Fall QES Creative Expo

October 12th - 14th, 2018

3 separate classrooms * Expert teachers * Kits included * Use of Top-of-the-line machines * Lunch and plenty of chocolate included each day * Free parking

Expand your knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of sewing, quilting, and embroidery. Hands-on classes brought to you by the industry's leading educators. Learn new and innovative techniques in a fun-filled, team sewing environment. Test drive the latest machines, win prizes, take advantage of factory direct savings.

Take a look at the fun from last year.




Class #1: EMBELLISH™ with Hope Yoder

Hope Yoder is the owner of the embroidery company “Designs by Hope Yoder”. She is an author, fabric designer for Blank Quilting and a sewing personality seen on TV, at consumer events and has taught workshops in our store. In 2017 Hope teamed-up with RNK Distributing bringing along her ideas for a totally new concept in Embroidery and Crafting called “EMBELLISH™!”

The new EMBELLISH™ concept brings new product technology and techniques that complements today’s embroidery revolution. The EMBELLISH™ line includes new uniquely modern products that range from premium stabilizers and threads to software. Embroidery designs range from big to bigger, fitting into our largest hoops, and EMBELLISH™ premium stabilizers are made to hold substantial stitch-count designs with ease and are perfect for today's bold embroidery.

Join Hope on Friday evening, October 12th, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for a meet and greet, photos opps, trunk show and lively stories that will have you laughing in your seats. This is free with any single day registration at the Fall 2018 QES Creative Expo.

Hope will be teaching the“Merry & Bright” project each day of the QES Creative Expo and we will have the entire line of her embroidery designs and EMBELLISH™ products at the event.

Hope’s QES Project: MERRY & BRIGHT

Enjoy the use of the new Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 as you make a dramatic and warm addition to your holiday home this year and every year with our Merry & Bright embroidered stocking.

Two winter appliqués are up-scaled using heat transfer foil providing a sophisticated shimmer that pairs perfectly with EMBELLISH™ Matte embroidery thread.

Quilting in-the-hoop, using new automated echo quilting functions built into the machine, adds texture and function. The cuff is trimmed with chenille and snowflakes are randomly added using Projector technology to preview perfect placement. Finished stocking size is 16” x 10”.

Whether your passion is quilting, embroidery, sewing or digital cutting, this project is filled with the lasted techniques using the newest technology perfect for beginners to seasoned sewists. Everything will be provided for the event from the use of the newest machines to the latest threads, food, and fun!

Enjoy the use of the new Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1  as you take part in the QES Creative Expo! *Learn more about this new machine here: https://www.moores-sew.com/shop/brother-luminaire-innov-is-xp1/

Class #2: Sew Stylish Clutch

Create this attractive and useful clutch using a variety of techniques that include sewing with cork fabric and vinyl, decorative stitch embellishment that will truly amaze you, ribbon work, a unique floating stitch technique and even stitch creation.

This class will expand your sewing skills tremendously. We will provide a machine for each student to use.



Special Guest Presenter: Gina Colleen Hodges

Gina has a passion for sewing, quilting and all things embroidery. This combined with her love of teaching others makes her a great educator and a beloved teacher wherever she goes.

Gina’s desire to create and encourage others to explore their own creativity shows in her enthusiasm and skill in the classroom. Her philosophy is simple: “We should all be having fun, or we shouldn’t be doing it.”  Gina is an award-winning quilter with her very first quilt taking Best of Show. She has been published in “Jenny Haskins A Place in the Sun” and most recently “Classic Sewing.” Gina has a background in Interior Design and Business Management, as well as accreditations with Jenny Haskins and Martha Pullen. Event goers always look forward to Gina’s next visit whether it is a sewing or a trunk show full of inspirational samples that get everyone excited about all the possibilities.

Gina’s Specialties include: Embroidery, Quilting, 16” Machine Quilting, Fine Linens, Home Décor, Doll making and Teaching.

Special Training & Accreditations

  • Accredited Jenny Haskins Tutor and Educator
  • Accredited Jenny Haskins Quilting Tutor
  • Martha Pullen Certified
  • Certified in Home Interior Design, Business Management and Upholstery
  • Published in Jenny Haskins A Place in the Sun
  • Published in Classic Sewing magazine

Class #3: Two Classes In One

In the first class you will create a custom tote bag with a lining, zipper, pockets and handles.

You will learn firsthand how to insert an invisible zipper and use new techniques for top stitching while constructing this attractive tote bag that will be great for taking to class or traveling on a plane. 

In the second class you will construct this useful caddy. The caddy sits under the serger or machine, with the pockets hanging down to hold tools and even some trimmings.

Learn how to use decorative threads, stitch edging, chain stitch quilting and the cover hem pocket construction. You will also sew with piping while constructing this fun sewing caddy.

All fabric and thread for both classes are included with your registration. (fabric selection may vary)

Cost of the Event


One Day $129 REGISTER
Two Days $229 REGISTER

Three Days


Classes open 9 am ‐ 5 pm daily (pre‐registration required)
Break from 12 pm - 1 pm (Buffet lunch provided)
Registration begins at 8 am and is first come first served. You will be contacted if your registration request for classes and days cannot be fulfilled due to capacity.

Free Parking!


Friday, October 12

8 AM to 9 AM Registration
9 AM to 12 PM Class Begins
12 PM to 1 PM Break
1:00 PM to 5 PM Class Resumes

Saturday, October 13

8 AM to 9 AM Registration
9 AM to 12 PM Class Begins
12 PM to 1 PM Break
1:00 PM to 5 PM Class Resumes

Sunday, October 14

8 AM to 9 AM Registration
9 AM to 12 PM Class Begins
12 PM to 1 PM Break
1:00 PM to 5 PM Class Resumes


Anaheim Business Expo Center

Address: 1960 S Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805

See what others have to say about the event. 

We asked our attendees what they enjoyed most about the QES Event.

"It was so awesome and very educational. It was my first time to embroider on a machine. The instructors were so helpful and knowledgeable. The staff remained friendly and helpful with all my purchases. I loved that I got to experience all these new things hands on. I got to use top of the line machines and learn how to use them. I got to take home projects that I finished. Thank you for such a terrific weekend. My only regret was I could not take all the classes." -Annette L. of Hemet

"Great classes and great teachers, sewing with friends" -Jodie K. of Pasadena

"QES was a fun event. I enjoyed every minute of it. Can wait to see what you come up with for the next event." -Doreen M. of Fontana

"I appreciate the expertise of the presenters and the representation from the machine vendors. I was able to learn new techniques and utilize machines that I have never tried before." -Mary B. of Long Beach