Schaumburg, IL

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 | Connie Palmer of Martha Pullen Company 
10:30 Let's Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
 11:15 Ten Degree Ruler for Great Projects | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams 
 12:00 BurdaStyle Fashion Show | Meg Healy, BurdaStyle.com Editor & Video Host
 1:00 Fit For Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc. 
 1:45 Creative Grids: New and Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30
Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric into Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs 
3:15
Embroidery's Greatest Moments | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas 
4:00
Knockout Knits | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones Connie Palmer of Martha Pullen Company   
10:30 Creating Unique Artwork with Your Decorative Stitches | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
12:00 BurdaStyle Fashion Show | Meg Healy, BurdaStyle.com Editor & Video Host
1:00 Ten Degree Ruler for Great Projects | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:45 Creative Grids: New and Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 Make a Quilt for $22 | Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
3:15
Embroidery's Greatest Moments | John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
4:00
It's Not About Covering Your Body, It's About Flattering Your Figure | Cynthia Guffey
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Connie Palmer of Martha Pullen Company         
11:15 Art of the Sweatshirt and T-shirt Too | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 BurdaStyle Fashion Show | Meg Healy, BurdaStyle.com Editor & Video Host
1:00 Creating Unique Artwork with Your Decorative Stitches | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric into Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:30 It's Not About Covering Your Body, It's About Flattering Your Figure | Cynthia Guffey
3:15
Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
Super Prize Drawing

 


Art of the Sweatshirt and T-Shirts Too!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
See Cindy’s newest ideas for creating with the old standby…the sweatshirt. You’ll see foolproof methods for opening garments and ways to make them your own with applique, embroidery, quilting and much more. Learn about new types of closures and ways to hem that are fun and effective…and some are just downright ingenious! Cindy always has something new up her sleeve…come and see what it is…you’ll be amazed!

 

BurdaStyle Fashion Show
Meg Healy, BurdaStyle.com Editor & Video Host
An on-trend, sometimes edgy, always fashionable collection of nearly 50 looks you can sew, direct from the Burda home offices in Germany. BurdaStyle magazine comes to life before your eyes, as models walk the runway in fashion-forward styles for misses and plus size figures. The best part: you are able to recreate all of the styles showcased, since they are sewn using BurdaStyle patterns. If you are looking for fashion inspiration, don’t miss out!


Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Learn to use Kathy’s techniques and favorite notions for a creative process that’s fun and successful. She’ll model her wardrobe on stage, sharing how she created garments or the details on them, along with the key notions for easy success.

 

Creating Unique Artwork with Your Decorative Stitches

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Create artwork on your garments, bags, and quilts using your beautiful decorative stitches combined with many other techniques such as applique.

 

Creative Grids: New and Favorite

Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Learn about the benefits of using Creative Grids Rulers for all your quilting needs. Karen will show all her favorites, including the newest ones on the market. Free handout to all who attend the demo.

 

Embroidery’s Greatest Moments
John Deer of John Deer’s Adorable Ideas
Embroidery’s Greatest Moments; Past and Present. As a third generation embroiderer, John has personally witnessed great advances in the industry. This historical account will highlight the greatest advancements over the last seventy years and how they related to the machines, software, decisions and education available today.

 

Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
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, 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.

 

Knockout Knits
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
Become inspired to take your knit tops up a notch! Enjoy a trunk show with Carrie Emerson, of Fit for Art Patterns, featuring sewing and style tips, variations and embellishments for knit tops.

 

Let’s Talk About YOUR Fitting Questions and Frustrations
Lorraine Henry
A time to ask your questions and get answers to any fitting problem/alteration, so you can see a solution. This is your chance to cover topics not addressed in classes.

 

Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
Save time and money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more, and complete more quilts in less time? Let’s take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of easy techniques for making your quilt with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern.

 

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.)

 

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.

 

Ten Degree Ruler for Great Projects
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
A ten degree ruler is a great tool allowing you to make all sorts of quick projects. The seam allowance is already figured in so placemats, table runners, tree skirts and much more are finished quickly. Make quick quilt borders with this easy-to-use ruler. You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy and have great success with this ruler. Come watch the fun!


Tsukineko Inks: Transforming Fabric into Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
This techniques oriented presentation will share ways to change plain yardage into one-of-a-kind fabric, which can be used in any project from traditional quilts to the most unique art quilts to wearable art pieces. Using Tsukineko ink and several simple tools, different media and materials, combined with Joyce’s exciting stencils, you will find it easy to achieve results that inspire you to create your own style of fabric art.

           
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