Cleveland, OH

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

10:30 The Ten Degree Challenge | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 11:15 Spray Painting with Stencils | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers
 12:00 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
 1:00 Denim Upcycle & Recyle | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
 1:45 Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine? | Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady
2:30
Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 
3:15
Paint, Layer and Fuse for Amazing Tileworks Designs | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs 
4:00
A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
5:30
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

10:30 Paint, Layer and Fuse for Amazing Tileworks Designs | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs   
11:15 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00 Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
1:00 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
1:45 Spray Painting with Stencils | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers
2:30 Blinging it! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
Time to Make a Layer Cake | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
4:00
A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
5:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Spray Painting with Stencils | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers      
11:15 A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin'' Going On! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:00 The Ten Degree Challenge | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:45 Kaleidoscope Stars | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
2:30 Sewing Savvy...What it Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
3:15
The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing

 


A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions

Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop

Join Marty as she describes many of her "fav" notions or tools to make sewing and quilting easier and more exact. All items demonstrated or describe are tried and true by Marty.

 

A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin'" Going On!

Cindy Losekamp 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.

 

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!

 

Kaleidoscope Stars

Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs  

Easily create the appearance of complex kaleidoscopes stars without sewing, by using paintstiks, stamps and fusible web.

 

Paint, Layer and Fuse for Amazing Tileworks Designs

Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs

Love the appearance of complex, curved edge piecing but not the sewing challenges? Find out how to use paintstiks, stamps and fusible web with Laura's special techniques to create stunning, no sew designs inspired by Mexican tiles.

 

Really - I can quilt with templates on MY machine?

Donelle McAdams representing Sew Steady  

Quilt like a professional on your home machine! Learn the basics of free motion quilting with the aid of templates designed for the home sewing machine. Achieve beautiful quilted effects without the investment of a long arm machine. Watch as Donelle demonstrates how easy and stress free quilting can be with these templates and it's easy as a changing the presser foot. End your love-hate relationship of doing free motion quilting!

 

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.)

 

Sewing Savvy...What it Takes
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu  

Calling all new and experienced sewists and quilters! Join Judy Phillips for a presentation on the must-know essentials of all projects. After hearing her invaluable techniques, your projects will never be the same.

 

Spay Painting with Stencils

Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers  

Sue will demonstrate how to make and store your own spray paint and show you different placements of art stencils to make your own wearable art or to incorporate into quilt designs. It's fast, easy and no experience is necessary!

 

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 Enchantment of Fabric and Ink

Joyce Teng of TSC Designs  

Have you ever wanted to transform a piece of dull, boring fabric into something bright and beautiful? Joyce's passion for fiber art has led her to discover unique techniques for creating printed and colored on silk scarves, jackets, velvet shoes, handbags, laces and blue jeans which enrich your hand painted wardrobe.

 

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!

 

Time to Make a Layer Cake

Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

No, not a yummy cake, but a sweet project from Miss Rosie and Moda Fabrics. Take one printed recipe card, add 2 pieces of fabric, stitch carefully along the dotted lines, cut along solid lines and you'll have finished 8 half triangle squares and 8 fence rail blocks - easily and perfectly. No "backing flops" here. Let us show you how easy this is and you'll be begging for more recipes!

       
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