Be part of the ultimate quilting adventure in Madison, one of the nation’s most popular cities and a great place to enjoy the beginnings of autumn in the Midwest. Located among beautiful lakes and parks, the city offers unparalleled shopping, dining and recreational opportunities, and the perfect getaway for quilting enthusiasts—Quilt Expo 2017, Sept. 7, 8, and 9.

Whether a seasoned quilter, a novice or just curious to learn more about quilting, all quilting buffs will thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to learn, laugh and draw inspiration from quilting masters who will share their ideas and expertise.

Presented by Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) with Nancy Zieman, Quilt Expo is designed to capture and revitalize the creative quilting spirit.

Read about the 2016 Show Highlights


Quilt Contest Exhibit

Enjoy the juried and judged Quilt Contest exhibit. View award-winning quilts made by local, regional and national quilters.

Special Quilt Exhibit

Stroll through this beautiful exhibit of quilts on loan from groups throughout the country. Entrance to all quilt exhibits is included in admission.


Join us for a 30–45 minute stage presentation. Learn how to use the latest tools and quilting notions. Stage presentations take place in the vendor mall and are included in admission. There are 24 presentations from which to choose.


Quilt to Give, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. daily

Last year at Quilt Expo, 15 bed-size quilts were generously donated to the Quilt to Give community service project. Plus an additional 12 quilts were stitched and completed by Quilt Expo attendees. All of these quilts were donated to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

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

Want to review the quilting process ahead of time, or see what type of fabrics to donate? Go to and click on the "Quilt to Give" tab. You'll see the process in 10 easy steps.


by Carol Butzke and Linda Honsberger

9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily by appointment only

Beginning July 10, schedule an appointment online or by calling 866-297-6545.

Quilt appraisals are a great way to insure against loss or damage and provide a written record that determines your quilt's fair market value.

For $50, you'll receive a professionally written document for each quilt appraised. Appraisal takes approximately 30 minutes, and information is held in trust between you and the appraiser.

Carol Butzke and Linda Honsberger are certified by the American Quilter's Society and are members of the Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles.

Nancy Zieman Productions

Nancy Zieman is a businesswoman, author, pattern designer, home economist and national sewing authority. She also is the host and executive producer of public television’s longest-airing sewing program, Sewing With Nancy. The series, co-produced and presented by Wisconsin Public Television, is broadcast on public television stations across the United States and Canada. In each program, Zieman focuses on giving viewers step-by-step instructions for the latest ideas and techniques in sewing, quilting and decorating.

Wisconsin Public Television

Wisconsin Public Television, co-producer and presenter of Sewing With Nancy, has produced three highly acclaimed quilt programs for national public television broadcast. America Quilts shows the beauty and inspiration of America’s quilts including the stirring stories from those working to preserve the art and history of American Quilts. A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth celebrates the art of quilting by featuring selections from the best 100 American quilts of the 20th century, the stories behind their creation and the quilters as they work. The Art of Quilting is a journey of color and inspiration, a visual feast of imagination and expression with highlights from Quilt National, Art Quilts Philadelphia and profiles of the Chicago School of Fusing members.


