Novi, MI

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 Take a Short Cut! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 11:15 Sewing Techniques for the Modern Stitcher | Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch
 12:00 Great Style at Any Age | Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
 1:00 Make it Sparkle and Shine! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
 1:45 How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
2:30 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
3:15
Painted Squares | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
4:15
Timeless Style | Creative Clothing Club of Michigan
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
10:30 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
11:15 Project Speed! 10 Degree Ruler | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00 Inspired to Sew | Angela Wolf of Angela Wolf Patterns
1:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
1:45 Keep Warm with Hi-Tech Fabrics | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30
Painted Squares | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
3:15
Sewing Techniques for the Modern Stitcher | Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch
4:00
Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
5:30
Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio 

 

Saturday

 

9:30
Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company 
10:30 Keep Warm with Hi-Tech Fabrics | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
11:15 Painted Squares | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
12:00 Great Style at Any Age | Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
1:00
Print It, Transfer It, and Embellish It | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Sewing Techniques for the Modern Stitcher | Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch
2:30 The Wild World of Cosplay | Kristie Good, Author of Epic Cosplay Costumes
3:00 Cosplay Runway Fashion Show | Kristie Good, Author of Epic Cosplay Costumes
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
Super Prize Drawing

 


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

Kristie Good, Author of Epic Cosplay Costumes

If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design (or period costume) and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, November 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.

 

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 Style at Any Age
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous. And no one does it better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. From beautiful fabrics to stunning colors, this showcase of handmade garments will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you want to sew. The Sewing Workshop is known for its carefree chic combinations of daring fabrics, textures and patterns in layers of drape and shape. Linda will interpret how to read the trends of the moment and fit those concepts into making real clothes for you.  

 

How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fit Tool
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
The grid on your cutting board – that folding cardboard grid that has been stored in your closet – will give you insights into fitting your skirts, pants and even bodices that you have not experienced before. Never have an uneven hem again! This mini-class will expand your understanding of where changes need to be made and give you some “Ah-ha” moments that will make you want to make a new garment immediately!

 

Inspired to Sew
Angela Wolf of Angela Wolf Patterns
Greet the colder weather and the holiday season with a new wardrobe inspired by Angela Wolf’s new fashion show, Inspired to Sew. See some of her new creations including jackets featuring beautiful embellishing techniques including embroidery, couture trims, quilting and couching. Sheer and tulle sleeves on blouses that offer cutouts, embroidered lace, custom needle felted fabric and so much more. Angela will also be sharing a sneak peek into her new line of sewing patterns that are sure to thrill any garment enthusiast.  

 

Keep Warm with Hi-Tech Fabrics
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
Fabrics go Hi-Tech to keep you warm and dry. Let Pattie show you how these fabrics wick moisture, block wind and keep you warm while being lightweight and comfortable. See garments and accessories to make the most of these wonderful fabrics.  

 

Make it Sparkle and Shine!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
We’re all drawn to things that shine! See how to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world by using Angelina Fibers, Angelina Film/Mylar®, glittered embroidery using the new glitter iron on fabric. Cindy will show how to make and apply crystal iron-ons, brush on glitter to create your own amazing wearables that wash and dry easily. Adding a little sparkle to your garments is fun to do and so EASY! 

 

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! 

 

Project Speed! 10 Degree Ruler
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Wow! You won’t believe all the options available to you when using this wonderful ruler. Cut and piece over 200 pieces of fabric in just an hour. Make fabric to use for quilt blocks, clothing, table runners, placemats, Christmas Tree Skirts and many more projects. Come see for yourself!  

 

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. 

 

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.) 

 

Sewing Techniques for the Modern Stitcher
Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch
National Baby Lock Education Manager, Sara Gallegos will share with you the latest and greatest serging, embroidery and quilting techniques along with an inspiring trunk show.  

 

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.


Take a Short Cut!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Let a designer show you lots of ways to “shortcut” your projects. You will not only shorten the time it would normally take you, but your results will be better. Miter a perfect corner when binding a quilt; sew faster by tracing and stitching and so much more. Take a little time to check out the shortcuts.

 

The Wild World of Cosplay
Kristie Good, Author of Epic Cosplay Costumes
Kristie Good (aka Karmada) will share insider tips for creating your own cosplay designs, from hand-sewn garments to armor made with Worbla and EVA foam. She is full of cosplay knowledge, from technical skills to history, and will be ready to answer questions from the audience.  

 

Timeless Style

Creative Clothing Club of Michigan
"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." - Coco Chanel
Creative Clothing Club offers a glimpse of ordinary women who created extraordinary styles.

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