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 Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
12:00
Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:00 Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30
Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
4:00
Pressing Details and Tools
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
11:15
Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
12:00 Style Makeover
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
1:00 Wearable Art Garment Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
2:30 Cut Straight, Sew Straight
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
3:15
 
Vintage and New: Textile Art Works
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:15
I Made It Myself Event
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
10:30
Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
11:30
Style Makeover
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
12:45 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:30 Banish Bad Bindings
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30 Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
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!


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.


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.

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.

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
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
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.

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.