Free Stage

Sewing Garments, Quilts and Projects for Everyone
Jean Archer, American Sewing Guild Olympia Chapter
Saturday 10:30 am

This is the 6th Annual American Sewing Guild Style Show.  Sit back and enjoy sewing projects presented by members from various chapters, both locally and some from outside the state of Washington.  This show is never the same,  expect the unexpected.  You may see beautiful tailored garments, silk pajamas, wonderful quilts not to mention purses, hand-knitted wearables and children’s clothing. Our members are skilled in many different areas within the needlearts/sewing community.  We learn from each other and share our skills, not only within our membership, but my making items to benefit our communities.

The Magic Pattern
Amy Barickman, The Loft/Indygo Junction
Thursday 11:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am

Experience a trunk show of ideas for incorporating cast-off clothing into unique fashions. Recycle denim jeans into clothing and purses and discover fabric manipulation techniques for adding dimensional accents to fashion. From dress shirts to cashmere sweaters, learn to create a wardrobe of styles based on Amy's new release, The Magic Pattern Book!

Sew Amazing 18" Dolls the Easy Way!
Tammie Bowser, Mosaic Quilt Studio
Friday 2:30 pm

Remember paper dolls? This new and modern technique is even better! Make 18" dolls and their fashion clothes the easy way! You'll learn how to design your dolls and make a customized wardrobe... then print the ready to sew fabric pieces directly from your printer! Great way to teach youngsters how to design/sew. What about gifts for your girls?... You can also make an unlimited amount of amazing fashions for any 18" doll in just minutes! Each class attendee will receive a FREE 18" doll pattern and "Sew Amazing Doll" software to try out at home.

Make It Work for You!
Mimi G & Simplicity Pattern Company
Friday 1:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am

Mimi G will be showcasing her new pattern collection with Simplicity Pattern Company with tips on making the looks work for you. She will be sharing her sewing and fitting knowledge plus fashion styling ideas including how to transition Fall/Winter patterns to Spring as well as her latest patterns for Spring 2015.

Amazing Window Valances & Shades Trunk Show
Terri Horton, Puget Sound Draperies
Thursday 12:30 pm
Saturday 2:30 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm

Window treatments don't have to be boring. Terri will show you the high end custom details and embellishments for window valances and shades that you can duplicate yourself, no matter your level of sewing expertise. Be inspired to create these beautiful top treatments and turn your home into a beautiful place to enjoy. Be sure to check out the resources that Terri will share!

Finish with a Flourish
Sandy Miller, Cutting Corners
Thursday 10:30 am
Friday 4:30 pm

The best garments feel good on the skin, are long-wearing and look as beautiful on the inside as they do on the outside. Seam finishes make the difference. But which finish? How to choose? And then how to actually execute it? Sandra will explain what to consider in choosing the best finish for your fabric and the final effect you want to achieve. She’ll show you samples of finishes and explain how to accomplish them. Learn about the materials, tools and techniques you need to create your best inside story.

Quilting with Fleece
Pattie Otto, Great Copy Patterns
Friday 3:30 pm
Sunday 2:30 pm

Looking for something a little different? Consider non-traditional quilting with outerwear fleece. Let Pattie show you how quick and easy it can be to work with soft, comfy fleece fabric. She will show seaming and applique techniques as well as some great hand finish options. If you’ve been wondering what to do with those “just not big enough” fleece scraps and boxes of tees and sweatshirts, Pattie will show you a simple way to turn them into beautiful family keepsake blankets.

Add Color & Texture To Your Clothing & Quilts!
Sue Purdy, Sue's Studs & Stencils
Thursday 2:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am
Saturday 2:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am

Sue will show you how to make your own spray paint (endless color choices). See how to work on light and dark colored fabrics and use ready-made stencils for instant talent and design. Then, for the piece de resistance - adding the iron-on metals and crystals.

Sew To Look Slimmer
Kathy Ruddy,
Thursday 8:30 am
Saturday 8:30 am

The right style and fit can take 10 or more pounds off of the way you look! Sewing can give you a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and camouflages your weak points! Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models and shows you clothes that make you look and feel good. Learn about techniques and tools to make your creative process fun and successful.

Sew Beautiful Handicapped Clothing
Peggy Sagers, Silhouette Patterns
Sunday 9:30 am

Most of us know or have a person in our lives that needs their clothing modified. Whether it is to help re-design clothes while a wheel chair or is having long-term medical issues, everyone wants to look good. During these trying times, beautiful clothing can help us feel better and have a happier outlook on life. Learn some simple, cost effective ways to adapt your patterns and ready to wear clothes to make them functional and fashionable. Because we sew, we have the ability to assist others and make their dressing needs easier.

What is Stabilizer
Suzy Seed, Sulky of America
Friday 11:30 am
Sunday 10:30 am

Basic fun facts about stabilizer. What and where to use it is always important. Create your own fabric, support for buttonholes and decorative work, strengthen fabric to embroider using free motion or computerized embroidery. There are basically only four types and so many things can be done with them. Come see and here examples of the wide world of stabilizer.

Thread, Glorious Thread
Suzy Seed, Sulky of America
Thursday 9:30 am

From fun and funky scarves to beautiful quilts and quilted garments, beautiful cut work and needle lace plus other lace making for collars and cuffs. Explore the many ways you can be creative with thread and stabilizer to create beauty and have fun. There will be  lots of information and samples to touch. Sewing is a constantly evolving  creative process. The use of thread and stabilizer to aid in this creative process is always exciting.

Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng, TSC Designs
Thursday 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am
Saturday 3:30 pm

Let Joyce show you a simple but effective technique that will change plain yardage into one of a kind fabric art! See how Joyce uses a combination of Tsukeniko inks and several simple tools and materials combined with exciting stencils that will create your own style of fabric art. Use the fabrics for any project you may be working on including traditional or art quilts, wearable art, clothing or home dec, the list is endless. Be inspired by Joyce’s many inspirational pieces!

Gourmet Garments
Gayle Wallace, Custom Machine Quilting
Thursday 1:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am
Saturday 1:30 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm

A varitable eye candy trunk show of numerous, very wearable garments.  Hand stuffed trapunto adorns a number of garments to create dimensional designs that make them one of a kind creations.  Information on how the trapunto work is done can be shown with pass around samples.  Bling is added with the help of beads to add sparkle to the garments. The application of beads and decorative threads will be explained. Each garment is doable with time and patience.

Circles, Ruffles and More for Dolls
Nadeen Ward, Dolls R SEW Fun
Thursday 4:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm
Sunday 11:30 am

New to the doll clothes world is a set of templates to make a weekender wardrobe. This was seen in the Donut Challenge last year and designed into easy to use templates to make an entire wardrobe for your 18" doll that includes pants, capris, tops with ruffles, skirt and even a wrap. Easy to use and a great starting place for the creative sewer.