Cleveland, OH

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

9:30 No Seams Wall Hanging | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers 
10:30 The Paper Chase - Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags, More | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns 
 11:15 Knit Knacks | Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy 
12:00 Learning Log Cabin ABC | Amy Miller of Lone Star Quilt Shop   
 12:45 How to Use a Cardboard Cutting Mat as a Fitting Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle  
 1:30 Dramatically Different Cathedral Windows | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs 
 2:15 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:00
Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric into Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs 
 3:45 Think Outside the Quilt - Using Cottons in Different Projects | Stephanie Brandenburg of Delve MIY

 

Friday

 

9:30
Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
10:30 Fast 'n Fun Binding with Flange | Amy Miller of Lone Star Quilt Shop
11:15 Stretch Your Elastic Imagination | Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy
12:00 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:45 Playing With Blocks | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:30 Hatch Customizer: Your Embroidery Will Never be the Same | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
2:15 The Paper Chase - Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags, More | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
3:00
Dramatically Different Cathedral Windows | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
3:45 Think Outside the Quilt - Using Cottons in Different Projects | Stephanie Brandenburg of Delve MIY

 

Saturday

 

10:30
BurdaStyle Trunk Show | Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
11:15 Sew Easy! Sew Faster! So Much Fun! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00 Playing With Blocks | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop 
1:00 Knit Knacks | Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy
1:45 Stencils, Spray Paint and Crystals - New Techniques for Wearable Art | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers
2:30 Let's Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations | Lorraine Henry for Conselle

 

 

BurdaStyle Trunk Show
Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
Don't miss the chance to discuss DIY fashion with Meg Healy, BurdaStyle's online editorial director and instructor. You will get a glimpse inside her handmade closet, where she takes BurdaStyle patterns and makes them her own. Along with sharing some of her favorite BurdaStyle pieces (and the sewing techniques she used), she'll answer questions and provide insight on working with BurdaStyle patterns and how you can create your own wardrobe favorites. Come join Meg for a conversation about fashion sewing in this informal setting.

 

Dramatically Different Cathedral Windows
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Discover a completely new method for creating stunning, three-dimensional cathedral windows quilt designs – without stitching. These beautiful quilts can be created by using Paintstiks, curved edge square stamp designs and fusible web. Come and discover this great method for yourself.


Fast ‘n Fun Binding with Flange
Amy Miller of Lone Star Quilt Shop
Learn to create a quick and easy binding with flange. Adding character to your finished projects just got a whole lot easier with the shortcut binding tool. And best of all it’s great for all levels of experience.

 

Hatch Customizer: Your Embroidery Will Never Be the Same
John Deer of John Deer’s Adorable Ideas
Hatch Customizer has all the tools you need to add professional-grade lettering and monograms to your embroidery project. Hatch uses ESA fonts, which are the gold-standard in the commercial industry. Although other fonts may call themselves keyboard fonts, flawless commercial lettering is most always created using ESA fonts. See how Hatch bridges the gap between commercial fonts and home embroidery.

 

How to Use a Cardboard Cutting Mat as a Fitting Tool
Lorraine Henry
Discover how the use of a grid can make it easy to see where alterations need to be made for skirts, pants and even bodices. So enlightening!

 

Knit Knacks
Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy
Learn how to change limp knit to tailored knit. The same interfacing can be used for embroidery, lining, zippers, pockets and sew much more…Increase your knit knowledge and have no more knit knightmares.

 

Learning Log Cabin ABC
Amy Miller of Lone Star Quilt Shop
Learn to sew log cabins in various patterns and exciting designs, using Marti Michell templates to accurately piece your blocks. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.

 

Let’s Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations
Lorraine Henry
A time to ask your questions and get answers to any fitting problem/alteration, so you can see a solution. This is your chance to cover topics not addressed in classes.

 

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Please join Karen for all of her latest quilting “notions”. Notions – in this case a play on words – means Karen wants to share nine nifty ideas with you to make your quilting area more organized, even as you take your quilting to the next level.

 

No Seams Wall Hanging
Sue Purdy of Sue’s Sparklers
We’ve all looked at the cute wall hangings then shook our heads thinking we don’t have the talent. Sue will show you how to make a gorgeous wall hanging with only your iron and laser cut applique. Finish it with a zig zag stitch and hang with pride.

 

The Paper Chase – Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags and More
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Explore the joy of creating personalized cards accented with stitching from your sewing or embroidery machine. Whether making cards for a special birthday or anniversary, or stitching an elegant stationary set to give as a gift, creating handmade cards is easy when you know the right techniques. Pattie will share her collection of cards, gift card holders, tags and more and show how to create these beautiful paper pieces.

 

Playing with Blocks
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Using So Soft fabric paints and hand carved woodblocks, Marty will demonstrate how easy it is to “decorate” your fabric and make it very unique – whether for quilting or sewing.

 

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.

 

Sew Easy! Sew Faster! So Much Fun!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Finding ways to make each step of your project easier, with ways to complete the project faster makes sewing more fun. Let a pattern designer show you some easy ways to be more accomplished in your sewing. We’ll give you plenty of gift ideas!

 

Sewing for Your Little Ones
Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
Don’t miss this wonderful, inspirational trunk show of adorable babies’ and children’s clothing. See beautiful garments from Children’s Corner Patterns, Creations by Michie' and also a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher curriculum. Discover how much difference adding a little trim here, a little lace there, a perfect button and a coordinating fabric trim will make to a special outfit. You’ll be stitching up memorable and well-loved clothes for your own ‘littles’ in no time!

 

Stencils, Spray Paint & Crystals - New Techniques for Wearable Art
Sue Purdy of Sue’s Sparklers
Art stencils bring out the inner artist-with no talent required. Sue shows you how to make your own spray paint, add a stencil for artwork and then add crystals for texture. No time, no talent, no kidding!

 

Stretch Your Elastic Imagination
Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy
Learn how to measure, sew and manipulate fabric using elastic. It is functional and fashionable! AND SEW EASY!

 

Think Outside the Quilt - Using Cottons in Different Projects
Stephanie Brandenburg of Delve MIY

Do you love to quilt but feel like you might already have too many? Think outside the quilt with Frond Design Studios. We have developed unique projects, garments and home dec items to inspire you and keep you sewing! From our Weave, to arm knitting the Loop we can show you how to create.

 

Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric into Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
This techniques oriented presentation will share ways to change plain yardage into one-of-a-kind fabric, which can be used in any project from traditional quilts to the most unique art quilts to wearable art pieces. Using Tsukineko ink and several simple tools, different media and materials, combined with Joyce’s exciting stencils, you will find it easy to achieve results that inspire you to create your own style of fabric art.

           
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