilt First, Piece After! | RaNae Merrill of FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com
1:00 Round About & Ruler | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
1:45 Something Fishy Going On | Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather
2:30
Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
Applique – The Lori Holt Way | Debbie Frazier of Rocking Chair Quilts 

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
11:15 Round About & Ruler | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00 Applique – The Lori Holt Way | Debbie Frazier of Rocking Chair Quilts
1:00
Quilt Any Design with 6 Basic Shapes | RaNae Merrill of FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com
1:45 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
2:30 Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
3:15
Something Fishy Going On | Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather

 

Applique – The Lori Holt Way
Debbie Frazier of Rocking Chair Quilts
Debbie of Rocking Chair Quilts will share some of her best applique techniques and demonstrate some exciting and on trend tools, including tools form Lori Holt, to help you dress up any sewing project!


Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
Have you ever wanted to transform a piece of dull, boring fabric into something original and luminous? Joyce’s passion for fiber art has led her to discover innovative techniques for creating printed color images on fabric ranging from silk to cotton to polyester. Learn five different mediums and how to apply them with various tools and layering stencils. Joyce will inspire your creativity and imagination with endless ways to enrich your hand-painted fabric collection.

 

Fun with Embroidery and Quilting

Jeannie Plant & Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
Quilting in the hoop is all the rage with the machine embroidery because it is a great way to finish a quilt without the cost of a longarm machine. This is your chance to get a sneak peek into the latest tools and accessories for quilting in the hoop and learning how to get that quilt quilted, in the hoop!

 

Mixed Media Mania
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
You’ll walk away crazy happy after learning about all the different ways you can embellish your textile projects! Joyce demonstrates everything you need to know to create unique mixed media art that will transform your exclusive wearables, art quilts and traditional piecing. Beginning with basic white fabric, she’ll show you how to combine colorful Tsukineko inks with various mediums, tools and stencils to produce custom pieces that pop.

 

Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun!
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Would you like a wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points? Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models her wardrobe and teaches you how to make these wonderful clothes. Learn about the secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. All the tools and tips you'll need to make the creative process fun!  

 

Quick Points to the Rescue
Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
From the creative mind of Janet Platt, inventor of the amazing Quick Points Ruler, comes a collection of fun to make, fun to give projects. See everything from fanciful aprons to sassy towels, from the prettiest pillowcases and bindings to … well, whatever whimsy she’s created lately. There’s an idea for every occasion, and lots of tips for easiest construction techniques so you have more fun making something simple look amazing. 

 

Quilt Any Design with 6 Basic Shapes
RaNae Merrill of FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com
Did you know that all quilting patterns are built from 6 Basic Shapes? Learn how Free-Motion Mastery in a Month can help you set this “quilting alphabet” in your muscle memory quickly and easily, so you can quilt any design with confidence. (For domestic sewing machines and longarms.)  

 

Quilt First, Piece After!
RaNae Merrill of FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com
Did you know you don’t have to quilt a quilt all in one piece? It’s a lot more manageable to quilt sections and join them afterward. Learn RaNae’s simple quilt-as-you-go technique for joining pre-quilted pieces of any size. 

 

Round About & Ruler
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Come learn how easy it is to trim your quilt blocks! The Martelli Round About™ and Ruler make trimming of blocks easy and fun. See the correct way to trim and have blocks that fit the size required.  

 

Something Fishy Going On
Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather
Since 2011 Pam has incorporated Fish Leather in her sewing and quilting projects. This unique fabric comes in many colors and textures and is so easy to sew on a home machine. Come and check out this interesting fabric as Pam offers her best tips and tricks for work with this fabric.

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