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
11:15 Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00
Coloring Book of Style
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
1:00 Embroidery Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Tools of the Trade
Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
2:30
The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15 Secrets to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
4:00
Everyday Use of Quilting Rulers, Templates and Stencils
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
11:15
The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
12:00 Stitch Magazine Fashion Show
Amber Eden, Editor-in-Chief of Stitch Magazine
1:00 Dye It, Paint It, Sun Print It and More!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Secrets to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
2:30 Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
 
The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
4:00
Tools of the Trade
Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday

11:15
The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Indygo Junction's Magic Fashion Show
featuring Amy Barickman designs
1:00 Secrets to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45
Puttin on the Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:15
The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing


 
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.


Dye It, Paint It, Sun Print It and More!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
See the newest methods for creating with plain fabric and turning it into a masterpiece! Watch as Cindy dyes fabric right in front of your eyes with a new type of dye…so easy and they don’t stain your fingers! See just how easy it is to silk screen any type of fabric or garment. She’ll demonstrate Inktense for soft backgrounds to embellish on…so much to see and learn!

Embroidery Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Embroidery is everywhere! It’s in quilts, wallhangings, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, things for the kids and sportswear. In this exciting seminar by Cindy Losekamp, you will see a myriad of quilts, garments, home dec items and landscapes, all with artfully placed embroidery designs to spark your creativity. You'll get tips on hooping, stabilizing and lots of great ideas on how to use your machine to the max! We know you will enjoy learning from this fun and exciting “edutainer” and you'll be itching to get stitching.

Everyday Use of Quilting Rulers, Templates and Stencils
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin
Everyday use of quilting rulers, templates, and stencils with your home machine, longarm, midarm, or hand quilting can help your quilting. Dusty will explain how to mark for different types of quilting and will discuss different types of marking tools. He will show you how to use templates with your domestic machine or longarm. Unleash your inner artist and give free motion a try.

Indygo Juction's Magic Fashion Show
featuring Amy Barickman designs
Do you need to inject some fun and fabulousness into your wardrobe? Come see a trunk show of fashion-forward (yet functional) garment and accessory styles.

The trunk show will feature Amy Barickman's newest release The Magic Pattern Book, which has 6 fashionable patterns that can magically create 36 different styles! You can build a whole wardrobe with patterns from The Tank, The Skirt, The Dress, The Cardigan, The Coat and The Accessory. Although the patterns are rated for a beginner, the styles will interest any level of seamstress. Learn about construction techniques, creating garments out of recycled materials (each chapter contains one recycled project!), the newest notions and more!

Amy, the founder of Indygo Junction, has been designing apparel, accessory and home decor patterns for over 20 years. Recently she launched a new fabric line, Crossroads Denim, which brings to the modern seamstress 18 colors of denim perfect for garment sewing. See how this new fabric drapes on the body, lends itself to raw seams, and can be combined with cotton. See designs made up in the newest Indygo Junction patterns, including the new Crossroads pattern line - created especially to take advantage of the amazing qualities of Crossroads Denim!

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Join Karen for nine nifty ways to jazz up your quilting projects. Hand out includes all the ideas and instructions!

Original Fabric Art

Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
Let Joyce show you a simple but effective technique that will change plain yardage into one of a kind fabric art! See how Joyce uses a combination of Tsukeniko inks, several simple tools and materials, combined with exciting stencils that will create your own style of fabric art. Use the fabrics for any project you may be working on; traditional or art quilts, wearable art, clothing or home decor, the list is endless. Be inspired by Joyce’s many inspirational pieces!

Puttin On the Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Make your projects shimmer by using the new products available…but you’re just not sure how? What about Angelina for appliqué fabric? Mylar® for embroidery? What about the new Angelina Film? How do you use it? Can you wash it and dry it? What kind of embroidery designs work with it and are there other things that you can use for more types of sparkle? You’ll see the latest in new jackets, tote bags, quilt in the hoop projects and pillows that all sparkle and shine. Join Cindy for great ideas to sparkle up your embroideries and create projects that shimmer.

Secrets to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and will camouflage any weak points. Watch Kathy model a variety of clothes in styles that will “work” for you too, making you look good and feel great. Learn about the secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. All the tools and tips you’ll need to make the creative process fun.


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.

The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Often owners of quilts do not appreciate what they have and have no idea how best to care for them. This presentation will cover laundering, displaying, folding, storing, and more to best preserve these valuable textiles.

The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Not happy with your fit? It may be the lack of or the wrong shape of a dart. Learn some of the mistakes that were unintentionally created by old pattern alteration techniques and how to correct them. See how to add a dart for a better fit. Flat fabric on rounded bodies creates dart equivalent folds somewhere! Let’s turn those folds into form fitting clothes!

Tools of the Trade

Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
A fast moving, fun lecture and demo on a wide variety of topics. What’s new plus some tried and true specialty notions for quilters and sewers; amazing rulers, helpful cutting aids, machine helpers, applique tricks and products, free-motion tips and more. We’ll solve problems, learn to save time, eliminate trouble and make sewing more enjoyable. Don’t we all just love our gadgets!