Cincinnati, OH

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See what's new and trending with presentations on the Expo Stage. FREE with general admission.

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Why Polartec? The Ultimate in Warmth | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
11:15 Eat Cookies Clothes | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
12:00 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
12:45 Swivel Our Seams: Pattern Alteration SOS | Lorraine Henry for Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:30 Easy Orange Peel Quilts - Really! | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
2:15 Repurposing Fabric with Paintstiks | Laura Murray for Laura Murray Designs
3:00 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:45 Don't Be Afraid of Hand Dyed Material | Kim Lautman for Kim's Peaceful Colors
4:30 AnglePlay Borders - Anyone Can Look Like a Designer | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 AnglePlay Borders - Anyone Can Look Like a Designer | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Fit After Forty (And Sometimes Younger!) | Lorraine Henry for Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Nick Coman for Dragonfly Creative
1:30 Why Polartec? The Ultimate in Warmth | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
2:15 Repurposing Fabric with Paintstiks | Laura Murray for Laura Murray Designs
3:00 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:45 Don't Be Afraid of Hand Dyed Material | Kim Lautman for Kim's Peaceful Colors
4:30 Dancing With The Stars and A Taste of Behind-the-Scenes From Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:30 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Why Didn't I Think of That! | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
12:00 Essential Tools for Fitting Pants | Lorraine Henry for Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:00 Why Polartec? The Ultimate in Warmth | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
1:45 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show | Hosted by Liz Fredrick of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
3:00 Cosplay Runway Show & Contest | Commentated by Annye Driscoll aka Maker Fishmeal
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Ginger Fondren for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

 

AnglePlay Borders - Anyone Can Look Like A Designer 

Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt

Using our unique system that works for beginners to experts, anyone can design a border that really fits with the quilt and looks like it's outrageously complicated, but it's not.

 

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Commentated by Annye Driscoll aka Maker Fishmeal
Annye will share her Cosplay experiences and narrate you along a journey of costume art created by fellow Expo attendees – Cosplayers, Reenactors, and Costumers. Click HERE for complete details and to learn how you can participate.

 

Dancing With The Stars and A Taste of Behind-the-Scenes From Hollywood

Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.

Joe will enlighten the crowd with the glitz of Hollywood...behind-the-scenes and secrets of the "do-not-tell" with fittings of well-known celebrities. You don't want to miss it!

 

Don't Be Afraid of Hand Dyed Material

Kim Lautman for Kim's Peaceful Colors

Hand dyed material can be scary to incorporate into a project. I'll explain how hand dyed is done, how to care for it and also what are some projects to make with your newly found favorite material.

 

Easy Orange Peel Quilts - Really!

Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt

Piecing, quilting and finishing the edges all at the same time, imagine that! It's fun, easy and precise. Come see how it's done and our mini trunk show at the same time.

 

Eat Cookies Clothes

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Are you heavier than your ideal weight? Has your body morphed from an hour glass into a sausage? Kathy uses her body as a human coat hanger to demonstrate how her garment's shapes and details keep the eye away from your trouble areas and looking at your best features. See how different fabrics can shorten the construction process and affect how you look and feel in your clothes.

 

Essential Tools for Fitting Pants

Lorraine Henry for Lorraine Henry for Conselle

There are tools that will help us greatly in fitting our pants better. Come and see them and learn how to use them. Do you know how to use a flex curve for a better shaped crotch? Do you know what measurements you need and how to take them effectively? A specialized tape measure makes things so much easier! This short class will teach you more than what most of our fitting books contain.

 

Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show

Nick Coman for Dragonfly Creative

Join Nick for a celebration of fashion sewing. Nick will showcase his designs and host this special event. You are invited to participate! Walk the Expo Runway to show off the fashion you have been sewing. From jackets and tops to dresses and pants...give your favorite creation its moment in the spotlight. To participate in the Runway Fashion Show, click HERE to register. All participants will receive FREE General Admission on Friday.

 

Fit After Forty (And Sometimes Younger!)

Lorraine Henry for Lorraine Henry for Conselle

As we age, our bodies have some predictable changes. Bustlines drop, shoulders round forward, tummies enlarge, a dowager hump may appear...and more. A good fit will help camouflage figure imperfections. Listen and learn from an enlighting, sometimes entertaining, and realistic discussion on our ageing figures and how to get our clothes to fit. It happens to everyone!

 

Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques

Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises

Learn how to cut with 100% accuracy, slice your cutting time in half and experience pain free cutting with our ergonomic height adjustable workstations and tools.

 

Less Than Traditional

Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt

It's unbelievably easy to make a tradtional orange peel quilt in this non-traditional way. Best yet, each section is completely complete! No need to go back and quilt & bind. Each section can stand alone as a finished project or be increased as needed.

 

Quilt Binding Techniques

Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft

Come and see some great tips for a fantastic finish to your quilts. Bonus demo on piping for award winning bindings.

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Ginger Fondren for Quilts of Valor Foundation

Join us in acknowledging the service and sacrifice of those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, as we award comforting and healing Quilts of Valor to those whose lives have been touched by war.

 

Repurposing Fabric with Paintstiks

Laura Murray for Laura Murray Designs

Learn a fun, fast and easy method to transform fabrics that may be "not quite right" for your purpose into exactly what you need using paintstik techniques such as rubbings and brushwork.

 

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show

Hosted by Liz Fredrick of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
This fashion and trunk show featuring students ages 18 and under 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, click HERE for more information.)

 

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. Drawings are held at 5:15pm on Thursday and Friday, and at 4:30pm Saturday on the Expo Stage inside the Exhibit Hall. Winners must be present with a photo ID to claim their prize.

 

Why Didn't I Think of That!

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Join Kathy as she shares random techniques to perform sewing skills faster and easier with better results than the traditional approach.

 

Why Polartec? The Ultimate in Warmth

Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns

The cold wind will soon be blowing down your neck. The best way to battle the chill is with proper fabric. Polartec was designed to do just that. Find out why this hi-tech fabric is so coveted by winter athletes and snuggle bunnies alike. Don’t be caught in the cold without it.

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