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 2018, Sept. 6, 7, and 8.

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 2017 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 in the Atrium

Last year at Quilt Expo, 17 bed-size quilts were generously donated to the Quilt to Give community service project. Plus an additional 11 quilts were stitched and completed by Quilt Expo attendees. All of these quilts were donated to Enchanted Makeovers, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), and people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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

Register for a quilt appraisal online beginning July 9.

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. An 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
APLIQUICK Girona Spain
APQS Carroll IA
Ardyth's Sew-N-Vac/Janome America Mahwah NJ
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
Bent Needle Quilting and Embroidery Knoxville IL
BERNINA/Linda Z's Sewing Center Arlington Heights IL
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
Blue Bar Quilts Inc. Middleton WI
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
Cindy Lou's Gifts & Quilt Shop Chariton IA
Classic Metal Co. Mendota IL
Cottage Rose, The - Pattern Originals Marion IA
Cotton Cuts LLC Chesterfield MO
Cotton in the Cabin Spencerville IN
Country Creations Antiques Jackson WI
Country Keepsakes Rome PA
Cozy Quarters Greenville WI
CraftOptics Madison WI
Dandelion Designs Pearl City IL
Dane County Library Service Madison WI
Different Box of Crayons, A Wheaton IL
Downtown Madison Information Ambassadors Madison WI
Dragonfly Retreat LLC Bangor WI
Dutch Quilter Pine Grove CA
Easy Piecing Brooklyn NY
Eddycrest Sewing Furniture Woodstock Ontario, Canada
EQ & Soft Scrap New Bern NC
Expressions in Threads LeClaire IA
Fabric Cafe Tyler TX
Fabric Creations Irondale MO
Fabric Patch Ironwood MI
Fabric Peddlers Eddyville KY
Fabric Studio/Easymade Publications San Luis Obispo CA
Fabrications by Dorris Dyersville IA
Farmland Quilting Smithboro IL
Fiber on a Whim LLC Marietta GA
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 Creations Inc. Montague CA
Handloom Batik Hudson NY
Hannah's Quilts Choudrant LA
Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop Charlevoix MI
Hingeley Road Quilting Floodwood MN
Hobbs Bonded Fibers Waco TX
Holly & Ivy LLC Ripon WI
Hope 2 Others Inc. Sun Prairie WI
HT Quilt Hangers Ramsey MN
Husqvarna Viking (VSM)/Quintessential Quilts Reedsburg WI
Ilene Bartos Designs Urbandale IA
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
Joanie Zeier Poole Sun Prairie WI
Juki America Doral FL
Julie's Sewing Center Appleton WI
Kai Scissors Puyallup WA
Kathy Quilts/Block RockiT Brigham City UT
King's Treasures Lisbon ME
Koala Studios Beaver Dam WI
Lakadaisies Designs Lampasas TX
Laura Murray Designs Minneapolis MN
Liberty Homestead Kingsville MO
Lighthouse Quilt Guild Racine WI
Little Quilt Company West Bend WI
Little Red Hen, The Muscatine IA
Lucy-in-the-Sky Quilts Kalamazoo MI
Mad City Quilt Guild Madison WI
Madeline Island School of the Arts LaPointe WI
Magnificent Quilting Company Livingston TX
Martelli Enterprises Pensacola FL
Mary Flanagan Woolens Pickett WI
Mill House Quilts Waunakee WI
Millie P's Quilt Shop Anoka MN
Missouri Star Quilt Company Hamilton MO
Moda Bake Shop Dallas TX
Modern Quilt Studio Oak Park IL
Morgan No Slip Hoops Chanhassen MN
Nancy's Notions Beaver Dam WI
Nine Patch Fabrics Oak Hill VA
Nolting Longarm/Cousins Quilting La Moille IL
Nonnie's Attic Fabric Shop Pekin IL
OLFA/Charlie's EZ Mat Cuts Sunset Hills MO
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
Pine Tree Fabrics Reedsburg WI
Pineapple Fabrics Archdale NC
Pins & Pieces Quilt Shop Darlington WI
Plays With Wool Designs Sheboygan WI
PM Quilting Sunburst MT
Primitive Gatherings LLC Menasha WI
Primrose Lane Black Mountain NC
Purple Pineapple Studio Belleville WI
QBOT - The Automated Quilter Lake Forest IL
Quilt Kits & Beyond LLC Marshfield WI
Quilt Merchant, The Winfield IL
Quilt Sticks Bloomington MN
Quilt Tapestry Studio Brooklyn Park MN
Quilter's Destination Arlington Heights IL
Quilter's General Store Rockford IL
Quilter's Haven Ltd. Menominee MI
Quilter's Rule Waterford WI
Quilters Paradise Mt. Pleasant IA
Quilters Treasure Rindge NH Westmont IL
Quilting Connection Atlantic Beach FL
Quilting Connection LLC, The Elkhorn WI
Quilting in the Valley La Salle IL
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
Red Pine Quilt Shop Detroit Lakes MN
Redfern Enterprises Inc. Las Vegas NV
Rhinestone Genie Traverse City MI
River's Edge Antiques & Quilt Loft Hayward WI
Sawyer Creek Artistry Rogersville MO
Sew 'n Save of Racine/Elna Mahwah NJ
Sew Cherished Branson MO
Sew Many Pieces Richfield WI
Sew Very Smooth LLC Portland OR
Sew-Ergo Advantage Lafayette CO
SewBatik Mayville ND
Sewing Machine Project, The Monona WI
Shades of the Past Quilt Shop Clara City MN
Siesta Silver Jewelry, LLC Vicksburg MI
Sinnissippi Quilters Inc. Rockford IL
Stencil Company, The Natrona Heights PA
Stitch on Needlework Lawrence KS
Stitchery, The Delavan WI
Stitchin' Tree Quilts Woodbine IA
Stitching on State Hampshire IL
Studio 180 Design Cedar Grove NC
Sue Heinz-Kismet Quilting LLC White Bear Lake MN
Sue's Fabric World Fishkill NY
Sue's Sparklers Coeur d'Alene ID
Sulky of America Inc. Kennesaw GA
Superior Threads St. George UT
Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe Paynesville MN
Thimbles by TJ Lane, Iowa Fairfield IA
Thread Cutterz Hutto TX
Tin Lizzie 18 West Jordan UT
TQM Rulers Paola KS
Tracey's Tables Stratford WI
Trims On Wheels Hillsdale WY
TSC Designs Houston TX
Tutto Luggage/Mascot Metropolitan Inc. South San Francisco CA
Twin Turtle Quilts Clinton WI
Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop Orangeville IL
UnSpooled Madison WI
UW Health Madison WI
UW Health Home Care Services 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
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
Woodland Ridge Retreat/Dye Candy Fabrics Downsville WI
Woolen Needle, The Williamsburg IA
Woolsocks & Hollyhocks Princeton MN
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs Pearl City IL