Arlington, TX

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See your favorite sewing and quilting designers and personalities show what's new and trending. Catch all the excitement as you enjoy fashion revues, trunk shows, demonstrations and presentations from the premier experts across the nation. FREE with your General Admission ticket. 

 

Thursday

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
 10:30 Cut Time, Quilt More | Linda Davis of Sew It Up Bernina 
 11:15 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc
 12:00 Funny Stories from Martha Campbell Pullen | Martha Campbell Pullen, Ph.D. 
 1:15 Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com 
3:15
Creative Grids: New and Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 
4:00
Gadgets and Gizmos for Quilting | Jeannie Plant of Richland Sewing Center
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Gadgets and Gizmos for Quilting | Jeannie Plant of Richland Sewing Center    
11:15 Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Who Doesn't Love a Great Scrap Quilt? | Diane Tomlinson, Associate Editor of Fons & Porter
1:00 Easy Thread Lace and Yarn | Michelle Umlauf, National Educator for Sulky of America
1:45 Creative Grids: New and Favorites | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 Farm Girls in the 21st Century | Linda Davis of Sew It Up Bernina
3:15
Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc
4:00
Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30
Sewing for Your Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
10:30 Easy Thread Lace and Yarn | Michelle Umlauf, National Educator for Sulky of America
11:15 Art of the Sweatshirt and T-Shirts Too! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 It's Not About Covering Your Body, It's About Flattering Your Figure | Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Shannon Cuddle: Making the World a Softer Place | Lorene Bonewitz of Sew It Up Bernina
1:45 Nine Nifty Notions | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 Fit for Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc
3:15
Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

 

Art of the Sweatshirt and T-Shirts Too!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
See Cindy’s newest ideas for creating with the old standby…the sweatshirt. You’ll see foolproof methods for opening garments and ways to make them your own with applique, embroidery, quilting and much more. Learn about new types of closures and ways to hem that are fun and effective…and some are just downright ingenious! Cindy always has something new up her sleeve…come and see what it is…you’ll be amazed!


Comfortable Clothes the Easy Way
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Learn to use Kathy’s techniques and favorite notions for a creative process that’s fun and successful. She’ll model her wardrobe on stage, sharing how she created garments or the details on them, along with the key notions for easy success.

 

Creative Grids: New and Favorite

Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Learn about the benefits of using Creative Grids Rulers for all your quilting needs. Karen will show all her favorites, including the newest ones on the market. Free handout to all who attend the demo.

 

Cut Time, Quilt More
Linda Davis of Sew It Up Bernina
GO fabric cutters are the most innovative, efficient, accurate and fun way to cut fabric. Come to see Accuquilt’s awesome trunk show. Learn how you can cut 90% faster than you can with a rotary cutter.

 

Easy Thread Lace and Yarn
Michelle Umlauf, National Educator for Sulky of America
If you thought Sulky’s threads were made just for machine embroidery, hand sewing or decorative stitches, then you will want to attend this stage presentation. Sulky of America national educator, Michelle Umlauf, is going to inspire you with thread lace techniques using a sewing machine as a serger. Plus, she will explain how you can make your own custom cotton thread yarn.

 

Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Enjoy learning how to be creative with your machine in this jam packed session. You’ll see how to transform a sweatshirt into wearable art, make quilts on the embroidery machine and add sparkle to everything with crystals and Mylar®. You’ll even see how to make your own crystal appliques. Stretch your creativity and your skills!


Farm Girls in the 21st Century
Linda Davis of Sew It Up Bernina
Lori Holt has taken the quilting world by storm with her book “Farm Girl Vintage” and has continued to inspire us with her unique style and method of applique. Come see a special trunk show of her gorgeous designs.

 

Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
Joe is a fit specialist for Dancing with the Stars as well as for many other celebrities from television. Joe will share his experiences of fitting the stars and offer fitting tips that you can use at home so you too can have the fit of the stars!

 

Funny Stories from Martha Campbell Pullen

Martha Campbell Pullen, Ph.D.
Martha has been traveling and teaching sewing for 35+ years. She is always doing something new and pushing the edge of the envelope, and super funny things have happened along the way! You’ll find yourself laughing at her famous Spanx® story, her pizza board/lace story and so many others. PLUS – as a special celebration for Martha’s return to Arlington this year (during her birthday week, no less!) she will give one piece of her collection of antique clothing (an adult petticoat, circa 1890) as a door prize at the presentation.

 

Gadgets and Gizmos for Quilting
Jeannie Plant of Richland Sewing Center
See the newest and greatest tools and techniques to make your piecing and quilting more fun and easy. Samples will be shown along with quick demonstrations. Items shown will be available to try and purchase in our booth.

 

It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure
Cynthia Guffey
Enjoy a style show of loose-fitting garments showing the dramatic difference between those that are simply large enough to cover, and those that fit well. The ease of wearing clothes cut for a more casual, unconstructed look isn’t about size – it’s about fitting key areas to achieve your most flattering silhouette, which creates the most comfortable wearing, too. See how Cynthia works with color to capitalize on the look, creating lively, fashion-forward looks with patterns that are easy to fit and truly wonderful to wear.

 

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Please join Karen for all of her latest quilting “notions”. Notions – in this case a play on words – means Karen wants to share nine nifty ideas with you to make your quilting area more organized, even as you take your quilting to the next level.

 

Quilting With Your Embroidery Machine
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
We’re just like our grandmothers…we love to make quilt tops, but the quilting…not so much. Many of us have a wonderful embroidery machine, and we love to piece and embroider, but then we have to quilt our projects. Well, Cindy has the answer! Use that embroidery machine to quilt too! Learn about piecing, quilting and embellishing them, too!

 

Sewing for Your Little Ones
Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company
Don’t miss this wonderful, inspirational trunk show of adorable babies’ and children’s clothing. See beautiful garments from Children’s Corner Patterns, Creations by Michie' and also a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher curriculum. Discover how much difference adding a little trim here, a little lace there, a perfect button and a coordinating fabric trim will make to a special outfit. You’ll be stitching up memorable and well-loved clothes for your own ‘littles’ in no time!

 

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
This fashion and trunk show featuring students ages 9 – 18 years of age 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, please call 800-699-6309 or click here for more information.)

 

Shannon Cuddle: Making the World a Softer Place
Lorene Bonewitz of Sew It Up Bernina
Today, Shannon Fabrics is the premier destination for all types of plush fabrics and is making the world a softer place. Come see this incredible trunk show.

 

Super Prize Drawing
Win fabulous prize packages worth hundreds of dollars! You could win a sewing machine, plus patterns, books, videos, fabric, embroidery designs, notions, tools, and more from the exhibitors you'll meet at the Expo! Click here for more Super Prize Drawing information.

 

Who Doesn’t Love a Great Scrap Quilt?
Diane Tomlinson, Associate Editor of Fons & Porter
Still pondering a design for all those fabrics you’ve collected? Have a favorite collection you’re wondering how to use? Or scraps begging to be a quilt? Find inspiration and then some when Diane shares Fons & Porter's ever-changing collection of scrap quilts. Many are her own, others are the work of the editorial and art team, all appearing on the pages of magazines. Throughout the show she’ll share ideas for ways to organize your scraps, a few useful tools and notions for making the quilts she’s showing, and discuss how to effectively raid your own stash to create quilts you’ll cherish as favorites.

           
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