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Madison, Wisconsin Quilt Expo – Don’t Miss These Exhibits and Events!

If you’re attending the Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin on September 5-7, we’ve got a list of exhibits and events you don’t want to miss.

Sept. 5-7
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wis.

Special Quilt Exhibits
Quilt Expo offers hundreds of quilts on exhibit including several special exhibits on loan from local and national groups. Their generosity and dedication to quilting allows attendees to see these wonderful works of art.

quilted yurtQuilted Yurt
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts
Linzi Upton of Scotland first envisioned creating a quilted yurt for the Loch Lomond Quilt Show in 2010. She used shot cottons in earthy colors, with accents of gold lame and tweeds. In order to complete the panels for the 18-foot-diameter yurt in time for the show, Linzi reached out to longarm quilters across the world for help in creating and quilting the panels.

Former Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts (WMQFA) President Terri Kirchner was one of the quilters who stepped up to help. Upon completion of the project, Terri and Linzi collaborated to create a smaller quilted yurt for the WMQFA. The yurt arrived in 2011 and has been on display at our museum as well as national quilt shows in Houston and Chicago.

Now you can step inside this beautiful exhibit at Quilt Expo!

Step into the WMQFA Quilted Yurt at Quilt Expo!
Quilt Expo attendees enjoy a special quilt exhibit.
Also view these special exhibits at Quilt Expo:

Natalie Sewell Legacy Exhibit

Wisconsin Quilt Show

Madison, Wisconsin Quilt Expo Registration Now Open

If you’ve been thinking about attending Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin this fall, you can now register to reserve your spot.  Looks like it’s going to be a great quilt show featuring Nancy Zieman.

Sept. 5-7
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wisconsin
Registration Is Now Open

Register Online 
To register for lectures and workshops, and to purchase advance admission tickets online, visit the Quilt Expo E-store.

Register by Phone
To register by phone, call 866-297-6545.

Register by Mail
Use the convenient mail registration form on page 19 of the Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide. Click on “2013 Advance Registration Guide” to download a copy.
A $5 fee will be added to all phone and mail registrations.
Click on “2013 Advance Registration Guide” to download a copy.
Wisconsin Quilt Show
Display your love of quilting in a 2013 Quilt Expo T-shirt. This year’s T-shirt features an autumnal palette quilt design on a royal purple, 100-percent, preshrunk cotton shirt in sizes S-XXXL.
• Short-sleeve T-shirts are $22.
• Long-sleeve T-shirts are $27.
A short-sleeve polo shirt in cornflower blue with a cream-colored, embroidered Quilt Expo logo also is available in sizes S-XXXL. Polo shirts are $35.
Black tote bags with the 2013 design are available for $22.
All prices include a $5 shipping fee per item.
Pre-orders must be received by Aug. 23 and will be shipped Aug. 14-31.
Order online or call 866-297-6545.

T-shirts also will be sold during Quilt Expo at the Wisconsin Public Television booth while supplies last.

Madison Wisconsin Quilt Show Expo – How to Enter the 2013 Quilt Contest

QUILT EXPO – Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions
Sept. 5-7
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wis.

Quilters Are Invited to Enter the 2013 Quilt Expo Quilt Contest

Quilters are invited to enter up to four quilts in this year’s 10-category juried and judged contest. The contest awards cash prizes for Best of Show, first-, second- and third-place in each of the 10 categories and a Viewers’ Choice, selected from the entries by Quilt Expo attendees.
The contest awards the following cash prizes:
Best of Show $1,500
First Place $500
Second Place $300
Third Place $200
Viewers’ Choice $500
Download a quilt contest entry form or call 800-253-1158 for more information. Entry form and materials must be postmarked byJune 28.

 Quilt Expo Kids’ Quilt Challenge

Youth age 15 and under also can submit quilts for judging. The Kids’ Quilt Challenge, sponsored by Nancy Zieman Productions LLC, awards gift certificates to the top three quilts — a $200 certificate for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. Download a quilt contest entry form or call 800-253-1158 for more information. Entry form and materials must be postmarked by Aug. 23.
Dear Quilting Friends,
Quilt Expo is a wonderful getaway where every year quilters come together to share their passion for fabric, design and stitching with like-minded friends. I invite you to join me to draw inspiration from the hundreds of quilts on exhibit, and discover new techniques and products.
Madison is a friendly city with an abundance of comfortable accommodations and restaurants that offer a variety of dining experiences. Visitors also can enjoy local attractions and shopping in the Madison area. It’s easy to organize a bus tour group for your guild and special admission rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Get details at theQuilt Expo website, email or call 608-265-4446.

Along with the quilt contest, Quilt Expo offers nationally known celebrity presenters, stage presentations, informal lectures, Sit & Sew and hands-on workshops. The Quilt Expo raffle is an opportunity to win great prizes and the special evening events provide a time for relaxation and laughter.