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

10:30
Really? I Can Quilt with Templates on MY Home Machine | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady/Westalee Design
 11:15 Ten Degree Ruler – Catch the Magic! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 12:00 More Gidgets and Gadgets | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
 12:45 Quilt First, Piece After | RaNae Merrill of Free Motion Mastery in a Month
 1:30 Marking Your Quilt Easy with Bernie | Bernie Collier of Full Line Stencils by Hancy Creations
2:15 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
3:00
Wonderful World of Embroidery Software | Adriana Stenger of Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel
3:45
Easy and Beautiful Curves Can Be Sewn! | Beth Sweet of Quilts and Lace
4:30
Edge to Edge Quilting with your PFAFF embroidery machine | Lori Hoenemeyer of Scrap & Sew

 

Friday

 

10:30
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House  
11:15 I 💖 my PFAFF icon | Adeline Brill of Scrap & Sew
12:00
Pretty Darn Quick 3-Yard Quilts | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
12:45 Wonderful World of Embroidery Software | Adriana Stenger of Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel
1:30 Really? I Can Quilt with Templates on MY Home Machine | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady/Westalee Design
2:15
So Many Creative Pieces | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:00
Successful Paper Piecing Made Easy for All | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:45
Easy and Beautiful Curves Can Be Sewn! | Beth Sweet of Quilts and Lace

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Marking Your Quilt Easy with Bernie | Bernie Collier of Full Line Stencils by Hancy Creations
11:15 Easy and Beautiful Curves Can Be Sewn! | Beth Sweet of Quilts and Lace
12:00 Free Caring Quilt Patterns | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
12:45
Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:30
Wonderful World of Embroidery Software | Adriana Stenger of Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel
2:15 Quicker, Easier, Faster | Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
3:00
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
3:45
Edge to Edge Quilting with your PFAFF embroidery machine | Lori Hoenemeyer of Scrap & Sew

 

Easy and Beautiful Curves Can Be Sewn!
Beth Sweet of Quilts and Lace
Beth will demonstrate how quick and easy it is to cut curves, save sewing time, and use the QCR Mini Ruler™. This wonderful ruler can be used to square up quilt blocks too! A great 2-in-1 tool for any quilter.  

 

Edge to Edge Quilting with your PFAFF embroidery machine
Lori Hoenemeyer of Scrap & Sew
Lori will demonstrate the "No Math" method for positioning edge to edge quilting for an amazing long arm look.  

 

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.

 

Free Caring Quilt Patterns
Donna Roberson of Fabric Cafe
Quilting can be a comfort for yourself as well as to those in need. Donna Robertson of Fabric Café has created a new site, freecaringquiltpatterns.com to assist you with creating wonderful quilts that are easy, economical and will be well received.

 

I 💖 my PFAFF icon
Adeline Brill of Scrap & Sew
Watch Adeline of Scrap & Sew show off exclusive decorative stitches on the Pfaff icon.

 

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!  

 

Marking your Quilt Easy with Bernie
Bernie Collier of Full Line Stencils by Hancy Creations
Stop by and check out this entertaining demonstration on how to prepare and properly use a pounce pad and Full Line Stencils, or any other type of stencil. This is a great way to quickly and accurately transfer stitching lines onto any project.

 

More Gidgets and Gadgets
Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
Cool stuff to make your sewing time more pleasurable. Learn tips and techniques for using these gadgets more than a dozen times. These items may even be things you already have in your stash, but didn’t know how versatile they can be. Free Gidget Guide to every attendee.

 

Pretty Darn Quick 3-Yard Quilts
Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe

Save Time, Save Money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more and complete quilts faster? Let's take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of techniques to make quilting go smoothly, with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee will receive a free quilt pattern.

 

Quicker, Easier, Faster - Quilting tasks are much more enjoyable with the right tools!
Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
Learn all the creative things you can do with Paulie Roger's Sashers. Quick and easy binding, bias tape, Jelly Roll Rugs, Purse Straps and so much more. Let the "Sashers" do all the folding, all you have to do is slide and press! 

 

Quilt First, Piece After
RaNae Merrill of Free Motion Mastery in a Month
Quilting a large quilt is easy on any size machine when you can quilt it in smaller sections and then join the sections togethre. Learn RaNae's easy quilt-as-you-go technique and never struggle with a large quilt again.

 

Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine?
Donelle McAdams Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady/Westalee Design
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!  

 

So Many Creative Pieces
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Barb will show you how you can take your fabric projects from ordinary to extraordinary as she shares her passion for fiber arts. Come and learn how to incorporate pictures on fabric, use vintage and unusual fibers in a new exciting way and embellish your little heart out. 

 

Successful Paper Piecing Made Easy for All
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Never fear, Connie is here to take the mystery out of paper piecing. She will demonstrate how easy it is to achieve perfection during this “hands-on” experience. Even the most skeptic quilter will want try out this technique.  

 

Ten Degree Ruler – Catch the Magic!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
WOW!! How can so many projects be quickly and easily done with just one ruler? Placemats, table runners, jackets, center pieces and Christmas Tree skirts are just the beginning - assemble 150 pieces of fabric in just an hour! You will love the options and the tips to this speedy method.

 

Wonderful World of Embroidery Software
Adriana Stenger of Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel
Embroidery software can take your machine embroidery to a new level. It allows you to edit existing embroidery files, customize and create new designs with digitizing. Adriana form Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel will be demonstrating how to get the most of embroidery software and will open the embroidery door to creativity.

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.