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
 
Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
11:15 Make It Again: Mash Up Patterns Fit for Fun New Looks
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
12:00
Distinctive Styles & Delightful Details
Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs
1:00 Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Strip, Stitch, Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
2:30
Pressing Details and Tools
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
3:15 Needles & Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
4:00
From Antique to Chic
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 Make It Again: Mash Up Patterns Fit for Fun New Looks
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
11:15
Fast, Fun and Fabulous Embellishments
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
12:00 Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:45 Wearable Art Garment Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15
 
Strip, Stitch, Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
4:15
I Made It Myself Event
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
10:30
From Antique to Chic
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15
Needles & Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
12:00 Style Makeover
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
1:00 Make It Again: Mash Up Patterns Fit for Fun New Looks
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
1:45 Artistic Explosion: Create Art Fabric
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30 Scarves & More: Let's Tie It Together
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
3:15
Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
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!


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.

Distinctive Styles & Delightful Details

Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs
Louise, an industry insider, designs modern, trend-appropriate patterns for her own independent company. Her patterns are young in spirit with realistic fit, making them ageless, 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.

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.

Fast, Fun and Fabulous Embellishments
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Use interesting fibers, woven pieces, scraps of fabric, pieces from your stash and buttons to create quick, easy and amazing embellishments.

From Antique to Chic
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Carefully select a classic, vintage piece and transform it into today’s chic fashion. Barb shows how to use today’s techniques and trendy embellishments to re-invent and upcycle vintage garments for a whole new look.

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.

Make It Again: Mash Up Patterns That Fit for Fun New Looks
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
Tops, jackets and pants start with well-fitting Fit For Art Patterns, then incorporate new details using variations and mash-ups from other patterns. This trunk show will inspire you to make a wardrobe of comfortable, stylish and artful clothing based on just two patterns.

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!


Pressing Details and Tools
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
Pressing and ironing are not the same! When quilting or sewing garments, use the right pressing skills and tools to “amp” up the look of every project.

Scarves and More: Let’s Tie It Together
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
Calling all scarves! Pull them out of the closets and the drawers and pull your outfits together to create fashion magic in your wardrobe. Then, add accessories and wow! Smashing!

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.)

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
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
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.

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.