Stage Presentations

Presentations, demonstrations, trunk shows and fashion shows are FREE with your General Admission ticket. You'll get renewed energy, inspiration and lots of how-to's from these lively 30-minute sessions.
 
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Thursday
10:30
Ruler Mania
Linda Davis of Sew It Up
11:15 Take Donuts Into Your Sewing Room
Linda McGehee of Ghee's
12:00
Distinctive Styles and Delightful Details
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop and Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs
1:00 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45 Quilt Modern
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
2:30
The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15 Dye It, Paint It, Sun Print It and More
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
4:00
From Antique to Chic
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
11:15
Fast, Fun and Fabulous Embellishments
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
12:00 Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Do It In The Hoop!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Strip, Stitch and Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
2:30 Sewing Gifts for Children
Linda Davis of Sew It Up
3:15
 
Quilt Modern
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
4:15
I Made It Myself Event
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
11:15
Pattern Alterations for 'Busty' Topics
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Indygo Junction's Magic Fashion Show
Featuring Indygo Junction & Amy Barickman Designs
1:00 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45
Strip, Stitch and Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
2:30
Puttin' on The Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45 Super Prize Drawing
 
Coloring Book of Style
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous. And no one does timeless style better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. Featuring beautiful fabrics in stunning color themes, this showcase of chic fashions will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you sew. See the latest carefree combinations of daring fabrics, textures and patterns in layers that drape and shape. Linda will show how to read the trends and fit today’s concepts into real wearables for you.

Do It In The Hoop!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Create with a machine embroidery hoop. It’s so much fun! Nobody does it in the hoop like Cindy. She'll show you how to hoop your stabilizer and start on your way to unlimited creative possibilities. See how to create purses, bags, quilts, borders, blankets and facings – and lots more.

Dye It, Paint It, Sun Print It and More!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Transform plain, everyday fabric into an original masterpiece, right before your eyes! Using the latest dyes and techniques, Cindy shows you how to change plain fabrics into unique art creations. And all without staining your fingers! Capture the rays of the sun in your design to create on-of-a-kind images for quilts and garments and learn to use soft backgrounds for your embellishments.

Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Customize your studio to fit your specific needs. Learn about favorite “must haves” and about new, re-purposed and recycled items that can complete your tool set. Enjoy a humorous approach to working within a budget to create an ideal sewing space.

Fast, Fun and Fabulous Embellishments
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Use interesting fibers, woven pieces, scraps of fabric, pieces from your stash and buttons to creat quick, easy and amazing embellishments.

From Antique to Chic
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Carefully select a classic, vintage piece and transform it into today’s chic fashion. Barb shows how to use today’s techniques and trendy embellishments to re-invent and upcycle vintage garments for a whole new look.

I Made It Myself Event
Step into the Expo spotlight and show what you’ve made – you might be wearing it, or you might be carrying it. Just come with something you’re happy about because it turned out so well...or took you in new directions...or because you had so much fun making it. It’s your time to show off your creative pursuits and find new inspiration in what others are doing, too.

Indygo Juction's Magic Fashion Show

Featuring Indygo Junction & Amy Barickman Designs
Do you need to inject some fun and fabulousness into your wardrobe? Come see a trunk show of fashion-forward (yet functional) garment and accessory styles from Indygo Junction.

This trunk show will feature Amy Barickman's newest release The Magic Pattern Book, which has 6 fashionable patterns that can magically create 36 different styles! You can build a whole wardrobe with patterns from The Tank, The Skirt, The Dress, The Cardigan, The Coat and The Accessory. Although the patterns are rated for a beginner, the styles will interest any level of seamstress. Learn about construction techniques, creating garments out of recycled materials (each chapter contains one recycled project!), the newest notions and more!
 
The founder of Indygo Junction, has been designing apparel, accessory and home decor patterns for over 20 years. Recently she launched a new fabric line, Crossroads Denim, which brings to the modern seamstress 18 colors of denim perfect for garment sewing. See how this new fabric drapes on the body, lends itself to raw seams, and can be combined with cotton. See designs made up in the newest Indygo Junction patterns, including the new Crossroads pattern line - created especially to take advantage of the amazing qualities of Crossroads Denim!

Pattern Alterations for “Busty” Topics
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
What causes those folds of fabric in the armscye and how do I get rid of them? Small, large or prominent bust? Learn how to alter for all. Princess seams? Got you covered! Any and all “busty” topic questions will be answered!

Puttin’ On The Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Want to make your projects shimmer and shine? Cindy shows you how to use Angelina as an applique fabric and incorporate sparkly Mylar into embroidery. Learn all about the new Angelina film and how to use it, wash it, dry it and see which embroidery designs are best suited for use with this great sparkly film. Cindy also shares some additional tips on how to incorporate sparkle and shine into jackets, tote bags, pillows, quilt-in-the-hoop project and more.

Quilt Modern
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
I love "Modern Quilts!" Wait! What is a modern quilt? Join Colleen for a trunk show of quick quilts that use simple patterns for dynamic, thoroughly modern results. Learn different theories on what make a quilt modern and how to get the most done on a limited time schedule. You’ll also see innovative ways to work with large print fabrics, semi solids and solids.

Ruler Mania
Linda Davis of Sew It Up
There are so many fun quilt ideas that can easily be made with rulers. Let us show you what you can do with some of the new rulers on the market including the Hex n More and the Quick Curve ruler.

Sewing Gifts for Children
Linda Davis of Sew It Up
What is more fun than making something for a child? We will share a selection of patterns and projects that will make the perfect gift for girls or boys. Best of all you can sew them just in time for the holidays.

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.)

Sew To Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
The right style and fit can take 10 or more pounds off of the way you look! Sewing can give you a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points! Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models and shows you clothes that make you look and feel good. Learn about techniques and tools to make your creative process fun and successful.

Strip, Stitch, Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
Join the strip piecing revolution by using Creative Grids® trimming rulers. With Jean Ann’s no-math, no-measure methods, you’ll make your favorite log cabin

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 Donuts Into Your Sewing Room
Linda McGehee of Ghee’s
Make donuts with plenty of fiver and no calories! Begin with a simple circle shape and see the possibilities. Using your serger, sewing machine or hand crochet, add spice to any ensemble as you trim an edge with a ruffle, create a scarf or enhance a garment. Linda even has ideas for the hole!

The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Often owners of quilts do not appreciate what they have and have no idea how best to care for them. This presentation will cover laundering, displaying, folding, storing, and more to best preserve these valuable textiles.

Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey
Want to see real women in stunning designs from Cynthia Guffey's pattern line? Cynthia will take a variety of body types and figures and flatter them based on variations of her own patterns. Be ready to be stunned and dazzled as Cynthia gives personalization and fit a new twist and flare!