Worcester, MA

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
Bag In A Bag | Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio 
 11:15 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
 12:00 Specialty Threads Without Tears | David Caulder of Notions You Need
 1:00 OOWHEE! Slip-Free Ruler | Robin Oey of OOWHEE! Slip-Free Ruler
 1:45 Round About & Ruler | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 Chanel-Inspired Knit Cardigan | Pamela Leggett of Pamela's Patterns
3:15
Sewing Savvy – What It Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu

 

Friday

 

10:30
Bag In A Bag | Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio 
11:15 Round About & Ruler | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
1:00 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30
Free-Motion Ruler Work | Adele Scott of Ask Adele
3:15
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler 

 

Saturday

 

10:30
Bag In A Bag | Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio 
11:15 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
12:00 How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:00
Specialty Threads Without Tears | David Caulder for Notions You Need
1:45 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House  

 


Bag In A Bag
Kathryn Le Blanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Check out our top favorite bags to make. Super fun sewing from itty bitty to mega and all sizes in between!

 

Chanel-Inspired Knit Cardigan
Pamela Leggett of Pamela's Patterns
Pamela, from Pamela’s Patterns will show you how to adapt a basic T-shirt pattern to create a jacket that rivals costly ready-t wear. You’ll learn how to select a suitable knit fabric, which interfacings to use and how to install a back half lining and learn about jacket edges with statement-making trims.  

 

Fascinating Wool World
Bob Moosa of The Wool House
Get some insight into the product of wool from fiber to garment. Learn about the unique benefits, performance and fabric attributes of wool. This presentation will answer the question “What is Wool” and outlines the benefits and properties of wool and detailed uses for wool.  

 

Felting Made Easy
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Felting techniques come in many forms, needle felting, wet felting, felted knitting and the easiest of all, felting old sweaters. Come and learn from Barb how easy it actually is and pick up some great tips and tricks. It’s amazing how many great projects you can create with this versatile process.  

 

Free-Motion Ruler Work
Adele Scott of Ask Adele
Adele Scott, a Westalee instructor, will share her wealth of knowledge to help you become successful in ruler-work quilting. Learn how to choose the best ruler template, thread, needles and other notions to assist you as you work your way through borders, corners and all over design.  

 

How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
The grid on your cutting board – that folding cardboard grid that has been stored in your closet – will give you insights into fitting your skirts, pants and even bodices that you have not experienced before. Never have an uneven hem again! This mini-class will expand your understanding of where changes need to be made and give you some “Ah-ha” moments that will make you want to make a new garment immediately!

 

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. 

 

OOWHEE! Slip-Free Ruler
Robin Oey of OOWHEE! Slip-Free Ruler
The name says it all, OOWHEE! Slip-Free Rulers. Robin is going to show you how you cannot live without these rulers. They not only stay in place when cutting, but they can rotate the fabric for easy squaring as well. 

 

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. 

 

Round About & Ruler
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Come learn how easy it is to trim your quilt blocks! The Martelli Round About™ and Ruler make trimming of blocks easy and fun. See the correct way to trim and have blocks that fit the size required.  


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.


Specialty Threads Without Tears
David Caulder of Notions You Need
Specialty threads such as metallics, invisible and even some polyester and cotton threads can be fun to use and can really enhance a sewing project. However, they can be frustrating at times. David is here to discuss proper needles, machine tensions and speed along with techniques that will make your creative experience more enjoyable.

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