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
 
Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
11:15 Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00
Distinctive Styles & Delightful Details
Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs and Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
1:00 Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
1:45 Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30
Artistic Explosion: Create Art Fabric
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15 Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15
Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
12:00 Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
1:45 Wearable Art Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
3:15
 
Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
4:15
I Made It Myself Event
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
10:30
Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15
Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
12:15 Coloring Book of Style
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
1:00 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45 Artistic Explosion: Create Art Fabric
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45 Super Prize Drawing
 

Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Whether you are working with paper or fabric, learn to use exciting new art mediums for quilting, art garments and greeting cards. See how to use the latest resists, paints, screens, marker, glues and more, to create totally new materials. Your creativity will explode!


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.

Distinctive Styles & Delightful Details

Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs and Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
Longtime friends and industry insiders, Louise and Linda design modern, trend-appropriate patterns for their own independent companies. They produce patterns that are young in spirit with realistic fit, making them ageless and sophisticated and very wearable. Using contemporary fabrics from casual to elegant, you will find touches of classic to decidedly chic ensembles, all with a fun fashion edge and sassy attitude.


Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Sew your own fashions with renewed confidence and success. Learn how to get that favorite pattern to fit your unique and ever-changing figure. Learn some new tricks that assure great fit and make your fashions a success every time.


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.

Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
The right tools make your project go smoothly, easily and look better. Be enlightened with great information your mother never told you to ensure a fabulous finish for every project!


Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
If you love quilts, and are looking for something a little different, learn how to create a non-traditional quilt with fleece. Using soft, comfy fleece and some scraps of t-shirt and sweatshirt fabric, and a few special techniques for sewing seams, appliqué and hand-finishing, can create a beautiful and cozy family keepsake.

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.
 
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.)

Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Come see a style transformation right before your very eyes. Attend our Style Makeover event during the Expo, and you could participate in an unforgettable opportunity to refresh your look! One of the lucky attendees will be chosen to work with one of our talented Expo designers to create a whole new, flattering look with style, color and panache. See the “before” and the fabulous “after” and learn how to create a new look for yourself this season.

Do YOU want to be part of the Style Makeover?
Do you want to update your look? Step out in style this season? Well you can! Our designer will work with you to find the most flattering styles, colors, fabrics and details to make a whole “new” you. If chosen, you will receive an Expo Shopping Spree certificate so you can start creating your new fashion trend right away. If you would like to become part of the Style Makeover, be sure to attend this unforgettable event at the Expo!

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.

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.

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!

Wearable Art Garment Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
It’s fast, it’s creative, it’s full of inspiration! This fast-paced showcase of amazing art garments features spectacular techniques for quilting, embroidery, bobbin work, felting and lots more. See how to create your own look with your unique artistic creations.