Dallas, TX

Expo Stage Presentations

 

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

 

Thursday

10:30
Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Stephanie Price for Martelli
 11:15 What's New in Embroidery and Machine Quilting! | Jeannie Plant and Aine McCarthy for Richland Sewing Center
 12:00 Ribbon and Award Ceremony | North Texas Quilt Festival
 12:45 Foot Loose and Fancy Free Motion | Dianne Springer of Dianne Springer Designs
 1:30 Home Sewing Machine Maintenance with Urban Spools | Stefanie Orozco for Urban Spools
2:15 Threadology | Bryan McCann for Superior Threads
3:00
Fitting Solutions for Shoulder, Neck and Arms | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:45
Sew Powerful: On a Mission to Combat Extreme Poverty through Sewing | Jan Cancila for Sew Powerful
4:30
Mixed Media Mania | Joyce Teng for TSC Designs
5:15
Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday

 

10:30
How to Make a Sew Powerful Purse | Jan Paul for Sew Powerful
11:15 Fabric Design, Printing and Coloring with Tsukineko Inks | Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
12:00 Learn A New Way to Never Have an Uneven Hem Again! | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:45 Beyond Borders | Dianne Springer of Dianne Springer Designs
1:30 The Art of Sashiko: Japanese-Style Embroidery with Urban Spools | Ashley Leon for Urban Spools
2:15
Threadology | Bryan McCann for Superior Threads
3:00
What's New in Embroidery and Machine Quilting! | Jeannie Plant and Aine McCarthy for Richland Sewing Center
3:45
Crazy Quilting with Wool | Dawn Shuck of Sew Cherished
4:30
Runway Knock Offs | Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Saturday

 

10:30
Fitting Techniques: Costumes from Dancing with the Stars | Joe Vecchiarelli of French European Inc
11:15 Threadology | Bryan McCann for Superior Threads
12:00 Punch Needle 101 | Dawn Shuck of Sew Cherished
1:00
Do You Wonder Why It Doesn't Fit? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 For the Love of Applique | Dianne Springer of Dianne Springer Designs
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
3:00 Adjustable Workstations and Sewing Notions | Stephanie Price for Martelli
3:45
Home Sewing Machine Maintenance with Urban Spools | Stefanie Orozco for Urban Spools
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.

 

Beyond Borders
Dianne Springer of Dianne Springer Designs  

Come, sit back and enjoy while you learn a fun and exciting way to create beautiful quilt borders. Dianne will show you her piecing tricks that will take your quilt piecing to the border and beyond.  

 

Crazy Quilting with Wool
Dawn Shuck of Sew Cherished
Looking for a new way to use those small wool scraps? Look no further. Dawn will get your mind reeling with great ideas to start you on your journey into wool Crazy Quilting. 

 

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. 

 

Fabric Design, Printing and Coloring with Tsukineko Inks
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
Have you ever had a specific fabric in mind but just can't find it ?  Have you wished to change plain, uninteresting cloth into something beautiful?  Allow Joyce and her passion for fiber arts guide you in experimenting with different medias. You will learn new techniques for creating unique fabrics. 

 

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.

 

Foot Loose and Fancy Free Motion
Dianne Springer of 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.  

 

For the Love of Applique
Dianne Springer of Dianne Springer Designs
Say goodbye to frayed raw edge applique! Dianne will share her best practices for applique that will have your master pieces last a lifetime, even after hundreds of washings. 

Home Sewing Machine Maintenance with Urban Spools
Stefanie Orozco of Urban Spools
Extend the life of your machine and keep it running smoothly with proper sewing machine maintenance. The Urban Spools Team will show you some easy methods for cleaning and maintaining your home sewing machine. Learn the tools you'll need, see a simple demonstration, and most importantly, understand why your machine needs routine maintenance.

 

How to Make a Sew Powerful Purse
Jan Paul of Sew Powerful
Learn the basic steps to construct a Sew Powerful purse to be donated to schoolgirls in Zambia Africa after it is filled with reusable feminine hygiene supplies. Sew Powerful employs, trains and pays a living wage to women in Zambia to make the purse contents. Our 2021 goal is to distribute 24,000 purses and we need YOU to join our effort.

 

Learn A New Way to Never Have an Uneven Hem Again!
Lorraine Henry for Conselle  
The grid on your cutting board – that folding cardboard grid that has been stored in your closet – will give you insights into fitting your skirts, pants and even bodices that you have not experienced before. Never have an uneven hem again! This mini-class will expand your understanding of where changes need to be made and give you some “Ah-ha” moments that will make you want to make a new garment immediately! 

 

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.

 

Punch Needle 101
Dawn Shuck of Sew Cherished  
Let's start punching. Join us as we explore everything you need to get started on the path to successful punchneedle. 

 

Ribbon and Award Ceremony
Jenn Haxton of North Texas Quilt Festival
Share in the excitement as the Ribbons and Awards for the North Texas Quilt Festival judged quilt show are announced.

 

Runway Knock Offs
Jim Suzio of Jim Suzio Sewing Studio
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 Powerful: On a Mission to Combat Extreme Poverty through Sewing
Jan Cancila of Sew Powerful
Sew Powerful is a charity with multiple ways to participate. Come and join Jan as you learn about the global effort to combat poverty with your sewing skills. 

 

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.)  

 

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 Art of Sashiko: Japanese-Style Embroidery with Urban Spools
Ashley Leon of Urban Spools  
Sashiko is a form of Japanese needlework known for its simple yet beautiful geometric patterns. Step into a mini history lesson and be inspired by this ancient "little piercing" technique that is being revitalized by a new generation. Sashiko is an extremely travel-friendly art form that lends itself to quilting, garment sewing, and all types of handwork! See some inspiring projects and let your imagination flow! 

 

Threadology
Bryan McCann of Superior Threads
Join Superior Threads for a special Threadology presentation, where you can learn from an expert about thread, needles, and tension.

What's new in embroidery and machine quilting!
Jeannie Plant and Aine McCarthy of Richland Sewing Center
Showing tools and accessories for machine quilting and piecing, both with embroidery and sewing only.

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