Atlanta, GA

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See what's new and trending with presentations on the Expo Stage. Limited physically distanced seating will be available. FREE with your General Admission ticket.

 

Thursday

10:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 11:15 Fitting Solutions for Shoulder, Neck and Arms | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
 12:00 Overlock Optics, a closer look at Overlocks and their place in successful sewing | Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America
 1:00 Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
 1:45 Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
2:30 Sublimation vs Digital Transfer | Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
3:15
Secrets to using decorative thread with your serger | Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America
4:00
Super Prize Drawing (you do not need to be present to win)

 

Friday

 

10:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
11:15 Do You Wonder Why It Doesn't Fit? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Secrets to using decorative thread with your serger | Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America
1:00 Secrets to Look Slimmer | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
1:45 Sublimation vs Digital Transfer | Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
2:30
Overlock Optics, a closer look at Overlocks and their place in successful sewing | Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America
3:15
Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
4:00 Super Prize Drawing (you do not need to be present to win)

 

Saturday

 

11:15 Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
12:00 Overlock Optics, a closer look at Overlocks and their place in successful sewing | Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America
1:00
Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
1:45 Sublimation vs Digital Transfer | Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
2:30 Learn A New Way to Never Have an Uneven Hem Again! | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:00 Secrets to using decorative thread with your serger | Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America
3:30
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
4:00
Super Prize Drawing (you do not need to be present to win)

 

Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Be entertained as you are inspired to sew something beautiful and learn how the successful designers shape their clothes so they are easier to fit and sew. Clothes that allow you to gain or lose 30 pounds and still fit! Kathy Ruddy, the “stripping instructor”, includes information about her favorite sewing notions and interfacings using her body as a human coat hanger to show you clothes that make you look and feel good! 

Do You Wonder Why It Doesn't Fit?
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Want to know what to do to fix it? Is there such a thing as a perfect figure that a pattern will fit without one or more alterations? As a dressmaker I have not seen one. We are all different and have unique needs. Bring your questions and we will discuss as many as time allows. I will show you how to alter patterns for the figure variations we identify in the group. Learn how to read the wrinkles or folds in the garments we wear that give us clues to the figure variation underneath the garment! We can all learn from each other.

 

Fitting Solutions for Shoulder, Neck and Arms
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Why does that shirt want to fall away from my neck? Could be one thing or another. Figure variations affecting shoulder/neck area are: the dowager hump large or thin neck, a forward head, high or shallow neck bases, broad or narrow shoulders ,square or sloping shoulders, long or short arm joints (Have you heard of those before?) and how about that forward arm joint! Learn to identify and then correct for these common variations. Then Arms: Large or thin? Short or long? Inward rotation of the elbow. (What is that??) There are a few more that we will discuss in this fun and informative presentation.

 

Learn A New Way to Never Have an Uneven Hem Again!

Lorraine Henry for Conselle
The grid on your cutting board – that folding cardboard grid that has been stored in your closet – will give you insights into fitting your skirts, pants and even bodices that you have not experienced before. Never have an uneven hem again! This mini-class will expand your understanding of where changes need to be made and give you some “Ah-ha” moments that will make you want to make a new garment immediately!


Overlock Optics, a closer look at Overlocks and their place in successful sewing

Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America

Come and join Pam Mahshie of Bernina where she will share with you the many diverse and creative ways sergers can enhance your creativity.

 

Quick Points to the Rescue
Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
From the creative mind of Janet Platt, inventor of the amazing Quick Points Ruler, comes a collection of fun to make, fun to give projects. See everything from fanciful aprons to sassy towels, from the prettiest pillowcases and bindings to … well, whatever whimsy she’s created lately. There’s an idea for every occasion, and lots of tips for easiest construction techniques so you have more fun making something simple look amazing. 

 

Secrets to Look Slimmer
with 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 camouflages 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! 

 

Secrets to using decorative thread with your serger
Pam Mahshie of Bernina of America
Rayons, Metallics, cottons and more. There are so many decorative threads to choose from and when used properly can add the sizzle your project needs to take it over the top. Learn how to use decorative threads successfully in your serger and what the different numbers mean 

 

Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares
Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
Cutting straight strips is a breeze with the incredible AQSR (Adjustable Quilt Strip Ruler) and with one turn you'll get the most accurate squares you've ever cut. 

 

Sublimation vs Digital Transfer
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
Discover the benefits and differences of Sublimation and Digital transfer printers.  

 

Super Prize Drawing
Fabulous prize packages and sewing machines are awarded daily at this drawing. You will receive your Super Prize Drawing Ticket at the Expo. The drawing will be held on the Expo Stage and via facebook live at 4:00pm each day, and a list of winners will be posted at the Expo. You do not need to be present to win. You can claim your prize with a photo ID at the Registration Desk until 5pm on Saturday, otherwise the prize will be shipped to you.

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