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 Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
 11:15 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
 12:00 Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
 1:00 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
 1:45 Quick Sewing & Embroidery for the Young At Heart | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Painted Squares | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
3:15
Great Copy Patterns Trunk Show | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
4:00
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
10:30 Painted Squares | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
11:15 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
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 Great Copy Patterns Trunk Show | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30
Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
3:15
Notions: What's New and Tried & True | Adele Scott of Ask Adele
4:00
Print It, Transfer It, and Embellish It | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30
Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company 
10:30 Painted Squares | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
11:15 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
12:45
Notions: What's New and Tried & True | Adele Scott for Ask Adele
1:30 Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
2:15 Great Copy Patterns Trunk Show | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
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.  

 

Around the Clock with Fit for Art
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
Fashion a comfortable and flattering wardrobe for every part of your day based on three core patterns from Fit for Art Patterns. Carrie Emerson shares a trunk show of outfits for all your activates around the clock, from bedtime through exercise, work, play, leisure and evening entertainment.  

 

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, October 5th. 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.

 

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.

 

Give Your Bag "Purse"onality
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
Check out the latest products to and tricks to give your bags a professional and unique look.  

 

Great Copy Patterns Trunk Show
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Indie pattern designer Pattie Otto from Great Copy Patterns shares her extensive samples from the Great Copy line. Fashion for everyday living, from comfy to dressy. Pattie will share her quick and easy techniques for professional results. The Great Copy line has expanded into plus size, petite and tall sizing on many of their new patterns. Join Pattie as she shows a wide variety of ideas.  

 

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! 

 

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. 

 

Notions: What's New and Tried & True
Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
Learn about time saving precision rulers, cutting aids, machine helpers, applique tricks, and many free-motion quilting tips. Learn problem solving that will make your sewing more enjoyable.  

 

Painted Squares
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Create stunning quilt blocks quickly and easily without sewing. Learn some of Laura’s tricks and techniques for creating fabric squares using Paintstiks, stencils, rubbings plates and fusible web. A creative way to make quilt blocks without the piecing!

 

Print It, Transfer It, and Embellish It
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Join Cindy for this quick presentation and see some fast and fun ways to embellish a little or a lot. You’ll learn how to easily transfer family pics on to jeans and t-shirts and then you’ll see how to add a silk screen or two. Next add a crystal applique for a finishing touch! Fun, Quick and Easy!  

 

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 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.) 

 

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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