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

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
11:15 Sewing Savvy...What it Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
 12:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 1:00 Time to Make a Layer Cake | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams 
2:00
Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
3:15 Paint, Layer and Fuse for Amazing Tileworks Designs | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs

 

Friday

 

11:15 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
12:00 Sewing Savvy...What it Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
1:00 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
3:00 Kaleidoscope Stars | Laura Murray Laura of Murray Designs

 

Saturday

 

11:15 Time to Make a Layer Cake | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00 Blinging it! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
2:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler

 

Blinging it!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours  

If you love that little bit of sparkle, join Cindy for this quick, but jam packed presentation of how to bling just about anything and everything! Glitter fabric, crystals, washable glitter, sparkle film and more! The latest in bling innovation!

 

Kaleidoscope Stars

Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs  

Easily create the appearance of complex kaleidoscopes stars without sewing, by using paintstiks, stamps and fusible web.

 

Paint, Layer and Fuse for Amazing Tileworks Designs

Laura Murray Laura Murray Designs 

Love the appearance of complex, curved edge piecing but not the sewing challenges? Find out how to use paintstiks, stamps and fusible web with Laura's special techniques to create stunning, no sew designs inspired by Mexican tiles.

 

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.

 

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!

 

Renew and Reuse

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Barb will show you how linens, shirts and even buttons become part of a new project. She will inspire you to use all of your things you just couldn't throw out.

 

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!

 

Sewing Savvy...What it Takes
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Calling all new and experienced sewists and quilters! Join Judy Phillips for a presentation on the must-know essentials of all projects. After hearing her invaluable techniques, your projects will never be the same.

 

Time to Make a Layer Cake
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
No, not a yummy cake, but a sweet project from Miss Rosie and Moda Fabrics. Take one printed recipe card, add 2 pieces of fabric, stitch carefully along the dotted lines, cut along solid lines and you'll have finished 8 half triangle squares and 8 fence rail blocks - easily and perfectly. No "backing flops" here. Let us show you how easy this is and you'll be begging for more recipes!

       
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