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-tos from these lively 30-minute sessions.

Thursday

10:30 Quilt Marking Made Easy | Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations 
 11:15 Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com 
 12:00 Who Doesn't Like a Good Scrap Quilt? | Diane Tomlinson of Fons & Porter 
 1:00 Ten Tips for Fusible Applique Success | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams  
 1:45 Using Purse Hardware for Professional Results | Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu 
 2:30 BurdaStyle Trunk Show | Meg Healy of BurdaStyle 
3:15
Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns | Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns 
4:00
Fabrics Make the Garment | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals 
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

Friday

10:30
Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
11:15 "Applique for Modern Beginners" Trunk Shows | Jodi Robinson & Eva Birch of The Modern Edge
12:00 BurdaStyle Fashion Show | Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
1:00 Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45 Applique the Apliquick Way! | Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
2:30 Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns | Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
3:15
Creating Original Fabric Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
4:00
Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

Saturday

10:30
Creative Grids: New and Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15 Applique It! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color | Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
1:45 Creating Original Fabric Art | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:30 "Applique for Modern Beginners" Trunk Show | Jodi Robinson & Eva Birch of The Modern Edge
3:15
Tools of the Trade | Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing

 

“Applique for Modern Beginners” Trunk Show
Jodi Robinson & Eva Birch of The Modern Edge
Jodi and Eva will talk about their just released book Applique for Modern Beginners and present a trunk show of the quilts.

Applique It!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Embellishments using applique are everywhere! Whether you want to applique with your embroidery machine or just with zig zag or straight stitching…this is the class for your! See a myriad of beautifully appliqued garments using a wide variety of fabrics and techniques. Get ideas on how to stabilize for perfect applique and see the new hot fix glitter fabric that can be used in so many ways. Miss this and you miss a lot!

Applique the Apliquick Way!
Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
Come learn about these amazing tools that give you accuracy, control, and a professional finish. This easy “glue-stick style” method comes up a notch with these precise tools designed by an applique aficionado. Tips, techniques and other helpful products will be discussed. 

Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
You can change plain yardage into one of a kind fabric which can be used in a variety of projects from traditional quilts to the most unique art quilts and even wearable art. Using Tsukeniko® ink and several simple tools and materials combined with exciting stencils created by TSC Designs, you will find it easy to achieve results that will inspire you to create your own style of fabric art.

Creative Grids - New and Favorites
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Learn all the advantages to using Creative Grids Rulers for all your quilting needs. Karen will show you all her favorites and the newest ones on the market. Free handout to all who attend the demo.

Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Does the fabric you use for your garment sewing make that much difference? Barb will show you what happens with various fabrics using the same pattern. The fabric choice you make can and will give a totally different look and feel.

Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies Inc.
Joe is a fit specialist for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as well as 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!

Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color
Cynthia Guffey
A style show demonstrating how to achieve your most flattering silhouette with the use of construction lines versus the use of color combinations.

Quilt Marking Made Easy
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
Using Pounce Pads with Full Line Stencils to mark your quilts is quick and easy. Learn how and when to use colored chalks. Learn how to prepare the Pounce Pads and then how to use Full Line Stencils, including how to repeat patterns using registration marks, turn corners, and the care and storage of the stencils.

Quilting With Your Embroidery Machine
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
We’re just like our Grandmother’s…we love to make quilt tops but the quilting…not so much. A lot of us have these wonderful embroidery machines and we love to piece and embroider but then we have to quilt our projects. Well, Cindy has the answer! Use that embroidery machine to quilt too! Learn about piecing, quilting and embellishing them too!

Sew! Let’s Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
Enjoy this trunk show of garments you can make to wear every day. See fun tops, well-fitting pants and comfortable jackets made with Fit for Art’s three basic patterns. Fill your closet with clothes like these and you will enjoy getting dressed every day.

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 Tips for Fusible Applique Success
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Choosing the right fusible, transferring the pattern, the secret to quick paper removal and how to finish those raw edges – all this and more will make fusible applique very successful for all.

Tools of the Trade
Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
A fast moving, fun lecture/demo on a wide variety of topics. Learn about amazing rulers, cutting aids, machine helpers, applique tricks and products, plus the best tools for free motion. We’ll solve problems, learn to save time, eliminate trouble and make sewing more enjoyable. Don’t we all just love our gadgets!

Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Learn how to use sewing notions and techniques to make your creative process fun and successful! Watch Kathy as she models her wardrobe and shows how she uses her favorite sewing tools to create them.

Using Purse Hardware for Professional Results
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
Judy will show different kinds of purse hardware and how it can enhance the appearance and functionality of purses, clutches and bags. 

Who Doesn’t Like a Good Scrap Quilt?
Diane Tomlinson – Associate Editor of Fons and Porter
Do you have lots of scraps? Are you wondering what to do them? Diane will share a variety of scrap quilts to give you inspiration and ideas for ways to use those scraps. Diane even has some ideas for ways to organize your scraps and to use your own stash to create quilts that you’ll cherish as your favorites.