Atlanta, GA

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 For the Love of Wool | Kim Zenk of Granny's Legacy Patterns 
 11:15 How to Use a Cardboard Cutting Mat as a Fitting Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle 
12:00 The Paper Chase - Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags, More | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns   
 1:00 Hatch Customizer: Your Embroidery Will Never be the Same | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas  
 1:45 What's New with Sulky | Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America 
 2:30 BurdaStyle Trunk Show | Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
3:15
Playing with Blocks | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop 
4:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler

 

Friday

 

10:30
Let's Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00 Hatch Customizer: Your Embroidery Will Never Be the Same | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:45 Gidgets and Gadgets | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
2:30 What Can You Make with Your Heat Press and Silhouette Cameo? | Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
3:15
Dramatically Different Cathedral Windows | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
4:00 How to Embellish with Taste | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals  

 

Saturday

 

10:30
What's New with Sulky | Nancy Sapin, National Educator with Sulky of America
11:15 Using Purse Hardware for Professional Results | Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
12:00 For the Love of Wool | Kim Zenk of Granny's Legacy Patterns 
1:00 Art of the Sweatshirt and T-Shirts Too! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 BurdaStyle Trunk Show | Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
2:30 Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric Into Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15 How to Make and Use a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle  

 

 

Art of the Sweatshirt and T-Shirts Too!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
See Cindy’s newest ideas for creating with the old standby…the sweatshirt. You’ll see foolproof methods for opening garments and ways to make them your own with applique, embroidery, quilting and much more. Learn about new types of closures and ways to hem that are fun and effective…and some are just downright ingenious! Cindy always has something new up her sleeve…come and see what it is…you’ll be amazed!

 

BurdaStyle Trunk Show
Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
Don't miss the chance to discuss DIY fashion with Meg Healy, BurdaStyle's online editorial director and instructor. You will get a glimpse inside her handmade closet, where she takes BurdaStyle patterns and makes them her own. Along with sharing some of her favorite BurdaStyle pieces (and the sewing techniques she used), she'll answer questions and provide insight on working with BurdaStyle patterns and how you can create your own wardrobe favorites. Come join Meg for a conversation about fashion sewing in this informal setting.

 

Dramatically Different Cathedral Windows
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Discover a completely new method for creating stunning, three-dimensional cathedral windows quilt designs – without stitching. These beautiful quilts can be created by using Paintstiks, curved edge square stamp designs and fusible web. Come and discover this great method for yourself.


For the Love of Wool
Kim Zenk of Granny’s Legacy Patterns
Share our passion for wool applique. Learn from our “oopsie” and “oh, no” moments as we share helpful hints for beginner to veteran wool workers. Come explore fun tools, too!

 

Gidgets and Gadgets
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
Learn tips and techniques for using more than a dozen items that make sewing time easier and more enjoyable. You may already have some in your stash, but don’t realize how versatile (and helpful) they can be.

 

Hatch Customizer: Your Embroidery Will Never Be the Same
John Deer of John Deer’s Adorable Ideas
Hatch Customizer has all the tools you need to add professional-grade lettering and monograms to your embroidery project. Hatch uses ESA fonts, which are the gold-standard in the commercial industry. Although other fonts may call themselves keyboard fonts, flawless commercial lettering is most always created using ESA fonts. See how Hatch bridges the gap between commercial fonts and home embroidery.

 

How to Embellish with Taste
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Placement, color and design are just a few considerations when embellishing your projects.

 

How to Make and Use a Sloper
Lorraine Henry
A demo of the steps to make and use a sloper both as a fitting and alteration aid, and how to use as a design tool.

 

How to Use a Cardboard Cutting Mat as a Fitting Tool
Lorraine Henry
Discover how the use of a grid can make it easy to see where alterations need to be made for skirts, pants and even bodices. So enlightening!

 

Let’s Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations
Lorraine Henry
A time to ask your questions and get answers to any fitting problem/alteration, so you can see a solution. This is your chance to cover topics not addressed in classes.

 

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Please join Karen for all of her latest quilting “notions”. Notions – in this case a play on words – means Karen wants to share nine nifty ideas with you to make your quilting area more organized, even as you take your quilting to the next level.

 

The Paper Chase – Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags and More
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Explore the joy of creating personalized cards accented with stitching from your sewing or embroidery machine. Whether making cards for a special birthday or anniversary, or stitching an elegant stationary set to give as a gift, creating handmade cards is easy when you know the right techniques. Pattie will share her collection of cards, gift card holders, tags and more and show how to create these beautiful paper pieces.

 

Playing with Blocks
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Using So Soft fabric paints and hand carved woodblocks, Marty will demonstrate how easy it is to “decorate” your fabric and make it very unique – whether for quilting or sewing.

 

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.

 

Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric into Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
This techniques oriented presentation will share ways to change plain yardage into one-of-a-kind fabric, which can be used in any project from traditional quilts to the most unique art quilts to wearable art pieces. Using Tsukineko ink and several simple tools, different media and materials, combined with Joyce’s exciting stencils, you will find it easy to achieve results that inspire you to create your own style of fabric art.

 

Using Purse Hardware for Professional Results
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
Explore some of the tips and tricks bag makers use to make purses, wallets and totes look professionally made. We share information about purse hardware and sewing notions to give your finished project more pizazz!

 

What Can You Make with Your Heat Press and Silhouette Cameo?
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
See a trunk show of projects created using a heat press with vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo– a great inspirational starting point, with some tips for use along the way.

 

What’s New with Sulky
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America
Sulky is constantly evolving! Discover new products, changes, techniques, classes and more. A must-see, don’t-miss-it presentation.

           
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