12th Annual Quilt Expo – Escape, Create and Celebrate

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August 15, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

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12th Annual Quilt Expo – Escape, Create and Celebrate

Visit quiltexpo.com to pre-register for workshops, lectures and evening events through Sept. 5.

With hundreds of quilts on display, Quilt Expo is the ultimate adventure for quilt enthusiasts of all skill levels. The 12th annual event takes place Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 8-10, in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

The three-day event, presented by Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman, invites all quilt lovers to learn, laugh and draw inspiration from each other. Dozens of educational lectures and Sit & Sew workshops, led by expert quilters, present the latest in creations and techniques.

Quilt Expo’s main attraction is the 10-category quilt contest exhibit, showcasing the incredible talents of quilters from across the country. Featured quilts range from traditional sizes and shapes to work by young quilters and innovative pictorial quilts. Attendees will find inspiration around every corner, with diverse ideas, designs, color combinations and fabric choices on display. In addition, this year’s brand-new Black & White Plus One Challenge spotlights unique ways of creating fabric masterpieces using only three colors.

Nearly 200 vendors at the extensive vendor mall offer the latest machines, kits, fabrics, threads, notions and more. Additional highlights include a raffle for fantastic quilt-related prizes, as well as a community service project — Quilt to Give, led by Nancy Zieman — in which attendees donate their materials and skills to create bed-size quilts for those in need.

In addition, attendees will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of game day thanks to a brief appearance from members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band and special guest Bucky Badger at Quilt Expo on Friday morning, Sept. 9.

Zieman, host of public television's "Sewing With Nancy," will be on hand to meet with all Quilt Expo attendees. Special events with notable quilters continue the fun into the evening, offering a relaxing opportunity to learn from a lifetime of experience.

Visit quiltexpo.com for full details and to register for lectures, workshops and evening events. Register early and save! Discounted prices are available for advance tickets and class registration purchased through Sept. 5.

Quilt Expo is presented by Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman. Special thanks to our premier event sponsors: Nancy’s Notions, Baby Lock and QNNtv.com.

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
Madison, Wis.

Sept. 8-10, 2016
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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 $10 at the door, with discounts for advance purchases.

For more information:
Visit: quiltexpo.com
Email: wiquiltexpo@wpt.org
Phone: 866-297-6545

Estimated attendance: 20,000

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