Expo Stage Presentations for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland

Lakeland, FL

Expo Stage Presentations

 

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

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Thursday
 

10:30 Sublimation Printing Unleashed! | Connie Hewett for The Sewing Studio
11:15 10 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the Expo | Presented by Jim Suzio
12:00 Quilters SOS | Judy Phillips for Sew déjà vu
12:45 Bag Making 101: Your Questions Answered! | Rae Imdieke for Emporium Threads
1:30 Needle Know-How: Choosing the Perfect Needle for Your Handwork | Richard Kennair for Global Artisans
2:15 Quilting Mysteries: Secret Jargon, Rules & More | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
3:00 Batting: The Magic in the Middle | Victoria Rondeau for Pellon By I Sew Desire Quilts
3:45 MKDI: Your Key to Organized Embroidery and Quilting Designs | Melissa Kruschwitz for MK Quilts
4:30 Hollywood Sewing Studio Secrets REVEALED! | Joe Vecchiarelli for French European Inc.
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Bag Making 101: Your Questions Answered! | Rae Imdieke for Emporium Threads
11:15 10 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the Expo | Presented by Jim Suzio
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Hosted by Jill McCloy of Jill McCloy Designs
1:15 Batting: The Magic in the Middle | Victoria Rondeau for Pellon By I Sew Desire Quilts
2:00 MKDI: Your Key to Organized Embroidery and Quilting Designs | Melissa Kruschwitz for MK Quilts
2:45 Sew To Look Slimmer! | Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com
3:30 Dive into Beach Potato's Monthly Kits & Supplies | Stephanie & Joe Folsom for Beach Potato Embroidery
4:30 Bag Making Revolution: Mastering Birthing Techniques | Amanda Gerard for Sew O'side
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:30 10 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the Expo | Presented by Jim Suzio
11:15 Bag Making Revolution: Mastering Birthing Techniques | Amanda Gerard for Sew O'side
12:00 MKDI: Your Key to Organized Embroidery and Quilting Designs | Melissa Kruschwitz for MK Quilts
1:00 Batting: The Magic in the Middle | Victoria Rondeau for Pellon By I Sew Desire Quilts
1:45 Bag Making 101: Your Questions Answered! | Rae Imdieke for Emporium Threads
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show | Hosted by Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
3:00 Sublimation Printing Unleashed! | Connie Hewett for The Sewing Studio
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Tammy Arnold for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

 

10 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the Expo

Presented by Jim Suzio

Come rest your feet and take a quick look at these amazing products you may have missed on the sales floor. This isn't a pushy sales presentation, but rather a fun and sassy look at sewing goodies you can't live without.

 

Bag Making 101: Your Questions Answered!

Rae Imdieke for Emporium Threads

Calling all beginners and curious minds! Dive into the world of bag making with our interactive Q&A session. Whether you're a novice or dipping your toes into this creative craft, we've got you covered. Discover essential tips, pitfalls to sidestep, material exploration, hardware selection, and maximizing your existing resources. Join us for a 'show and tell' experience, where you can see, touch, and learn firsthand. Unleash your creativity and equip yourself for success, whether shopping at expos or rummaging through your stash!

 

Bag Making Revolution: Mastering Birthing Techniques 

Amanda Gerard for Sew O'side

Say goodbye to cumbersome drop-in liners! Join us for a transformative journey into the world of bag making as we unveil the secrets of birthing techniques. In this illuminating presentation, we'll guide you through a series of quick and effective methods that will revolutionize your approach to bag construction. Leave outdated turn-out methods behind as you embrace the efficiency and professionalism of birthing. Whether you're a seasoned maker or a curious beginner, this session promises to elevate your skills and streamline your process. Say hello to smoother finishes and bid farewell to drop-in liner frustrations!

 

Batting: The Magic in the Middle

Victoria Rondeau for Pellon By I Sew Desire Quilts

Join us for an enlightening discussion on the often overlooked but essential component of quilting and crafting: batting. In "Batting: The Magic in the Middle," we dive into the world of batting and unravel its mysteries.

 

Have you ever wondered why there are so many types of batting available? Or perhaps you've found yourself pondering when to use each type and whether one is superior to the others. Bring your questions and curiosities as we embark on a journey to demystify batting and discover what will work best for your projects.

 

Whether you're a seasoned quilter or just starting out, this presentation promises valuable insights and practical advice to help you choose the perfect batting for your creations. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your quilting knowledge and unlock the magic that lies within the middle layer.

