A Runway of Art Garments
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Add an artistic twist to your garments with Barb’s great new chic techniques. It’s easy to achieve that runway look with just a few simple tricks that make the ordinary extraordinary.
An Ode to Sun Bonnet Fuse
Stacy Michell of Shades Textiles
Through the magic of poetry and a lively presentation of do’s and don’ts, you’ll learn lots of great tips to successfully fuse any appliqué.
Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Everything you want to know about making Texture Magic a regular ingredient in your studio: explore different stitches and results, using it double-sided to make reversible fabric , in quilts after the quilts have been quilted and more.
Designer’s Fashion Show: Clothing in Motion
Discover how to make garments you love to wear! See clothing suited for the busy lives we lead today on the runway, as commentary focuses on what makes each one a garment you’d reach for over and over in your closet. Created by designers at the Expo, the garments have been designed for the ultimate in comfort and flattery, with features and details built into the clothes to create pieces which are able to fit properly and move as one with the body. With attention to fabric, cut and detail, the fashions you sew can become your fashion favorites.
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours, Inc.
Embroidery is everywhere! It’s in quilts, wallhangings, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, things for the kids and sportswear. In this exciting seminar by Cindy Losekamp, you will see a myriad of quilts, garments, home dec items and landscapes, all with artfully placed embroidery designs to spark your creativity. You'll get tips on hooping, stabilizing and lots of great ideas on how to use your machine to the max! We know you will enjoy learning from this fun and exciting “edutainer” and you'll be itching to get stitching.
Jackets and Pants Fit for Your Lifestyle
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
Learn to create an all-season wardrobe of jackets, tops and pants that really fit you and your lifestyle! See sample wardrobe essentials for work and play and how to personalize patterns for a comfortable and flattering fit. You, too, can build the wardrobe you want.
Mixed Media for Your Art Quilts
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours, Inc.
Art Quilting has taken the quilt world by storm. See how to add touches of silk screening, embroidery, free motion, Inktense permanent water color pencils, dimensional pieces, paints, glitters and more. Learn easy methods for making your art quilts stand out in competitions. You will see beautiful examples from embroidered wall quilts to ideas for wearble art. Join Cindy for creativity with no bounds.
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
Social Entrepreneurship and Fair Trade: Baskets and Beads
Richard Kennair of Akonye Kena
Why should you look for products that are “Fair Trade”? What is Fair Trade? Drawing from global experience and using plenty of baskets and beads to illustrate his experiences, Richard shares how you can impact others with products you buy and use.
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
“Talk Is Chic” – A Runway Fashion Show
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop and Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs
Friendly competitors Linda Lee and Louise Cutting are two modern stylists with their fingers on the pulse of today’s fashion. Need a wardrobe update? Want to tell a fashion trend from a passing fad? See a variety of looks that blend your current style with what's coming next. In winter, layering is a necessity. In summer, it’s an art. Learn to create interesting, eye-catching, easy-to-wear ensembles year-round with these good-looking , affordable fashions. You’ve never had it so good!
The Lighting Revolution with Stella
Deb Karasik of debkarasik.com
Turning traditional lighting on its head, Stella sets the new standard in personal lighting. See how to flex, dim, and change colors to get the light you need, just how you need it.
Whose Quilt Is This?
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Your quilt label tells your story. Marty reviews a variety of techniques and explores resources that help you make distinctive labels for all your quilts and wearables. Wait until you see all the books, patterns, do-it-yourself items, special fabrics and more that make it quick and easy to create your own label legacy.