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 Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
 11:15 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
12:00 Hand Woven Fabrics from Guatemala | Debbie Maclin of Spanglish Fabrics
 1:00 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
 1:45 Tie It Up...Wrap It In a Bow...Add Some Color...Off You Go! | Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
 2:30 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady
3:15
Quilting Business with Santa Suit Quilts | Shelly Gephart & Kim Morrow of Santa Suit Quilts

 

Friday

 

10:30
Round About & Ruler | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15 Hand Woven Fabrics from Guatemala | Debbie Maclin of Spanglish Fabrics
1:00 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations
1:45 Really - I Can Quilt with Templates on MY Machine? | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady 
2:30 Zip Up a Bag | Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com
3:15 Sewing Savvy - What It Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Want to be a Santa Quilt Elf? | Shelly Gephart & Kim Morrow of Santa Suit Quilts
11:15 Aides in Machine Embroidery | Richard Bloedow of sewingmachine.com
1:00 Sewing Savvy - What It Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
1:45 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady
2:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:15 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations

 

Aides in Machine Embroidery
Richard Bloedow of sewingmachine.com  
Check out some of the most innovative tools in machine embroidery, from hooping aides to cap frames. Learn how the latest technology can enhance your embroidery experience and make it easier and more fun! 


Free Motion Quilting with Templates

Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
Quilt like a professional on your home machine! Learn the basics of free motion quilting and witness the benefits you can reap with the investment of a long arm machine. Watch as Donelle demonstrates how easy and stress-free quilting can be.

 

Give Your Bag "Purse"onality
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Check out the latest products to and tricks to give your bags a professional and unique look.  

 

Hand Woven Fabrics from Guatemala
Debbie Maclin of Spanglish Fabrics
Join Debbie Maclin from Spanglish Fabrics for an entertaining trunk show and video presentation on how the “ikat” design is made on fabric in Guatemala. Debbie will also have some textiles to pass around so you can experience this versatile textile up close.  

 

Necessities for Quilters
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Find out what products and ideas can make a quilter's life fun and efficient. Learn techniques to reach goals in design elements, product explanation and lots of ideas. 

 

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 Marking Made Easy
Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations
Stop by and check out this entertaining demonstration on how to prepare and properly use a pounce pad and a Full Line stencils, or any other type of stencil. This is a great way to quickly and accurately to transfer stitching lines onto any project. 

 

Quilting Business with Santa Suit Quilts
Shelly Gephart & Kim Morrow of Santa Suit Quilts
Come and learn about the unique Christmas traditions that will be taking over the next holiday season. The authors of “The Santa Suit Quilts” bring quilts to inspire and bring the magic of Christmas alive!  

 

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!

 

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.  

 

Sewing Savvy - What It Takes
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Achieve the best sewing results for any project. Learn how needles and threads work together with your chosen fabrics, check out some everyday sewing tips and become a more confident sewer.  


Tie It Up...Wrap It In a Bow...Add Some Color...Off You Go!
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions LLC
Stuck wearing the same old, same old?  Add some pizazz now and again!  Find the hidden magic in scarves, ties, jewelry, and more. See this lively demonstration of simple and easy tips and tricks of how to use accessories from a professional fashion stylist. What’s trending now.  What’s the right necklace for that shirt collar and style.  See simple scarf knots. Take a chance…have some fun and look good too!

 

Want to be a Santa Quilt Elf?
Shelly Gephart & Kim Morrow of Santa Suit Quilts 
Meet the authors of “The Santa Suit Quilt” and learn about the opportunity to become one of the Santa Quilt Elves.

 

Zip Up a Bag
Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com
Continuous Zipper pouch, no fabric, no lining, just yardage of zipper! You have seen then, now you can learn to make them.  

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