 

Dive into Beach Potato's Monthly Kits & Supplies

Stephanie and Joe Folsom for Beach Potato Embroidery

Join us for an exclusive demonstration of Beach Potato Embroidery's innovative monthly kits and top-tier supplies! Discover the excitement of in-the-hoop projects designed to infuse creativity into your embroidery endeavors. Explore an exquisite collection of premium fabrics, playful notions, and dazzling embellishments including glitter, cork, and PU leather, all offered at unbeatable prices. Don't miss this chance to elevate your embroidery projects to new heights!

 

Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show

Hosted by Jill McCloy of Jill McCloy Designs

Join Jill McCloy for a celebration of fashion sewing. Jill 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.

 

Hollywood Sewing Studio Secrets REVEALED!

Joe Vecchiarelli for French European Inc.

Are American IDOL & Dancing with the Stars a guilty pleasure of yours? Are you interested in hearing what happens in the sewing studio behind-the-scenes? Do not miss these “insider secrets” from Joe as he shows off and talks about the construction of some of the latest garments worn on these two popular television shows. Hear all the behind-the-scenes latest “show talk,” find out the challenges of fitting for a show like this and learn what tools they use in their sewing studio in Hollywood. This is a MUST-SEE presentation for all garment sewers!

 

MKDI: Your Key to Organized Embroidery and Quilting Designs

Melissa Kruschwitz for MK Quilts

Introducing MKDI - Embroidery Design Indexer, your ultimate solution for effortlessly managing all your digital embroidery files. Say goodbye to the frustration of losing or forgetting your purchased designs. With MKDI, you can seamlessly organize, search, and sort your embroidery files with ease.

 

Experience the convenience of quickly finding designs using keywords, and effortlessly navigate through color changes. Whether you're a seasoned embroiderer or a beginner, MKDI streamlines your workflow and ensures you always have access to the designs you need.

 

But that's not all - MKDI isn't just limited to embroidery designs. It also seamlessly integrates with Longarm Quilting Designs, providing a comprehensive solution for all your creative endeavors.

 

Don't let disorganized files hinder your creativity. Upgrade to MKDI and take control of your digital embroidery library today.

 

Needle Know-How: Choosing the Perfect Needle for Your Handwork

Richard Kennair for Global Artisans

As handwork experiences a rise in popularity, the importance of selecting the right needle becomes essential to achieving desired results. Join Richard as he takes you into the fascinating world of needles, exploring their manufacturing process, various types, and how to discern the best one for your specific handcrafts. Gain insight into the varieties of needle selection, empowering you to elevate your stitching projects with precision and efficiency. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to master the art of choosing the perfect needle for all your handwork endeavors!

 

Quilters SOS

Judy Phillips for Sew déjà vu

Are you seeking the keys to unlock the full potential of your quilting projects? Look no further than Quilters SOS—a comprehensive presentation designed to equip you with everything you need, from inception to completion. Explore the fundamentals that form the bedrock of successful quilting endeavors, ensuring triumph at every step of your creative journey. Discover the latest products and techniques tailored to the modern sewist, empowering you to stay ahead of the curve. Join us for an enlightening session that promises to elevate your quilting game and guarantee future successes with every stitch!

 

Quilting Mysteries: Secret Jargon, Rules & More

Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt

Have you ever found yourself perplexed by the mysterious world of quilting terminology and rules? Do you question the origins of these seemingly arbitrary guidelines? Join us for a lighthearted session where we won't just explain the rules; we'll debunk, mock, and rewrite them altogether. Prepare for a laughter-filled journey as we challenge conventional wisdom and offer practical cutting tips—no rules attached—that might just revolutionize your quilting experience. Say goodbye to puzzling quilting mysteries and hello to a newfound sense of creative freedom!

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Tammy Arnold 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.

 

Sew To Look Slimmer! 

Kathy Ruddy for kathyruddy.com

Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and will 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. Discover all the tools and tips you’ll need to make the creative process fun.

 

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show

Hosted by 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.)

 

Sublimation Printing Unleashed!

Connie Hewett  for The Sewing Studio

Discover the endless possibilities of sublimation printing with the Brother Sublimation SP-1 Printer! If you're seeking to elevate your projects to new heights, look no further. Sublimation, a heat transfer printing process, opens doors to innovative design opportunities. Join Connie as she dives deep into the world of sublimation, showcasing its application on fabrics and various other materials. Don't miss this chance to unlock your creativity and take your creations to the next level!

 

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.

 

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