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 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
 11:15 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
 12:00 Sew What's New & Exciting with Sulky | Michelle Umlauf for Sulky of America
 1:00 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
 1:45 Love the Wine You're With | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
3:15
How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
4:00
Specialty Threads Without Tears | David Caulder of Notions You Need

 

Friday

 

10:30 How Do I Fit My Bust? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15 Love the Wine You're With | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
12:00
Gidgets, Gadgets and Techniques | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
1:00 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson for Fit for Art Patterns
1:45 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
2:30
Making Sparkles 'n Spirit | Darlene Griffith of Quilted Christmas
3:15
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
11:15 Love the Wine You're With | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
12:00 Sew What's New & Exciting with Sulky | Michelle Umlauf for Sulky of America
1:00
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
1:45 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30 Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com

 

Around the Clock with Fit for Art
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
Fashion a comfortable and flattering wardrobe for every part of your day based on three core patterns from Fit for Art Patterns. Carrie Emerson shares a trunk show of outfits for all your activates around the clock, from bedtime through exercise, work, play, leisure and evening entertainment.  

 

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.  

 

Felting Made Easy
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Felting techniques come in many forms, needle felting, wet felting, felted knitting and the easiest of all, felting old sweaters. Come and learn from Barb how easy it actually is and pick up some great tips and tricks. It’s amazing how many great projects you can create with this versatile process.  

 

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. 

 

Gidgets, Gadgets and Techniques
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.

 

How Do I Fit My Bust?
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Are you larger or smaller than the standard B cup pattern. Learn how to alter for either without causing the problems that old methods of alteration created. See how to change dart sizes for large, prominent, or small busts. Princess seam adjustments as well as the standard side dart will be shown. Alterations for this part of the body have never been easier! 

 

How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
The grid on your cutting board – that folding cardboard grid that has been stored in your closet – will give you insights into fitting your skirts, pants and even bodices that you have not experienced before. Never have an uneven hem again! This mini-class will expand your understanding of where changes need to be made and give you some “Ah-ha” moments that will make you want to make a new garment immediately!

 

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!  

 

Love the Wine You're With
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Just a little sip of inspiration and you’ll be creating wonderful wine themed embroidery projects form adorable wine aprons, cocktail napkins to clever gift bags and chef’s apparel. Pattie from Great Copy will show you why you don’t have to settle for naked wine bottles ever again.  

 

Making Sparkles 'n Spirit
Darlene Griffith of Quilted Christmas
Sparkles ‘n Spirit is a design company that creates unique and very easy caricature dolls. No sculpting required! Join us for a brief demonstration on how to make dolls like “The Queen of Quilting”, Madge & the Gingerbread twins, Geoffrey and Gretchen.  

 

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!

 

Sew What's New & Exciting with Sulky
Michelle Umlauf for Sulky of America
Have your heard the buzz? Come learn about all the exciting new things that are happening at Sulky. You won’t want to miss learning about everything from new celebrities joining our team, new collaborations, new classes, new products, exciting trips and more! This program is being presented by one of Sulky’s National Educators who will share new samples for you to see up close.  

 

Specialty Threads Without Tears
David Caulder of Notions You Need
Specialty threads such as metallics, invisible and even some polyester and cotton threads can be fun to use and can really enhance a sewing project. However, they can be frustrating at times. David is here to discuss proper needles, machine tensions and speed along with techniques that will make your creative experience more enjoyable.  

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.