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Thursday
11:15 The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:00
Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
1:45 Needles & Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
2:30 Textile Tileworks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
3:15
Stock Your Sewing Room With Eco-Friendly Sulky Threads and Stabilizers
Michelle Umlauf, National Educator representing Sulky of America

Friday
11:15 Needles & Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
1:00 Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
1:45 Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Strip, Stitch, Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
3:15
Stock Your Sewing Room with Eco-Friendly Sulky Threads and Stabilizers
Michelle Umlauf, National Educator representing Sulky of America
 
Saturday
11:15 Quilt Modern
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
1:00 Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 I'm a Sewer not a Quilter, Why do I need Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
  
Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Got a baby in your life or one on the way? Of course you want to make some cute little gifts but you're short on time. Come see some quick and easy projects that every baby needs and every new mom will appreciate! Learn how to cut down on the cutting time (and even do assembly-line style) so you can whip these out fast.

Essentials for Your Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Customize your studio to fit your specific needs. Learn about favorite “must haves” and about new, re-purposed and recycled items that can complete your tool set. Enjoy a humorous approach to working within a budget to create an ideal sewing space.

Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Fussy cutting is the art of cutting a design so it is perfectly centered. Learn to fussy cut squares, rectangles, diamonds, circles and other shapes. See how easy it is to perfectly center beautiful focal fabrics and embroidery designs. Get those frogs and dogs and bears and toads in the perfect spot on quilts, garments and accessories.

I’m a Sewer, not a Quilter. Why do I need Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
If you quilt, you know how to use templates and rulers to achieve perfect results. But if you sew things other than quilts – not so much. Come see how templates and rulers provide accuracy, speed the cutting process, allow for assembly line cutting and sewing and let you cut multiple layers faster and better. When Linda shows you how to sew great projects with templates and rulers, you’ll know why you should add these tools to your sewing tool box.

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!

Quilt Modern
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
I love "Modern Quilts!" Wait! What is a modern quilt? Join Colleen for a trunk show of quick quilts that use simple patterns for dynamic, thoroughly modern results. Learn different theories on what make a quilt modern and how to get the most done on a limited time schedule. You’ll also see innovative ways to work with large print fabrics, semi solids and solids.

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.

Stock Your Sewing Room with Eco-Friendly Sulky Threads & Stabilizers
Michelle Umlauf, National Educator representing Sulky of America
Michelle will entertain you as she shares with you her knowledge of environmentally friendly products and how to incorporate those into your sewing projects. This presentation is for everyone, especially those who want to make more conscientious decisions about the products they use.

Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
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!

Textile Tileworks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
See how painted, layered fusible techniques can easily create no-sew sensational designs inspired by Mexican painted tiles using Paintstiks®, stamps, and fusible web for use in quilts or wearables.

The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Often owners of quilts do not appreciate what they have and have no idea how best to care for them. This presentation will cover laundering, displaying, folding, storing, and more to best preserve these valuable textiles.