Raleigh, NC

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 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 11:15 Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
 12:00 Get to Know the Bernina Q20 | Tanja Martin of Loving Stitches
 1:00 There's an App for That! | Cathy McKillip of Wish Upon a Quilt
 1:45 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams Representing Sew Steady
2:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
3:15
Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com

 

Friday

 

10:30 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams Representing Sew Steady
11:15 Sewing Savvy - What It Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
1:00 How Do I Fit My Bust? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations
2:30
Get to Know Bernina Q20 | Tanja Martin of Loving Stitches
3:15
There's an App for That! | Cathy McKillip of Wish Upon a Quilt 

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Get to Know Bernina Q20 | Tanja Martin of Loving Stitches
11:15 How to Use A Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:00
Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady
1:45 Quilt First, Piece After! | RaNae Merrill of RaNae Merrill Quilt Design
2:30 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations

 

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. 

 

Get to Know Bernina Q20
Tanja Martin of Loving Stitches
Check out the most advanced sit-down longarm on the market. This machine has so many fabulous features including a 20” throat space, stitch regulation, easy threading and so much more!  

 

Give Your Bag "Purse"onality
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
Check out the latest products to and tricks to give your bags a professional and unique look.

 

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! 

 

How to Use A Sloper
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Learn how to make a sloper and see how to use it as a design tool as well as a fitting tool. See how easy it is to make a different skirt style from your basic straight skirt. Learn how to create your own princess line bodice from your fitted basic bodice pattern. Factual and fun information! 

 

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. 

 

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 First, Piece After!
RaNae Merrill of RaNae Merrill Designs
Did you know you don’t have to quilt a quilt all in one piece? It’s a lot more manageable to quilt sections and join them afterward. Learn RaNae’s simple quilt-as-you-go technique for joining pre-quilted pieces of any size.  

 

Quilt Marking Made Easy
Bernie Collier 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 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!


Sewing Savvy - What It Takes
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà 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.


There's an App for That!
Cathy McKillip of Wish Upon a Quilt
You can still be creative with your sewing while away from your sewing machine, on a road trip, or sitting at a ball game with the kids. There are plenty of Apps that can keep your creative juices flowing. Cathy from Wish Upon a Quilt will show you how they work, and best of all, it can be used with any machine!

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