Cleveland, OH

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 Quilt Smart | Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
 11:15 Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
 12:00 Print It, Transfer It, and Embellish It | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
 12:45 Paintstik Inspirations | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
 1:30 Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
2:15 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:00
Heirloom Sewing | Connie Palmer of Classic Sewing Magazine
3:45
Outfitting the Ideal Sewing Studio | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
4:30
Looking Good! Sewing Fast! Having Fun! | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
5:15
So Many Creative Pieces | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals  
5:45
Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday

 

10:30 So Many Creative Pieces | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 Outfitting the Ideal Sewing Studio | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
12:00 Sew Fashionable: Spring and Summer Looks from Threads Magazine | commentated by Threads Magazine editors Carol J Fresia and Sarah McFarland
1:00 Runway Knock Offs | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio
1:45 Make it Sparkle and Shine! | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Bling Up Your Bag! | Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà Vu
3:15
Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
4:00
Take The Frustration Out of Working with Delicate Threads | Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
4:45
Easy Kaleidoscopes | Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
5:45 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

10:30 So Many Creative Pieces | Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
11:15 Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
12:00 Great Style at Any Age | Alex Woodbury for The Sewing Workshop
1:00
Around the Clock with Fit for Art | Carrie Emerson of Fit for Art Patterns
1:45 Outfitting the Ideal Sewing Studio | Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Jump Off the Surface Embroidery | Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:00 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
3:30
Cosplay Runway Show & Contest | commentated by Cheryl Sleboda and judged by Kristie Good
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 the three core patterns from Fit for Art Patterns. Carrie Emerson shares a trunk show of outfits for all your activities around the clock - from bedtime and exercise, through work and evening events.

 

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 and judged by Kristie Good

Cosplayers, Reenactors and Costumers get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, April 4th. 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!

 

Easy Kaleidoscopes
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Learn an easy breakthrough method of painting and layering fused shapes on a base fabric to create the appearance of complex kaleidoscope designs without sewing a single stitch.

 

Great Style at Any Age
with Alex Woodbury for The Sewing Workshop
Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous. And no one does it better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. From beautiful fabrics to stunning colors, this showcase of handmade garments will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you want to sew. The Sewing Workshop is known for its carefree chic combinations of daring fabrics, textures and patterns in layers of drape and shape. Alex will interpret how to read the trends of the moment and fit those concepts into making real clothes for you.

 

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.

 

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”?  

 

Paintstik Inspirations
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Special effects can transform ordinary fabric to extraordinary via quick and easy paintstik techniques that take your projects to new levels. 

 

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!"

 

Sew Fashionable: Spring and Summer Looks from Threads Magazine
commentated by Threads Magazine editors Carol J Fresia and Sarah McFarland
Enjoy a runway show of contemporary and classic fashions you can sew. Each garment has been featured in an issue of Threads magazine. The editors selected the designs for style, versatility, and creative potential. Be inspired by looks for all occasions. You’re sure to see something you’ll want to make for the coming seasons!

 

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.) 

 

So Many Creative Pieces
Barb Callahan
Barb will show you how you can take your fabric projects from ordinary to extraordinary as she shares her passion for fiber arts. Come and learn how to incorporate pictures on fabric, use vintage and unusual fibers in a new exciting way and embellish your little heart out. 

 

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.

 

Take The Frustration Out of Working with Delicate Threads
Georgene Caulder of Notions You Need
Learn how to use delicate, decorative and metallic threads without them twisting and /or breaking. Success can be achieved without tearing your hair out. Proper tools, needles and machine settings will be taught so you can create that WOW factor with ease.

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