Fredericksburg, VA

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 Fast Fleece Accessories | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
 11:15 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
12:00 Color Your Fabric with Paintstiks | Laura Murray with Laura Murray Designs
 1:00 Creating Unique Artwork with Your Decorative Stitches | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
 1:45 Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
 2:30 Playing with Blocks | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
Let's Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations | Lorraine Henry for Conselle 

 

Friday

 

10:30
Tools of the Trade - What's New Plus Some Tried & True | Adele Scott of Ask Adele (Adele Scott Design Studio)
11:15 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
12:00 Easy Thread Lace and Yarn | Michelle Umlauf, National Educator for Sulky of America
1:00 Art of the Sweatshirt and T-shirts Too! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Color Your Fabric with Paintstiks | Laura Murray with Laura Murray Designs
2:30 Embroidery's Greatest Moments | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
3:15
How to use a Cardboard Cutting Mat as a Fitting Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company 
11:15 Sparkle it Up! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Embroidery's Greatest Moments | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:45 Wow! Wearable Art Jackets | Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
2:30 Creative Grids: New and Favorite | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:15 Easy Thread Lace and Yarn | Michelle Umlauf, National Educator for Sulky of America

 

 

Art of the Sweatshirt and T-Shirts Too!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
See Cindy’s newest ideas for creating with the old standby…the sweatshirt. You’ll see foolproof methods for opening garments and ways to make them your own with applique, embroidery, quilting and much more. Learn about new types of closures and ways to hem that are fun and effective…and some are just downright ingenious! Cindy always has something new up her sleeve…come and see what it is…you’ll be amazed!

 

Color Your Fabric with Paintstiks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Transform your fabric into exactly what your project needs by discovering how to easily transfer color and pattern using paintstik techniques suitable for any skill level.

 

Creating Unique Artwork with Your Decorative Stitches
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Create artwork on your garments, bags, and quilts using your beautiful decorative stitches combined with many other techniques such as applique.

 

Creative Grids: New and Favorite
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Learn about the benefits of using Creative Grids Rulers for all your quilting needs. Karen will show all her favorites, including the newest ones on the market. Everyone who attends the demo will receive a free handout.

 

Easy Thread Lace and Yarn
Michelle Umlauf, National Educator for Sulky of America
If you thought Sulky’s threads were made just for machine embroidery, hand sewing or decorative stitches, then you will want to attend this stage presentation. Sulky of America national educator, Michelle Umlauf, is going to inspire you with thread lace techniques using a sewing machine as a serger. Plus, she will explain how you can make your own custom cotton thread yarn.

 

Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Enjoy learning how to be creative with your machine in this jam packed session. You’ll see how to transform a sweatshirt into wearable art, make quilts on the embroidery machine. Stretch your creativity and your skills!

 

Embroidery’s Greatest Moments
John Deer of John Deer’s Adorable Ideas
Embroidery’s Greatest Moments; Past and Present. As a third generation embroiderer, John has personally witnessed great advances in the industry. This historical account will highlight the greatest advancements over the last seventy years and how they related to the machines, software, decisions and education available today.

 

Fast Fleece Accessories
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Cold winds will soon be blowing. Be prepared to battle elements with some Fabulous Fleece Accessories! From cozy hats and mittens to embellished wraps and pullovers, Pattie from Great Copy Patterns will share her collection of weather-busting fleece garments and accessories. Sewing on fleece, as well as some fun embellishments will also be shown.

 

How to use a Cardboard Cutting Mat as a Fitting Tool
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
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!

 

Let’s Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
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.


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. 

 

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! 

 

Sparkle it Up!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Adding a little sparkle to your garments is so much fun to do. Admit it…we’re all drawn to things that shine! See many new and exciting ways to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world. Find out what’s new in the embroidery world along with some new products too! Lots to see and experience.

 

Tools of the Trade - What's New Plus Some Tried & True
Adele Scott of Ask Adele (Adele Scott Design Studio)
Specialty notions for quilters. A fast moving and fun talk and demo done on a wide variety of topics. I cutting aids, machines, ironing boards, the new Westalee free-motion rulers and much more. We will learn to save time, eliminate trouble and make sewing more enjoyable. Don't we just love our gadgets!

 

Wow! Wearable Art Jackets
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
Artful clothing goes everywhere, so why not stitch up your own original masterpieces? Explore ideas for surface design techniques that will help you envision and create your own unique wearable art style. Fabric collage, painting, stenciling and quilting will all be considered during this trunk show of possibilities. Gather artistic and practical tips, and take a look at the structure and fit of wearable art creations so they are built for years of enjoyment.

           
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