Cleveland, OH

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See what's new and trending with presentations on the Expo Stage. FREE with your General Admission ticket.

 

Thursday

10:30
mySewnet – Connected Machine Technology with Husqvarna Viking | Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery
 11:15 Comfortable Clothes That Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
 12:00 How to Fit and Use a Thimble | Jan Larson of Thimbles for You
 12:45 Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Stephanie Price for Martelli
 1:30 Laser-cut Applique the Easy Way! | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers, Stencils & Laser-cut
2:15 Play with Your Patterns | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
3:00
Fitting Techniques: Costumes from Dancing with the Stars | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Inc.
3:45
Fitting Solutions for Shoulder, Neck and Arms | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
4:30
Sew Many Projects – So Quick! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday

 

10:30
Cut Straight, Sew Straight, Press Straight | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Applique This! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00 How to Fit and Use a Thimble | Jan Larson of Thimbles for You
12:45 Sew to Look Slimmer | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:30 mySewnet – Connected Machine Technology with Husqvarna Viking | Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery
2:15
Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Stephanie Price for Martelli
3:00
Play with Your Patterns | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
3:45
Laser-cut Applique the Easy Way! | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers, Stencils & Laser-cut
4:30
Quick Points to the Rescue |  Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

10:30
Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Stephanie Price for Martelli
12:00 Spray Painting: No talent, no time | Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers, Stencils & Laser-cut
1:00
Play with Your Patterns | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
1:45 mySewnet – Connected Machine Technology with Husqvarna Viking | Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
3:00 Cosplay Runway Show & Contest | Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay
3:45
Learn A New Way to Never Have an Uneven Hem Again! | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
4:30
Super Prize Drawing

 
Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions
Stephanie Price for Martelli
Learn all about Martelli’s adjustable workstation tables and sewing notions that will help make your measuring and cutting a breeze.

 

Applique This!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Discover lots of easy tips to make your fusible applique fun and successful. Enlarge or reduce the pattern - easiest way to clean your messed up iron - mastering the pressing sheet and much more! 

 

Comfortable Clothes That Camouflage
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Be entertained as you are inspired to sew something beautiful and learn how designers shape their clothes so they are easier to fit and sew. See clothes that allow you to gain or loose 30 pounds and they will still fit. Kathy uses her body as a human dress form to model clothes that make you look and feel good. Learn about the right style and fit that can take 10 pounds off of the way you look instantly. Sewing can give you a “couture” wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points. You will also learn about techniques and tools to make the creative process easier and successful 

 

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay
Sit back and enjoy a fashion show of creativity and wonder as Cosplayers, Reenactors and Costumers take the stage to show off their creations and compete for a 3D printer and cash prizes!

Cut Straight, Sew Straight, Press Straight
Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
It should be the easiest part of quilting! Yet keeping it all straight can be a point of frustration and a real challenge at times. It's not a one-size-fits-all solution so we'll explore several options for walking the straight and narrow.

 

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.

Fitting Techniques: Costumes from Dancing with the Stars
Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Inc
Join Joe Vecchiarelli, costume fitter for Dancing with the Stars, as he explains how the garments are constructed and learn how he gets these masterpieces to fit like a glove.

 

How to Fit and Use a Thimble
Jan Larson of Thimbles For You
See a selection of sterling silver thimbles and learn how to fit a thimble and use it for quilting and binding.

Laser-cut Applique the Easy Way!

Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers, Stencils & Laser-cuts
Appliques are not just for quilts. Sue will show you how to use laser-cut appliques on clothing and jackets. Then add some crystals to give it that extra special touch.

 

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!

 

mySewnet – Connected Machine Technology with Husqvarna Viking
Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery
Understand how smart phone apps, embroidery software, WiFi technology and sewing machines communicate to give an integrated user experience. 

 

Play with Your Patterns
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
Get the most out of your tried and true patterns by playing with different fabrics, embellishments and surface design, adding pockets and linings, and more! Carrie Emerson presents a trunk show based on Fit for Art’s core patterns and variations, inspiring you to sew garments successfully through repetition with a favorite pattern. 


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.

 

Sew Many Projects – So Quick!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
The 10 degree Ruler is still inspiring lots of projects. Come and see how we are quickly piecing fabric, making many different gifts and see our exciting trunk show. If you like speedy - you will like this! 

 

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 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.) 

 

Spray Painting: No talent, no time
Sue Purdy of Sue's Sparklers, Stencils & Laser-cuts
Sue will show you how to make spray paint, how to turn a stencil on a garment in to a unique look. Add an iron on sparkler for texture. No talent, no time! 

 

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.

 

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.

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