Fredericksburg, VA

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 your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Put Some Swag in Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu 
 11:15 Love the Wine You're With | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
 12:00 It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure! | Cynthia Guffey
 1:00 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals 
 1:45 The Enchantment of Fabric and Ink | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:30 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:15
Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
4:00
Three Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
10:30 Easy Fusible Applique for All | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
11:15 Three Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
12:00 Fashion Show: Creative Embellishing | Angela Wolf of ABO Designs
1:00 Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
2:00 A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:00
Create Your Own Landscapes | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
4:00
Put Some Swag in Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company    
10:30 A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
11:15 Kid Friendly Sewing & Embroidery | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio
1:00 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:00 Embellishments that Add Art to Your Projects | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
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.

 

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!

 

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!

 

Easy Fusible Applique for All
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Applique! Are your fusible projects fizzling? Learn how to choose the right fusible, enlarge and reduce patterns, quickly transfer pattern pieces to fabric, remove fusible paper easily and finish the raw edges. Oh, and how to easily and simply clean your iron in less than a minute! Learn all you'll need to know about fusible applique.

 

Embellishments that Add Art to Your Projects

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Barb has many embellishments techniques that she will show you how to optimize while completing your projects.

 

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, unconstructed 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.

 

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.

 

Kid Friendly Sewing & Embroidery
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Have you got some kiddos you like 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.

 

Love the Wine You're With
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Just a little sip of inspiration and you'll be creating wonderful winter themed projects such as adorable wine aprons, cocktail napkins, clever gift bags and chefs apparel. Pattie from Great Copy Patterns will show you why you don't have to settle for naked wine bottles ever again.

 

Put Some Swag in Your Bag
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Give your tote or wallet some swag with new purse hardware, cork leather and great techniques for professional results.

 

Quick Points to the Rescue
Janet Platt of Quick Point Rulers
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.

 

Renew and Reuse
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Barb will show you how linens, shirts and even buttons become part of a new project. She will inspire you to use all of your things you just couldn't throw out.

 

Runway Knock Offs
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 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.)

 

Sewing Tools for Comfortable Clothes
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 Kathy Ruddy as she models her wardrobe and shows you when and where she used her favorite sewing tools to create them.

 

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.

 

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.

       
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