Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Madison, Wis., a fun and friendly city located among beautiful lakes and parks. Home to the state capital, University of Wisconsin-Madison and many unique attractions, Madison is pleased to host the annual Quilt Expo event, sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions. For more information on Madison’s hospitality, please contact the following helpful resources:Destination Madison
800-373-6376 or 608-255-2537
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
The Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Center Way) is located on the southern edge of Madison, just off Hwy. 12 & 18 (Beltline), on John Nolen Dr. between Olin Ave. and Rimrock Rd. From the Beltline, the big white dome roof of the Coliseum building is easy to recognize.
From the north on I-90/94: Where I-90 and I-94 split, stay on I-90 to Chicago and Janesville – not I-94 to Milwaukee. After four miles, take exit #142A onto Hwy. 12/18 (Beltline) west to Madison. After five miles, the white dome roof of the Coliseum building is visible on the right. Take the John Nolen Dr. exit (#263).
From the south on I-90: Exit #142A onto Hwy. 12/18; proceed as above.
From the east on I-94: At Madison, take I-90 to Janesville and Chicago; then proceed as above.
From the west: Take Hwy. 12/18 (Beltline) going east. Exit at Rimrock Rd. (#262).
GROUP BUS TOURS
Plan an exciting getaway to Quilt Expo for your group. Autumn in Madison is the perfect time to visit. The friendly city, located among beautiful lakes and parks, offers unparalleled shopping, dining and recreational opportunities, and an ideal destination for quilting enthusiasts.
Group Admission Rates
Group admission rates are available for groups of 20 or more if tickets are purchased in advance (by Aug. 24). Admission includes entrance to the quilt exhibits, stage presentations and vendor mall.
- One-day ticket: $7 in advance, $10 at door
- Two-day ticket: $12 in advance, $15 at door
- Three-day ticket: $15 in advance, $18 at door
Lectures, workshops and evening events must be purchased separately. Advance registration is recommended.
Bus parking is $21 per day, payable at the entry gate. Your bus may come and go from the Alliant Energy Center parking lot throughout the day.
Group Tour Contact
To purchase advance admission tickets for your group, please contact Mary Alice Van Gemert at 608-265-5037 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the day(s) you will be attending, and the name and location of your group. Advance group tickets must be purchased by Aug. 24. Return any unsold tickets by Sept. 30 for a refund. We are unable to process refunds during Quilt Expo.
A variety of food options will be available for your group during Quilt Expo. Concessions are located in the lobby, exhibition hall and atrium. Options include salads, soup, sandwiches, pizza, coffee, yogurt, ice cream and pastries. If you would like to order boxed lunches for your group, please contact Centerplate Catering at 608-661-0525. The Alliant Energy Center maintains a strict policy that no outside food can be brought into the show.
HOTEL BLOCK INFORMATION
To receive special Quilt Expo rates, you must book through the online housing system. Reservations WILL NOT be accepted directly through the hotels. To make a reservation, please click on the link below:
The online block will close at 11:59pm on August 21, 2019.
Please note: Once you have completed your reservation, you should receive an acknowledgment email immediately. However, it may take up to 72 hours for the hotel to process your reservation and assign a confirmation number. Once that occurs, you will receive a confirmation email containing your confirmation number(s) via the Quilt Expo Housing Bureau (email@example.com).
Need to modify or cancel your reservation?
- Please do not contact the hotel directly unless it is within 72 hours of your arrival.
- To modify or cancel an existing reservation, please refer to the “Request for Change” link located at the bottom of your confirmation email. If you need your confirmation resent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the Quilt Expo hotel block, please email email@example.com.Click Here for more information about Madison.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS & SERVICES
Wheelchair and scooter rentals will be provided at Quilt Expo by Buit Mobility. The rental booth will be located in the front lobby of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. To ensure availability, please make a reservation online by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3. The reservation form is available at www.buitmobility.com/rentals (you must complete the entire form). If you have questions, please call 608-403-3090.