Novi, MI

Expo Stage Presentations

 

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

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Fit After Forty (And Sometimes Younger!) | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15 Eat Cookies Clothes | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
12:00 Quick Gift Ideas for You and Your Kids | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:45 FAST! FUN! FUSED! Landscapes | Doris Deutmeyer for Fabrications by Doris
1:30 Needles and Thread . . . What Your Mother Never Told You | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
2:15 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:00 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa for The Wool House
3:45 Turn an Embroidery File Into a Cut File | Sarah Kaiser & Lisa Fellhauer for Leabu Sewing Center
4:30 Why Polartec? The Ultimate in Warmth | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Why Didn't I Think of That! | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
11:15 Swivel Our Seams: Pattern Alteration SOS | Lorraine Henry for Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Nick Coman for Dragonfly Creative
12:45 Why Polartec? The Ultimate in Warmth | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
1:30 FAST! FUN! FUSED! Landscapes | Doris Deutmeyer for Fabrications by Doris
2:15 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:00 Turn an Embroidery File Into a Cut File | Sarah Kaiser & Lisa Fellhauer for Leabu Sewing Center
3:45 Can You Do Fusible Applique Easily? | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
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
 

10:15 Bring the Bling | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
10:45 Turn an Embroidery File Into a Cut File | Sarah Kaiser & Lisa Fellhauer for Leabu Sewing Center
11:30 Quick Gift Ideas for You and Your Kids | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:15 FAST! FUN! FUSED! Landscapes | Doris Deutmeyer for Fabrications by Doris
1:00 Breaking The Rules of Sewing | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
1:45 Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa for The Wool House
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 Kris Vierra of Quilter on the Run
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Lynn Lebeck for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

 

Breaking the Rules of Sewing

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Kathy Ruddy is a maverick who dares to challenge traditional sewing methods, coming up with foolproof techniques of her own to banish the "homemade look" from sewing. She models garments made with these techniques in a lively presentation that will be a memorable experience.

 

Bring the Bling

Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu

Let's take a look at new hardware and fabrics to add style to your bags and wallets.

 

Can You Do Fusible Applique Easily? 

Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams

Come watch a quick demonstration of fusible applique. Learn how to choose the right fusible, how to reverse patterns easily and to enlarge and reduce patterns.  See how easy it is to use an applique pressing sheet for a perfect applique and if you goof and your iron is a mess – the quickest (and easiest) way to clean your iron.  Lots of info and a little pattern hand-out too!

 

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Commentated by Kris Vierra of Quilter on the Run
Kris 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.

 

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.

 

Fascinating Wool World

Bob Moosa for The Wool House

Get some insight into the product of wool from fiber to garment. Learn about the unique benefits, performance and fabric attributes of wool. This presentation will answer the question “What is Wool” and outlines the benefits and properties of wool and detailed uses for wool.

 

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.

 

FAST! FUN! FUSED! Landscapes

Doris Deutmeyer for Fabrications by Doris

Fabulous fabric landscapes made EASY! Learn the techniques, tools and tips for success with a "Trace, Cut & Fuse" method. Doris will guide you through the process of using iron-on adhesives. Introducing "Nature Cuts"; pre-cut and pre-fused natural elements designed by Fabrications by Doris. Fabric landscapes have never been easier; the possibilities are endless!

 

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.

 

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!

 

Quick Gift Ideas for You and Your Kids

Connie Spurlock  for Sew Wonderful Dreams

The holidays are coming soon but there is still plenty of time to make a few gifts for those special folks in your life. We will show you some projects and some simple tips to make gift giving fun.

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Lynn Lebeck 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.)

 

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.

 

Swivel Our Seams: Pattern Alteration SOS

Lorraine Henry for Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Tired of slashing your pattern into puzzle pieces and trying to put it back together to "kind of fit"? Have you ever wanted to just pull out your seam allowances and magically fit your figure? It is almost that easy with the seam method of pattern alteration! Have an "Ah-HA" visual experience as you watch how seams can swivel in and out to accommodate your changing figure!

 

Turn an Embroidery File Into a Cut File

Sarah Kaiser & Lisa Fellhauer for  Leabu Sewing Center

Join Sarah and Lisa from Leabu Sewing Center as we explore this feature exclusive to the Brother Scan N Cut. Learn how the new My Connection feature can turn a fill stitch embroidery design into an applique with the push of one button! Now available on more machines.

 

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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