Fredericksburg, VA

Expo Stage Presentations

 

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

Looking for even more presentations? Click here for The Spot schedule.

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Shirt Perfect - Collars, Pockets & Hems | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
11:15 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
12:00 I See Stars | Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs
12:45 Quilters SOS | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
1:30 SewTites - A Way To "Pin" When You Can't! | Jessica Drain for SewTites
2:15 Threadology: All Things Superior Threads! | Ashley Malinowski for Superior Threads
3:00 Studio 180 Designs Basic Tools | Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses
3:45 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
4:30 "Practice" The Four-Letter-Word | Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Fussy Finder | Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs
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
12:45 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
1:30 Studio 180 Designs Basic Tools - Show Me More! | Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses
2:15 Threadology: All Things Superior Threads! | Ashley Malinowski for Superior Threads
3:00 The Best Tool for the Job - Choosing Needles for Your Handwork | Richard Kennair for Global Artisans
3:45 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
4:30 Dancing With The Stars and American IDOL: Latest Updates with Dazzling Garments | Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:30 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
11:15 Studio 180 Designs Basic Tools | Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses
12:15 Cosplay Panel: Foundations and Fabrications - Traditional Sewing and Foam Armor Crafting | with Casey Renee Welsh, Diana Tolin and Candace Birger
1:15 SewTites – A Way To "Pin" When You Can't! | Jessica Drain for SewTites
1:45 Needles and Thread . . . What Your Mother Never Told You | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
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 Casey Renee for Casey Renee Cosplay
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Les Wallace for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing


 

Coplay Panel: Foundations and Fabrications - Traditional Sewing and Foam Armor Crafting

Casey Renee Welsh, Diana Tolin and Candace Birger
Join three prolific makers as they discuss the interconnected nature of fabric and non-fabric crafting and how the only limit to design is your imagination. Learn how these professionals determined what was needed to finish their garments and their creative problem solving solutions. Get ready to join in the discussion and share your own challenges and solutions for a fruitful examination of the topic.

 

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Commentated by Casey Renee of Casey Renee Cosplay
Casey 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 American IDOL: Latest Updates with Dazzling Garments 

Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.

We will show some of the latest garments worn on the two televions shows, and hear all the the behind-the-scene latest show talk. You will not want to be left out of hearing the latest from the two top rated shows in America today.

 

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!

 

Fussy Finder 

Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs

Come see Dianne's fun approach to using Quiltsmart, using a template for fussy cutting the components. The end result is stunning! After seeing her technique, you'll never look at fabric the same way.

 

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.

 

I See Stars

Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs

Learn to make two different stars without bias cuts or seams. Fair warning….this is addictive!!!

 

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.

 

Needles and Thread . . . What Your Mother Never Told You

Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu

Every time we sit down to sew, we use a needle and some thread. Yet we don't know much about them. Let me walk you through some very helpful information that will help make your projects shine!

 

"Practice" the Four-Letter-Word

Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs

Toss the fears and rules of free motion out the window and let Dianne take you on a journey that will elevate your quilting skills. Once you learn her way of free motion, you will never send your quilts to a long armer again.

 

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.

 

Quilters SOS

Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu

Want to get the best results for your projects? Here are some tips, tricks and notions to help with accuracy and ease.

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Les Wallace 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.

 

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.)

 

SewTites - A Way To "Pin" When You Can't!

Jessica Drain for SewTites

SewTites® magnetic sewing pins are a way to "pin" when you can't! Learn what they are and how to use them.

 

Shirt Perfect - Collars, Pockets & Hems

Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns

Camp shirts, dress shirts, button downs and cowboy shirts all have a few things in common… collars, pockets and hems. Pattie has perfected these with some very simple techniques to give you ready-to-wear results every time. From interfacing selection to symmetrical collars and pockets to vent and shirttail hems, learn her secrets for achieving a shirt you’ll be proud to wear.

 

Studio 180 Designs Basic Tools

Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses

Kelly is a certified instructor for Studio 180 Designs. Come see the basic tool demos and how easy it makes block making!

 

Studio 180 Designs Tools - Show Me More!

Kelly Garcia for Two Crafty Mooses

Let Kelly show you some more tools to make your quilt blocks perfect!

 

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.

 

The Best Tool for the Job - Choosing Needles for your Handwork

Richard Kennair for Global Artisans

Handwork is more and more popular. But how do you choose the most appropriate needle for your task. Richard will go through the process of making needles and what the different types of needles are best for different hand crafts.

 

Threadology: All Things Superior Threads!

Ashley Malinowski for Superior Threads

Have you ever looked at the beautiful threads in your quilt shop and thought “I have no clue how to use that?” If so, this presentation is for you! If you’ve experienced frustration when deciding what type of thread to use or how to incorporate decorative or specialty threads, you’re not alone. A Certified Superior Threadologist will teach you about thread, needles, and tension so you can finally get to work with those beautiful threads.

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