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Thursday
10:30
Strip, Stitch, Trim!
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
11:45 Paintstiks®, Stamps & Wow!
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
12:30
Notions: The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
1:15 6D Embroidery: The Ultimate Software Experience
Bonnie Faber of Discover Sewing
2:00 Rock Star Rivets & Glamorous Grommets
Luveta Nickels of Junk Jeans People
2:45 Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
 3:30 Banish Bad Bindings
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Friday
10:30 Going Round in Circles
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
11:45 Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:30
Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
1:15 Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
2:00 Notions: The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
2:45 Strip, Stitch, Trim!
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
3:30 Scan and Cut
Bonnie Faber of Discover Sewing
 
Saturday
10:30
Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
11:45 Cut Straight, Sew Straight
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
12:30 Artistic Explosion: Creating Art Fabric
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:15 Paintstiks®, Stamps & Wow!
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
2:00 Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
2:45 Style Makeover
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
  

6D Embroidery: The Ultimate Software Experience
Bonnie Faber of Discover Sewing
Your embroidery dreams become a reality with 6D Embroidery Software. From your mind to the machine, see how to create spectacular designs quickly and easily.

Artistic Explosion: Create Fabric Art
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Whether you are working with paper or fabric, learn to use exciting new art mediums for quilting, art garments and greeting cards. See how to use the latest resists, paints, screens, marker, glues and more, to create totally new materials. Your creativity will explode!

Banish Bad Bindings
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Do you have a stack of quilts waiting to be bound? Do you dread the binding process? Are your bindings “just not good enough” or, downright embarrassing? See how fast and easy it can be to get perfect mitered corners and beautiful bindings by hand or by machine.

Creating with Texture Magic
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Everything you want to know about making Texture Magic a regular ingredient in your studio: explore different stitches and results, using it double-sided to make reversible fabric , in quilts after the quilts have been quilted and more.

Cut Straight, Sew Straight!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Cutting straight and sewing straight always makes your sewing better! For quilting, sewing, crafting, embroidering, see how the right tool choices and simple techniques brings more professional results.

Fitting Made Easy for the Faint Hearted
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Sew your own fashions with renewed confidence and success. Learn how to get that favorite pattern to fit your unique and ever-changing figure. Learn some new tricks that assure great fit and make your fashions a success every time.

Going Round in Circles
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Cutting and sewing perfect circles is not easy –but, oh, the wonderful things you can create with them! Learn to easily cut perfect circles and see the cool sewing, quilting and embellishing projects you can make.

Modern Quilts for the Perpetually Busy Quilter

Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
Do you love beautiful quilts but only have time to make the simple ones? Learn how to select the right fabric and pattern right off the bat to help you create dynamic and visually beautiful quilts without fussy points and tricky seams. Simply beautiful.

Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
The right tools make your project go smoothly, easily and look better. Be enlightened with great information your mother never told you to ensure a fabulous finish for every project!

Notions: The Latest and Greatest

Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
Ever asked yourself that age-old question: “Why did I buy this and how do I use it?”. Phyllis shows you the latest sewing and quilting tools and notions, along with some you may already have, and demonstrates how to use them to make all your sewing quicker, easier and more precise.


Paintstiks®, Stamps and Wow!

Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Learn to create quilts and garments with richly-colored dazzling stars, kaleidoscopes and seemingly complex quilt blocks using Paintstiks®, fusible shapes and stamps


Rock Star Rivets & Glamorous Grommets
Luveta Nickels of The Junk Jeans People
Add that rock star panache to your wardrobe with these tap in rivets and grommets. Transform t-shirts, jeans, hoodies, jackets and accessories without sewing. It’s fun, fast and adds dazzling shine and attitude to your day and evening wear! Also see the latest Crochet-by-Day/Knit-by-Night quilted bag that keeps yarn under control and provides great storage for your craft essentials.


Scan and Cut
Rachel Faber of Discover Sewing
Find out why everyone is crazy about the new ScanNCut, the only machine that takes scanned images, photos or hand sketches and turns them into unique cutting designs for quilts, applique and garment sewing. No need for a computer, software or pricey cartridges. See what’s inspiring crafters, sewers, multi-media artists to take their creative concepts to new levels.


Strip, Stitch, Trim!

Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
Join the strip piecing revolution by using Creative Grids® trimming rulers. With Jean Ann’s no-math, no-measure methods, you’ll make your favorite log cabin, pineapple and hexagon strip pieced blocks easily, accurately and in half the time.

Style Makeover

Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
Come see a style transformation right before your very eyes. Attend our Style Makeover event during the Expo, and you could participate in an unforgettable opportunity to refresh your look! One of the lucky attendees will be chosen to work with one of our talented Expo designers to create a whole new, flattering look with style, color and panache. See the “before” and the fabulous “after” and learn how to create a new look for yourself this season.

Do YOU want to be part of the Style Makeover?
Do you want to update your look? Step out in style this season? Well you can! Our designer will work with you to find the most flattering styles, colors, fabrics and details to make a whole “new” you. If chosen, you will receive an Expo Shopping Spree certificate so you can start creating your new fashion trend right away. If you would like to become part of the Style Makeover, be sure to attend this unforgettable event at the Expo!