Free Demonstrations

FREE – With Expo Registration!

Thursday June 6, 2024

Make the Most of Stripology Rulers

with

Becky Fenton

9:30 – 10:00 A.M

Becky will demonstrate the Stripology Ruler and show some of her favorite uses!

Faire Isle Knitting

with

Susan Kessler

11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Susan will show you that Fair Isle knitting isn’t as complicated as it looks! It just takes practice and there are some tips and tricks that she will share that will make it easier. This knitting technique is beautiful when completed! The designs are stunning and there are so many garments and accessories that lend themselves to using this color work style.

Blue knitted sweater with green, dark brown, and red stripes, hanging on a white clothes hanger

Counted Cross Stitch

with

Sue Martin

1:30 – 2:00 P.M.

Sue will show you the fundamentals of creating quality cross stitch. During the demonstration she will show you how to read patterns, the basic supplies needed and how to create different stitch stitches and even stitches.

Cross-stitch in the shape of a cat smelling flowers on a white background

Ins & Outs of Knitting to Felting

with

Diane Wise

3:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Diane will share her experience with knitting and felting!

Felted bag, shoes and other items in multiple colors

Friday June 7, 2024

Upcycling Wedding Wear

with

Teresa Wells

9:30 – 10:00 A.M.

Teresa will share her experience and fave tricks for upcyling wedding wear!

Three pieces of repurposed wedding wear, white with gold embroidery, sitting on a table on white tile.

Helpful Hints with Strip Piecing

with

Carol Kauffman

11:30 A.M. – 12:00P.M.

Carol will demonstrating quilt piecing and share her favorite hints!

Embellishing Appliques

with

Claudia Lash

1:30 – 2:00 P.M.

Claudia will demonstrate embellishing techniques!

Grey-haired woman holding up a blue quilt with multi-colored embellished fish, standing in front of another colorful quilt.

Troubleshooting Sewing Machine Problems

with

Amy Watson

3:30 – 4:00 P.M.

There is nothing more frustrating than having problems with your sewing machine when you are working on a project. Amy will share the most common trouble shooting tips before you take your machine to your favorite shop.

Up-close view of the inside of a sewing machine covered in lint

Saturday June 8, 2024

Reverse Applique

with

Izabelle Brandli

9:30 – 10:00 A.M.

Izabelle will share the steps in creating reverse appliqué. Through the process of appliqué, she will show how to make simple images like bunnies, and fish into reverse appliqués and how to use them in quilting.

blue and white appliquéd bunny on a blue background, quilted onto a blocked colorful quilt

Creative Stitching to Reclaim Clothing & Home Furnishings

with

Jackie Watkins

11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Jackie will share how to be creative in sewing and redesigning clothing and home furnishing. You will leave this demonstration with unlimited possibilities and more!

Denim Vest with pink white and orange striped fiber flower sewn onto the back. Similar patterned hand-made skirt.

Knitting Miniature Gnomes

with

Jamie Anthony

1:30 – 2:00 P.M.

Jamie will demonstrate how easy it is to knit miniature gnomes. 

Grey knitted gnome with white beard and red pointy hat.

Spinning!

with

Vicki Gibson

2:30 – 3:00 P.M.

Vicki will show spinning on two different types of wheels as well as drop spindles. She will demo spinning wool into yarn and discuss different fibers.

Woman with dark hair sitting on a chair using a spinning wheel, smiling at the camera in front of a window with white curtains.
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