Atlanta, GA

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See what's new and trending with presentations on the Expo Stage. FREE with general admission.

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Heirloom Quilts with EasyPiecing Grid | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
11:15 4 Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe | Carrie Emerson for Fit for Art Patterns
12:00 Fit After Forty (and sometimes younger!) | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:45 Sublimation vs Digital Transfer | Richard Bloedow for SewingMachine.com
1:30 Shortcuts & Quick Gifts | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
2:15 What Else Can You Do With Your Longarm Machine? | Amy Walsh for Shirt Off Your Back Quilts
3:00 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
3:45 Eat Cookies Clothes | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
4:30 The Pop Top Jacket: A Perfectly Easy Fit | Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Create a Wearable Art Jacket | Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs
11:15 Why Didn't I Think of That! | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Rae Cumbie for Fit for Art Patterns
1:00 Fussy Finder | Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs
1:45 Sew Many Projects – So Quick! | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
2:30 Sublimation vs Digital Transfer | Richard Bloedow for SewingMachine.com
3:15 Swivel Our Seams: Pattern Alteration SOS | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
4:00 What Else Can You Do With Your Longarm Machine? | Amy Walsh for Shirt Off Your Back Quilts
4:30 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:30 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Striped and Plaid Fabric | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
12:00 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli
12:45 Applique This! | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:45 "Practice" the Four-Letter-Word | Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show | Hosted by Liz Fredrick of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
3:00 Cosplay Runway Show & Contest | Commentated by Casey Renee of Casey Renee Cosplay
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Karen Trombley for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

 

4 Core Patterns, One Great Wardrobe 

Carrie Emerson for Fit for Art Patterns

Be energized to sew your own wardrobe starting with the 4 Core Wardrobe Patterns from Fit for Art Patterns. Use these patterns to develop contemporary wardrobe staples...Jackets, Knit Tops, Pants, Dresses and Tunics...with a personalized fit and lots of design options. We would love to show you how!

 

Applique This! 

Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams

Discover many easy tips to make your fusible applique fun and successful. Enlarge or reduce the pattern, easiest way to clean your messed up iron, mastering the pressing sheet and much more!

 

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Commentated by Casey Renee of Casey Renee Cosplay
Casey will share her Cosplay experiences and narrate you along a journey of costume art created by fellow Expo attendees – Cosplayers, Reenactors, and Costumers. Click HERE for complete details and to learn how you can participate.

 

Create a Wearable Art Jacket

Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs

Use Jennifer's Pop Top Jacket pattern as a blank canvas to create a flattering work of art that you will be thrilled to wear.

 

Eat Cookies Clothes

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Are you heavier than your ideal weight? Has your body morphed from an hour glass into a sausage? Kathy uses her body as a human coat hanger to demonstrate how her garment's shapes and details keep the eye away from your trouble areas and looking at your best features. See how different fabrics can shorten the construction process and affect how you look and feel in your clothes.

 

Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show

Rae Cumbie for Fit for Art Patterns

Join Rae for a celebration of fashion sewing. Rae will showcase her designs and host this special event. You are invited to participate! Walk the Expo Runway to show off the fashion you have been sewing. From jackets and tops to dresses and pants...give your favorite creation its moment in the spotlight. To participate in the Runway Fashion Show, click HERE to register. All participants will receive FREE General Admission on Friday.

 

Fit After Forty (and sometimes younger!)

Lorraine Henry for Conselle

As we age, our bodies have some predictable changes. Bustlines drop, shoulders round forward, tummies enlarge, a dowager hump may appear...and more. A good fit will help camouflage figure imperfections. Listen and learn from an enlighting, sometimes entertaining, and realistic discussion on our ageing figures and how to get our clothes to fit. It happens to everyone!

 

Fussy Finder

Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs

Come see Dianne's fun approach to using Quiltsmart, using a template for fussy cutting the components. The end result is stunning! After seeing her technique, you'll never look at fabric the same way.

 

Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques

Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises

Learn how to cut with 100% accuracy, slice your cutting time in half and experience pain free cutting with our ergonomic height adjustable workstations and tools.

 

Heirloom Quilts with EasyPiecing Grid 
Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft

This may change the way you make quilts! Fun, fast and accurate. Endless possibilities and patchwork made easy.

 

Less Than Traditional 

Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt

It's unbelievably easy to make a tradtional orange peel quilt in this non-traditional way. Best yet, each section is completely complete! No need to go back and quilt & bind. Each section can stand alone as a finished project or be increased as needed.

 

"Practice" the Four-Letter-Word

Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs

Toss the fears and rules of free motion out the window and let Dianne take you on a journey that will elevate your quilting skills. Once you learn her way of free motion, you will never send your quilts to a long armer again.

 

Quilt Binding Techniques

Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft

Come and see some great tips for a fantastic finish to your quilts. Bonus demo on piping for award winning bindings.

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Karen Trombley for Quilts of Valor Foundation

Join us in acknowledging the service and sacrifice of those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, as we award comforting and healing Quilts of Valor to those whose lives have been touched by war.

 

Sew Many Projects – So Quick!

Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams

The 10 Degree Ruler is still inspiring lots of projects. Come see our exciting trunk show and discover how quickly we are piecing fabric to make many different gifts. If you like speedy, you will like this!

 

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show

Hosted by Liz Fredrick of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
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, click HERE for more information.)

 

Shortcuts & Quick Gifts

Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams

Sometimes just knowing a few tricks and tips will speed up the process. Choosing some of our quick gift projects using those shortcuts will make the journey a joy.

 

Striped and Plaid Fabric

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Striped and plaid fabric can become your new best design friend. Not only can it be used to extend your creativity and ability to design unique statement pieces, it can also (and this is the best part for most of us) take pounds off your visual appearance. Join Kathy as she shares her techniques to cut, sew and construct.

 

Sublimation vs Digital Transfer

Richard Bloedow for SewingMachine.com

Explore the exciting world of Sublimation and Digital Transfer. See the latest equipment and techniques to decorate your fabric and apparel.

 

Super Prize Drawing
Fabulous prize packages and sewing machines are awarded daily at this drawing. You will receive your Super Prize Drawing Ticket at the Expo. Drawings are held at 5:15pm on Thursday and Friday, and at 4:30pm Saturday on the Expo Stage inside the Exhibit Hall. Winners must be present with a photo ID to claim their prize.

 

Swivel Our Seams: Pattern Alteration SOS

Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Tired of slashing your pattern into puzzle pieces and trying to put it back together to "kind of fit"? Have you ever wanted to just pull out your seam allowances and magically fit your figure? It is almost that easy with the seam method of pattern alteration! Have an "Ah-HA" visual experience as you watch how seams can swivel in and out to accommodate your changing figure!

 

The Pop Top Jacket: A Perfectly Easy Fit

Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs

The easiest jacket you will ever make – just three pattern pieces, with no facings, no darts, no button holes! Getting a perfect fit for all sizes XS to XXL is fast and easy with Jennifer's tips for using her pattern as your blank canvas.

 

What Else Can You Do With Your Longarm Machine?

Amy Walsh for Shirt Off Your Back Quilts

Longarms aren't just for quilting anymore! We will show you a number of examples of projects that you can make using your longarm machine, that aren't quilts!

 

Why Didn't I Think of That!

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Join Kathy as she shares random techniques to perform sewing skills faster and easier with better results than the traditional approach.

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