Lakeland, FL

Expo Stage Presentations

 

See what's new and trending with presentations on the Expo Stage. Limited physically distanced seating will be available. FREE with your General Admission ticket.

 

Thursday

10:30 Sew Many Projects – So Quick! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 11:15 Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
 12:00 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
 1:00 Sew To Look Slimmer | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
 1:45 Having Fun with Punch Needle | Rose M Reynolds-Cheap of Heart Creek Farm Creations
2:30 Scan N Cut Creativity | Connie Hewitt of The Sewing Studio / Fabric Superstore
3:15
Learn A New Way to Never Have an Uneven Hem Again! | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
4:00
Super Prize Drawing (you do not need to be present to win)

 

Friday

 

10:30 Scan N Cut Creativity | Connie Hewitt of The Sewing Studio / Fabric Superstore
11:15 Fitting Solutions for Shoulder, Neck and Arms | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00 Having Fun with Punch Needle | Rose M Reynolds-Cheap of Heart Creek Farm Creations
1:00 Applique this! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:45 Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
2:30
Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
3:15
Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
4:00 Super Prize Drawing (you do not need to be present to win)

 

Saturday

 

11:15 Scan N Cut Creativity | Connie Hewitt of The Sewing Studio / Fabric Superstore
12:00 Having Fun with Punch Needle | Rose M Reynolds-Cheap of Heart Creek Farm Creations
1:00
Sew Many Projects – So Quick! | Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:45 Quick Points to the Rescue | Janet Platt of Quick Points Ruler
2:30 Do You Wonder Why It Doesn't Fit? | Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:00 Straight & Accurate Strips and Squares | Julie Luoma of Off the Wall Quilt
3:30
Designer's Secrets for Comfortable Clothes that Camouflage | Kathy Ruddy of Kathyruddy.com
4:00
Super Prize Drawing (you do not need to be present to win)

 

 

Applique this!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
Discover lots of easy tips to make your fusible applique fun and successful. Enlarge or reduce the pattern - easiest way to clean your messed up iron - mastering the pressing sheet and much more! 

 

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! 

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.

 

Having Fun with Punch Needle
Rose M Reynolds-Cheap of Heart Creek Farm Creations
Learn about Punch Needle and all the fun ways you can finish your Punched Pieces. 

 

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!

 

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. 

 

Scan N Cut Creativity
Connie Hewitt of The Sewing Studio / Fabric Superstore
Perfect for sewers and quilters, cut designs from fabric, felt, to foam. Projects are limitless with the latest electronic cutting technology. 

 

Secrets to Look Slimmer
with Kathy Ruddy of kathyruddy.com
Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages any weak points. Watch Kathy model a variety of clothes in styles that will “work” for you too, making you look good and feel great. 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! 

 

Sew Many Projects – So Quick!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
The 10 degree Ruler is still inspiring lots of projects. Come and see how we are quickly piecing fabric, making many different gifts and see our exciting trunk show. If you like speedy - you will like this! 

 

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. The drawing will be held on the Expo Stage and via facebook live at 4:00pm each day, and a list of winners will be posted at the Expo. You do not need to be present to win. You can claim your prize with a photo ID at the Registration Desk until 5pm on Saturday, otherwise the prize will be shipped to you.

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