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

 11:15 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
 12:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 1:00 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
 1:45 Free-Motion Ruler Work | Adele Scott of Ask Adele
2:30 Creative Bindings and Fast n' Easy Quilting | Lori Hernandez for All Brands Sew & Vac
3:15
The Perfect Cutting Machine is Here! | Rhonda Trahern of The Crazy Cousin

 

Friday

 

10:30 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 The Perfect Cutting Machine is Here! | Rhonda Trahern for The Crazy Cousin
1:00 Round About & Ruler | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
1:45 Sewing Savvy – What It Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
2:30
Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
Creative Bindings and Fast n' Easy Quilting | Lori Hernandez for All Brands Sew and Vac
4:00
Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop

 

Saturday

 

10:30 The Perfect Cutting Machine is Here! | Rhonda Trahern for The Crazy Cousin
11:15 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
12:00 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:00
How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 Make it Sparkle and Shine! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:15
Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs

 

 

Create Enchanting Custom Fabric with Washable Tsukineko Inks
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
Have you ever wanted to transform a piece of dull, boring fabric into something original and luminous? Joyce’s passion for fiber art has led her to discover innovative techniques for creating printed color images on fabric ranging from silk to cotton to polyester. Learn five different mediums and how to apply them with various tools and layering stencils. Joyce will inspire your creativity and imagination with endless ways to enrich your hand-painted fabric collection. 

 

Creative Bindings and Fast n' Easy Quilting
Lori Hernandez of All Brands Sew & Vac
Lori Hernandez, a Baby Lock Educator, will be her to share her techniques for binding a quilt in a new, easy and creative way. Lori will also share some of her techniques for easy quilting as well. A demonstration all quilters should see.  

 

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 Ruler Work
Adele Scott of Ask Adele
Adele Scott, a Westalee instructor, will share her wealth of knowledge to help you become successful in ruler-work quilting. Learn how to choose the best ruler template, thread, needles and other notions to assist you as you work your way through borders, corners and all over design.  

 

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!

 

Make it Sparkle and Shine!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
We’re all drawn to things that shine! See how to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world by using Angelina Fibers, Angelina Film/Mylar®, glittered embroidery using the new glitter iron on fabric. Cindy will show how to make and apply crystal iron-ons, brush on glitter to create your own amazing wearables that wash and dry easily. Adding a little sparkle to your garments is fun to do and so EASY! 

 

Necessities for Quilters
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Find out what products and ideas can make a quilter's life fun and efficient. Learn techniques to reach goals in design elements, product explanation and lots of ideas. 

 

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. 

 

Round About & Ruler
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Come learn how easy it is to trim your quilt blocks! The Martelli Round About™ and Ruler make trimming of blocks easy and fun. See the correct way to trim and have blocks that fit the size required.  

 

Sewing Savvy-What It Takes
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Achieve the best sewing results for any project. Learn how needles and threads work together with your chosen fabrics, check out some everyday sewing tips and become a more confident sewer.  

 

The Perfect Cutting Machine is Here!
Rhonda Trahern of The Crazy Cousin
Introducing the new Disney Scan N Cut. It is the perfect cutting machine for all your creative ideas in machine embroidery, quilting and crafting. This machine can cut through a variety of thicknesses, has an auto blade sensor and is full of resizable built-in designs to keep your creative juices flowing.  

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