Evening Events

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo welcomes Nick Verreos to Friday Night Live! presented by BERNINA.

Beared man in blue suit and pink tie. "March 3; Nick Verreos; Friday Night Live!"

Friday, March 3, 6 pm | $30

Join Nick Verreos on a journey through his multi-hyphenated career in the fashion industry.

Bearded man in blue suit and pink shirt seated in front of evening gowns.Nick will share his life lessons for anyone—of any age—with a “Passion for Fashion”, and take you behind-the-scenes of the hit show Project Runway (both in front of the camera and as a Consulting Producer). Plus, a runway show of fabulous fashion from NIKOLAKI designs from some of Hollywood’s biggest red carpets!

Nick is the winning mentor of Project Runway: Under The Gunn and his gowns have been worn by celebrities including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria and Carrie Underwood at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and SAG Awards. His NV Nick Verreos line has been sold at Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and QVC (UK/Italy). In addition to serving as co-Chair of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising/FIDM, Nick has been a Red Carpet Correspondent for KTLA, ABC, E! Entertainment and TV Guide. He has authored four books and enjoys sharing his knowledge through his Youtube channel, Fashion School with Nick Verreos.

FNL! Meet & Greet, sponsored by BERNINA | $80

Attend a private reception with Nick Verreos and a special appearance by Angela Wolf! This exclusive ticket gets you time with our evening’s host, reserved seating for the show, refreshments, and a swag bag! Quantities are limited, so don’t wait!

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo presents Quilter’s Night Out with Luke Haynes.

Bearded man standing in front of quilted self portrait "March 4; Luke Haynes; Quilter's Night Out""

Saturday, March 4, 6 pm | $40

Quilter’s Night Out is pleased to welcome architect + quilter Luke Haynes to talk about his work and the context of quilts within art and design.

Bearded man in standing in front of self portrait quilt.
Known for subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, Luke’s art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Luke Haynes was born and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, Haynes continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe.

Art quilt of bearded man.

A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Mr. Haynes’ imagination and his first quilt—measuring 7’ × 10’—led him through years of experimentation and improvements in his approach to quilting. Further honing his style, Mr. Haynes developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. See some of Luke’s unique quilts, and learn how he incorporates reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in his projects to speak the textile language of the area.

Friday Night Live!

Learn what’s happening in the apparel and fashion world at Friday Night Live! Friday night at Expo, we present a speaker with expertise in apparel and design for a night of fun, education, and fashion. Keep your eyes peeled for special VIP packages for a chance to meet our guest hosts (not all events include a VIP event).

Quilter’s Night Out

Take your quilting to the next level with our inspiring and creative Quilter’s Night Out keynote speaker! Every year, we bring a leader in the quilting world to tell us about their creative life. Quilters love to share, and we want to see you there. Keep your eyes peeled for special VIP packages for a chance to meet our guest hosts (not all events include a VIP event).