Dallas, TX

Expo Stage Presentations

 

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

Looking for even more presentations? Click here for The Spot schedule.

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Terrific Tips and Cool Tools – Machine Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant for Richland Sewing Center
11:15 Six Steps to Success | Sherry Massey, NACQJ Certified Quilt Judge
12:00 Ribbon and Award Ceremony | North Texas Quilt Festival
12:45 I See Stars | Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs
1:30 Heirloom Embroidery and Denim, Mixing Old and New Styles | Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing
2:15 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
3:00 Fabric Design and Coloring | Joyce Teng for TSC Designs
3:45 Threadology: All Things Superior Threads! | Diane Henry for Superior Threads
4:30 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Threadology: All Things Superior Threads! | Diane Henry for Superior Threads
11:15 Terrific Tips and Cool Tools – Machine Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant for Richland Sewing Center
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Nick Coman for Dragonfly Creative
12:45 Basic Machine Maintenance | Stefanie Orozco for Urban Spools Sewing Lounge LLC
1:30 The ABCs of FBAs (Full Bust Adjustments) | Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing
2:15 Tips for Raw Edge Applique | Tana Mueller for Designs by Tana
3:00 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
3:45 The Best Tool for the Job - Choosing Needles for your Handwork | Richard Kennair for Global Artisans
4:30 Dancing With The Stars and American IDOL: Latest Updates with Dazzling Garments | Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:00 Tips for Raw Edge Applique | Tana Mueller for Designs by Tana
10:45 Terrific Tips and Cool Tools – Machine Embroidery and Quilting | Jeannie Plant for Richland Sewing Center
11:30 Heirloom Quilts with EasyPiecing Grid | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
12:15 The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution | Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits
1:00 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli Enterprises
1:45 The Best Tool for the Job - Choosing Needles for your Handwork | Richard Kennair for Global Artisans
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show | Hosted by Liz Fredrick of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
3:15 Threadology: All Things Superior Threads! | Diane Henry for Superior Threads
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Suzanne Dicarlo for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 


Basic Machine Maintenance

Stefanie Orozco for Urban Spools Sewing Lounge LLC

Learn how to properly maintain your sewing machine to keep it running smoothly for years.


Dancing With The Stars and American IDOL: Latest Updates with Dazzling Garments 

Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.

We will show some of the latest garments worn on the two televions shows, and hear all the the behind-the-scene latest show talk. You will not want to be left out of hearing the latest from the two top rated shows in America today.

 

Fabric Design and Coloring 

Joyce Teng for TSC Designs

Joyce demonstrates the newest innovative coloring techniques combining Tsukineko inks with various mediums, and how to use different tools and stencils to transform your traditional piecing, wearables, or art quilts into unique, exclusive works.

 

Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show

Nick Coman for Dragonfly Creative

Join Nick for a celebration of fashion sewing. Nick will showcase his 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.

 

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 Embroidery and Denim, Mixing Old and New Styles

Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing

Embroidery is becoming more and more popular. Here’s how to use machine sewn heirloom stitches on denim skirts, dresses and jackets for unique style. Tips for choosing embroidery stitches, materials, style ideas and what you need to be successful with them.

 

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.

 

I See Stars

Dianne Springer for Dianne Springer Designs

Learn to make two different stars without bias cuts or seams. Fair warning….this is addictive!!!

 

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

Suzanne Dicarlo 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.

 

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

 

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.)

 

Six Steps to Success

Sherry Massey, NACQJ Certified Quilt Judge

Sherry will walk you through six key areas that judges look at when critiquing a quilt. It's all in the details!

 

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.

 

Terrific Tips and Cool Tools – Machine Embroidery and Quilting

Jeannie Plant for Richland Sewing Center

We will be showing accessories and tools that enhance and perfect both machine embroidery and piecing and quilting. This will be a live demo with tools and more demonstrated on the stage.

 

The ABCs of FBAs (Full Bust Adjustments)

Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing

We will discuss common fitting issues of women with full busts, pattern adjustments, style choices, tips and sewing techniques.

 

The Best Tool for the Job - Choosing Needles for your Handwork

Richard Kennair for Global Artisans

Handwork is more and more popular. But how do you choose the most appropriate needle for your task. Richard will go through the process of making needles and what the different types of needles are best for different hand crafts.

 

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.

 

Threadology: All Things Superior Threads!

Diane Henry for Superior Threads

Have you ever looked at the beautiful threads in your quilt shop and thought “I have no clue how to use that?” If so, this presentation is for you! If you’ve experienced frustration when deciding what type of thread to use or how to incorporate decorative or specialty threads, you’re not alone. A Certified Superior Threadologist will teach you about thread, needles, and tension so you can finally get to work with those beautiful threads.

 

Tips for Raw Edge Applique

Tana Mueller for Designs by Tana

Tips on do's and don'ts for raw edge applique.

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