Atlanta, GA

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See your favorite sewing and quilting designers and personalities show what's new and trending. Catch all the excitement as you enjoy fashion revues, trunk shows, demonstrations and presentations from the premier experts across the nation. FREE with your General Admission ticket. 

 

Thursday

10:30 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 11:15 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
 12:00 Jump Off the Surface Embroidery | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
 1:00 Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
 1:45 Outfitting the Ideal Sewing Studio | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Quilt Smart | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
3:15
Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
4:15
Fascinating Wool World | Bob Moosa of The Wool House
5:15
Super Prize Drawing  

 

Friday

 

10:30 Secrets to Look Slimmer | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
11:15 Bling Up Your Bag! | Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
12:00 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
1:00 Print It, Transfer It, and Embellish It | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Outfitting the Ideal Sewing Studio | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30
Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt for Quick Points Ruler
4:00
Heirloom Sewing | Connie Palmer for Classic Sewing Magazine
5:15 Super Prize Drawing
5:30
Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio 

 

Saturday

 

10:30 Learning Free-Motion Quilting? Fast-Track it with Quilting Yoga! | RaNae Merrill of Free Motion Mastery in a Month
11:15 Make It Sparkle and Shine! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
12:00 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
12:45
Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
1:30 Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
2:15 See how great Juki Sewing Machines are for Quilting | Shelia Simpson of Sewingmachine.com
3:00 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
3:30
Cosplay Runway Show & Contest | commentated by Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay and judged by Casey Renee and Mark Ingraham
4:30
Super Prize Drawing

 


Around the Clock with Fit for Art
Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
Fashion a comfortable and flattering wardrobe for every part of your day based on three core patterns from Fit for Art Patterns. Carrie Emerson shares a trunk show of outfits for all your activates around the clock, from bedtime through exercise, work, play, leisure and evening entertainment.

 

Bling Up Your Bag!
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
Dress up any bag or purse with sparkle, shine and textures. Judy of Sew Déjà Vu will share her secrets to personalized styled bags just by upgrading the hardware.  

 

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Commentated by Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay and judged by Casey Renee and Mark Ingraham

Cosplayers, Reenactors and Costumers get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, March 14th. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff on the runway in the Cosplay Runway Show & Contest, and you could win cash and prizes! The judged contest is comprised of two categories: Novice and Expert. Click here for complete details and the Contest Entry Form.

 

Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Be entertained as you are inspired to sew something beautiful and learn how the successful designers shape their clothes so they are easier to fit and sew. Clothes that allow you to gain or lose 30 pounds and still fit! Kathy Ruddy, the “stripping instructor”, includes information about her favorite sewing notions and interfacings using her body as a human coat hanger to show you clothes that make you look and feel good!  

 

Fascinating Wool World
Bob Moosa of The Wool House
Get some insight into the product of wool from fiber to garment. Learn about the unique benefits, performance and fabric attributes of wool. This presentation will answer the question “What is Wool” and outlines the benefits and properties of wool and detailed uses for wool.  

 

Heirloom Sewing
Connie Palmer for Classic Sewing Magazine
Connie Palmer, author, instructor and designer, is here to share her passion for Heirloom sewing. Learn the ins and outs of working with fine fabrics, french and swiss laces, specialty needles, threads and more to create beautiful keepsakes.  

 

Jump Off the Surface Embroidery
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Push the boundaries and create awe inspiring projects with dimension! Cindy will show you ways to use unique fabrics, 3-D pieces, layered applique, fringed detail and so much more. You will be completely inspired by her truck show of wall hangings, garments and landscapes.

 

Learning Free-Motion Quilting? Fast-Track it with Quilting Yoga!
RaNae Merrill of Free Motion Mastery in a Month
Learn a few simple exercises that will quickly and easily train the body mechanics needed for successful free-motion quilting and help you stay relaxed and refreshed as you quilt. 

 

Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun!
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Would you like a wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points? Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models her wardrobe and teaches you how to make these wonderful clothes. Learn about the secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. All the tools and tips you'll need to make the creative process fun!  

 

Make It Sparkle and Shine!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
We’re all drawn to things that shine! See how to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world by using Angelina Fibers, Angelina Film/Mylar®, glittered embroidery using the new glitter iron on fabric. Cindy will show how to make and apply crystal iron-ons, brush on glitter to create your own amazing wearables that wash and dry easily. Adding a little sparkle to your garments is fun to do and so EASY! 

 

Mixed Media Mania
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
Learn fun and colorful ways to create unique mixed media art that will transform your exclusive wearables, art quilts and traditional piecing. Beginning with basic white fabric, Joyce of TSC Designs, will show you how to combine colorful Tsukineko Inks with various mediums, tools and stencils to produce custom pieces that pop. 

 

Outfitting the Ideal Sewing Studio
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Create the sewing studio that will be the envy of all your friends. Marty will demonstrate the “Must Have” tools and notions that will make your sewing fun, quicker and easier. Your fellow sewing enthusiast will be asking “Where did you get that”?

 

Print It, Transfer It, and Embellish It
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Join Cindy for this quick presentation and see some fast and fun ways to embellish a little or a lot. You’ll learn how to easily transfer family pics on to jeans and t-shirts. You will even see how to add a silk screen or two. Next add a crystal applique for a finishing touch! Fun, Quick and Easy!  

 

Quick Points to the Rescue
Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
From the creative mind of Janet Platt, inventor of the amazing Quick Points Ruler, comes a collection of fun to make, fun to give projects. See everything from fanciful aprons to sassy towels, from the prettiest pillowcases and bindings to … well, whatever whimsy she’s created lately. There’s an idea for every occasion, and lots of tips for easiest construction techniques so you have more fun making something simple look amazing. 

 

Quilt Smart
Judy Phillips of Sew Deja Vu
Interested in getting quilts done in your lifetime? It can happen using printed interfacing from Quiltsmart. With easy to read instructions, you’ll watch the magic happen with perfect results.  

 

Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show
Jim Suzio
Films, magazines, newspapers, television, fashion/style trendsetters are everywhere. We gaze in awe at the gowns on the red carpet, knowing an Edith Head, a Givenchy, an Oleg Cassini or a Carolina Herrera original would be far from our reach. Yet, if you sew, the look is just a thread away. From the elegant look of Susan Sarandon in "Feud:Bette and Joan" (as Bette Davis in "All About Eve") to Lily James' "bohemian style" (in "Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again"), to classics like Audrey and Jackie, join us as Jim Suzio features his recreations of these and several other iconic looks on the fashion runway. As Jim would say, "Don't just follow fashion, create it!" 

 

Secrets to Look Slimmer
with Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages any weak points. Watch Kathy model a variety of clothes in styles that will “work” for you too, making you look good and feel great. Learn about the secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. All the tools and tips you’ll need to make the creative process fun! 

 

See how great Juki Sewing Machines are for Quilting
Shelia Simpson of Sewingmachine.com
Get inspired by Sewingmachine.com's Shelia Simpson, as she shows you how you can piece, free motion quilt and do ruler work on Juki's portable machines. 

 

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
This fashion and trunk show featuring students ages 18 and under 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.) 

 

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.

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