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.
 
Scroll down to view presentation descriptions.


Thursday
10:30
 
Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner or Martelli Enterprises
11:15 See It! Scan It! Cut It! Create It! with the Scan N Cut
Sharyn Meredith of Creative Stitches Café
12:00
Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
1:00 Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Scraps, Scraps and More Scraps!
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company
2:30
Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
3:15 Needles & Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
4:00
Notions - The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 Notions - The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
11:15
Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing
Linda Winner or Martelli Enterprises
12:15 See It! Scan It! Cut It! Create It! with the Scan N Cut
Sharyn Meredith of Creative Stitches Café
1:00 Scraps, Scraps and More Scraps!
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company
1:45 Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30 Artistic Explosion: Create Art Fabric
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
 
Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
4:15
I Made It Myself Event
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
10:30
Notions - The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
11:15
Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
12:15 Wearable Art Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:00 Create and Embellish Quilts with Ease!
Sharyn Meredith of Creative Stitches Café
1:45 I'm a Sewer, Not a Quilter. Why Do I Need Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner or Martelli Enterprises
2:30 Designing Quilts with Creative Grids
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company
3:15
Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
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!

Baby Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Got a baby in your life? Or one on the way? Your time is as precious as that little one, and you’ll love these super-quick projects that every baby needs and every Mom appreciates. Get some great tips on sewing with Minky and learn super-fast cutting techniques that make it easy to whip out great new bibs, clothes, toys, changing pads, diaperbags, a Welcome Baby banner and more.

Create and Embellish Quilts with Ease!
Sharyn Meredith of Creative Stitches Café
It’s never been easier to create exquisite custom, traditional or foundation-pieced quilt designs and stitch them with precision. Make threads dance on your quilts with embellishing techniques that simulate the look of hand-stitched heirloom, echo and stipple stitches without the hassle.

Designing Quilts with Creative Grids
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company
Join Karen Montgomery, a talented Creative Grids designer, to learn the details that are built into the newest specialty rulers on the market. The wide range of choices includes the Curved Log Cabin and the 6" Scrap Crazy Template set. Want to make Curves, Kites and Hexagons? No problem! You can do anything when you have the right tools!

Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Fussy cutting is the art of cutting a design so it is perfectly centered. Learn to fussy cut squares, rectangles, diamonds, circles and other shapes. See how easy it is to perfectly center beautiful focal fabrics and embroidery designs. Get those frogs and dogs and bears and toads in the perfect spot on quilts, garments and accessories.

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.

I’m a Sewer, Not a Quilter. Do I Need Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
If you quilt, you know how to use templates and rulers to achieve perfect results. But if you sew things other than quilts – not so much. Come see how templates and rulers provide accuracy, speed the cutting process, allow for assembly line cutting and sewing and let you cut multiple layers faster and better. When Linda shows you how to sew great projects with templates and rulers, you’ll know why you should add these tools to your sewing tool box.

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.

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!


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.

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.

Scraps, Scraps and More Scraps!
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company
Discover the absolute best way to turn that basket of leftovers into a house full of beautiful quilts! You won't believe what you can do with four simple shapes as you learn more than a dozen ways to combine those shapes into unique patterns to create truly spectacular quilts.

See It! Scan It! Cut It! Create It! With Scan N Cut
Sharyn Meredith of Creative Stitches Café
Step into a new world of creativity with the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with a build in scanner. The amazing and versatile Brother Scan N Cut can cut through vinyl, wood or even your quilt blocks with ease! Scanned images, photos and hand-drawn sketches come alive as the Scan n Cut turns them into unique cutting designs without the need or expense of a computer, software or pricey cartridges!

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.

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.