10th Annual Quilt Expo – A Time to Escape, Create and Celebrate
Quilters of all skill levels, aspiring quilters and even a few non-quilters will gather in
Madison, Wis. this September to delight in an array of color and patterns at the 10th annual
Hundreds of quilts will be on display at the three-day event Sept. 4-6 — hosted by
Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman Productions in Exhibition Hall at the Alliant
Energy Center — and expert quilters will be on-hand to share their latest creations and
techniques in dozens of educational lectures and Sit & Sew Workshops. All are invited to take
part in this annual quilting celebration.
The event’s main attraction is the 10-category quilt contest, which showcases the unique
talents of quilters from across the country and features a range of quilts from traditional bed-size
to innovative pictorial quilts. Attendees will marvel at diverse ideas, designs, color combinations
and fabric choices. Inspiration waits around every corner.
An extensive vendor mall will feature everything a shopper could ask for, including the
latest machines, kits, fabrics, threads, notions and more. A raffle for quilt-related prizes, with
proceeds supporting public television, and a community service project – "Quilt to Give" – are all
part of the event.
"Quilt to Give" invites attendees to donate their materials and skills to help create bedsize quilts for those in need. Last year, Quilt Expo donated 29 quilts to families and individuals
who lost their homes to natural disasters. All quilts made at this year's Quilt Expo will be
donated to Enchanted Makeovers, a shelter for women and children, and Domestic Abuse
Intervention Services in Madison.
Nancy Zieman, host of public television's "Sewing With Nancy" will be on hand to meet
with all Quilt Expo attendees. The fun will continue into the evening with special events that offer
relaxing entertainment in which notable quilters share a lifetime of experience.
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Visit wiquiltexpo.com for full details and to register for lectures, workshops and evening
events. Pre-registration is recommended. Attendees can also purchase advance tickets by
Funding for Quilt Expo is provided by Nancy’s Notions, Baby Lock and Quilters Club of
Wisconsin Public Television 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.
Quilt Expo in Brief
Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
September 4-6, 2014
9am - 6pm Thurs-Fri
9am - 5pm Sat
Presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions, Quilt Expo features
a 10-category quilt contest, vendor mall, stage presentations, informal lectures, Sit & Sew and
hands-on workshops, nationally known celebrity presenters, appearances by Nancy Zieman,
and raffle prizes.
Tickets are $9 at the door with discounts for advance purchases.
For more information:
Estimated attendance: 18,000
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