Events & Shows

This spring Kathy is offering to measure you at her booth  and send you a knit top and slacks pattern with perfect fit and the style you want.
Sewing & Stitchery Expo
go to http://www.sewexpo.com for details
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110-9th Ave SW
Puyallup WA 98371
February 25-28 2016

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thursday – 8:30 am – 6 pm
Friday – 8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday – 8:30 am – 6 pm
Sunday – 9:00 am – 4 pm
 
Here are Kathy’s Classes Go to each shows website for details: http://www.sewexpo.com for details
Wednesday February 24 8:00am-noon Hands On Pants For You Personal Fit! and Styling!
Thursday February 25th and Saturday Feb 27th  10:30 The Sheath Dress& Upper Body Fit
Friday February 26th  4:30pm How To Use Elastic for Comfortable Clothes

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Events go to http://www.sewexpo.com for details
Gwinnett Center Atlanta, GA (Duluth)
March 10, 11 & 12 2016

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Class Descriptions will be listed approximately 10 weeks prior to the Expo.

Here is Kathy’s schedule Go to each shows web site for details:www.sewexpo.com

Thursday 3/10/16  9:00 AM – 10:00am Tummy Tuck Jeans
Thursday 3/10/16  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Yikes Stripes
Thursday 3/10/16  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sleeves
Friday   3/11/16  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Serger 911
Friday   3/11/16  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Shirts Chiffon & Skinny Leg Jeans
Saturday 3/12/16  9:00AM –  10:00AM Todays Dress
Saturday 3/12/16  2:00 PM – 3:00PM  Sewing 911 Ten Steps to Sewing Success

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Events go to http://www.sewexpo.com for details
The Lakeland Center
701 West Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815
March 17-19 2016

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Here is Kathy’s schedule Go to each shows web site for details:www.sewexpo.com

Thursday 3/17/16  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Tummy Tuck Jeans
Thursday 3/17/16  2:30 PM – 3:30PM   Yipes Stripes
Friday   3/18/16  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Serger 911
Friday   3/18/16  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Shirts Chiffon & Skinny Leg Jeans
Friday   3/18/16  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Sleeve Workshop
Saturday 3/19/16  9:00 AM – 10:00    Todays Dress
Saturday 3/19/16  2:00 PM –  3:00 PM Sewing 911 Ten Steps to Sewing Success

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Events
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details
Cleveland, OH
I-X Center
6200 Riverside Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44135
April 1-3 2016

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Class Descriptions will be listed approximately 10 weeks prior to the Expo.go to http://www.sewexpo.com for details

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details

Worcester MA
DCU Center
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608

April 7-9 2016

Class Descriptions will be listed approximately 10 weeks prior to the Expo.go to www.asewingexpo.com for details

Creative Festival
go to www.csnf.com for details

Toronto On Canada
International Center Halls 1&2
6900 Airport Rd
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

April 22-23 2016 All classes FREE

Kathy’s Toronto Classes include:

The Sheath Dress and Upper Body Fit
Pants Construction Kathy’s Way
Serger 911
It’s Sew Easy: Sewing With Knits
Sew Jackets Faster
Sew What You Want!
go to www.csnf.com for details 

Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo – Reno 2016go to http://qscexpos.com for details
Reno, NV

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
23 June 23-25 2016

Here is my complete schedule

45 Minute Free Fashion & Venue Stage
Sew To Look Slimmer

Thu. June 23rd 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Fri. June 24th 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Sat. June 25th 11:30 pm – 12:15 pm

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.

WORKSHOP
Pants For You!  Personal FIT! and STYLING!  LIMIT 20
Wed. June 22nd 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$47 WWR-12 Room N-5

Create the only pant pattern you will need for years to come. Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern.  Watch as Kathy demonstrates how to correctly take measurements as you work in pairs to complete your individual measurement chart. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your pattern. Using 1/2 scale pattern blocks for “FIT”, you will practice all of the fitting changes on the visual fit chart and for “STYLING”, you will practice how to use your pattern block to restyle the leg to follow current and future trends.

Kit Fee $25 paid to the teacher in the classroom.
Kit includes: Seam Allowance Curve Ruler, Drafting Pen, Practice Patterns and Tutorial for Fit & Styling Techniques.

