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
Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
10:30 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
 11:15 Sew What's New & Exciting with Sulky | Michelle Umlauf for Sulky of America
12:00 Enhanced Quilting & Sewing | Cindy Oravecz of Quilter's Fancy
 1:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady
 1:45 Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
 2:30 Add Creativity to your Embroidery with Software | Sue Jerio of Viking Sewing Gallery 118
3:15
Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com

 

Friday

 

9:30
Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company 
10:30
Foot Frenzy, Sewing in Circles | Kathy Fromme of Viking Sewing Gallery 118
11:15 Round About & Ruler | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 
12:00
Confessions of a Silhouette Cameo Quilter | Michelle Bertone, MB Custom Design
1:00 Zip Up a Bag | Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com
1:45 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations 
2:30 How Do I Fit My Bust? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady

 

Saturday

 

9:30
Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
10:30 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
11:15 Confessions of a Silhouette Cameo Quilter | Michelle Bertone, MB Custom Design
12:00
Enhanced Quilting & Sewing | Cindy Oravecz of Quilter's Fancy 
1:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady
1:45 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30 Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15 Zip Up a Bag | Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com

 

 

Add Creativity to your Embroidery with Software
Sue Jerio of Viking Sewing Gallery 118  
Turn your machine embroidery from ordinary to extraordinary with Premier+2 Software. Spend some time with Sue and see how your can personalize existing designs with lettering, get more from your existing designs with editing features, create your own designs with digitizing and more! A must see demonstration for any machine embroidery enthusiast.  

 

Confessions of a Silhouette Cameo Quilter
Michelle Bertone, MB Custom Design
Do you have a desire to quickly and accurately cut fabric or quilting templates?  Stop by and watch Certified Silhouette Instructor, Michelle Bertone, use the amazing Silhouette Cameo 3. Take a look at the creating paper foundations, appliques and quilt templates.  Put aside the machines that require cartridges and dies. Take out the Silhouette Cameo and an entirely new world opens! 

 

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. 

 

Enhanced Quilting & Sewing
Cindy Oravecz of Quilter's Fancy
Enhance your quilts, clothing and accessories with unexpected fabrics, trims, needlework and more. Learn some of the best tips and trick to take you projects from ordinary to extraordinary.  

 

Felting Made Easy
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Felting techniques come in many forms, needle felting, wet felting, felted knitting and the easiest of all, felting old sweaters. Come and learn from Barb how easy it actually is and pick up some great tips and tricks. It’s amazing how many great projects you can create with this versatile process. 


Foot Frenzy, Sewing in Circles
Kathy Fromme of Viking Sewing Gallery 118  
Combine accessory feet and decorative stitch techniques to embellish your sewing. Add accents to just about anything from home décor to clothing, accessories and quilts. The right foot makes specialty techniques sew much easier.

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.

 

How Do I Fit My Bust?
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Are you larger or smaller than the standard B cup pattern? Learn how to alter for either without causing the problems that old methods of alteration created. See how to change dart sizes for large, prominent, or small busts. Princess seam adjustments as well as the standard side dart will be shown. Alterations for this part of the body have never been easier! 

 

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!  

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.  

 

Sew What's New & Exciting with Sulky
Michelle Umlauf for Sulky of America  
Have your heard the buzz? Come learn about all the exciting new things that are happening at Sulky. You won’t want to miss learning about everything from new celebrities joining our team, new collaborations, new classes, new products, exciting trips and more! This program is being presented by one of Sulky’s National Educators who will share new samples for you to see up close.  

 

Sewing for 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! 

 

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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