Atlanta, GA

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 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
 11:15 Guatemalan Textiles | Debbie Maclin of Spanglish Fabrics
12:00 Simple to Simply Amazing | Carrie Emerson of Fit For Art Patterns
 1:00 Trash to Treasure - Upcycle? My Pleasure! | Londa Rohlfing of Londa's Creative Sewing
 1:45 A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin'' Going On! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
 2:30 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady
3:15
The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs

 

Friday

 

10:30
Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 History of Fabric in America | Mike Flynn of Quilting Treasures, representing SEW-MINI Things
12:00 Kaleidoscope Stars | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
1:00 Sewing Savvy...What it Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
1:45 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:30 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady
3:15
Caring for your Skin under your Fabric: Goat Milk Soap, Cream & Essential Oils | Dan Curtin of Swiss Frau Farm

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals 
11:15 Guatemalan Textiles | Debbie Maclin of Spanglish Fabrics
12:00 Blinging it! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:00 Caring for your Skin under your Fabric: Goat Milk Soap, Cream & Essential Oils | Dan Curtin of Swiss Frau Farm
1:45 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 Pattern Alteration for Busty Issues | Lorraine Henry of Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs

 

 

A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin" Going On!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours  

Come see the "Queen of Sweatshirts" latest innovations. We just can't help but love playing with sweatshirts and what we can turn them in to. They're comfortable to wear and oh so easy to work with. You'll see ideas to use with appliqué, embroidery, quilted pieces, vintage treasures, denim and ways to dress them up and down.

 

Blinging it!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours  

If you love that little bit of sparkle, join Cindy for this quick, but jam packed presentation of how to bling just about anything and everything! Glitter fabric, crystals, washable glitter, sparkle film and more! The latest in bling innovation!

 

Caring for your Skin under your Fabric: Goat Milk Soap, Cream & Essential Oils

Dan Curtin  of Swiss Frau Farm 

We know all fabrics are not created equal and some even wreak havoc on our skin. There's hope to counter that havoc and care for your skin properly under the fabric. Dan will discuss the advantages of using Swiss Frau Farm's goat milk soap, Lanolin Lavender, outdoor creams and essential oils. You'll even learn a bit about the farm life where all the magic takes place!

 

Guatemalan Textiles
Debbie Maclin of Spanglish Fabrics
Debbie will give an explanation of the history of Guatemalan textiles. You'll learn the weaving process that has been handed down through generations in traditional Mayan villages.

 

History of Fabric in America

Mike Flynn of Quilting Treasures, representing SEW-MINI Things  

Have you ever wondered the story behind your favorite fabrics to work with? Join Mike as he guides you through a slideshow of the rich history behind fabric and prints in America. He'll also discuss how groundbreaking trends will shape the future of fabric in America.

 

Kaleidoscope Stars

Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs  

Easily create the appearance of complex kaleidoscopes stars without sewing, by using paintstiks, stamps and fusible web.

 

Nine Nifty Notions

Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 

Come to this encouraging demo on some nifty ""notions"" and ideas to make your quilting and sewing room a happy place
to be.

 

Pattern Alteration for Busty Issues

Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Are you larger or smaller than standard patterns? Learn how to alter for either without causing the problems that old methods will cause. Lorraine will discuss Princess Seam alteration as well as standard darts. All have never been easier.

 

Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine?

Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady

Quilt like a professional on your home machine! Learn the basics of free motion quilting with the aid of templates designed for the home sewing machine. Achieve beautiful quilted effects without the investment of a long arm machine. Watch as Donelle demonstrates how easy and stress free quilting can be with these templates and it's easy as a changing the presser foot. End your love-hate relationship of doing free motion quilting!

 

Renew and Reuse

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Barb will show you how linens, shirts and even buttons become part of a new project. She will inspire you to use all of your things you just couldn't throw out.

 

Sewing Savvy...What it Takes
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Calling all new and experienced sewists and quilters! Join Judy Phillips for a presentation on the must-know essentials of all projects. After hearing her invaluable techniques, your projects will never be the same.

 

Simple to Simply Amazing
Carrie Emerson of Fit For Art Patterns
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns presents a trunk show of Tabula Rasa Jackets from the simple yet beautiful, to the complex and beautifully embellished. See how repetition with one pattern can give you the confidence to create garments from Simple to Simply Amazing that look and feel good every time. Be inspired to create your own!

 

The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink

Joyce Teng of TSC Designs  

Have you ever wanted to transform a piece of dull, boring fabric into something bright and beautiful? Joyce's passion for fiber art has led her to discover unique techniques for creating printed and colored on silk scarves, jackets, velvet shoes, handbags, laces and blue jeans which enrich your hand painted wardrobe.

 

The Making and Use of a Sloper
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Learn how to make a sloper and use it as a design tool as well as a fitting tool. See how easy it is to make a different skirt style from your basic straight skirt. Learn how to create your own princess line bodice from your fitted basic bodice pattern. 

 

Trash to Treasure - Upcycle? My Pleasure!

Londa Rohlfing of Londa's Creative Sewing  

After seeing Londa's presentation, you'll have a new appreciation for thrift stores, your OWN un-worn and out-of-style garments, and most especially garments that belonged to special family members. See the rage of upcycling in a new and  exciting way as you are inspired by the creative ways Londa shows you to utilize 'found fabric'.

           
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