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 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 11:15 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
 12:00 Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio
 1:00 Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
 1:45 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:15
The Martelli Way of Cutting | Martelli Enterprises
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 The Martelli Way of Cutting | Martelli Enterprises
11:15 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00 Easy Peasy Quilts You Will Finish | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
1:00 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations
1:45 Print It, Transfer It, and Embellish It | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:15
Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs  
4:00
Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company    
10:30 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 Shortcut Sheets | Carla Klop of Kits by Carla
12:00 Easy Peasy Quilts You Will Finish | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
12:45 Quick Sewing & Embroidery for the Young At Heart | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:30 The Martelli Way of Cutting | Martelli Enterprises
2:15 Necessities for Quilters | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop 
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.  

 

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, March 16th. 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.

 

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. 

 

Felting Made Easy
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals   
Felting techniques come in many forms...needle felting, wet felting, felted knitting and the easiest of all, felting old sweaters. Come and learn from Barb how easy it actually is and pick up some great tips and tricks. It’s amazing how many great projects you can create with this versatile process.  

 

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

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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 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. 

 

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. 

 

Quilt Marking Made Easy
Marilyn Deas of Hancy Creations
Stop by and check out this entertaining demonstration on how to prepare and properly use a pounce pad and a Full Line stencils, or any other type of stencil. This is a great way to quickly and accurately to transfer stitching lines onto any project.  

 

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.)

 

Shortcut Sheets
Carla Klop of Kits by Carla 
Make multiple block units at the same time using only a 24" quilting ruler. By using Carla’s Shortcut Sheet method, you will save money, buy not purchasing specialty rulers, piece perfect units to build a complex blocks and save time and produce gorgeous quilts.  

 

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.  

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.