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

 11:15 Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00 What's New with Sulky | Nancy Sapin of Sulky of America   
 1:00 Embroidery's Greatest Moments | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas  
 1:45 Longarm Quilting | Donna Sontag of Whatever's Quilted 
 2:30 How to Embellish With Taste | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals 
3:15
The Anita Goodesign Way | Brianna Sheets of Anita Goodesign 

 

Friday

 

10:30
Longarm Quilting | Donna Sontag of Whatever's Quilted
11:15 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00 The Anita Goodesign Way | Brianna Sheets of Anita Goodesign
1:00 How to Embellish With Taste | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 Embroidery's Greatest Moments | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
2:30 How to Use a Cardboard Cutting Map as a Fitting Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15
What's New with Sulky | Nancy Sapin of Sulky of America

 

Saturday

 

12:00 Holiday Gifts Made Easy | Cathy McKillip of Wish Upon a Quilt
1:00 Using Purse Hardware for Professional Results | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
1:45 The Anita Goodesign Way | Brianna Sheets of Anita Goodesign
2:30 Art of the Sweatshirt and T-shirts Too! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15 Let's Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations | Lorraine Henry for Conselle  

 

 

The Anita Goodesign Way
Brianna Sheets of Anita Goodesign
Partake in a sampler of the unique techniques we do such as, cutwork, 3D-embroidery, trapunto and more. We will also touch on our in-the-hoop quilting technique and what makes our embroidery stand out.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Holiday Gifts Made Easy
Cathy McKillip of Wish Upon a Quilt
The holidays will be here before we know it. Get a jump start on holiday gifting with these unique projects.

 

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 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.

 

Longarm Quilting
Donna Sontag of Whatever’s Quilted
Witness a demonstration of the different techniques and how the can really change what your quilt looks like.

 

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.

 

Using Purse Hardware for Professional Results
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
Explore some of the tips and tricks bag makers use to make purses, wallets and totes look professionally made. We share information about purse hardware and sewing notions to give your finished project more pizazz!

 

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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