Quilt Expo–Celebrating 10 Years

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Quilt Expo–Celebrating 10 Years

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We’re gearing up for the 10th annual Quilt Expo, September 4-6, 2014 in Madison, WI, in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. I have the pleasure of partnering with Wisconsin Public Television to produce this amazing annual event for quilters.

2014 Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide Cover

Quilt Expo Class Registrations are in full swing. Click here to register today! Or go to wiquiltexpo.com and click on Register Now! Advance Registration Guides arrives in mailboxes the week of July 7. You may also view online at wiquiltexpo.com. Be sure to join the mailing list to receive future mailings.

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Quilt Expo carries on the event’s tradition of providing inspiration, education, fellowship, and entertainment for quilters of all levels. It’s also an opportunity to see hundreds of quilts that showcase the artistry and stitching talents of quilters across the country. Attendees can view all the quilt contest entries, including the winners, and even participate by casting a ballot for their favorite 2014 contest quilt to win the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Sit Sew

Notable quilting authorities will present informal one-hour lectures and teach Sit & Sew and Hands-on workshops. It’s a wonderful chance to learn new techniques and products from the experts.

Anyone who loves to shop will delight in a vendor mall brimming with a wide selection of fabrics, patterns, notions, gifts, sewing machines, longarm quilting systems, and more. You’ll also need a little time to relax and get off your feet, so don’t forget to take in the free stage presentations.

Thursday and Friday evenings offer a chance to unwind and laugh with Lola Jenkins Don’t Let Anyone Burst Your Bubble and Jane Sassaman’s Under the Influence. Make plans early—seating is limited.

Quilt to Give Nancy ZiemanLast year at Quilt Expo, 16 bed-size quilts were generously donated to the Quilt to Give community service project. Plus an additional 15 community quilts were stitched and completed by Quilt Expo attendees. All of these quilts were given to families and individuals in need. This year, quilts will go to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS). Both organizations are in need of twin-size quilts.

Nancy Zieman Quilt to Give at Quilt Expo, Madison WI

This year Baby Lock will again sponsor Quilt to Give9 a.m.–3 p.m. daily  in the atrium. Here are three ways you can participate: 1) Plan 1/2-hour or more of time to sit, sew, and give. 2) Donate solid fabrics in bright colors (1/4 yds. or more)—fabric coordinates are welcome. 3) Donate a new bed quilt.

Quilt to Give Nancy Zieman

Want to review the quilting process ahead of time, or see what type of fabrics to donate? Click on the Quilt to Give tab above.  You’ll see the process in 10 easy steps.

Quilt Expo in Madison, WI wiquiltexpo.com

For all things Quilt Expo, sign up to receive the eNewsletter in your email inbox. To learn exclusive event happenings “Like” Quilt Expo on Facebook.


For a chance to win two tickets to the 2014 Quilt Expo, leave a comment and tell us what you’re looking forward to at Quilt Expo.

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

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  • gigi
    July 8, 2014

    Techniques of finishing.

  • Diane C
    July 8, 2014

    Everything — I have never been there but would love to go.

  • Amelia McNairy
    July 9, 2014

    I look forward to fellowshipping with sewing enthusiast, as well as, the inspiration and motivation that comes from being surrounded with beautiful fabrics and resources.

  • Marcia Ann
    July 9, 2014

    The Quilt Expo is where my fears in quilting get dissipated by the great learning sessions I attend and my imagination gets fired up to go home and quilt.

  • Judy Pahs
    July 9, 2014

    Volunteering, it was so fun last year. I’ always interested in whats new, and the classes sound interesting. I just can’t wait to go!

  • peggy h
    July 9, 2014

    I am looking forward to meeting the great people that I read about every week through their blogs, websites, and television programs.

  • Juju
    July 9, 2014

    Nancy there are a lot of us that do not have the money to travel. But love you so very much. Would you post pictures of your trip on your blog so some of us may see the show? Love and prayers always. Juju

  • JO D.
    July 9, 2014

    Would love to make it to that corner of the world – have never been there. Hubby enjoys quilt shows and we haven’t beenn to one in 3 years (due to my foot surgeries).
    We had neighbors that moved to Madison – would love to see them too. This could be a fun thing to do.

  • Starla
    July 9, 2014

    I would love to go to my first quilt expo — and first quilt show ever. Too far away, though. I know those who can get there will have a wonderful, and educational, time.

  • Shirley
    July 9, 2014

    I am looking forward to attending Quilt Expo again. It is hard to pick just one thing, I love the vendors and I always learn something new and exciting. I even met Nancy at my first Quilt Expo and for me it was an exciting treat!!!

  • Jean
    July 9, 2014

    I would love to go. I love quilts and all the different processes that go into making them. The class I would attend is Denise Abel’s Strss Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery.

  • Wendy
    July 9, 2014

    Thank you for this opportunity, I would love to attend the Expo with a friend. Seeing all the quilts and sewing materials would provide ideas and motivation to last the whole year!

  • Marty
    July 9, 2014

    It is so inspiring to see creative people of all ages share their handiwork and ideas!

  • Delores
    July 9, 2014

    Just to bask in the inspiration and community of like-minded folks. Heaven! Winning tickets would be such a blessing to this retiree.

  • Mary Jo Pigott Groom
    July 10, 2014

    I look forward to meeting new people and learning new techniques. I love seeing how clever and creative people can be.

  • Anne-Marie McCoy
    July 10, 2014

    To see an ocean of women having fun !
    Very empowering !

  • Robin Cleveland
    July 12, 2014

    This looks wonderful! I wish I could attend!

  • Janeice Crosson
    July 14, 2014

    I would really enjoy my first quilting Expo. I get lots of ideas and helpful information from Nancy’s demonstrations and always try to find her tv shows on my set.

  • Jane
    July 15, 2014

    Every year at the Expo, I look forward to seeing some of the most beautiful quilts around! The amount of talent is amazing and inspiring, the vendors have something for everyone, and usually there is an extra display hall featuring one artist or a theme that is always surprising and extraordinary. It is just one great show!!

  • kim peszat
    July 15, 2014

    shopping all the different vendors. get more ideas then I can do in this life.

  • Carol Mertins
    August 13, 2014

    I look forward to spending the day with my best friend among a room of awesome quilters!

  • Nancy K.
    August 26, 2014

    It would be the greatest thing to be awarded two tickets to the Quilt Expo for my daughter and myself. We both love the vendor mall, new designs and techniques and enjoy the quilts that are entered for the show. After the show we will meet my granddaughter who is going to UWM Madison. What a wonderful day!

  • Rita O
    September 4, 2015

    The Expo is a great time to get fresh ideas for my next project.

  • Rita O
    September 4, 2015

    The Expo is a great place to get ideas/techniques for future projects.

  • www.quilt-show.com
    January 18, 2017

    When I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments
    are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with
    the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service?

  • Derek A
    March 14, 2018

    My wife love to go on expos like this one. I found it boring until she has forced me to come with her, and I now agree with her. It’s really fun!

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