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 Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Baby, It's Cold Outside: Why We Love Sewing With Fleece | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
 11:15 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
 12:00 Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio
 1:00 Pinwheel Play | Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch 
2:30 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
3:15
Three Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
4:00
It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure! | Cynthia Guffey
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

10:30 Embellishments that Add Art to Your Projects | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 Pinwheel Play | Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch
12:00 Fashion Show: Creative Embellishing | Angela Wolf of ABO Designs
1:00 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
1:45 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
2:30
Kid Friendly Sewing & Embroidery | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
4:00 Three Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company    
10:30 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 Baby, It's Cold Outside: Why We Love Sewing With Fleece | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
1:00 Create Your Own Landscapes | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:00 Pinwheel Play | Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch
3:00 Three Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
3:45 Cosplay Runway Fashion Show | Kristie Good of Karmada Arts 
4:15
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing

 

 

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Why we Love Sewing With Fleece

Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns

Let the cold winds blow! You'll be comfy and cozy in layers of fleece. From jackets, coats, pullovers and turtlenecks and a large selection of must-have accessories, let Great Copy Patterns keep you warm in style.

 

Cosplay Runway Fashion Show
Kristie Good
Meet award winning artist Kristie Good (aka Karmada), author of Epic Cosplay Costumes, the ultimate guide to making and sewing your own costume designs. Meet her Saturday at the Expo, when she signs her book 2:30-3:00 in The Book Nook and commentates the Cosplay Costume Fashion Runway Show at 3:45. She’ll share insider tips for creating your own designs, from hand-sewn garments to armor made with Worbla and EVA foam, and answer questions from the audience. Wear Your Cosplay: If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff, have your picture taken with Kristie and enjoy a bit of Cosplay fun. You might even get a chance to walk the runway during the fashion show! A selection of Kristie's cosplay costumes will also be on display throughout the Expo.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Pinwheel Play
Sara Gallegos of Decorative Stitch

There are so many options within a simple traditional block! Sara will explore the best piecing techniques for a pinwheel block and many creative ways to layout, cut apart and put pinwheels back together to create something new and unexpected.

 

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
difference adding a little trim here, a little lace there, a perfect button and a coordinating fabric trim will make to a special outfit.  Children’s Corner Patterns, Creations by Michie' and also a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher curriculum. Discover how muchYou’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.)

 

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.

 

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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