Stage Presentations

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.
 
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Thursday
10:30
 
Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
11:15 Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
12:00
Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Cynthia Guffey
Sandy Miller of Cutting Line Designs
1:00 In-the-Hoop Quick and Easy Projects
Hope Yoder of Designs by Hope Yoder
1:45 Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Sensational Sashiko
Patsy Smith of The Sewing Room
3:15 Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
4:00
Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 Wearable Art Garment Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
11:15 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00 Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
2:30 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
 
In-the-Hoop Quick and Easy Projects
Hope Yoder of Designs by Hope Yoder
4:00
Sensational Sashiko
Patsy Smith of The Sewing Room
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
10:30
Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 In-the-Hoop Quick and Easy Projects
Hope Yoder of Designs by Hope Yoder
12:00 'Talk is Chic' - A Runway Fashion Show
Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs
1:00 Sensational Sashiko
Patsy Smith of The Sewing Room
1:45 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
2:30 Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45 Super Prize Drawing
  
Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Whether you are working with paper or fabric, learn to use exciting new art mediums for quilting, art garments and greeting cards. See how to use the latest resists, paints, screens, marker, glues and more, to create totally new materials. Your creativity will explode!

Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs by Floriani
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
It’s so easy to create on-going borders, applique, special effects and more when you select the right stabilizer and embroidery design. See the latest new products and design collections. You’ll get lots of great new project ideas.

Talk Is Chic” – A Runway Fashion Show
Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs
Louise Cutting is a modern stylist with 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!

Essentials For Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Each person outfits his/her studio to suit their individual needs. Learn about items that are not to be without in the studio. Marty will suggest purchased, re-purposed/re-cycled and unique items that constitute “must haves” in a working studio, offering a budget-balanced approached for the tools in an ideal sewing space.

Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Sew your own fashions with renewed confidence and success. Learn how to get that favorite pattern to fit your unique and ever-changing figure. Learn some new tricks that assure great fit and make your fashions a success every time.

In-the-Hoop Quick and Easy Projects
Hope Yoder of Designs by Hope Yoder
Machine embroidered gifts in a flash! Learn the basics of machine embroidery, machine appliqué and in-the-hoop embroidery projects with helpful hints for embroidering like a pro.

Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter

Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
Do you love beautiful quilts but only have time to make the simple ones? Learn how to select the right fabric and pattern right off the bat to help you create dynamic and visually beautiful quilts without fussy points and tricky seams. Simply beautiful.

Sensational Sashiko
Patsy Smith of The Sewing Room
Get the look of hand quilting from the bobbin. Learn to make precise, consistent running stitches for beautiful quilts. See how to embellish your sewing with pleating, puffing and embroidery with the Sashiko.

Sew To Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
The right style and fit can take 10 or more pounds off of the way you look! Sewing can give you a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points! Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models and shows you clothes that make you look and feel good. Learn about techniques and tools to make your creative process fun and successful.
 
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.)

Style Makeover 
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Cynthia Guffey 
Sandy Miller of Cutting Line Designs

Come see a style transformation right before your very eyes. Attend our Style Makeover event during the Expo, and you could participate in an unforgettable opportunity to refresh your look! One of the lucky attendees will be chosen to work with one of our talented Expo designers to create a whole new, flattering look with style, color and pinnache. See the “before” and the fabulous “after” and learn how to create a new look for yourself this season. 

Do YOU want to be part of the Style Makeover? 
Do you want to update your look? Step out in style this season? Well you can! Our designer will work with you to find the most flattering styles, colors, fabrics and details to make a whole “new” you. If chosen, you will receive a $100 Expo Shopping Spree so you can start creating your new fashion trend right away. If you would like to become part of the Style Makeover, be sure to attend this unforgettable event at the Expo! 

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.

Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
A collection of bits and pieces, new leftovers and vintage treasures help create memorable and artful clothing, accessories, quilts and more. Gather ideas and inspiration from one very creative brain.

Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey

Want to see real women in stunning designs from Cynthia Guffey's pattern line? Cynthia will take a variety of body types and figures and flatter them based on variations of her own patterns. Be ready to be stunned and dazzled as Cynthia gives personalization and fit a new twist and flare!

Wearable Art Garment Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
It’s fast, it’s creative, it’s full of inspiration! This fast-paced showcase of amazing art garments features spectacular techniques for quilting, embroidery, bobbin work, felting and lots more. See how to create your own look with your unique artistic creations.