Fredericksburg, VA

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 Take the Bind out of Binding your Quilt | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 11:15 Fit For Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
12:00 Kid Friendly Sewing & Embroidery | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
 1:00 A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
 1:45 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
 2:30 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler

 

Friday

 

10:30
Using Your Cutting Board as a Fitting Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
12:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
1:00 Fit For Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
1:45 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House  
2:30 Love the Wine You're With | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
3:15 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Quick Quilt Blocks: Layer Cakes and Recipe Cards | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
11:15 Love the Wine You're With | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
12:00 Free Motion Quilting with Templates | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
1:00 Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
1:45 Put Some Swag in Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu 
2:30 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15 Pattern Alteration for Busty Issues | Lorraine Henry for Conselle

 

A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Join Marty as she describes many of her ""fav"" notions or tools to make sewing and quilting easier and more exact. All items demonstrated or describe are tried and true by Marty.

 

Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
Joe is a fit specialist for Dancing with the Stars as well as for many other celebrities from television. Joe will share his experiences of fitting the stars and offer fitting tips that you can use at home so you too can have the fit of the stars!


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.

 

Kid Friendly Sewing & Embroidery
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Have you got some kiddos you like to sew for? Come and see what Cindy has created to tickle your fancy. See cute little critters, fluffy blankets, squeaky T-Shirts, patchwork quilts, adorable bibs and lots more! Get ideas that will help you create that special something for that special someone.

 

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

 

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.

 

Put Some Swag in Your Bag
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Give your tote or wallet some swag with new purse hardware, cork leather and great techniques for professional results.

 

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!

 

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 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.

 

Using Your Cutting Board as a Fitting Tool
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
You know that cardboard cutting board grid that's been in your closet? Well - join Lorraine Henry as she uses that grid to give you insights into fitting your skirts, pants and even bodices like you've never done before. You will have some ""Ah Ha"" moments, as her presentation will expand your skills in identifying changes that need to be made.

       
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