Nashville, TN

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 Less Than Traditional | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
11:30 Six Steps to Success | Sherry Massey, NACQJ Certified Quilt Judge
12:00 Quilt Contest Ribbon Award Ceremony
12:15 The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution | Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits
1:30 New Features of the Brother XP3 and Upgrade | Rosemary Castillo-Sartin for Rivergate Sewing Center
2:15 What's NEW with RNK Quilting Products and Software | Jennifer Gigas for Chattanooga Sewing Machines
3:00 Patriotic M & M & Ms: Mix and Match and More | Lisa Sutherland for Quilt Jubilee
3:45 Cutting Fabric with a ScanNCut | Rosemary Castillo-Sartin for Rivergate Sewing Center
4:30 AnglePlay Borders - Anyone Can Look Like a Designer | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
5:15 Super Prize Drawing

 

Friday
 

10:30 Timeless & Trendy: A Children's Corner Trunk Show | Emily Douglas of Children's Corner
11:15 Cutting Fabric with a ScanNCut | Rosemary Castillo-Sartin for Rivergate Sewing Center
12:00 Fashion Friday – Runway Fashion Show | Nick Coman for Dragonfly Creative
12:45 The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution | Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits
1:30 Quilt Binding Techniques | Carmen Geddes for TenSisters Handicraft
2:15 Easy Orange Peel Quilts - Really! | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
3:00 What's NEW with RNK Quilting Products and Software | Jennifer Gigas for Chattanooga Sewing Machines
3:45 Heirloom Embroidery and Denim, Mixing Old and New Styles | Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing
4:30 Dancing With The Stars and A Taste of Behind-the-Scenes From Hollywood | Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.
5:15 Super Prize Drawing


Saturday
 

10:30 Easy Orange Peel Quilts - Really! | Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt
11:15 Patriotic M & M & Ms: Mix and Match and More | Lisa Sutherland for Quilt Jubilee
12:00 How Quilting Saved My Life and Gave Me a Purpose | Andrew Lee, aka the CombatQuilter – Sponsored by Quilt Jubilee
1:00 The Foundation Paper Piecing Revolution | Michael O'Dell for Legit Kits
1:45 Heirloom Embroidery and Denim, Mixing Old and New Styles | Jessica Cramer for Chambray Blues Sewing
2:30 Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show | Hosted by Liz Fredrick of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
3:00 Timeless & Trendy: A Children's Corner Trunk Show | Emily Douglas of Children's Corner
4:00 Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony | Ginger Fondren for Quilts of Valor Foundation
4:30 Super Prize Drawing

 

 

AnglePlay Borders - Anyone Can Look Like A Designer 

Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt

Using our unique system that works for beginners to experts, anyone can design a border that really fits with the quilt and looks like it's outrageously complicated, but it's not.

 

Cutting Fabric with a ScanNCut

Rosemary Castillo-Sartin for Rivergate Sewing Center

Learn how the Brother ScanNCut will help you cut your fabric for sewing, quilting and embroidery projects.

 

Dancing With The Stars and A Taste of Behind-the-Scenes From Hollywood

Joe Vecchiarelli for French European, Inc.

Joe will enlighten the crowd with the glitz of Hollywood...behind-the-scenes and secrets of the "do-not-tell" with fittings of well-known celebrities. You don't want to miss it!

 

Easy Orange Peel Quilts - Really!

Julie Luoma for Off the Wall Quilt

Piecing, quilting and finishing the edges all at the same time, imagine that! It's fun, easy and precise. Come see how it's done and our mini trunk show at the same time.

 

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.

 

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.

 

How Quilting Saved My Life and Gave Me a Purpose

Andrew Lee, aka the CombatQuilter – Sponsored by Quilt Jubilee

As a 20 year combat veteran with PTSD, I have tried many coping mechanisms (video games, prescribed medication, and Jack Daniels) before realizing quilting was the one that worked best for me. Please join me as I explain how that journey unfolded.

 

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.
 

New Features of the Brother XP3 and Upgrade

Rosemary Castillo-Sartin for Rivergate Sewing Center

Come see the new features of the Brother XP3 and what the upgrade will do.

 

Patriotic M & M & Ms: Mix and Match and More

Lisa Sutherland for Quilt Jubilee

Join Lisa as she launches her new book right here at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. You will learn how easy it is to mix and match the patterns to create a gorgeous patriotic quilt for yourself or a loved one.

 

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.

 

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

 

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

Ginger Fondren 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.)

 

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.

 

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.

 

Timeless & Trendy: A Children's Corner Trunk Show

Emily Douglas for Children's Corner

Join Emily on stage as she shows off a variety of our patterns and garments. You will be amazed at the versatility of our patterns and how we “mash” many different styles together. Learn about the resources we offer to help YOU quickly achieve these looks.

 

What's NEW with RNK Quilting Products and Software

Jennifer Gigas for Chattanooga Sewing Machines

Join Jennifer Gigas from RNK Distributing to see all of the LATEST Products for Quilters including the NEW Design N Quilt Software!

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