Advance online ticket sales and class registration for the 2017 Quilt Expo are available through Sept. 4. Register early and save $2 per lecture, workshop and admission ticket. Purchase tickets online to waive the registration fee. Click here to view the 2017 Advance Registration Guide, which includes detailed information about this year's class offerings, vendors and quilt exhibits.

Register Now:
Online: store.wiquiltexpo.com
Phone: 866-297-6545 (M-F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Mail: download and print the registration form

Admission tickets and registration for remaining class openings will be available on-site during Quilt Expo. Admission ticket allows entrance to quilt exhibits, stage presentations and the vendor mall. Lecture, workshop and evening events require an additional fee. Parking is paid separately at the Alliant Energy Center parking gate.


Quilt Expo offers 126 informative and inspiring one-hour lectures. Enjoy learning as quilting authorities share their favorite techniques, short-cuts and knowledge. Enjoy as many of these mini-classes as you like! Each lecture is $10 in advance or $12 at the door, unless otherwise noted.


Join us in one or more of our interactive, three-hour machine workshops. Here’s a great opportunity to spend a few hours learning, practicing and mastering a new technique while creating an exclusive Quilt Expo project. Sewing machines provided by sponsoring sewing machine companies. Most workshops are $35 in advance or $37 at the door (plus kit/pattern fee). Click here to view full project photos.

Register for one or more of our hands-on workshops including hand quilting, surface design, beading, and quilt design. No sewing machines needed. Each hands-on workshop is $30 in advance or $32 at the door (plus kit/pattern fee).


2017 Sit & Sew Tools List
2017 Hands-On Workshop Tools List


Quilt Expo 2017 features the following two ticketed evening events:

Thursday 6 p.m.

An Evening With Ricky Tims
Enjoy a presentation of music and storytelling! See quilts and listen to music as Ricky shares his philosophy to get us making more quilts! And you won't want to miss the stories from this busy instructor, quilt maker, musician and co-host of "The Quilt Show." $20 in advance. Please note, the evening events typically last 60-90 minutes.

Friday 6 p.m.

The "Slow and Steady" World of Tula Pink
Join Tula as she takes you through the ins and outs of her world of fabric design. Get an inside look at the "Slow and Steady" world. Most recognized for her boldly unique use of color and pattern - Tula has a sense of humor to match. $20 in advance. Please note, the evening events typically last 60-90 minutes.