Lakeland, FL

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 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
 11:15 The Making and Use of a Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady
 1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 1:45 Caring for your Skin under your Fabric: Goat Milk Soap, Cream & Essential Oils | Dan Curtin of Swiss Frau Farm 
 2:30 Time to Make a Layer Cake | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15
Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House

 

Friday

 

10:30
The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
11:15 A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
12:00 Using Your Cutting Board as a Fitting Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:00 Denim Upcycle & Recycle | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30 Tools of the Trade – Specialty Notions for Quilters and Sewers | Adele Scott of Ask Adele
3:15
Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady

 

Saturday

 

10:30 A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop 
11:15 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
12:00 Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
1:00 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams, representing Sew Steady
1:45 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:30 Pattern Alteration for Busty Issues | Lorraine Henry of Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15 How to Easily Create any Sized Quilt on Your Machine | Adele Scott of Ask Adele

 

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.

 

Caring for your Skin under your Fabric: Goat Milk Soap, Cream & Essential Oils

Dan Curtin  of Swiss Frau Farm 

We know all fabrics are not created equal and some even wreak havoc on our skin. There's hope to counter that havoc and care for your skin properly under the fabric. Dan will discuss the advantages of using Swiss Frau Farm's goat milk soap, Lanolin Lavender, outdoor creams and essential oils. You'll even learn a bit about the farm life where all the magic takes place!

 

Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way
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 as she models her wardrobe and shows you when and how she used her favorite sewing tools to create them.

 

Denim Upcycle & Recycle
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Cindy has the hardest time throwing out old pairs of jeans. I bet you do too! This is the class to inspire you to actually use them. Purses, shirts, quilts, hoodies, sweatshirts and so much more. You just won't believe what you can do with those precious jeans full of memories.

 

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!

 

How to Easily Create any Sized Quilt on Your Machine

Adele Scott of Ask Adele
There are many ways to deal with the bulk of machine quilting. Learn some of the creative ways quilters have developed to solve this problem. Preparation, products and techniques will get you started quilting those larger quilts right away.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Time to Make a Layer Cake
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!

 

Tools of the Trade – Specialty Notions for Quilters and Sewers
Adele Scott of Ask Adele
A fast moving, fun lecture and demo on a wide variety of topics. Learn about amazing rulers, cutting aids, machine helpers, applique tricks and products, plus many free-motion tips. We'll solve problems, learn to save time, eliminate errors and make sewing more enjoyable. Don't we just love our gadgets?

 

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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