Lakeland, FL

Expo Stage Presentations

 

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

 

Thursday
 

10:30 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli
11:15 The Pop Top Jacket: A Perfectly Easy Fit | Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs
12:00 Magical 3 Yard Quilts | Donna Robertson for Fabric Cafe
12:45 You NEED a Laser in Your Craft Room | Hope Yoder for Designs by Hope Yoder & Aeon Lasers
1:30 How to Embellish the Garments You Create | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
2:15 Bring the Bling | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
3:00 Hot Fix Adhesive | Nancy Mason for RiversEdge
3:45 Make Serious Money From Your Hobby With Lasers | Hope Yoder for Designs by Hope Yoder & Aeon Lasers
4:30 Eat Cookies Clothes | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Make Serious Money From Your Hobby With Lasers | Hope Yoder for Designs by Hope Yoder & Aeon Lasers
11:15 Quilters SOS | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Nick Coman for Dragonfly Creative
1:15 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli
2:00 Create a Wearable Art Jacket | Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs
2:45 3-Yard Quilts on the Double | Fran Morgan & Donna Robertson for Fabric Cafe
3:30 Hot Fix Adhesive | Nancy Mason for RiversEdge
4:15 How to Embellish the Garments You Create | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:30 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Height Adjustable Workstation and Precise Cutting Techniques | Joallyn Cartwright for Martelli
12:00 You NEED a Laser in Your Craft Room | Hope Yoder for Designs by Hope Yoder & Aeon Lasers
1:00 Hot Fix Adhesive | Nancy Mason for RiversEdge
1:45 Make Serious Money From Your Hobby With Lasers | Hope Yoder for Designs by Hope Yoder & Aeon Lasers
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show | Hosted by Liz Fredrick of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
3:00 How to Embellish the Garments You Create | Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns
3:45 Bring the Bling | Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu
4:15 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Terry Burtchell for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

 

3-Yard Quilts on The Double

Fran Morgan & Donna Robertson for Fabric Cafe

Enjoy a trunk show from the book "3-yard Quilts on the Double". Meet the designers and get tips and tricks for making super-fast quilts in three different sizes.

 

Bring the Bling

Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu

Make your bags and clutches shine with great interfacing advice and the pretty hardware to give that professional look.

 

Create a Wearable Art Jacket

Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs

Use Jennifer's Pop Top Jacket pattern as a blank canvas to create a flattering work of art that you will be thrilled to wear.

 

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

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.

 

How to Embellish the Garments You Create    

Pattie Otto for Great Copy Patterns

Pattie will share with you ways to creatively embellish your garments.

 

Hot Fix Adhesive

Nancy Mason for RiversEdge

Are you tired of wating for an adhesive that has no fibers or webbing so it makes cutting fabric on our home cutters actually easy and fun to do? How about no more gummy broken needles and machines or pieces that shift around before we can get to our machine to stitch? Come learn about a new, no sew fusible adhesive that does not wash away or require any stitching because it is permanent.

 

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.

 

Magical 3 Yard Quilts  

Donna Robertson for Fabric Cafe

Learn the tricks for creating a beautiful quilt with just 3 yards of Fabric. Meet Donna Robertson, co-creator of 3 yard quilts and video personality for Fabric Cafe.

 

Make Serious Money From Your Hobby With Lasers

Hope Yoder for Designs By Hope Yoder + Aeon Lasers

Hope Yoder is an entrepreneur in the crafting industry. She has turned her passion into a huge revenue stream by adding lasers to her embroidery business. Join Hope as she shares her top three BIG SELLERS and how you can go to the NEXT LEVEL and start earning the money you dream of.

 

Quilters SOS

Judy Phillips for Sew Deja Vu

New products and tips to achieve the best results for your quilts

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Terry Burtchell 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 Pop Top Jacket: A Perfectly Easy Fit

Jennifer Amor for The Designers Workshop/Jennifer Amor Designs

The easiest jacket you will ever make – just three pattern pieces, with no facings, no darts, no button holes! Getting a perfect fit for all sizes XS to XXL is fast and easy with Jennifer's tips for using her pattern as your blank canvas.

 

You NEED A Laser In Your Craft Room

Hope Yoder for Designs By Hope Yoder + Aeon Lasers

Remember when digital cutters came to the home market? Lasers are the NEXT BIG THING! Join Hope as she presents her trunk show and learn how lasers can bring a whole new world of crafting to your home. From fabric to wood quilts and sew much more!

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