Cleveland, OH

Expo Stage Presentations

 

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

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Quilt Any Design With Six Basic Shapes | RaNae Merrill for Free Motion Mastery in a Month/RaNae Merrill Quilt Design
11:15 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli
12:00 The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution | Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits
12:45 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
1:30 Why Didn't I Think of That! | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
2:15 10 Degree Ruler - Less Work, More Projects | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
3:00 FAST! FUN! FUSED! Landscapes | Doris Deutmeyer for Fabrications by Doris
3:45 Quilters SOS | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
4:30 Go Hi-Tech with Hi-Tech Fabrics! | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution | Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits
11:15 Quilt Any Design With Six Basic Shapes | RaNae Merrill for Free Motion Mastery in a Month/RaNae Merrill Quilt Design
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
1:30 FAST! FUN! FUSED! Landscapes | Doris Deutmeyer for Fabrications by Doris
2:15 MySewnet - WIFI Connected Sewing Between Machine, Computer & Mobile Devices | Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery
3:00 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
3:45 Best Shortcuts and Some Quick Gifts Too! | Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams
4:30 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:30 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Eat Cookies Clothes | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
12:00 The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution | Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits
1:00 Bring the Bling | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
1:45 Go Hi-Tech with Hi-Tech Fabrics! | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
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 Cheryl Sleboda for Muppin
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Ginger Fondren & Nancy Cann for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

10 Degree Ruler - Less Work, More Projects

Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams

The shape of this amazing ruler allows you the possibility of a myriad of projects in a short amount of time and yet is also versatile in its length to allow you to make large centerpieces and other fast and fun projects.

 

Best Shortcuts and Some Quick Gifts Too!

Connie Spurlock for Sew Wonderful Dreams

Can you bind a perfectly mitered corner on your quilt? Remove the paper from your fusible applique in two seconds? Sew 150 pieces of fabric in an hour? Let us show you lots of ways to cut your time and finish your projects.

 

Bring the Bling

Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu

Let's take a look at new hardware and fabrics to add style to your bags and wallets.

 

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Commentated by Cheryl Sleboda for Muppin
Cheryl 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.

 

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

Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns

Join Pattie Otto for a celebration of fashion sewing. Pattie 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.

 

FAST! FUN! FUSED! Landscapes

Doris Deutmeyer for Fabrications by Doris

Fabulous fabric landscapes made EASY! Learn the techniques, tools and tips for success with a "Trace, Cut & Fuse" method. Doris will guide you through the process of using iron-on adhesives. Introducing "Nature Cuts"; pre-cut and pre-fused natural elements designed by Fabrications by Doris. Fabric landscapes have never been easier; the possibilities are endless!

 

Go Hi-Tech with Hi-Tech Fabrics! 

Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns

Learn about hi-tech fabrics that keep you warm or cool, dry and comfy all year long. Pattie Otto from Great Copy Patterns will show a variety of fabrics and explain how these new wonder-fibers work and are must-haves for your Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter wardrobes.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MySewnet - WIFI Connected Sewing Between Machine, Computer & Mobile Devices

Kathy Fromme for Viking Sewing Gallery in Mentor

Imagine a world of sewing where everything is connected. Your machine, computer, phone and tablet. No matter where you are - in your living room, on the bus or even at the fabric store. You have information about sewing at your fingertips.

 

Quilt Any Design with Six Basic Shapes

RaNae Merrill for Free Motion Mastery in a Month/RaNae Merrill Quilt Design

Six Basic Shapes make up the "alphabet" of quilting. Learn three ways to practice these shapes and embed in your muscle memory, before you go to the sewing machine. Then quilt any pattern with confidence! (For domestic and longarm machines)

 

Quilters SOS

Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu

A look at some new products with tips and tricks for accuracy to help make your finished project gorgeous.

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Ginger Fondren & Nancy Cann 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.

 

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.)

 

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.

 

The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution

Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits

A brief introduction to the basics of Foundation Paper Piecing followed by our company's novel approach to the art form. Legit Kits uses the full spectrum of colors and our revolutionary block system makes even the most complex designs easy to sew.

 

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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