Bring to class: basic sewing supplies, good paper scissors, Scotch magic transparent tape (green label), and four sheets of printer paper.

Seminar/Lecture
Shirts, Chiffon and Skinny Pants

Thu. June 23rd 9:30 am – 10:30 am $10 STR-2 Room N-3

Kathy’s recent trip to NYC inspired this class, when she observed how great women of all sizes and shapes looked in this type of outfit. A long shirt with a yoke for better fit. Chiffon for the ultra-feminine look. And skinny pants to complete the so-slimming ensemble. Share Kathy’s know-how and great tips for making these three pieces. See fast ways to sew collars, cuffs and plackets, how to add yokes to make fitting easier, how to stabilize and cut chiffon with ease. Learn about proper needles and threads, the best seams and hems and how to make your skinny pants with stretch wovens or knits.

 Pants Construction Kathy’s Way
Thu. June 23rd 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm $10 STR-5 Room N-3

Three styles of waist finish, three kinds of pockets, two zippers? Kathy Ruddy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern. Make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants. Kathy’s ready –to-wear secrets will save you time and give you great results You will love this no nonsense approach to real women’s bodies and clothing needs!

Sew What You Want!
Fri. June 24th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm $10 SFR-9 Room N-3

Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. See how to choose your garment, draft the pattern, learn to add facings, seam allowances, hemlines, smooth curves and more. The easy way to sew what you want and love what you get!

It’s Sew Easy: Sewing With Knits     
Fri. June 24th 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm $10 SFR-12 Room N-3

You’ll love how easy it is to “body fit” your fabric and sew with knits – even if you’ve sewn knits before! Learn pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to strengthen and stabilize seam and hemlines, and control the shape of corners.

Serger 911
Sat. June 25th 9:30 am – 10:30 am $10 SSR-14 Room N-3

If you have a Serger and barely use it or want to use it with greater proficiency, then it’s time to get to know how your Serger operates from the inside out. Learn all about burrs, how width is used to improve stitches and how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to use for each new fabric and thread. Discover a sequential tension formula that works on any Serger model and all thread types. And, a five-minute Serger pocket that can be added to any pattern. Valuable must-have information for every Serger owner or prospective owner!

 Yipes Stripes
Sat. June 25th 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm $10 SSR-17 Room N-3

Striped fabric can become your new best design friend. Not only can it be used to extend your creativity and ability to design unique statement pieces, it can also (and this is the best part for most of us) take pounds off of your visual appearance so you can still eat cookies. Join Kathy as she shares her techniques to cut, sew and construct wonderful garments using striped fabrics in unusual and beautiful ways.

 

 

 

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details

Fredericksburg VA
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Oct. 1-3 2015

Here is Kathy’s schedule Go to each shows web site for details:

Sew What You Want Thursday 10/1/2015 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
click here for details

Fast Ways To Sew Better Thursday 10/1/2015 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
click here for details

Serger 911 Friday 10/2/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
click here for details

It’s Sew Easy: Sewing With Knits Friday 10/2/2015 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
click here for details

 

 

 

Pants for YOU: Personal Fit and Styling
Saturday 10/3/2015 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Materials Fee: $30.00 Measurement Chart,Tutorial, Seam Allowance Curve Ruler
and one drafting pen

Create the only pant pattern you’ll need for years to come! Measurements
and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants
pattern. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which
Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your base
pattern. Using a single student, she will demonstrate taking correct
measurements. As time allows and using one class member’s chart, see how
to apply personal changes to a pants pattern to create a custom fit block.
Apply fit changes with Kathy’s guidance, then practice how to use your
pattern block to restyle the leg to follow current trends.
The Sheath Dress and Upper Body Fit
Saturday 10/3/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This wardrobe staple has never been more on trend. Explore pattern selection
and ways to camouflage what you like least about your figure. Kathy’s approach
to upper body fit includes armhole, sleeve, bust and shoulder angle correction,
and adding details that make you look younger and slimmer. See fast construction
techniques for a fully lined dress with or without sleeves, and discover a
super-easy zipper closure.

Minneapolis MN
Nov. 12-14 2015
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details

Class Descriptions will be listed approximately 10 weeks prior to the Expo.

DoubleTree Bloomington
Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm