Release Date: Wed, Aug 22, 2012

Eighth-Annual Quilt Expo Presents Exceptional Event for Quilt Enthusiasts

For More Information:Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, [email protected] Kristin Korevec, WPT events manager, 608-262-5256, [email protected] Quilt Expo Presents Exceptional Event for Quilt EnthusiastsQuilt Expo — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6-8 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison — provides inspiration, education, fellowship and entertainment for quilters of all levels. It's also an opportunity for non-quilters to view hundreds of quilts showcasing the artistry and stitching talents of quilters from all across the country. The event's 10-category quilt contest exhibit offers a stunning display of creative designs and diverse techniques, and attendees can vote for their favorite contest quilt to win the Viewers' Choice Award. Several special quilt exhibits also will be featured. Quilt Expo's educational offerings include lectures by notable quilting experts that offer new ideas and workshops, taught by quilting authorities, that teach quilting skills. The shopping venue supplies a wide selection of quilting wares, gifts and notions. Demonstrations by industry leaders on quilting products and techniques are featured in stage presentations. A raffle for prizes, a "Quilt to Give" community-service project, appearances bypublic television's Nancy Zieman and two evening events are part of the activities. To purchase advance tickets or to pre-register for lectures, workshops and evening events, visit online or phone 866-297-6545. Admission is $9 at the door; parking is paid separately at the Alliant Energy Center gate. Quilt Expo is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions LLC. Funding for Quilt Expo is provided by Nancy's Notions, Baby Lock, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Janome, Bernina, Koala Studios, Elna, Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff. WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension. Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV/TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV/TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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