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Thursday
10:30
6D Embroidery Software: The Next Dimension
Tess Pokorny of Scrap and Sew
11:45 Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:30
Notions: The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
1:15 Strip, Stitch & Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
2:00 Banish Bad Bindings
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:45 Stash Explosion
Teresa Bovino of the Sew And Quilt Shop
 3:30 Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Friday
10:30 Artistic T's
Londa Rohlfing of Londa's Creative Threads
11:45 Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:30
6D Embroidery Software: The Next Dimension
Tess Pokorny of Scrap and Sew
1:15 Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
2:00 Paintstiks®, Stamps & Wow!
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
2:45 Stash Explosion
Teresa Bovino of the Sew And Quilt Shop
3:30 Going Around in Circles
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
 
Saturday
10:30
Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:45 Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
12:30 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:15 Cut Straight, Sew Straight
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:00 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:45 Rock Star Rivets & Glamorous Grommets
Luveta Nickels of The Junk Jeans People
  
6D Embroidery Software: The Next Dimension
Tess Pokorny of Scrap and Sew
No matter what brand embroidery machine you have, you can step into the next dimension of embroidery software with 6D. See what’s new to enhance your creative embroidery options.

Artistic T’s
Londa Rohlfing of Londa’s Creative Threads
They are all the rage, and way too pricey to buy! Be inspired to create your own artistic fashion t’s with Londa’s myriad of creative ideas. In this fast-paced trunk show, you will see lots of tops featuring different necklines, cowls, flounces, shirring and more! Plus, twin sets!

Banish Bad Bindings
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Do you have a stack of quilts waiting to be bound? Do you dread the binding process? Are your bindings “just not good enough” or, downright embarrassing? See how fast and easy it can be to get perfect mitered corners and beautiful bindings by hand or by machine.

Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Everything you want to know about making Texture Magic a regular ingredient in your studio: explore different stitches and results, using it double-sided to make reversible fabric , in quilts after the quilts have been quilted and more.

Cut Straight, Sew Straight!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Cutting straight and sewing straight always makes your sewing better! For quilting, sewing, crafting, embroidering, see how the right tool choices and simple techniques brings more professional results.

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 idea sewing space.

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.

Going Round in Circles
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Cutting and sewing perfect circles is not easy –but, oh, the wonderful things you can create with them! Learn to easily cut perfect circles and see the cool sewing, quilting and embellishing projects you can make.

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.

Notions: The Latest and Greatest

Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
Ever asked yourself that age-old question: “Why did I buy this and how do I use it?”. Phyllis shows you the latest sewing and quilting tools and notions, along with some you may already have, and demonstrates how to use them to make all your sewing quicker, easier and more precise.


Paintstiks®, Stamps and Wow!

Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Learn to create quilts and garments with richly-colored dazzling stars, kaleidoscopes and seemingly complex quilt blocks using Paintstiks®, fusible shapes and stamps


Rock Star Rivets & Glamorous Grommets
Luveta Nickels of The Junk Jeans People
Add that rock star panache to your wardrobe with these tap in rivets and grommets. Transform t-shirts, jeans, hoodies, jackets and accessories without sewing. It’s fun, fast and adds dazzling shine and attitude to your day and evening wear! Also see the latest Crochet-by-Day/Knit-by-Night quilted bag that keeps yarn under control and provides great storage for your craft essentials.


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.

Stash Explosion
Teresa Bovino of the Sew and Quilt Shop
The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Learn to repurpose your “old stash” of fabrics and fibers into exciting new projects.

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, pineapple and hexagon strip pieced blocks easily, accurately and in half the time.

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!