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Thursday
10:30
Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
11:45 Notions: The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
12:30
Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:15 Make It Again: Mash It Up Patterns That Fit for Fun New Looks
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
2:00 Pressing Details and Tools
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
2:45 6D Embroidery Software: You Won't Believe Where It Will Take You!
Debbie Nied of Cindy's Sew Easy Shoppe
 3:30 Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Friday
10:30 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
11:45 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
12:30
Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:15 6D Embroidery Software: You Won't Believe Where It Will Take You!
Debbie Nied of Cindy's Sew Easy Shoppe
2:00 Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
2:45 Paintstiks®, Stamps and Wow!
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
3:30 Style Makeover
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
 
Saturday
10:30
Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
12:30 6D Embroidery Software: You Won't Believe Where It Will Take You!
Debbie Nied of Cindy's Sew Easy Shoppe
1:15 Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:00 Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
2:45 Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:30
Needles and Thread; What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
  

6D Embroidery Software: You Won’t Believe Where It Will Take You!
Debbie Nied of Cindy’s Sew Easy Shoppe
No matter what brand embroidery machine you have, you can step into the next dimension of embroidery software with 6D. See what’s new to enhance your creative embroidery options.

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 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.

Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Customize your studio to fit your specific needs. Learn about favorite “must haves” and about new, re-purposed and recycled items that can complete your tool set. Enjoy a humorous approach to working within a budget to create an idea sewing space.

Make It Again: Mash Up Patterns That Fit for Fun New Looks
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
Tops, jackets and pants start with well-fitting Fit For Art Patterns, then incorporate new details using variations and mash-ups from other patterns. This trunk show will inspire you to make a wardrobe of comfortable, stylish and artful clothing based on just two patterns.

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.

Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
The right tools make your project go smoothly, easily and look better. Be enlightened with great information your mother never told you to ensure a fabulous finish for every project!

Notions: The Latest and Greatest

Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
Ever asked yourself that age-old question: “Why did I buy this and how do I use it?”. Phyllis shows you the latest sewing and quilting tools and notions, along with some you may already have, and demonstrates how to use them to make all your sewing quicker, easier and more precise.


Paintstiks®, Stamps and Wow!

Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Learn to create quilts and garments with richly-colored dazzling stars, kaleidoscopes and seemingly complex quilt blocks using Paintstiks®, fusible shapes and stamps
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Pressing Details and Tools
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
Pressing and ironing are not the same! When quilting or sewing garments, use the right pressing skills and tools to “amp” up the look of every project.

Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
If you love quilts, and are looking for something a little different, learn how to create a non-traditional quilt with fleece. Using soft, comfy fleece and some scraps of t-shirt and sweatshirt fabric, and a few special techniques for sewing seams, appliqué and hand-finishing, can create a beautiful and cozy family keepsake.

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.

Style Makeover

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
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 panache. 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 an Expo Shopping Spree certificate 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!

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.