Cincinnati, OH

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 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
 11:15 Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of KathyRuddy.com
12:00 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady
 1:00 Quick Quilt Blocks: Layer Cakes and Recipe Cards | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 1:45 The Foundation Experience: Foundation Piecing Made Easy | Nancy Wiggins & Bob Coon of Seams Sew Easy
 2:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:15
Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

 

Friday

 

10:30
Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15 Three Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
12:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
1:00 Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of KathyRuddy.com
2:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:00 The Foundation Experience: Foundation Piecing Made Easy | Nancy Wiggins & Bob Coon of Seams Sew Easy

 

Saturday

 

10:30 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15 Take the Bind out of Binding your Quilt | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00 Blinging it! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:00 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:00 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
3:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler

 

 

Blinging it!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
If you love that little bit of sparkle, join Cindy for this quick, but jam packed presentation of how to bling just about anything and everything! Glitter fabric, crystals, washable glitter, sparkle film and more! The latest in bling innovation!

 

Free Motion Quilting with Templates
Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
Quilt like a professional on your home machine! Learn the basics of free motion quilting and witness the benefits you can reap with the investment of a long arm machine. Watch as Donelle demonstrates how easy and stress-free quilting can be.

 

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.

 

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.


Quick Quilt Blocks: Layer Cakes and Recipe Cards
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!

 

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!

 

Renew and Reuse

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Barb will show you how linens, shirts and even buttons become part of a new project. She will inspire you to use all of your things you just couldn't throw out.

 

Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes
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 Kathy Ruddy as she models her wardrobe and shows you when and where she used her favorite sewing tools to create them.


Take the Bind out of Binding your Quilt
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
The best way to learn it is to do it, so we will have a small hands on project for you to practice and see the simple process of binding a perfectly mitered corner on your quilt. Not tools, no exact measuring - just perfection every time.


The Foundation Experience: Foundation Piecing Made Easy
Nancy Wiggins & Bob Coon of Seams Sew Easy
See the steps to make foundation piecing quick, easy and more enjoyable. Multiple examples will be displayed to inspire you to try your own exploration of the foundation experience.

 

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. 

 

Three Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe
Carrie Emerson of Fit For Art Patterns
Create a modern wardrobe for all seasons and occasions from three core patterns. Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns will present a trunk show of possibilities illustrating that a little imagination can lead to an entire wardrobe of great fitting styles.

       
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