The Spot Demonstrations

See what Expo designers, teachers and experts are doing these days, 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 Make it Personal: Gifts | Donna Babylon of Say It With Applique 
 11:15 The Paper Chase – Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags, More | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns 
 1:00 Software for Embroiderers | John Deer of Adorable Ideas by John Deer  
 1:45 Knit Knacks | Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy 
 2:30 Quilting Notions Not to Miss | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts | Lorraine Henry for Conselle 

Friday

10:30
Make it Personal for the Home | Donna Babylon of Say It With Applique
11:15 Help is on its Way! | Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
1:00 Software for Embroiderers | John Deer of Adorable Ideas by John Deer
1:45 The Paper Chase – Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags, More | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:15
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves | Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Saturday

10:30
Quilt Marking Made Easy | Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations
11:15 Fabrics Make the Garment | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:00 Quilting Notions Not to Miss | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:45 How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
2:30 Ruffles for Every Body | Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy

 

Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Does the fabric you use for your garment sewing make that much difference? Barb will show you what happens with various fabrics using the same pattern. The fabric choice you make can and will give a totally different look and feel.

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Everything you need to know about bust alterations whether larger or smaller. Learn what causes wrinkles and folds in the armscye and how to fix the issue. See a beautiful, fast alteration technique for princess seams!

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
All about sleeves! Learn how to enlarge or decrease without causing distortion. Tips for sewing in sleeves with no puckers, tips on ease and design ideas for larger arms.

Help is on its Way!
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
Learn about the new cutting edge tools and notions to make your finished project the best it can be.

How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Come learn a simple technique to make perfect corners every time. We’ll give you a “hands on” sample so you can do it in class and take it home with you as a reminder.

Knit Knacks
Nancy Cook by FitNice by Nancy
Learn how to change limp knit fabric to tailored knit fabric with fusible interfacing. This same interfacing can be used for embroidery, lining, shoulder pads and sew much more… No more knit knightmares!!!

Make it Personal: Gifts
Donna Babylon of Say It With Applique
This season, give the people on your list gifts that have their names written all over them, (literally). In a bind over what to get your trendy niece or your jet-setting sister? Donna will give you so many ideas; you will want to make a gift for yourself!

Make it Personal for the Home
Donna Babylon of Say It With Applique
If you want your home to speak of your personal style, then spell it out. Literally – with words and letters as artwork and accessories. Donna will give you so many ideas for you to create and make your own personal statement. The accouterments are designer chic!

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Please join Karen for all of her latest quilting “notions”. Notions is a play on words and Karen wants to share nine nifty ideas with you to make your quilting area more organized as well as taking your quilting to the next level.

Quilt Marking Made Easy
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
Using Pounce Pads with Full Line Stencils to mark your quilts is quick and easy. Learn how and when to use colored chalks. Learn how to prepare the Pounce Pads and then how to use Full Line Stencils, including how to repeat patterns using registration marks, turn corners, and the care and storage of the stencils.

Quilting Notions Not to Miss
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
There are lots of notions and tools available for quilters. Marty has selected a choice few that she uses on a regular basis –“the can’t live without”- and will share how they “work” and why she recommends them. Some may be familiar, others not, but all are interesting additions to your basic sewing kit.

Ruffles for Every Body
Nancy Cook of FitNice by Nancy
Learn how to create ruffles to embellish garments that flatter your body.

Software for Embroiderers
John Deer of Adorable Ideas by John Deer
Come see what’s hatched at Adorable Ideas. Wilcom’s new modular software program, Hatch, will amaze you with new innovative tools geared to all embroidery levels from new embroiderers to professional digitizers, Hatch has it all! Come see this demonstration and receive a free full featured 30 day trial, plus free bonus lessons.

The Paper Chase – Embroidery for Cards, Gift Bags and More
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Explore the joy of creating personalized cards accented with stitching from your sewing or embroidery machine. Whether making cards for a special birthday or anniversary or stitching an elegant stationery set to give as a gift, creating handmade cards is easy when you know the right techniques. Pattie will share her collection of cards, gift card holders, tags and more and show how to create these beautiful paper pieces.