Cleveland, 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
Successful Paper Piecing Made Easy for All | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 11:15 Label Your Quilt | Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery
 12:00 Inside the Threads Closet | Carol J. Fresia, Senior Technical Editor of Threads Magazine
 1:00 EZ Mesh Totes | Rochelle Savage of Rochelle's Fine Fabrics
 1:45 Take The Frustration Out of Working with Delicate Threads | Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
2:30 Really? I Can Quilt with Templates on MY Home Machine | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady/Westalee Design
3:15
Marking Your Quilt Easy with Bernie | Bernie Collier for Full Line Stencils by Hancy Creations
4:00
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
4:45
ECQ as Easy as 1,2,3 | Lisa Hoxie for Viking Sewing Gallery

 

Friday

 

10:30
Secrets to Look Slimmer | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
11:15 ECQ as Easy as 1,2,3 | Lisa Hoxie for Viking Sewing Gallery
12:00
Really? I Can Quilt with Templates on MY Home Machine | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady/Westalee Design
1:00 EZ Mesh Totes | Rochelle Savage of Rochelle's Fine Fabrics
1:45 Ten Degree Ruler – Catch the Magic! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
2:30
Fabric Design, Printing and Coloring with Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
Marking Your Quilt Easy with Bernie | Bernie Collier for Full Line Stencils by Hancy Creations
4:00
Add Design Interest with Surface Embellishment Techniques | Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Really? I Can Quilt with Templates on MY Home Machine | Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady/Westalee Design
11:15 Fabric Design, Printing and Coloring with Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
12:00 Label Your Quilt | Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery
1:00
Cosplay Performance Art | Kristie Good
1:45
Inside the Threads Closet | Carol J. Fresia, Senior Technical Editor of Threads Magazine
2:30 Quicker, Easier, Faster | Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
3:15
Successful Paper Piecing Made Easy for All | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

 

 

Add Design Interest with Surface Embellishment Techniques
Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery

Enhance and add interest to any project with surface embellishment. Use specialty presser feet with yarn, cord, ribbon or sequins with machine stitches or machine embroidery to add the WOW factor to your next project.

 

Cosplay Performance Art
Kristie Good
Come to a panel discussion on how performance and theatrics are used in Cosplay and what kinds of special methods Cosplayers use to modify garments and props to make Cosplay more exciting, dramatic and engaging for the audience.

 

ECQ as Easy as 1,2,3
Lisa Hoxie for Viking Sewing Gallery
Use the new ECQ Software to create precise SVG files that can be sent to your cutting machine to create applique designs. 

 

EZ Mesh Totes
Rochelle Savage of Rochelle's Fine Fabrics
It's EZ to make a tote with mesh and fabric....Rochelle will show u how!

 

Fabric Design, Printing and Coloring with Tsukineko Inks
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
Have you ever had a specific fabric in mind but just can't find it ? Have you wished to change plain, uninteresting cloth into something beautiful? Allow Joyce and her passion for fiber arts guide you in experimenting with different medias. You will learn new techniques for creating unique fabrics.

 

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.

 

Inside the Threads Closet

Carol J. Fresia of Threads Magazine
Threads magazine Senior Technical Editor Carol J. Fresia presents a selection of garments from the magazine’s history, crafted by sewing experts and fiber artists. You’ll see – and get to examine – examples of contemporary design, advanced sewing techniques, and exquisite embellishment. Questions are welcome!

 

Label Your Quilt
Kathy Fromme of Viking Sewing Gallery

There are many options for creating quilt labels that preserve the heritage of your quilt. Create a custom label with your embroidery software or utilize built in lettering on your sewing machine. Tips for sewing straight lines, working with small fonts, what to include on your label and how to attach the label to the quilt will be shared.

 

Marking Your Quilt Easy with Bernie
Bernie Collier of Full Line Stencils by Hancy Creations
Stop by and check out this entertaining demonstration on how to prepare and properly use a pounce pad and Full Line Stencils, or any other type of stencil. This is a great way to quickly and accurately transfer stitching lines onto any project.

 

Quicker, Easier, Faster - Quilting tasks are much more enjoyable with the right tools!
Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
Learn all the creative things you can do with Paulie Roger's Sashers. Quick and easy binding, bias tape, Jelly Roll Rugs, Purse Straps and so much more. Let the "Sashers" do all the folding, all you have to do is slide and press! 

 

Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine?
Donelle McAdams Donelle McAdams for Sew Steady/Westalee Design
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!  

 

Secrets to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages any weak points. Watch Kathy model a variety of clothes in styles that will “work” for you too, making you look good and feel great. 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! 

 

Successful Paper Piecing Made Easy for All
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Never fear, Connie is here to take the mystery out of paper piecing. She will demonstrate how easy it is to achieve perfection during this “hands-on” experience. Even the most skeptic quilter will want try out this technique.  

 

Take The Frustration Out of Working with Delicate Threads
Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
Learn how to use delicate, decorative and metallic threads without them twisting and /or breaking. Success can be achieved without tearing your hair out. Proper tools, needles and machine settings will be taught so you can create that WOW factor with ease. 

 

Ten Degree Ruler – Catch the Magic!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
WOW!! How can so many projects be quickly and easily done with just one ruler? Placemats, table runners, jackets, center pieces and Christmas Tree skirts are just the beginning - assemble 150 pieces of fabric in just an hour! You will love the options and the tips to this speedy method.
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