Lakeland, FL

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 A Baker's Dozen Essential Notions | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop 
10:30 Swag Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
 11:15 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
 12:00 It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure! | Cynthia Guffey
 1:00 Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com 
 1:45 Make a Quilt Top for $22 | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
2:30
Free Motion for Today's Quilter | Adele Scott of Ask Adele 
3:15
Trash to Treasure - Upcycle? My Pleasure! | Londa Rohlfing of Londa's Creative Sewing 
4:00
A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin'" Going On! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing Savvy...What it Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu   
10:30 Knit Top Options Galore | Londa Rohlfing of Londa's Creative Sewing   
11:15 Comfortable Clothes the Fast and Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
12:00 Out of the Trunk and Off the Table | Mary Kerr
1:00 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
1:45 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 The Ten Degree Challenge | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15
Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
4:00
Easy Peasy 3-Yard Quilts | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House      
11:15 Time to Make a Layer Cake | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00 It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure! | Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:45 Swag Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
2:30 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:15
Blinging it! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
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.

 

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!

 

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!

 

Free Motion for Today's Quilter

Adele Scott of Ask Adele  

Yes, YOU can do easy, successful, free-motion! Learn what's available to help with your machine quilting. Learn about needles threads, the new free-motion quilting rulers and other products that give you the best results. Plus...trouble-shooting advice, marking options and tips to handle those larger quilts.

 

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.

 

Knit Top Options Galore

Londa Rohlfing of Londa's Creative Sewing  

Combining twists, shirrs, flounces, drape, swing, and shaped hemlines make knit 'Tops' (shirts, jackets, and vests) fun to make and fun to wear. Come and see Londa's exciting knit fashions to create one-of-a-kind tops so unique that your friends will want you to teach them how to sew!

 

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.

 

Out of the Trunk and Off the Table

Mary Kerr  

Join Mary Kerr, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, as she presents a unique trunk show about quilting with "found" fabrics. Enjoy her many examples and ideas for working with vintage textiles, old ties, period clothing, feedsacks and more.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Swag Your Bag

Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu  

Give your bag some swag with new hardware, cork leather, and great techniques for professional results.

 

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!

 

Trash to Treasure - Upcycle? My Pleasure!
Londa Rohlfing of Londa's Creative Sewing
After seeing Londa's presentation, you'll have a new appreciation for thrift stores, your OWN un-worn and out-of-style garments, and most especially garments that belonged to special family members. See the rage of upcycling in a new and exciting way as you are inspired by the creative ways Londa shows you to utilize 'found fabric'.

           
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