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.

Thursday
10:30
New and Favorite Creative Grids Rulers
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
1:00
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45
Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
4:00
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

Friday

10:30
Fit for Hollywood
Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies, Inc.
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00

Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color
Cynthia Guffey
1:00
Make It Your Own
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30
Ten Tips for Fusible Applique Success
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:00
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

Saturday
10:30
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
11:15
Tools of the Trade for Comfortable Clothes
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00
Proportional Dressing: Construction Lines vs. Color
Cynthia Guffey
1:00
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45
Whip It Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30
Faster ~ Easier ~ Fun!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:15
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
3:45
Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
4:45
Super Prize Drawing


Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Enjoy learning how to be creative with your machine in this jam packed seminar. You’ll see how to transform a sweatshirt into wearable art, quilts made on the embroidery machine, how to sparkle up everything with crystals and Mylar®. You’ll even see how to make your own crystal appliques. If you want to learn how to be creative or expand your abilities, this is your class!

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.

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Everything you need to know about bust alterations whether larger or smaller. Learn what causes wrinkles and folds in the armscye and how to fix the issue. See a beautiful, fast alteration technique for princess seams!

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

All about sleeves! Learn how to enlarge or decrease without causing distortion. Tips for sewing in sleeves with no puckers, tips on ease and design ideas for larger arms.

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Learn what a sloper is, how to make one and how to use it for both designing and as a tool to compare your fitting needs with commercial patterns.

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!

Make It Your Own
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Pinterest inspires you at every click to ‘make it your own’. See Cindy’s approach to creating something special using ready-to-wear garments, reclaimed or vintage items to use as a creative canvas. Apply machine embroidery designs and embroider on jackets, blankets, jeans, sweaters and more to add your personal touch to go from ordinary to extraordinary. If you’re just thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine, this is a great class to see what can be done.

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!

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House

Please join Karen for all of her latest quilting “notions”. This is a free lecture teaching quilting ideas and showing a few new tools as well! You will laugh and learn a great deal at this demo!

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.

Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

It’s time for some spring cleaning. Grab those old clothes and linens and ‘up-cycle’ them! Come see lots of great projects made out of those too-tight jeans, T-shirts that should have been tossed, and even those clothes with tags on them that you know you’ll never wear. Let’s breathe new life into those old cast-aways. Learn how to redesign, repurpose and recycle those well-loved and well-used items. Who knew spring cleaning could be so much fun!

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.

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.

Ten Tips for Fusible Applique Success
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Choosing the right fusible, transferring the pattern, the secret to quick paper removal and how to finish those raw edges – all this and more will make fusible applique very successful for all.

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.

Whip it Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Short on time? Or just don’t want to take on a big project? In this class you’ll see lots of sewing, quilting and embroidery projects that you can create in no time. The emphasis is on fun and easy. These make great gifts and can be made from scraps and left-overs from previous projects.