Escape. Create. Celebrate.

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 Productions, Quilt Expo is designed to capture and revitalize the creative quilting spirit.

Read about the 2017 Show Highlights

Quilt Exhibit

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.

Stage Presentations

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. The stage presentation schedule for the 2018 Quilt Expo will be available Monday, July 9.

Community Service Projects

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.

Quilt Appraisals

by Carol Butzke and Linda Honsberger

9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily at Quilt Expo, by appointment only

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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 was a businesswoman, author, pattern designer, home economist and national sewing authority. She was also the host and executive producer of public television’s longest-airing sewing program, Sewing With Nancy, until her passing in November 2017. The series, co-produced and presented by Wisconsin Public Television, continues to be broadcast on public television stations across the United States and Canada. In each program, Zieman focuses on giving step-by-step instructions and techniques in sewing, quilting and decorating.

Today, the NZP Team is honored to carry on Nancy’s legacy and love of sewing and quilting through sharing Nancy’s time-saving sewing techniques at the Nancy Zieman Productions BLOG, developing sewing notions for Clover Needlecraft, Inc., fashion garment patterns for The McCall Pattern Company, fabric collections for Penny Rose Fabrics—a division of Riley Blake Designs, creating quilt patterns for QuiltWoman, and co-managing Quilt Expo with Wisconsin Public Television.

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.

2018 Vendor Listing

Organization City State Web Site
1 Source Publications Inc. Canton GA
A-1 Quilting Machines Inc. Springfield MO
AGZ Enterprises Inc./Country Creations Antiques Jackson WI
All About Color Quilting Prior Lake MN
All Hands Around Quilt Shop LLC Waukesha WI
Ana's Sewing Studio/Julie's Sewing Center Appleton WI
APQS Carroll IA
Ardyth's Sew-N-Vac/Janome America Mahwah NJ
Atelier D'Isabelle Saint Jean de Liversay France
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 of America/Linda Z's Sewing Center Aurora IL
BERNINA of America/Quilt Central Aurora IL
Bigsby's Sewing Center & BERNINA Elm Grove WI
Block Party Studios Corp. Nevada IA
Bloomin' Minds Council Bluffs IA
Blue Bar Quilts Inc. Middleton WI
Bolines LLC Towanda IL
Bungalow Quilting & Yarn Ripon WI
Carried Away Designs Medina OH
Charming Affair, A Eugene OR
Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics Baxter MN
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 Keepsakes Rome PA
Cozy Quarters Greenville WI
Dandelion Designs Pearl City IL
Dane County Library Service Madison WI
Day in the Country, A Stoughton WI
Different Box of Crayons, A Glen Ellyn IL
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 2 Go Coralville IA
Fabric Cafe Tyler TX
Fabric Creations Irondale MO
Fabric Peddlers Eddyville KY
Fabrications by Dorris Dyersville IA
Farmland Quilting Smithboro IL
Farrell's Country Stitchin Cambridge Springs PA
Fiber on a Whim LLC Marietta GA
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
Gruber's Quilt Shop Waite Park MN
Hancy Creations Inc. Montague CA
Handloom Batik Hudson NY
Hannah's Quilts Choudrant LA
Hingeley Road Quilting Floodwood MN
Holly & Ivy LLC Ripon WI
Hope 2 Others Inc. Sun Prairie WI
HT Quilt Hangers (Hidden Talents) 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
Jerry's Sewing & Vacuum/Brother Janesville WI
Joanie Zeier Poole/Heirloom Quilting Designs Sun Prairie WI
Juki America Doral FL
Kai Scissors Puyallup WA
Kathy Quilts! Brigham City UT
King's Treasures Lisbon ME
Kits by Carla Monkton VT
Koala Studios Beaver Dam WI
Laura Murray Designs Minneapolis MN
Liberty Homestead Kingsville MO
Little Quilt Company West Bend WI
Lucy-in-the-Sky Quilts Kalamazoo MI
Mad City Quilt Guild Madison WI
Madeline Island School of the Arts LaPointe WI
Madison Central BID Madison WI
Magnificent Quilting Company Livingston TX
Martelli Enterprises Pensacola FL
Mary Flanagan Woolens Pickett WI
Meandering Thread, The Des Moines IA
Mill House Quilts Waunakee WI
Missouri Star Quilt Company Hamilton MO
Modern Quilt Studio Oak Park IL
Morgan Quality Products LLC Chanhassen MN
My Material Matters Thiensville WI
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
Off the Rails Quilting Bondurant IA
OLFA/Charlie's EZ Mat Cuts Sunset Hills MO
Parrs Free Motion Rulers Malvern England
Pfaff/The Electric Needle Madison WI
Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop Fox River Grove IL
Pineapple Fabrics Archdale NC
Pins & Pieces Quilt Shop Darlington WI
Plays With Wool Designs Sheboygan WI
PM Quilting & Laser Works Sunburst MT
Primitive Gatherings Menasha WI
Primrose Lane Black Mountain NC
Project Linus - Madison Chapter Cross Plains WI
Purely Gates Embroidery Missouri City TX
Purple Pineapple Studio Belleville WI
Quilt Kits & Beyond LLC Marshfield WI
Quilt Merchant, The Winfield IL
Quilt Tapestry Studio Brooklyn Park MN
Quilted Turtle, The Grand Rapids MI
Quilter's Clinic Fife Lake MI
Quilter's Destination Arlington Heights IL
Quilter's General Store Rockford IL
Quilter's Haven Ltd. Menominee MI
Quilter's Rule International LLC Waterford WI
Quilters Paradise Mt. Pleasant IA
Quilters Treasure Rindge NH
Quilting Connection LLC, The Elkhorn WI
Quilting in the Valley La Salle IL
QUILTMANIA Editions Marietta GA
Quilts of Valor Platteville WI
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
Rhinestone Genie Traverse City MI
Rita's Racques Minneapolis MN
Rivers Edge, The Carlyle IL
Sauk County Master Gardener Association Baraboo WI
Sawyer Creek Artistry Columbia MO
Sew 'n Save of Racine/Elna Mahwah NJ
Sew Cherished Branson MO
Sew Smart LLC Wausau WI
Sew Stitching Happy Iowa City IA
Sew Very Smooth Herriman UT
SewBatik Mayville ND
Sewing Machine Project, The Monona WI St. Michael MN
Shades of the Past Quilt Shop Clara City MN
Siesta Silver Jewelry Vicksburg MI
Sinnissippi Quilters Inc. Rockford IL
Southport Quilters Guild Kenosha WI
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, Stencils & Laser Cuts 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 Angleton 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
Turtle Hand Batik Grapevine 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
Village Creek LLC Lodi WI
Vogue Fabrics Evanston IL
Whole Country Caboodle, The Nashua IA
Wingspan Crafts Raymond ME
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Cedarburg WI
Wood Valley Designs Indianapolis IN
WoodenScenes Grafton WI
Woolen Needle, The Williamsburg IA
Woolsocks & Hollyhocks Princeton MN
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs Pearl City IL