Organization City State Web Site
1 Source Publications Inc. Canton GA
A-1 Quilting Machines Inc. Springfield MO
All Hands Around Quilt Shop LLC Waukesha WI
Amazing Designs Beaver Dam WI
APQS Carroll IA
Ardyth's Sew-N-Vac/Janome America Mahwah NJ
Attic Quilts Beloit WI
Baby Lock/M&R Sewing Fenton MO
Back Door Quilts Greenwood IN
Barbara's Antique Button & SteamPunk Jewelry Kingwood TX
Beauty of Pandau, The Warren MI
BeColourful Quilting Supplies Delft Netherlands
Bee Unique Designs Omak WA
BERNINA/M&R Sewing St. Paul MN
Bigsby's Sewing Center Elm Grove WI
bj designs and patterns West Des Moines IA
Block Party Studios Corp. Nevada IA
Bloomin' Minds Council Bluffs IA
Bo-Nash (North America) Inc. Puyallup WA
Bolines LLC Towanda IL
Brother/Jerry's Sewing & Vacuum Janesville WI
Bungalow Quilting & Yarn Ripon WI
Charming Affair, A Eugene OR
Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics Baxter MN
Christmas Shoppe, The Richmond NH
Classic Metal Co. Mendota IL
Coins & Quilts West Allis WI
Color By Hand Newport KY
Cottage Rose, The Marion IA
Country Creations Antiques Jackson WI
Country Keepsakes Rome PA
Cozy Quarters Greenville WI
CraftOptics Madison WI
Cutting Edge LLC, The Antigo WI
D Hall Designs Eagan MN
Dane County Library Service Madison WI
Different Box of Crayons, A Wheaton IL
Downtown Madison Information Ambassadors Madison WI
Dye Candy Fabrics / Woodland Ridge Retreat Downsville WI
Eddycrest Sewing Furniture Woodstock Ontario, Canada
EQ & Soft Scrap ... and more LLC Sioux Falls SD
Expressions in Threads LeClaire IA
Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs Milliken CO
Fabric Cafe Tyler TX
Fabric Creations Irondale MO
Fabric Patch Ironwood MI
Fabric Peddlers Eddyville KY
Fabric Studio/Easymade Publications Studio City CA
Fabrications by Dorris Dyersville IA
Farmhouse Fabrics Evansville WI
Farmland Quilting & Embroidery Smithboro IL
Ferris Wheel Designs Waretown NJ
Freedom Star United Hudsonville MI
From my heart to your hands South Haven MN
Front Porch Quilts Walker MN
G&P Trading Westminster CO
Gammill - At the Heart of Quilting Beloit WI
Granny's Legacy Patterns, LLC Albert Lea MN
Graphic Impressions Nicholasville KY
Hancy Mfg. Co./Full Line Stencil Montague CA
Handloom Batik Hudson NY
Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop Charlevoix MI
Heirloom Quilting Designs
Hidden Talent Quilt Hangers Ramsey MN
Holly & Ivy LLC Ripon WI
Homespun Fabrics Endeavor WI
Horn of America Sutton WV
Husqvarna Viking (VSM)/Quintessential Quilts Reedsburg WI
Innova/Country Loft Quilt & Design Forest Lake MN
It's for Quilting, Etc. LLC Rockford IL
J & A Stitches Juneau WI
J.J. Stitches Sun Prairie WI
Juki America, Inc. Doral FL
Julie's Sewing Center Appleton WI
Kai Scissors Puyallup WA
Karen's Quilt & Bead Shop Wasco IL
Kari's Sew Unique Whitewater WI
Kathy Quilts Brigham City UT
Kerry's Kollectibles New Braunfels TX
King's Treasures Lisbon ME
Kismet Quilting White Bear Lake MN
Koala Studios Beaver Dam WI
Lancaster Quilt Company Lancaster PA
Laura Murray Designs Minneapolis MN
Liberty Homestead Kingsville MO
Linda Z's Sewing Center Arlington Heights IL
Little Quilt Company West Bend WI
Little Red Hen, The Muscatine IA
Lorraine Torrence Designs Madison WI
Lucy-in-the-Sky Quilts Kalamazoo MI
Mad City Quilt Guild Verona WI
Madeline Island School of the Arts LaPointe WI
Magnificent Quilting Company Livingston TX
Martelli Enterprises Pensacola FL
Mary Flanagan Woolens Pickett WI
Material Girl Grand Island NE
Mill House Quilts Waunakee WI
Missouri Star Quilt Co./Pin Peddlers Hamilton MO
Modern Quilt Studio Oak Park IL
