Lakeland, FL

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 Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
 11:15 More Gidgets and Gadgets | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
 1:00 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady
 1:45 Zip Up a Bag | Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com
 2:30 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations
3:15
Enhanced Quilting & Sewing | Cindy Oravecz of Quilter's Fancy

 

Friday

 

10:30
Enhanced Quilting & Sewing | Cindy Oravecz of Quilter's Fancy
11:15 Cutterpillar Glow | Melodee Cloud or Kesha Parker of Cutterpillar
12:00
Sewing Savvy – What It Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu 
1:00 Tie It Up...Wrap It In a Bow...Add Some Color...Off You Go! | Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
1:45 Shortcut Sheets | Carla Klop of Kits by Carla 
2:30 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Cutterpillar Glow | Melodee Cloud or Kesha Parker of Cutterpillar
11:15 Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
12:00
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:00 Tie It Up...Wrap It In a Bow...Add Some Color...Off You Go! | Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
1:45 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations
2:30 Zip Up a Bag | Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com
3:15 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady

 

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.  

 

Cutterpillar Glow
Melodee Cloud  or Kesha Parker of Cutterpillar
See your quilting and sewing projects in a whole new light! Cutterpillar will show you how their Glow Lightboards and Accessories will enhance your crafting experience. 


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.

 

Mixed Media Mania
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
You’ll walk away crazy happy after learning about all the different ways you can embellish your textile projects! Joyce demonstrates everything you need to know to create unique mixed media art that will transform your exclusive wearables, art quilts and traditional piecing. Beginning with basic white fabric, she’ll show you how to combine colorful Tsukineko inks with various mediums, tools and stencils to produce custom pieces that pop.  

 

More Gidgets and Gadgets
Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe   
Cool Stuff to make your sewing time more pleasurable. Learn tips and techniques for using these gadgets more than a dozen times. These items may even be things you already have in your stash, but didn’t know how versatile they can be. Free Gidget Guide to every attendee. 

 

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. 

 

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!

 

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.  

 

Shortcut Sheets
Carla Klop of Kits by Carla 
Make multiple block units at the same time using only a 24” quilting ruler. By using Carla’s Shortcut Sheet method, you will save money, buy not purchasing specialty rulers, piece perfect units to build a complex blocks and save time and produce gorgeous quilts.  


Tie It Up...Wrap It In a Bow...Add Some Color...Off You Go!
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
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!

 

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. 

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.