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

 11:15 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
 12:00 Gidgets and Gadgets | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
 1:00 The Ten Degree Challenge | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
2:00
Denim Upcycle & Recycle | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
3:00
Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 
4:30
Quilt Auction | North Texas Quilt Festival
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

10:30 Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com   
11:15 Mountain Mist Historical Quilts Trunk Show | Linda Pumphrey
12:00 It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure! | Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
1:45 A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin" Going On! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Make a Quilt Top for $22 | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
3:15
Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
4:30
Quilt Auction | North Texas Quilt Festival
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

11:15 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
12:00 Easy Peasy 3-Yard Quilts | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:45 Quilt Auction | North Texas Quilt Festival
2:30 Blinging it! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

 

A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin" Going On!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours  

Come see the "Queen of Sweatshirts" latest innovations. We just can't help but love playing with sweatshirts and what we can turn them in to. They're comfortable to wear and oh so easy to work with. You'll see ideas to use with appliqué, embroidery, quilted pieces, vintage treasures, denim and ways to dress them up and down.

 

Blinging it!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

 If you love that little bit of sparkle, join Cindy for this quick, but jam packed presentation of how to bling just about anything and everything! Glitter fabric, crystals, washable glitter, sparkle film and more! The latest in bling innovation!

 

Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way

Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com 

Learn how to use Kathy's Techniques combined with her favorite notions to make your creative process fun and successful! Watch as she models her wardrobe and shows you when and how she used her favorite sewing tools to create them. 

 

Creative Grids New and Favorites

Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Come learn about Creative Grids Rulers and why they are the best quilting tools. Karen will teach you about the rulers and her favorites too!

 

Denim Upcycle & Recycle
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Cindy has the hardest time throwing out old pairs of jeans. I bet you do too! This is the class to inspire you to actually use them. Purses, shirts, quilts, hoodies, sweatshirts and so much more. You just won't believe what you can do with those precious jeans full of memories.

 

Easy Peasy 3-Yard Quilts

Donna Robertson of Fabric Café

Your time is precious! Come learn the tricks and techniques used in Easy Peasy 3-yard quilts which will help you finish faster. You'll make bigger from less yardage and the results will make you smile! Each attendee will receive a free quilt pattern.

 

Fit for Hollywood

Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
Joe is a fit specialist for Dancing with the Stars as well as for 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!

 

Gidgets and Gadgets
Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
Learn tips and techniques for using more than a dozen items that make your sewing time easier and more enjoyable. These items may even be things you already have in your stash but didn't know how versatile they can be.

 

It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure!
Cynthia Guffey
Enjoy a style show of loose-fitting garments showing the dramatic difference between those that are simply large enough to cover, and those that fit well. The ease of wearing clothes cut for a more casual, un-constructed look isn’t about size – it’s about fitting key areas to achieve your most flattering silhouette, which creates the most comfortable wearing, too. See how Cynthia works with color to capitalize on the look, creating lively, fashion-forward looks with patterns that are easy to fit and truly wonderful to wear.

 

Make a Quilt Top for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
Save time, save money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more, and complete more quilts faster? Let's take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of easy techniques for make your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes faster results. Each attendee will receive a free quilt pattern.

 

Marking Your Quilt Made Easy

Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations Inc  

Increase your precision while quilting with the use of marking tools, stencils, pounce pads and marking pencils.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Mountain Mist Historical Quilts Trunk Show
Linda Pumphrey

Join Linda Pumphrey as she showcases a beautifully curated collection of charming quilts from her book Mountain Mist Historcial Quilts: 14 Mid-Century Quilts Made New. These impressive quilts were inspired by vintage art deco-inspired designs, intricate appliques and traditional blocks – stitched this time with current fabrics and techniques.

 

Sewing for Your 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 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.)

 

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.

 

The Ten Degree Challenge
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
How many projects can you make using a simple 10 degree ruler? It is amazing that with just a little cutting and some stitching, you can make everything from bibs to quilts! We'll show you quick quilt borders, table runners, placemats, tote bags, and a whole lot more before we show you our beautiful island batik sweatshirt jacket that you can make with those fascinating wedges. Beginners welcome!

       
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