A Treasure Trove of Embellishment Ideas
Barbara Soumar of Flamingo Island Designs
Sometimes the simplest technique adds maximum impact to quilts and wearables. You’ll be inspired with lots of great ideas that add the “wow” factor to just about anything you create.
Creating with Specialty Stabilizers and Designs by Floriani
Debbie Fultz, Floriani Educator
It’s so easy to create on-going borders, applique, special effects and more when you select the right stabilizer and embroidery design. See the latest new products and design collections. You’ll get lots of great new project ideas.
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.
Dimensional Designs with Phoomph™ for Fabric
Hope Yoder of Designs by Hope Yoder
Phoomph™! Here it is! See how to create the cutest, fabulous, 3-D embellishments for accessories, crafts, gifts and more. The creative possibilities are endless and it’s so easy! You’ll be amazed what you can make in a minute with no sewing required.
Florida Fun Fashions
Barbara Soumar of Flamingo Island Designs
Fashion for the sunny south takes an artistic twist using beautiful cotton fabrics, applique and embellishments. You’ll be inspired to create your own masterpiece and wear it everywhere!
Go Tell It At the Quilt Show
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Staff
One person...One quilt...One camera...Three minutes of history. Imagine the satisfaction of having a permanent record of a special piece in your own words, and the fun you’ll have viewing other quiltmakers’ stories, too. These short quilt-and-owner interviews comprise the Quilt Alliance’s newest program for documenting and preserving the stories of our quilts, and YOU can become part of it – in just a few minutes – at the Expo!
The number of interviews we can film each day is limited, so sign up now for an open time and become a permanent part of quilt history. Your three minutes will eventually be uploaded to the Quilt Alliance’s website to share with the quilt world, and excerpts just might show up on our website, too. Meanwhile, you will be able to find them quickly on the Quilt Alliance's You Tube page.
This is for EVERYONE who has a little or big story about a quilt – whether you made it, received it as a gift or bought it. It’s the story that counts!
To sign up, call or email Ellen at 888-699-6309 ext. 210 or email@example.com
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.
Notions: The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
Here are the newest “must have” notions that make all your sewing, quilting and cutting a snap. You’ll even get to try them out before you add them to your sewing studio.
Pressing Details and Tools
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
Pressing and ironing are not the same! When quilting or sewing garments, use the right pressing skills and tools In the right places to “amp” up the look of every project.
Sew Cute Boutique
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
See how to easily re-fashion ready-made t-shirts and sweatshirt into boutique-adorable original fashions.
Sew To Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
The right style and fit can take 10 or more pounds off of the way you look! Sewing can give you a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points! Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models and shows you clothes that make you look and feel good. Learn about techniques and tools to make your creative process fun and successful.
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions and Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Come see a style transformation right before your very eyes. An Expo friend just like you was matched with an Expo designer to create a whole new, fresh, flattering look with style, color and pinnache. 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 a $100 Expo Shopping Spree so you can start creating your new fashion trend right away.
If you would like to become part of the Style Makeover, send a current, full length photo and a brief paragraph about you, your personal style and your lifestyle to firstname.lastname@example.org
TruEmbroidery Software for Mac
Diana Cammarata of Fabric Warehouse
Discover a complete software system with hundreds of fonts, thousands of designs, images and more - all in one package! This new innovative design software works with most top embroidery machines.
Whose Quilt Is This?
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Your quilt label tells your story. Marty reviews a variety of techniques and explores resources that help you make distinctive labels for all your quilts and wearables. Wait until you see all the books, patterns, do-it-yourself items, special fabrics and more that make it quick and easy to create your own label legacy.