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
Notions - The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations / OLFA
11:15 From Antique to Chic
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
12:00
Indygo Junction's Magic Fashion Show
Featuring Indygo Junction & Amy Barickman Designs
1:00 Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45 Dye It, Paint It, Sun Print It and More
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15 Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
4:00
Quilt Modern
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

Friday
10:30 I'm a Sewer not a Quilter, Why do I need Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
11:15
Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00 Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey
1:00 Do It In The Hoop!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Quilt Modern
Colleen Casey of Some Art Fabric
3:15
 
Fast, Fun and Fabulous Embellishments
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:15
Pattern Alterations for 'Busty' Topics
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
 
Saturday
10:30
The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
11:15
Puttin' on The Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Indygo Junction's Magic Fashion Show
Featuring Indygo Junction & Amy Barickman Designs
1:00 Your Fitting Questions "Free-for-all"
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45
Notions - The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations / OLFA
2:30
Sew to Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
3:15
Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
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! Learn how to cut down on the cutting time (and even do assembly-line style) so you can whip these out fast.


Do It In The Hoop!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Create with a machine embroidery hoop. It’s so much fun! Nobody does it in the hoop like Cindy. She'll show you how to hoop your stabilizer and start on your way to unlimited creative possibilities. See how to create purses, bags, quilts, borders, blankets and facings – and lots more.

Dye It, Paint It, Sun Print It and More!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Transform plain, everyday fabric into an original masterpiece, right before your eyes! Using the latest dyes and techniques, Cindy shows you how to change plain fabrics into unique art creations. And all without staining your fingers! Capture the rays of the sun in your design to create on-of-a-kind images for quilts and garments and learn to use soft backgrounds for your embellishments.

Fast, Fun and Fabulous Embellishments
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Use interesting fibers, woven pieces, scraps of fabric, pieces from your stash and buttons to creat quick, easy and amazing embellishments.

From Antique to Chic
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Carefully select a classic, vintage piece and transform it into today’s chic fashion. Barb shows how to use today’s techniques and trendy embellishments to re-invent and upcycle vintage garments for a whole new look.

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.

Indygo Juction's Magic Fashion Show

Featuring Indygo Junction & 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 from Indygo Junction.

This 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!
 
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!

Notions – The Latest and Greatest
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations / OLFA
We all love those little gadgets that make our time in the sewing room efficient. We will do a hands on review of the newest notions. Discover how they work and how they can help make your sewing time pleasant and productive.

Pattern Alterations for “Busty” Topics
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
What causes those folds of fabric in the armscye and how do I get rid of them? Small, large or prominent bust? Learn how to alter for all. Princess seams? Got you covered! Any and all “busty” topic questions will be answered!

Puttin’ On The Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Want to make your projects shimmer and shine? Cindy shows you how to use Angelina as an applique fabric and incorporate sparkly Mylar into embroidery. Learn all about the new Angelina film and how to use it, wash it, dry it and see which embroidery designs are best suited for use with this great sparkly film. Cindy also shares some additional tips on how to incorporate sparkle and shine into jackets, tote bags, pillows, quilt-in-the-hoop project and more.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Cynthia Guffey
Want to see real women in stunning designs from Cynthia Guffey's pattern line? Cynthia will take a variety of body types and figures and flatter them based on variations of her own patterns. Be ready to be stunned and dazzled as Cynthia gives personalization and fit a new twist and flare!

Your Fitting Questions “Free-for-all”
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
What do you have as your biggest fitting frustration? This is an opportunity to ask specific questions that may not be talked about in classes. Bring any questions you have! Others will probably have similar problems so all will learn from whatever we discuss.