Morgan No Slip Hoops/JD Stencil Chanhassen MN
Nancy's Notions Beaver Dam WI
Nolting Longarm La Moille IL
Nolting Manufacturing Hiawatha IA
OLFA/Charlie's EZ Mat Cuts Sunset Hills MO
On Pins and Needles Castle Retreat Elkhorn WI
Orchard's Edge Quilt Shop Bayfield WI
Patches and Petals Belleville WI
Pfaff/The Electric Needle Madison WI
Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop Fox River Grove IL
Piecemakers Quilt Shop Hackensack MN
Pine Tree Fabrics Reedsburg WI
Pineapple Fabrics Archdale NC
Pins & Pieces Quilt Shop Darlington WI
Pinwheels Croton-on-Hudson NY
Plays With Wool Designs LLC Sheboygan WI
PM Quilting Sunburst MT
Primitive Gatherings LLC Menasha WI
Primrose Lane Black Mountain NC
Purple Pineapple Studio Belleville WI
Quilt Display Products Tipp City OH
Quilt House LLC, The Oregon WI
Quilt Kits & Beyond LLC Marshfield WI
Quilt Merchant, The Winfield IL
Quilt Sticks Bloomington MN
Quilt Tapestry Studio Brooklyn Park MN
Quilted in Clay Alvarado MN
Quilted Turtle, The/TrekkBuzz LLC Grand Rapids MI
Quilter's Destination Arlington Heights IL
Quilter's Express Lexington SC
Quilter's General Store Rockford IL
Quilter's Haven Ltd. Menominee MI
Quilter's Rule Waterford WI
Quilter's Thread Social App for Quilters Milton WI
Quilters Treasure Rindge NH
Quilting Connection Atlantic Beach FL
Quilting Connection, The Elkhorn WI
QUILTmania Editions Saint Etienne de Montluc France
Rachel's of Greenfield Lancaster PA
RagSpun Studio LLC Brandon WI
Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt Shop Williamsburg IA
Red Button Quilt Co. Bemidji MN
Redfern Enterprises Inc. Las Vegas NV
Reedsburg Area Quilt Guild Reedsburg WI
Riley Blake Designs Sandy UT
Say it with Applique Wesminster MD
Seams Like Home LLC Waretown NJ
Sew 'n Save of Racine/Elna Mahwah NJ
Sew Artfully Yours Cedar Grove IN
Sew Cherished Branson MO
Sew Very Smooth Portland OR
Sew-Ergo Advantage Lafayette CO
SewBatik Mayville ND
Sewing Machine Project, The Monona WI
Shades of Past Clara City MN
Siesta Silver Jewelry, LLC Vicksburg MI
Sinnissippi Quilters, Inc. Rockford IL
Stella Lighting Coburg OR
Stencil Company, The Natrona Heights PA
Stitch on Needlework Lawrence KS
Stitchery, The Delavan WI
Stitching on State Hampshire IL
Studio 180 Design Cedar Grove NC
Sue Pelland Designs Upton MA
Sue's Fabric World Fishkill NY
Sue's Sparklers Coeur d'Alene ID
Sulky of America Inc. Kennesaw GA
Superior Events LLC St. George UT
Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe Paynesville MN
Thimbles by TJ Lane Fairfield IA
Thread Cutterz Hudson WI
Tin Lizzie 18 West Jordan UT
TQM Rulers Paola KS
Tracey's Tables Stratford WI
Tracy Trevethan Wool Designs Jordan MN
Trims On Wheels Hillsdale WY
TSC Designs Houston TX
Tutto Luggage/ Mascot Metropolitan Inc. South San Francisco CA
Twin Cities Quilting Roseville MN
Twin Turtle Quilts Clinton WI
Twister Sisters St. Paul MN
Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop Orangeville IL
UW Health Madison WI
UW Health Home Care Middleton WI
Val in Stitches Racine WI
Very Special Collection, A Yorktown VA
VetsRoll South Beloit IL
Village Creek LLC Lodi WI
Vogue Fabrics, Inc. Evanston IL
WCM Quilters Slidelock Scottsburg OR
Whole Country Caboodle, The Nashua IA
Wingspan Crafts Raymond ME
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Cedarburg WI
Wisconsin Quilts of Valor Platteville WI
Wisconsin State Journal Madison WI
WonderFil Specialty Threads Calgary Canada
Wood Valley Designs Carmel IN
WoodenScenes Grafton WI
Woolen Needle, The Williamsburg IA
Woolsocks & Hollyhocks Princeton MN
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs Pearl City IL