Stage Presentations
 
Stage Presentations, demonstrations, trunk shows and fashion shows are FREE with your General Admission ticket. You'll get renewed energy, inspiration and lots of how-to's from these lively 30-minute sessions. For additional presentations in The Spot, click here.

Thursday
10:30
Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00
Coloring Book of Style Fashion Show
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
1:00
Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
2:30
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
4:00
Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

Friday

10:30
Heat Applied Vinyl
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00
–1:30

A Thirty-Something Quilter Tells All
Mary Fons
1:45
Stitchin' for the Kitchen
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
3:15
From Mundane to Masterpiece!
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
4:00
Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

Saturday
10:30
Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00
Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color
Cynthia Guffey
1:00
Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45
From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
2:30
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
Faster ~ Easier ~ Fun!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing

A Thirty-Something Quilter Tells All
Mary Fons

In this funny and informative lecture, Mary shares the history of Fons & Porter, her own quilting journey, and how to ensure the next generation of American quiltmakers are taken care of. Laughs – and a few tears – promised, plus lots of entertaining slides, including many quilts.

Coloring Book of Style Fashion Show
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous. And no one does timeless style better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. Featuring beautiful fabrics in stunning color themes, this showcase of chic fashions will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you sew. See the latest carefree combinations of daring fabrics, textures and patterns in layers that drape and shape. Linda will show how to read the trends and fit today’s concepts into real wearables for you.

Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Enjoy learning how to be creative with your machine in this jam packed seminar. You’ll see how to transform a sweatshirt into wearable art, quilts made on the embroidery machine, how to sparkle up everything with crystals and Mylar®. You’ll even see how to make your own crystal appliques. If you want to learn how to be creative or expand your abilities, this is your class!

Faster ~ Easier ~ Fun!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Let us show you some simple ways to improve your sewing process. Want to have a perfectly straight edge when you turn a project right side out? We’ll show you how easy it is to have the opening closed quickly and STRAIGHT. Receive tips on fusible applique, Texture Magic™, sewing shortcuts and more. Check out the tools that will improve your time and quality in your sewing projects.

Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies Inc.

Joe is a fit specialist for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as well as 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!

From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu

Turn your ordinary project into a work of art using cutting edge products to achieve a polished and professional finish. Learn ways to determine the right tools and notions for your masterpiece!

Heat Applied Vinyl
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com

Have you ever thought about using heat applied vinyl in your garments or quilting? We’ll take a comprehensive look at the various heat applied vinyls that are available today. Each one has its own unique properties and heat application process. Come take a closer look at this unique material and discover something new to add to your creative bag of tricks.

Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café

Save Time, Save Money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more, and complete more quilts faster? Let’s take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of easy techniques to make your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern.

Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs

The look of quilt blocks without sewing is easy if you know how. Learn how Paintstiks®, stamps and fusible web can be used to create the appearance of intricate quilt blocks without sewing.

Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color
Cynthia Guffey

A style show demonstrating how to achieve your most flattering silhouette with the use of construction lines versus the use of color combinations.

Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

We’re just like our Grandmother’s…we love to make quilt tops but the quilting…not so much. A lot of us have these wonderful embroidery machines and we love to piece and embroider but then we have to quilt our projects. Well, Cindy has the answer! Use that embroidery machine to quilt too! Learn about piecing, quilting and embellishing them too!

Sew! Let’s Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns

Enjoy this trunk show of garments you can make to wear every day. See fun tops, well-fitting pants and comfortable jackets made with Fit for Art’s three basic patterns

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
This fashion and trunk show featuring students ages 9 – 18 years of age will be SEW much fun! Get an insight into the interests and talents of our newest sewing enthusiasts as they show off their latest accomplishments. Whether it hangs in the closet, hangs on a wall or hangs out on beds and sofas, the creativity involved will inspire audiences of all ages. Don’t miss it! (If you know a young person who might like to participate, please call 800-699-6309 or click here for more information.)

Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop

Tired of making the same old quilts? Ready to move beyond the traditional or at least jazz them up but not sure how to get started? Are you stuck and can’t get past “quilt artist block”? Join Marty as she shares examples of innovative quilts and products that offer ‘Springboards to Creativity’. Discover how ordinary items can be just the spark you may need to get the creative juices flowing.

Stitchin’ for the Kitchen
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns

Create gourmet worthy accessories to decorate your kitchen with a little thread and your embroidery machine. Think pretty hand towels, witty musings to embellish aprons, elegant linens to match your dishes or décor and more. These clever kitchen projects also make great gifts for everyone on your list.

Super Prize Drawing
Win fabulous prize packages worth hundreds of dollars! You could win a sewing machine, plus patterns, books, videos, fabric, embroidery designs, notions, tools, and more from the exhibitors you'll meet at the Expo! Click here for more Super Prize Drawing information.

Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com

Learn how to use sewing notions and techniques to make your creative process fun and successful! Watch Kathy as she models her wardrobe and shows how she uses her favorite sewing tools to create them.

For additional presentations in The Spot, click here.