Cincinnati, OH

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 Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company  
10:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 11:15 Project Speed! 10 Degree Ruler | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 12:00 Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
 1:00 Pretty Darn Quick: Quilts You Will Finish | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
 1:45 Making Sparkles 'n Spirit | Darlene Griffith of Quilted Christmas
2:30 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:15
Create Your Own Landscapes | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

9:30 Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company   
10:30 Make It Your Own | Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
11:15 Felting Made Easy | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
12:00 Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio
1:00 All About Creative Grids | Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30
Make it Sparkle and Shine! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
Give Your Bag "Purse"onality | Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu 
4:00
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

9:30
Sewing for Little Ones | Sis Hutchison of Martha Pullen Company 
10:30 Take a Short Cut! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
11:15 How to Use A Sloper | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Quick Sewing & Embroidery for the Young At Heart | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:45
The Great American Economy Quilt | Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
1:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
2:15 Making Sparkles 'n Spirit | Darlene Griffith of Quilted Christmas
3:00 Cosplay Runway Fashion Show | Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

All About Creative Grids
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House 
Learn the how, why, and when you should use Creative Grids ™ rulers. These fabulous rulers will aide you in cutting your quilt blocks with accuracy, and with cutting accuracy come quick and easy assemble.  

 

Cosplay Runway Fashion Show

Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay 

If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design (or period costume) and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, September 21st. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff on the runway in the Cosplay Fashion Show. As a participant, you'll be entered into a drawing to win an Imaginator 3D printer and starter pack of filament from Sew Much Cosplay and RNK! Click here for complete details on how to participate.

 

Create Your Own Landscapes
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
Do you love those gorgeous fabric landscapes but you’re nervous about trying them on your own? Would you like a little help learning how to do them? Even though this is a quick stage class, you’ll pick up some great ideas and learn how to use cut and paste applique for the backgrounds and see what types of stitching to use to bring out the details. Take the mystery out of landscapes with this new and quick class…Landscaping a-la-Cindy 

 

Felting Made Easy
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Felting techniques come in many forms, needle felting, wet felting, felted knitting and the easiest of all, felting old sweaters. Come and learn from Barb how easy it actually is and pick up some great tips and tricks. It’s amazing how many great projects you can create with this versatile process.  

 

Give Your Bag "Purse"onality
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
Check out the latest products to and tricks to give your bags a professional and unique look.  

 

How to Use A Sloper
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Learn how to make a sloper and see how to use it as a design tool as well as a fitting tool. See how easy it is to make a different skirt style from your basic straight skirt. Learn how to create your own princess line bodice from your fitted basic bodice pattern. Factual and fun information!

 

Make it Sparkle and Shine!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
We’re all drawn to things that shine! See how to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world by using Angelina Fibers, Angelina Film/Mylar®, glittered embroidery using the new glitter iron on fabric. Cindy will show how to make and apply crystal iron-ons, brush on glitter to create your own amazing wearables that wash and dry easily. Adding a little sparkle to your garments is fun to do and so EASY!

 

Make It Your Own
Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
Bags and purses should showcase your personal taste and style. A pattern is just a starting point. We’ll discuss different materials, hardware and tools that will take a great bag or purse pattern and turn it into a unique and customized work of art.  

 

Making Sparkles 'n Spirit
Darlene Griffith of Quilted Christmas
Sparkles ‘n Spirit is a design company that creates unique and very easy caricature dolls. No sculpting required! Join us for a brief demonstration on how to make dolls like “The Queen of Quilting”, Madge & the Gingerbread twins, Geoffrey and Gretchen.  

 

Pretty Darn Quick: Quilts You Will Finish
Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe
Save Time, Save Money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more, and complete more quilts faster? Let's take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of techniques for making your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern. 

 

Project Speed! 10 degree Ruler
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Wow! You won’t believe all the options available to you when using this wonderful ruler. Cut and piece over 200 pieces of fabric in just an hour. Make fabric to use for quilt blocks, clothing, table runners, placemats, Christmas Tree Skirts and many more projects. Come see for yourself!  

 

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. 

 

Quick Sewing & Embroidery for the Young At Heart
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours 
Have you got some kiddos you want to sew for? Come and see what Cindy has created to tickle your fancy. See cute little critters, fluffy blankets, squeaky T-Shirts, patchwork quilts, adorable bibs and lots more! Get ideas that will help you create that special something for that special someone. 

 

Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show
Jim Suzio
Films, magazines, newspapers, television, fashion/style trendsetters are everywhere. We gaze in awe at the gowns on the red carpet, knowing an Edith Head, a Givenchy, an Oleg Cassini or a Carolina Herrera original would be far from our reach. Yet, if you sew, the look is just a thread away. From the elegant look of Susan Sarandon in "Feud:Bette and Joan" (as Bette Davis in "All About Eve") to Lily James' "bohemian style" (in "Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again"), to classics like Audrey and Jackie, join us as Jim Suzio features his recreations of these and several other iconic looks on the fashion runway. As Jim would say, "Don't just follow fashion, create it!"

 

Sewing for 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 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, please call 800-699-6309 or click here for more information.) 

 

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.

 

Take a Short Cut!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Let a designer show you lots of ways to “shortcut” your projects. You will not only shorten the time it would normally take you, but your results will be better. Miter a perfect corner when binding a quilt; sew faster by tracing and stitching and so much more. Take a little time to check out the shortcuts.

 

The Great American Economy Quilt
Donna Robertson
Learn the cutting and piecing tricks for getting a quilt top out of just three yards of fabric. See how easy it is with reasonably priced patterns and 3 yards of fabric. Enjoy a trunk show of beautiful quilts that you'll want to make for gifts, charity and your own enjoyment. Every attendee gets a free quilt pattern.

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