Raleigh, NC

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

 11:15 A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin" Going On! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
 12:00 Out of the Trunk and Off the Table | Mary Kerr
 1:00 Swag Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu 
 2:00 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:00
Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:00
Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
11:15 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00 It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure! | Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Dress Forms & Sewing Supplies
2:00 The Ten Degree Challenge | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:00
Denim Upcycle & Recycle | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
4:00
Swag Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company    
10:30 Creative Grids New & Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15 Mountain Mist Historical Quilts Trunk Show | Linda Pumphrey
12:00 Swag Your Bag | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
1:00 Renew and Reuse | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:00 Sewing Savvy...What it Takes | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

 

A Whole Lot of "Sweatshirtin'" Going On!

Cindy Losekamp 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.

 

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!

 

Denim Upcycle & Recycle
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Cindy has the hardest time throwing out old pairs of jeans. I bet you do too! This is the class to inspire you to actually use them. Purses, shirts, quilts, hoodies, sweatshirts and so much more. You just won't believe what you can do with those precious jeans full of memories.

 

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!

 

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.


Mountain Mist Historical Quilts Trunk Show
Linda Pumphrey

Join Linda Pumphrey as she showcases a beautifully curated collection of charming quilts from her book Mountain Mist Historcial Quilts: 14 Mid-Century Quilts Made New. These impressive quilts were inspired by vintage art deco-inspired designs, intricate appliques and traditional blocks – stitched this time with current fabrics and techniques.

 

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.

 

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
Connie Palmer 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!

       
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