Stage Presentations

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.
 
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Thursday
10:30
Delightful Machine Embroidery for Kitchen & Garden
Pattie Otto of Great Copy
11:15 Scarves and More: Your Neck's Best Friend
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
12:00
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supply Inc.
1:00 Embroidery Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30
What's New With Sulky
Diane Gloystein, National Educator representing Sulky of America
3:15 Baby, Oh Baby…!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
4:00
The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 What's New With Sulky
Diane Gloystein, National Educator representing Sulky of America
11:15
Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Proportional Dressing
Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Dye It, Paint It, Silk Screen It and More!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Take the Stress out of Seamstress
Nancy Cook of FitNice
3:15
 
Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:00
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen R. Benke of Little Red Quilt House
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday

10:30
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supply Inc
11:15
Puttin' on the Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Indygo Junction's Magic Fashion Show
featuring Amy Barickman designs
1:00 Pressing Tools are Making a Comeback
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
1:45
Pockets & Zippers-THE EASY FitNice Way!
Nancy Cook of FitNice
2:30
I'm a Sewer Not a Quilter. What Good are Templates & Rulers?
Linda Winner for Martelli Enterprises
3:15
Pictures on Fabric the Easy Way
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing


 
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! I’ll tell you what new moms need (versus want!). Plus I’ll show you how to cut down on the cutting time (and even do assembly-line style) so you can whip these out fast. Projects include: Baby Bibs, Burp Pad, Changing Pad, Diaper Bag, Cute Clothes, Baby Quilt, Stuffed Toys, Great Gifts and more.


Delightful Machine Embroidery for the Kitchen and Garden

Pattie Otto of Great Copy
The kitchen is the heart of any home, it seems to be the place where everyone hangs out. Let Pattie show you how creating delightful and practical accessories for both the kitchen and garden is quick and easy.

Dye It, Paint It, Sun Print It and More!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
See the newest methods for creating with plain fabric and turning it into a masterpiece! Watch as Cindy dyes fabric right in front of your eyes with a new type of dye…so easy and they don’t stain your fingers! See just how easy it is to silk screen any type of fabric or garment. She’ll demonstrate Inktense for soft backgrounds to embellish on…so much to see and learn!

Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Join Barb to see how to successfully embellish your projects. Too much or poor placement can steal the spotlight. Don’t let that happen to your projects! Barb will share her tips to successful embellishments that will steal the show.

Embroidery Showcase
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Embroidery is everywhere! It’s in quilts, wallhangings, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, things for the kids and sportswear. In this exciting seminar by Cindy Losekamp, you will see a myriad of quilts, garments, home dec items and landscapes, all with artfully placed embroidery designs to spark your creativity. You'll get tips on hooping, stabilizing and lots of great ideas on how to use your machine to the max! We know you will enjoy learning from this fun and exciting “edutainer” and you'll be itching to get stitching.

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!

I’m a Sewer not a Quilter. What Good are Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Quilters use templates and rulers but sewers – not so much. If you’re more of a sewer than a quilter then you might not see the value of using templates and rulers. Come see how they provide accuracy, speed up the cutting process, allow for assembly line cutting and sewing, and cut multiple layers faster and better! Plus, you’ll see lot of project that can quickly be completed with templates and rulers. You’ll quickly understand why you’ll want to add these tools to your sewing tool box!

Indygo Juction's Magic Fashion Show
featuring Amy Barickman designs
Do you need to inject some fun and fabulousness into your wardrobe? Come see a trunk show of fashion-forward (yet functional) garment and accessory styles.

The trunk show will feature Amy Barickman's newest release The Magic Pattern Book, which has 6 fashionable patterns that can magically create 36 different styles! You can build a whole wardrobe with patterns from The Tank, The Skirt, The Dress, The Cardigan, The Coat and The Accessory. Although the patterns are rated for a beginner, the styles will interest any level of seamstress. Learn about construction techniques, creating garments out of recycled materials (each chapter contains one recycled project!), the newest notions and more!

Amy, the founder of Indygo Junction, has been designing apparel, accessory and home decor patterns for over 20 years. Recently she launched a new fabric line, Crossroads Denim, which brings to the modern seamstress 18 colors of denim perfect for garment sewing. See how this new fabric drapes on the body, lends itself to raw seams, and can be combined with cotton. See designs made up in the newest Indygo Junction patterns, including the new Crossroads pattern line - created especially to take advantage of the amazing qualities of Crossroads Denim!

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Join Karen for nine nifty ways to jazz up your quilting projects. Hand out includes all the ideas and instructions!

Pictures on Fabric the Easy Way
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Have you seen the quilts that have those wonderful pictures? Have you wanted to try it but just weren’t sure you could do it? Barb will share a fool proof method to put pictures on fabric plus a trunk show of projects.

Pockets & Zippers – THE EASY FitNice Way!
FitNice presented by Nancy Cook
Have you avoided putting in pockets and zippers? Frustrated from past experience? Fearful it will make you look bigger? NOT ANYMORE! In this demo, you will see how to do three different pockets and the fly front zipper quickly and easily. With these techniques, your garment sewing will be easy, fast and fun!

Pressing Tools are Making a Come Back
Carol Steinbrecher of Conselle / Style Solutions
Do you quilt, sew, embroider, craft or all of the above? Make your projects look sharper and double the overall look value to all that hard work you’ve put into creating them. See how pressing differs from ironing. Learn the difference between soft and hard pressing and the choices you have available. Your projects and garments will look professional – it’s all in the tools.

Proportional Dressing – A Fashion Show
Cynthia Guffey
Join Cynthia as she presents fashions that focus on how body proportions can be balanced and visually enhanced by clothing style selections.

Puttin On the Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Make your projects shimmer by using the new products available…but you’re just not sure how? What about Angelina for appliqué fabric? Mylar® for embroidery? What about the new Angelina Film? How do you use it? Can you wash it and dry it? What kind of embroidery designs work with it and are there other things that you can use for more types of sparkle? You’ll see the latest in new jackets, tote bags, quilt in the hoop projects and pillows that all sparkle and shine. Join Cindy for great ideas to sparkle up your embroideries and create projects that shimmer.

Scarves and More: Your Neck’s Best Friends
Carol Steinbrecher for Conselle
Scarves, ties, jewelry – they all fit around your neck! These are all great accessories and it’s time to pay them some well needed attention. See this lively demonstration on how to tie scarves, and choose styles and colors that will flatter your face and figure. We’ll even look at some fun tie knots men can use too! Neckware – we got you covered.

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.)

Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
A personalized sloper can be a useful fitting tool. See how to make one and how to use it for comparing your figure needs to a commercial pattern. Learn how to create different styles such as princess lines and flared skirts from the basic sloper.

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 the Stress out of Seamstress
FitNice presented by Nancy Cook
Take the stress out and put the excitement and creativity back in! You will see creative touches such as machine and serger embellishments, embroidery designs and fun with machine needles. Easy to use notions and all the tricks of GLUING! You won’t believe how this way of sewing simplifies your life. TWO PATTERNS = an entire WARDROBE! Don’t have time to sew – YOU WILL NOW.

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.

The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Not happy with your fit? It may be the lack of or the wrong shape of a dart. Learn some of the mistakes that were unintentionally created by old pattern alteration techniques and how to correct them. See how to add a dart for a better fit. Flat fabric on rounded bodies creates dart equivalent folds somewhere! Let’s turn those folds into form fitting clothes!

What’s New With Sulky
Diane Gloystein, Freelance National Educator representing Sulky of America
Discover the latest Sulky changes, products, techniques, classes and more. Sulky is constantly evolving, so you will want to catch this presentation.