Quilt Expo 2011: Escape. Create. Celebrate.

September 5, 2011 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

Explore the seventh-annual Quilt Expo, Sept. 8-10 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The event offers an exciting getaway for quilting enthusiasts to rejuvenate their creative muse, celebrate the art of quilting and provides educational opportunities for quilters. Quilt Expo is also a haven for non-quilters who enjoy viewing hundreds of exquisite quilts on exhibit.

The quilt contest is a virtual gallery of fabric art representing the diverse personal expressions and stitching techniques of hundreds of quilters from around the country. The event also will include several special quilt exhibits.

Enjoy shopping the vendor mall and seeing wares from more than 185 regional and national companies with all the latest in fabrics, patterns, notions, sewing machines, longarm quilting systems and more.

One-hour lectures offer a chance to acquire new ideas and helpful tips from leading quilting educators. At Sit & Sew workshops you can learn, practice and master new techniques on state-of-the-art sewing machines. Hands-on workshops teach hand stitching and design methods. Throughout the event, stage presentations by industry leaders feature innovative products and techniques.

Additional highlights include appearances by Nancy Zieman of public television’s Sewing With Nancy® and two evening events and “Quilt to Give” a community service project.

To pre-register for lectures, workshops and evening events, or to purchase advance tickets, visit wiquiltexpo.com on the Web or phone 866-297-6545.

Quilt Expo admission is $7 in advance/$8 at the door. A two-day pass is $12. A three-day pass is $15. Admission allows entrance to quilt exhibits, stage presentations and vendor mall. Lecture, workshop and evening events are an additional fee. Parking is paid separately at the Alliant Energy Center entrance gate.

Quilt Expo is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions LLC.

Funding for Quilt Expo is provided byNancy’s Notions, Baby Lock, Janome, It’s for Quilting Etc., Koala Studios, Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Fons& Porter’s Love of Quilting, Bernina and Elna.

3 thoughts on “Quilt Expo 2011: Escape. Create. Celebrate.”

  • kathy gibson says:

    I am looking for the pattern of the Quilt to give.
    I would love to make this for the tornado damage areas in Ky.


  • Marilyn Sinclair says:

    A sewing group from our church is interested in making a memorial quilt for our minister who will retire in a year or so. I am very interested in the pattern for the “Quilt to Give” which was being construct at the QUILT EXPO a couple of weeks ago.

    I would also be interested in suggestions you might have for other patterns that would provide for church members names to be written in plain squares.

    This was my first time to visit the quilt expo. I was very impressed with the displays, the programs, and the vendors. It was a very satisfying and inspiring experience. Marilyn Sinclair

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