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

9:30 Economy Quilting | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café 
10:30 Let's Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations | Lorraine Henry for Conselle 
 11:15 What's New with Sulky | Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America 
12:00 Hatch Customizer: Your Embroidery Will Never be the Same | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
 1:00 BurdaStyle Trunk Show | Meg Healy of BurdaStyle  
 1:45 How to Embellish with Taste | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals 
 2:30 Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric Into Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
What Can You Make with Your Heat Press and Silhouette Cameo? | Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
4:00 Dramatically Different Cathedral Windows | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs   

 

Friday

 

9:30 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House  
10:30
Hatch Customizer: Your Embroidery Will Never Be the Same | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
11:15 Sew Easy! Sew Faster! So Much Fun! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00 What Can You Make with Your Heat Press and Silhouette Cameo? | Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
1:00 How to Make and Use a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric Into Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:15
Dramatically Different Cathedral Windows | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs

 

Saturday

 

10:30
Sew Easy! Sew Faster! So Much Fun! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
11:15 Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00 What's New with Sulky | Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America 
1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:45 BurdaStyle Trunk Show | Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
2:30 How to Use a Cardboard Cutting Mat as a Fitting Tool | 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.

 

Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Learn to use Kathy’s techniques and favorite notions for a creative process that’s fun and successful. She’ll model her wardrobe on stage, sharing how she created garments or the details on them, along with the key notions for easy success.

 

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.

 

Economy Quilting
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
Save time, save money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more, and complete more quilts faster? Let’s take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of easy techniques for make your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern.

 

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 Embellish with Taste
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Placement, color and design are just a few considerations when embellishing your projects.

 

How to Make and Use a Sloper
Lorraine Henry
A demo of the steps to make and use a sloper both as a fitting and alteration aid, and how to use as a design tool.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

What Can You Make with Your Heat Press and Silhouette Cameo?
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
See a trunk show of projects created using a heat press with vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo– a great inspirational starting point, with some tips for use along the way.

 

What’s New with Sulky
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America
Sulky is constantly evolving! Discover new products, changes, techniques, classes and more. A must-see, don’t-miss-it presentation.

           
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