Arlington, TX

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See your favorite sewing and quilting designers and personalities show what's new and trending. Catch all the excitement as you enjoy fashion revues, trunk shows, demonstrations and presentations from the premier experts across the nation. FREE with your General Admission ticket. 

 

Thursday

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 11:15 Quick Sewing & Embroidery for the Young At Heart | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
 12:00 Coloring with Prismacolor Pencils | Lisa Wolfe of Rocking Chair Quilts
 1:00 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
 1:45 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 Fun with Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant & Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
3:15
Quilting Yoga | RaNae Merrill of FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com
4:00
Something Fishy Going On | Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather
4:30
Quilt Auction | North Texas Quilt Festival
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
10:30 Fun with Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant & Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
11:15 Coloring with Prismacolor Pencils | Lisa Wolfe of Rocking Chair Quilts
12:00 Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio
1:00 How Do I Fit My Bust? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 Make it Sparkle and Shine! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
3:00
Fun with Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant & Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
3:45
Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
4:30
Quilt Auction | North Texas Quilt Festival
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30
Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
11:15 Create Your Own Landscapes | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:45
Fun with Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant & Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
1:30 Coloring with Prismacolor Pencils | Lisa Wolfe of Rocking Chair Quilts
2:15 Quilt Auction | North Texas Quilt Festival
3:00 Cosplay Runway Fashion Show | Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
Super Prize Drawing

  

All About Creative Grids
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Learn the how, why, and when you should use Creative Grids ™ rulers. These fabulous rulers will aide you in cutting your quilt blocks with accuracy, and with cutting accuracy come quick and easy assemble. Join me for 30 minutes of learning and laughter  

 

Coloring with Prismacolor Pencils
Lisa Wolfe of Rocking Chair Quilts
Add color and demotion to any fabric project with colored pencils. Lisa, of Rocking Chair Quilts will show you the tools and techniques needed to take your future fabric projects to a new level!  

 

Cosplay Runway Fashion Show

Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay 

If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design (or period costume) and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, August 24th. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff on the runway in the Cosplay Fashion Show. As a participant, you'll be entered into a drawing to win an Imaginator 3D printer and starter pack of filament from Sew Much Cosplay and RNK! Click here for complete details on how to participate.

 

Create Your Own Landscapes
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
Do you love those gorgeous fabric landscapes but you’re nervous about trying them on your own? Would you like a little help learning how to do them? Even though this is a quick stage class, you’ll pick up some great ideas and learn how to use cut and paste applique for the backgrounds and see what types of stitching to use to bring out the details. Take the mystery out of landscapes with this new and quick class…Landscaping a-la-Cindy 

 

Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Be entertained as you are inspired to sew something beautiful and learn how the successful designers shape their clothes so they are easier to fit and sew. Clothes that allow you to gain or lose 30 pounds and still fit! Kathy Ruddy, the “stripping instructor”, includes information about her favorite sewing notions and interfacings using her body as a human coat hanger to show you clothes that make you look and feel good!  

 

Fascinating Wool World
Bob Moosa of The Wool House
Get some insight into the product of wool from fiber to garment. Learn about the unique benefits, performance and fabric attributes of wool. This presentation will answer the question “What is Wool” and outlines the benefits and properties of wool and detailed uses for wool.  

 

Fun with Embroidery and Quilting
Jeannie Plant & Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
Quilting in the hoop is all the rage with the machine embroidery because it is a great way to finish a quilt without the cost of a longarm machine. This is your chance to get a sneak peek into the latest tools and accessories for quilting in the hoop and learning how to get that quilt quilted, in the hoop! 

 

How Do I Fit My Bust?
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Are you larger or smaller than the standard B cup pattern. Learn how to alter for either without causing the problems that old methods of alteration created. See how to change dart sizes for large, prominent, or small busts. Princess seam adjustments as well as the standard side dart will be shown. Alterations for this part of the body have never been easier! 

 

How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
The grid on your cutting board – that folding cardboard grid that has been stored in your closet – will give you insights into fitting your skirts, pants and even bodices that you have not experienced before. Never have an uneven hem again! This mini-class will expand your understanding of where changes need to be made and give you some “Ah-ha” moments that will make you want to make a new garment immediately! 

 

Make it Sparkle and Shine!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
We’re all drawn to things that shine! See how to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world by using Angelina Fibers, Angelina Film/Mylar®, glittered embroidery using the new glitter iron on fabric. Cindy will show how to make and apply crystal iron-ons, brush on glitter to create your own amazing wearables that wash and dry easily. Adding a little sparkle to your garments is fun to do and so EASY! 

 

Quick Points to the Rescue
Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
From the creative mind of Janet Platt, inventor of the amazing Quick Points Ruler, comes a collection of fun to make, fun to give projects. See everything from fanciful aprons to sassy towels, from the prettiest pillowcases and bindings to … well, whatever whimsy she’s created lately. There’s an idea for every occasion, and lots of tips for easiest construction techniques so you have more fun making something simple look amazing. 

 

Quick Sewing & Embroidery for the Young At Heart
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
Have you got some kiddos you want to sew for? Come and see what Cindy has created to tickle your fancy. See cute little critters, fluffy blankets, squeaky T-Shirts, patchwork quilts, adorable bibs and lots more! Get ideas that will help you create that special something for that special someone. 

 

Quilt Auction

North Texas Quilt Festival
Take this opportunity to bid on your favorites from a plethora of charming, miniature quilts. Quilts will be labeled as to where the proceeds will go. Quilts can be viewed at the Expo prior to the auction.  

 

Quilting Yoga
RaNae Merrill of FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com
How do you learn free-motion quilting without a sewing machine? Learn a few simple exercises that will quickly and easily train the body mechanics needed for successful FMQ, and help you stay relaxed and refreshed as you quilt.  

 

Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show
Jim Suzio
Films, magazines, newspapers, television, fashion/style trendsetters are everywhere. We gaze in awe at the gowns on the red carpet, knowing an Edith Head, a Givenchy, an Oleg Cassini or a Carolina Herrera original would be far from our reach. Yet, if you sew, the look is just a thread away. From the elegant look of Susan Sarandon in "Feud:Bette and Joan" (as Bette Davis in "All About Eve") to Lily James' "bohemian style" (in "Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again"), to classics like Audrey and Jackie, join us as Jim Suzio features his recreations of these and several other iconic looks on the fashion runway. As Jim would say, "Don't just follow fashion, create it!"

 

Sewing for Little Ones
Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
Don’t miss this wonderful, inspirational trunk show of adorable babies’ and children’s clothing. See beautiful garments from Children’s Corner Patterns, Creations by Michie' and also a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher curriculum. Discover how much difference adding a little trim here, a little lace there, a perfect button and a coordinating fabric trim will make to a special outfit. You’ll be stitching up memorable and well-loved clothes for your own ‘littles’ in no time!

 

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
This fashion and trunk show featuring students ages 18 and under 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.) 

 

Something Fishy Going On
Pam Manthei of Fiskur Leather
Since 2011 Pam has incorporated Fish Leather in her sewing and quilting projects. This unique fabric comes in many colors and textures and is so easy to sew on a home machine. Come and check out this interesting fabric as Pam offers her best tips and tricks for work with this fabric.  

 

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.

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