Arlington, TX

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 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 1:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady
 1:45 Marking Your Quilt Made Easy | Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations Inc 
2:30
The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company 
10:30
Marking Your Quilt Made Easy | Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations Inc
11:15 Pattern Alteration for Busty Issues | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
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
1:45 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:30 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:15
Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady

 

Saturday

 

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company 
10:30 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady
11:15 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
12:00 Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
1:00 Mountain Mist Historical Quilts Trunk Show | Linda Pumphrey
1:45 Marking Your Quilt Made EasyBernie Collier of Hancy Creations Inc
2:30 Time to Make a Layer Cake | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15 Pattern Alteration for Busty Issues | Lorraine Henry for Conselle

 

Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way

Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com 

Learn how to use Kathy's Techniques combined with her favorite notions to make your creative process fun and successful! Watch as she models her wardrobe and shows you when and how she used her favorite sewing tools to create them. 

 

Marking Your Quilt Made Easy

Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations Inc  

Increase your precision while quilting with the use of marking tools, stencils, pounce pads and marking pencils.

 

Mountain Mist Historical Quilts Trunk Show
Linda Pumphrey

Join Linda Pumphrey as she showcases a beautifully curated collection of charming quilts from her book Mountain Mist Historcial Quilts: 14 Mid-Century Quilts Made New. These impressive quilts were inspired by vintage art deco-inspired designs, intricate appliques and traditional blocks – stitched this time with current fabrics and techniques.

 

Nine Nifty Notions

Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 

Come to this encouraging demo on some nifty ""notions"" and ideas to make your quilting and sewing room a happy place
to be.

 

Pattern Alteration for Busty Issues

Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Are you larger or smaller than standard patterns? Learn how to alter for either without causing the problems that old methods will cause. Lorraine will discuss Princess Seam alteration as well as standard darts. All have never been easier.

 

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!

 

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!

 

The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink

Joyce Teng of TSC Designs  

Have you ever wanted to transform a piece of dull, boring fabric into something bright and beautiful? Joyce's passion for fiber art has led her to discover unique techniques for creating printed and colored on silk scarves, jackets, velvet shoes, handbags, laces and blue jeans which enrich your hand painted wardrobe.

 

The Making and Use of a Sloper
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Learn how to make a sloper and use it as a design tool as well as a fitting tool. See how easy it is to make a different skirt style from your basic straight skirt. Learn how to create your own princess line bodice from your fitted basic bodice pattern.


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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