Cincinnati, OH

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See what's new and trending with presentations on the Expo Stage. FREE with your General Admission ticket.

 

Thursday

10:30
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 11:15 Comfortable Clothes That Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
 12:00 Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off The Wall Quilt
 1:00 Do You Wonder Why It Doesn't Fit? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
 1:45 Just Five or Six Yards to Beautiful Beginner Quilts | Deb Grogan for The Quilt Factory
2:30 Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Martelli
3:15
Fitting Techniques: Costumes from Dancing with the Stars | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Inc
4:15
Jackets in 4 Pieces or Less | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday

 

10:30
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
11:15 Fitting Solutions for Shoulder, Neck and Arms | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Just Five or Six Yards to Beautiful Beginner Quilts | Deb Grogan for The Quilt Factory
1:00 Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Martelli
1:45 Jackets in 4 Pieces or Less | Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
2:30
Cut Straight, Sew Straight, Press Straight | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
3:15
Fitting Techniques: Costumes from Dancing with the Stars | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Inc
4:00
Sew To Look Slimmer | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

10:30
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
11:15 Fitting Techniques: Costumes from Dancing with the Stars | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Inc
12:00 Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off The Wall Quilt
1:00
Comfortable Clothes That Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
1:45 Just Five or Six Yards to Beautiful Beginner Quilts | Deb Grogan for The Quilt Factory
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
3:00 Learn A New Way to Never Have an Uneven Hem Again! | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:45
Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Martelli
4:30
Super Prize Drawing

 
Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions
Stephanie Price for Martelli
Learn all about Martelli’s adjustable workstation tables and sewing notions that will help make your measuring and cutting a breeze.

 

Comfortable Clothes That Camouflage
Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Be entertained as you are inspired to sew something beautiful and learn how designers shape their clothes so they are easier to fit and sew. See clothes that allow you to gain or loose 30 pounds and they will still fit. Kathy uses her body as a human dress form to model clothes that make you look and feel good. Learn about the right style and fit that can take 10 pounds off of the way you look instantly. Sewing can give you a “couture” wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points. You will also learn about techniques and tools to make the creative process easier and successful 


Cut Straight, Sew Straight, Press Straight
Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
It should be the easiest part of quilting! Yet keeping it all straight can be a point of frustration and a real challenge at times. It's not a one-size-fits-all solution so we'll explore several options for walking the straight and narrow.

 

Do You Wonder Why It Doesn't Fit?
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Want to know what to do to fix it? Is there such a thing as a perfect figure that a pattern will fit without one or more alterations? As a dressmaker I have not seen one. We are all different and have unique needs. Bring your questions and we will discuss as many as time allows. I will show you how to alter patterns for the figure variations we identify in the group. Learn how to read the wrinkles or folds in the garments we wear that give us clues to the figure variation underneath the garment! We can all learn from each other. 

 

Fitting Solutions for Shoulder, Neck and Arms
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Why does that shirt want to fall away from my neck? Could be one thing or another. Figure variations affecting shoulder/neck area are: the dowager hump large or thin neck, a forward head, high or shallow neck bases, broad or narrow shoulders ,square or sloping shoulders, long or short arm joints (Have you heard of those before?) and how about that forward arm joint! Learn to identify and then correct for these common variations. Then Arms: Large or thin? Short or long? Inward rotation of the elbow. (What is that??) There are a few more that we will discuss in this fun and informative presentation.

Fitting Techniques: Costumes from Dancing with the Stars
Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Inc
Join Joe Vecchiarelli, costume fitter for Dancing with the Stars, as he explains how the garments are constructed and learn how he gets these masterpieces to fit like a glove.

Jackets in 4 Pieces or Less
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
A classic jacket is a staple of any wardrobe, however, there are times that linings and facings are optional which means quick and easy construction. Countless fabrics and styles make for limitless choices. Pattie will show you some great jacket patterns, many that can be done in a few evenings along with quick finishing techniques. Filling your closet will be sew-easy!

Just Five or Six Yards to Beautiful Beginner Quilts
Deb Grogan for The Quilt Factory
Just five or six yards of fabric is enough to create easy quilts that are quick to put together but will make you look like a Quilt Rockstar. Perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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, click here for more information.)  

 

Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares
Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
Cutting straight strips is a breeze with the incredible AQSR (Adjustable Quilt Strip Ruler) and with one turn you'll get the most accurate squares you've ever cut.

 

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.

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