Nashville, TN

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. Looking for even more presentations? Click here for the Expo Stage schedule.

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Studio 180 Designs Basic Tools | Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses
11:15 Eat Cookies Clothes | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
12:00 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
1:00 Swivel Our Seams: Pattern Alteration SOS | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa for The Wool House
2:30 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:15 Studio 180 Designs Tools - Show Me More! | Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses
4:00 The ABCs of FBAs (Full Bust Adjustments) | Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Eat Cookies Clothes | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
11:15 The ABCs of FBAs (Full Bust Adjustments) | Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing
12:00 Why Didn't I Think of That! | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
1:00 Studio 180 Designs Tools - Show Me More! | Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses
1:45 Fit After Forty (And Sometimes Younger!) | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
2:30 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:15 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa for The Wool House


Saturday
 

10:30 Studio 180 Designs Basic Tools | Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses
11:15 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
12:00 Essential Tools for Fitting Pants | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:00 Breaking the Rules of Sewing | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
1:45 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa for The Wool House
2:30 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:15 New Features of the Brother XP3 and Upgrade | Rosemary Castillo-Sartin for Rivergate Sewing Center

 

 

Breaking the Rules of Sewing 

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Kathy Ruddy is a maverick who dares to challenge traditional sewing methods, coming up with foolproof techniques of her own to banish the "homemade look" from sewing. She models garments made with these techniques in a lively presentation that will be a memorable experience.

 

Eat Cookies Clothes

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Are you heavier than your ideal weight? Has your body morphed from an hour glass into a sausage? Kathy uses her body as a human coat hanger to demonstrate how her garment's shapes and details keep the eye away from your trouble areas and looking at your best features. See how different fabrics can shorten the construction process and affect how you look and feel in your clothes.

 

Essential Tools for Fitting Pants

Lorraine Henry for Conselle

There are tools that will help us greatly in fitting our pants better. Come and see them and learn how to use them. Do you know how to use a flex curve for a better shaped crotch? Do you know what measurements you need and how to take them effectively? A specialized tape measure makes things so much easier! This short class will teach you more than what most of our fitting books contain.

 

Fascinating Wool World

Bob Moosa for 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.

 

Fit After Forty (And Sometimes Younger!)

Lorraine Henry for Conselle

As we age, our bodies have some predictable changes. Bustlines drop, shoulders round forward, tummies enlarge, a dowager hump may appear...and more. A good fit will help camouflage figure imperfections. Listen and learn from an enlighting, sometimes entertaining, and realistic discussion on our ageing figures and how to get our clothes to fit. It happens to everyone!

 

Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques

Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises

Learn how to cut with 100% accuracy, slice your cutting time in half and experience pain free cutting with our ergonomic height adjustable workstations and tools.

 

New Features of the Brother XP3 and Upgrade

Rosemary Castillo-Sartin for Rivergate Sewing Center

Come see the new features of the Brother XP3 and what the upgrade will do.

 

Quilt Binding Techniques

Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft

Come and see some great tips for a fantastic finish to your quilts. Bonus demo on piping for award winning bindings.

 

Studio 180 Designs Basic Tools

Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses

Kelly is a certified instructor for Studio 180 Designs. Come see the basic tool demos and how easy it makes block making!

 

Studio 180 Designs Tools - Show Me More!

Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses

Let Kelly show you some more tools to make your quilt blocks perfect!

 

Swivel Our Seams: Pattern Alteration SOS

Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Tired of slashing your pattern into puzzle pieces and trying to put it back together to "kind of fit"? Have you ever wanted to just pull out your seam allowances and magically fit your figure? It is almost that easy with the seam method of pattern alteration! Have an "Ah-HA" visual experience as you watch how seams can swivel in and out to accommodate your changing figure!

 

The ABCs of FBAs (Full Bust Adjustments)

Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing

We will discuss common fitting issues of women with full busts, pattern adjustments, style choices, tips and sewing techniques.

 

Why Didn't I Think of That!

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Join Kathy as she shares random techniques to perform sewing skills faster and easier with better results than the traditional approach.

 

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