Atlanta, GA

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 Easy Peasy Quilts You Will Finish | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
 11:15 The Martelli Way of Cutting | Martelli Enterprises
 12:00 Create Your Own Landscapes | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
 1:00 Three Core Patterns - One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
 1:45 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
Spectacular Stars | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
4:00
Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
10:30 Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
11:15 Spectacular Stars | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
12:00 Fashion Show: Creative Embellishing | Angela Wolf of ABO Designs
1:00 More Gidgets and Gadgets | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
1:45 Quick Sewing & Embroidery for the Young at Heart | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
Three Core Patterns - One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns  
4:00
Embellish It! | Richard Bloedow of sewingmachine.com
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company    
10:30 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15 The Martelli Way of Cutting | Martelli Enterprises
12:00 Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio
1:00 Easy Peasy Quilts You Will Finish | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
1:45 Zip Up a Bag | Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com
3:00 Cosplay Runway Fashion Show
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.  

 

Cosplay Runway Fashion Show

If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, March 9th. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff on the runway in the Cosplay Fashion Show. 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!  

 

Easy Peasy Quilts You Will Finish
Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe   
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 techniques for making your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern. 

 

Embellish It!
Richard Bloedow of sewingmachine.com
Use the latest technology to embellish garments, bags, accessories and more. Learn the ins and outs of heat transfer vinyl, transfers, and digital printing. Have fun using these products to take your projects to a new level.  

 

Fashion Show: Creative Embellishing
with Angela Wolf of ABO Designs
This show will feature embellished stylish garments with embroidery, quilting, and hand dyed fabrics. Angela Wolf has used her techniques to embroider jeans, jackets, sheer sleeves, knit tops and even wedding gowns. Her goal is to inspire you to take any basic pattern and completely transform it by embellishing.

 

Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun!
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Would you like a wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points? Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models her wardrobe and teaches you how to make these wonderful clothes. Learn about the secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. All the tools and tips you'll need to make the creative process fun!  

 

Mixed Media Mania
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs 
You’ll walk away crazy happy after learning about all the different ways you can embellish your textile projects! Joyce demonstrates everything you need to know to create unique mixed media art that will transform your exclusive wearables, art quilts and traditional piecing. Beginning with basic white fabric, she’ll show you how to combine colorful Tsukineko inks with various mediums, tools and stencils to produce custom pieces that pop. 

 

More Gidgets and Gadgets
Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe   
Cool Stuff to make your sewing time more pleasurable. Learn tips and techniques for using these gadgets more than a dozen times. These items may even be things you already have in your stash, but didn’t know how versatile they can be. Free Gidget Guide to every attendee. 

 

Necessities for Quilters
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Find out what products and ideas can make a quilter's life fun and efficient.  Learn techniques to reach goals in design elements, product explanation and lots of ideas. 

 

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. 

 

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 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.)

 

Spectacular Stars
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs 
Do you love star designs, such as Mariner’s Compass, but not the challenges of precision piecing? Discover a no-fail, easy fusible applique technique using paintstiks and stamps to create the appearance of complexity without piecing.  

 

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 Martelli Way of Cutting
Martelli Enterprises
Come and see how the Martelli Cutting System can make your cutting easier, faster and more comfortable. With a full line quilting products for each step of the quilting process: cutting, piecing, assembly, quilting, and binding. Products range from their cutting system, featuring the only truly ergonomic rotary cutter, no-slip rulers and templates, and cutting mats; to highly specialized cutting tables and work stations.  

 

Three Core Patterns - One Great Wardrobe
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
Create a modern wardrobe for all seasons and occasions from three core patterns. Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns will present a trunk show of possibilities illustrating that a little imagination can lead to an entire wardrobe of great fitting styles. 

 

Zip Up a Bag
Alicia Werner of thezipperlady.com
Continuous Zipper pouch, no fabric, no lining, just yardage of zipper! You have seen then, now you can learn to make them. 

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