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Stage Presentations
 
Stage Presentations, demonstrations, trunk shows and fashion shows are FREE with your General Admission ticket. You'll get renewed energy, inspiration and lots of how-to's from these lively 30-minute sessions. For additional presentations in The Spot, click here.

Thursday
10:30
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
11:15
Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
12:00
Who Doesn't Like a Good Scrap Quilt?
Diane Tomlinson, Associate Editor for Fons and Porter
1:00
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30
Faster ~ Easier ~ Fun!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
4:00
Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

Friday

10:30
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
11:15
New and Favorite Creative Grids Rulers
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
12:00

Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color
Cynthia Guffey
1:00
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:45
Stitchin' for the Kitchen
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
3:15
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:00
Make a T-Shirt Quilt
Karen Grof of Florida Quilting Center
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

Saturday
10:30
Stitchin' for the Kitchen
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00
Sew! Let's Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
1:00
From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
1:45
The "EPIC" Journey
Melody Robson of Fabric Warehouse
2:30
Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
3:15
Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing


The “EPIC” Journey
Melody Robson of Fabric Warehouse

Have you heard of the new Designer EPIC and all its wonders? Don’t miss this opportunity to find out why the new Designer EPIC is the greatest sewing and embroidery machine on the market! Created for sewers by sewers, the Designer EPIC will make all your greatest dreams easier to attain than ever before!


Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Does the fabric you use for your garment sewing make that much difference? Barb will show you what happens with various fabrics using the same pattern. The fabric choice you make can and will give a totally different look and feel.

Faster ~ Easier ~ Fun!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Let us show you some simple ways to improve your sewing process. Want to have a perfectly straight edge when you turn a project right side out? We’ll show you how easy it is to have the opening closed quickly and STRAIGHT. Receive tips on fusible applique, Texture Magic™, sewing shortcuts and more. Check out the tools that will improve your time and quality in your sewing projects.

Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies Inc.

Joe is a fit specialist for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as well as 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!

From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu

Turn your ordinary project into a work of art using cutting edge products to achieve a polished and professional finish. Learn ways to determine the right tools and notions for your masterpiece!

Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café

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 easy techniques to make your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern.

Make a T-Shirt Quilt
Karen Grof of Florida Quilting Center

Yes! You can make a t-shirt quilt without using stabilizer. Discover a clever, quick technique to turn those favorite tees into a unique memory quilt.

New and Favorite Creative Grids Rulers
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House

Come to hear about all of Karen’s favorite and new Creative Grids rulers for quilting. This is sure to inform, teach and inspire both the new and expert quilter. Lots of laughs and a door prize to be given to one lucky participant!

Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs

The look of quilt blocks without sewing is easy if you know how. Learn how Paintstiks®, stamps and fusible web can be used to create the appearance of intricate quilt blocks without sewing.

Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color
Cynthia Guffey

A style show demonstrating how to achieve your most flattering silhouette with the use of construction lines versus the use of color combinations.

Sew! Let’s Get Dressed with Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns

Enjoy this trunk show of garments you can make to wear every day. See fun tops, well-fitting pants and comfortable jackets made with Fit for Art’s three basic patterns

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.)

Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop

Tired of making the same old quilts? Ready to move beyond the traditional or at least jazz them up but not sure how to get started? Are you stuck and can’t get past “quilt artist block”? Join Marty as she shares examples of innovative quilts and products that offer ‘Springboards to Creativity’. Discover how ordinary items can be just the spark you may need to get the creative juices flowing.

Stitchin’ for the Kitchen
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns

Create gourmet worthy accessories to decorate your kitchen with a little thread and your embroidery machine. Think pretty hand towels, witty musings to embellish aprons, elegant linens to match your dishes or décor and more. These clever kitchen projects also make great gifts for everyone on your list.

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.

Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com

Learn how to use sewing notions and techniques to make your creative process fun and successful! Watch Kathy as she models her wardrobe and shows how she uses her favorite sewing tools to create them.

Who Doesn’t Like a Good Scrap Quilt?
Diane Tomlinson – Associate Editor of Fons and Porter
Do you have lots of scraps? Are you wondering what to do them? Diane will share a variety of scrap quilts to give you inspiration and ideas for ways to use those scraps. Diane even has some ideas for ways to organize your scraps and to use your own stash to create quilts that you’ll cherish as your favorites.

For additional presentations in The Spot, click here.