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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
Sulky Solvy…Now You See It, Now You Don't
Diane Gloystein, National Educator for Sulky of America
11:15
Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
12:00
Coloring Book of Style Fashion Show
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
1:00
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
3:15
Stretch Your Elastic Imagination
Nancy Cook of Fit Nice
4:00
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
4:45
From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu

5:45
Super Prize Drawing

Friday

10:30
No More Knit Knightmares
Nancy Cook of Fit Nice
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00

Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
1:00
Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
1:45
Ten Tips for Fusible Applique Success
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
2:30
Tool Time!
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
3:15
Fleece: From Drab to Fab
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
4:00
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
4:45
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

5:45
Super Prize Drawing

Saturday
10:30
New and Favorite Creative Grids Rulers
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
12:00
Fringe, Color, & Original Designs
Ursuline College
1:00
Fleece: From Drab to Fab
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
1:45
Sulky Solvy…Now You See It, Now You Don't
Diane Gloystein, National Educator for Sulky of America
2:30
Faster~Easier~Fun!!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing


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.

Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Does the fabric you use for your garment sewing make that much difference? Barb will show you what happens with various fabrics using the same pattern. The fabric choice you make can and will give a totally different look and feel.

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!

Fleece: From Drab to Fab
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns

Fleece; you cut it, sew it, wear it, but you can also glam it up! Pattie will show you how to make fabulous edge finishes with her Edge Perfect Blade and also some fun embroidery.

Fringe, Color, & Original Designs
Ursuline College

Fringe Fashions: Ursuline college fashion textile students were inspired by the rich history of fashion represented in 20th Century American designs to create fringe inspired outfits. Under the directions of Dr. Connie Korosec, professor and chair, students manipulated fringe using their imagination and exceptional mastery to create one-of-a-kind designs.

Ursuline College Historic Costume Study Collection – Color: Ursuline Historic Costume Study Collection contains almost 4,000 21st century pieces including designs from Bob Mackie, Adele Simpson, Bill Blass, Pauline Trigere, Adolfo, Escada, Christian Dior, Pamela Dennis and Emilio Pucci to name a few. It has been said, apparel is a vehicle for personal expression and has long reflected the political, economic, and social reflection of society during a particular period. The apparel that we have worn throughout history provided insight into our lives and activates. Ursuline College proudly presents Color in celebration of Original Sewing and Quilt Expo’s 20th anniversary celebration. “We have the Best Closet in Cleveland” – Dr. Constance Korosec

Original Designs: Ursuline College fashion program students utilized the skills they learned from coursework in apparel construction, draping, and flat pattern classes to create their outfits seen on the runway. Both merchandising and fashion design students start their studies with two courses in Susan Power’s apparel construction courses. Design majors continue with Jennifer Knaus’ bridge course of patternmaking fundamentals and then on to draping and flat pattern. All while learning to design, fit, and construct garments to a customer. In this section you will see work from the beginner sewer who has altered commercial patterns to the more advanced students who have draped their original design on a dress form.

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!

New and Favorite Creative Grids Rulers
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House

Come to hear about all of Karen’s favorite and new Creative Grids rulers for quilting. This is sure to inform, teach and inspire both the new and expert quilter. Lots of laughs and a door prize to be given to one lucky participant!

No More Knit Knightmares!
Nancy Cook of FitNice

Take a plain knit tee shirt fabric, use fusible interfacing and change the look for ‘limp to tailored. Use the same interfacing when doing embroidery work and the outcome is beautiful! Not your grandmother’s knit and no more knit knightmares!

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.

Stretch Your Elastic Imagination
Nancy Cook of FitNice

Three of my favorite elastic applications – how to measure, how to sew and how to manipulate fabric by using elastic! Fall in love with elastic again. It’s sew easy!

Sulky Solvy...Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Diane Gloystein, National Educator for Sulky of America

Water soluble stabilizers can be useful in so many different ways. Discover a variety of applications including machine embroidery, 3-D applique, paper piecing, artistic scarves, free motion quilting aids, and placement templates. Learn the “ins and outs” of printing on the stabilizer, storage and wash away tips. Get inspired by the many ways this magical stabilizer will enhance your creativity.

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.

Ten Tips for Fusible Applique Success
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Choosing the right fusible, transferring the pattern, the secret to quick paper removal and how to finish those raw edges – all this and more will make fusible applique very successful for all.

Tool Time!
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations

See what notions and tools are new this year. Find out how to use them and hear what others have to say about them. Phyllis will also share her all-time favorites.

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.