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
 
Machine Quilting; The Long and Short of It
Karen Pharr of Juki
11:15 The Fun of Finishing
Harriett Carpanini of Handi Quilter

12:00
Behind the Scenes at Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine
Jean Nolte, Editor, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine
1:00 Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
2:00 Quilting Quickly Trunk Show with Jenny Doan
Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company and Quilting Quickly Magazine
3:00 Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:00 Block Party
Diane Harris and Carolyn Beam of Quiltmaker
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 The Fun of Finishing
Harriett Carpanini of Handi Quilter
11:15 Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
12:00 Quilting Quickly Trunk Show with Jenny Doan
Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company and Quilting Quickly Magazine
1:00 Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
2:00 A Parade of Quilts from Quiltmaker Magazine
Carolyn Beam and Diane Harris, Quiltmaker Editors
3:00 Machine Quilting; The Long and Short of It
Karen Pharr of Juki
3:45
 
"Help Me with Straight-of-Grain and Bias!"
Mary Fons, Editor, Quilty Magazine and host of PBS-TV series Love of Quilting
4:30 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
10:30
Color Lessons: Tips for Understanding Contrast
Mary Fons, Editor, Quilty Magazine and host of PBS-TV series Love of Quilting
11:15 Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
12:00 10 True Tales & Life Lessons from an Accidental Quilt Industry Personality
Mary Fons, Editor, Quilty Magazine and host of PBS-TV series Love of Quilting
1:00 The Fun of Finishing
Harriett Carpanini of Handi Quilter
1:45 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
3:45
Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:45 Super Prize Drawing
 
10 True Tales and Life Lessons from an Accidental Quilt Industry Personality
Mary Fons, Editor, Quilty Magazine and host of PBS-TV series Love of Quilting
Mary Fons grew up in a prominent “quilt mafia” family, but never really expected to be bitten by the quilting but or work in the industry. Both things happened anyway, and so far she’s learned a lot. In this behind-the-scenes look at her experiences with Quilty, Love of Quilting PBS-TV series and the mother/daughter relationship between Mary and her super-famous quilting mother, Marianne Fons, you’ll laugh, maybe cry and probably take away a little life advice from someone who still needs it as much as you do.

A Parade of Quilts from Quiltmaker Magazine

Carolyn Beam, Creative Editor and Diane Harris, Interactive Editor of Quiltmaker
You love seeing them in print, now enjoy quilts from Quiltmaker in person! This trunk show includes quilts from the most current issue, upcoming issues and special issues, including Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. Don’t you love a parade? See the Patch Pals Collection on parade with adorable animal quilts all made from simple squares and triangles.

Behind the Scenes at Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine
Jean Nolte, Editor, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting
Get a glimpse of how things really happen at Love of Quilting. See photos of the magazine offices, the TV set, as well as the fabulous quilt shop. Learn what it takes to create Love of Quilting magazine and the Love of Quilting TV show on PBS. There will also be a trunk show of quilts from past, present, and future issues of Fons & Porter magazines. And you could win some great door prizes from Fons & Porter, too!

Block Party
Quiltmaker Editors Diane Harris and Carolyn Beam throw block parties all the time! They create the 100 Blocks publications you’ve gone to for inspiration; they create, collect, test and publish the instructions and then throw several Block Party retreats each year. Wouldn’t it be fun to throw a Block Party with your guild or group? Get a sure-fire formula for your own party from the experts. Discover what works really, really well (and what doesn’t) as you experience what makes Block Parties so much fun. Join the party!

Color Lessons: Tips for Understanding Contrast
Mary Fons, Editor, Quilty Magazine and host of PBS-TV series Love of Quilting
In this info-packed (but plenty entertaining) mini-lesson, Mary Fons helps you understand contrast and how to employ it in your patchwork. Get a handle on color, value and scale and your quilts will never be the same. They’ll be so much better!

Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs by Floriani
Angela Mullins, Floriani Educator
It’s so easy to create on-going borders, applique, special effects and more when you select the right stabilizer and embroidery design. See the latest new products and design collections. You’ll get lots of great new project ideas.

Essentials For Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Each person outfits his/her studio to suit their individual needs. Learn about items that are not to be without in the studio. Marty will suggest purchased, re-purposed/re-cycled and unique items that constitute “must haves” in a working studio, offering a budget-balanced approached for the tools in an ideal sewing space.

“Help Me with Straight of Grain and Bias!”
Mary Fons, Editor, Quilty Magazine and host of PBS-TV series Love of Quilting
Confused about the difference between straight-of-grain and bias? Don’t even know what those terms really mean? If you have ever had a quilt block stretch to a new dimension, completely out of control and it made you cry, here is your salvation. Let Mary Fons show you why it happens and how to keep it from happening again in this useful and fun mini-lesson.

Machine Quilting; The Long and Short of It
Karen Pharr of Juki
Find the perfect fit for machine quilting in your studio space. Learn the differences among short arm, mid arm and longarm machines and what best fits you and your quilting. Stitch regulator, computerized or free motion -- quilt your way in the space you have.

Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter

Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
Do you love beautiful quilts but only have time to make the simple ones? Learn how to select the right fabric and pattern right off the bat to help you create dynamic and visually beautiful quilts without fussy points and tricky seams. Simply beautiful.

Quilting Quickly Trunk Show with Jenny Doan
Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company and Quilting Quickly Magazine
Grab a seat and enjoy the show! You won’t want to miss a moment of this great presentation featuring over two dozen quilts from Missouri Star Quilt Company, presented by YouTube quilting sensation Jenny Doan. Jenny shares her favorite time saving tips and techniques and you are sure to catch her contagious enthusiasm, too.

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.

The Fun of Finishing
Harriett Carpanini, Handi Quilter National Educator
Learn to select and audition quilting designs and see how much fun it is to actually finish your quilt. Easy steps using simple products bridge the gap between the quilt top and a finished quilt, whether you are quilting by machine or by hand.

Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
A collection of bits and pieces, new leftovers and vintage treasures help create memorable and artful clothing, accessories, quilts and more. Gather ideas and inspiration from one very creative brain.