Murdererskill Crossing Quilt by Janet Atkins, Athens NY at Quilt Expo
2015 Murdererskill Crossing by Janet Atkins, Athens NY

On September 8–10 thousands of quilting enthusiasts will gather in Madison, WI, to find inspiration, share new techniques, stock up on supplies, and celebrate the joy of quilting. Now in its twelfth year, Quilt Expo continues to be the Midwest’s premier quilting destination. I invite you to join me at this year’s event!

It’s a Big Deal!

Here’s a sampling of the highlights of this year’s Quilt Expo. With over 200 educational lectures, sit & sew workshops, and hands-on workshops, there’s something for everyone. Plus you’ll find hundreds of quilts on display.

View the juried and judged quilt contest—over 350 amazing quiltsQuilt Expo Madison WI September 10-12 2015 Nancy Zieman BlogQuilt Expo Madison WI September 10-12 2015 Nancy Zieman Blog

Vote for your favorite quilt for Viewer’s Choice

2015 Quilt Expo Best of Show Red Feathers Marilyn Badger Claudia Clark Myers

  • 2015 Quilt Expo Best of Show—Red Feathers by Marilyn Badger (Saint George, UT) and Claudia Clark Myers (Duluth, MN)

Stroll through hundreds of Special Exhibit Quilts

  • Quilt Expo Playful Posies Quilt by Nancy Zieman Playful Posies, part of the Black & White Plus One Quilt Challenge, at the 2016 Quilt Expo

Shop in the 85,000-square-foot vendor mall

Quilt Expo Madison WI September 10-12 2015 Nancy Zieman Blog

Attend Lectures from nationally known celebrity presenters

Ann Wanke More Stash Magic Lecture at Quilt Expo

Attend a Sit & Sew Workshop

  • You’ll find a variety of offerings when you go to the Quilt Expo website. Sign up soon, as these workshops quickly fill.

Jane Godshall Introduction to Foundationless Piecing Class at Quilt Expo

Lanscape Painting With Fabric Class by Susan Hoffman

Attend Stage Presentations

Quilt Expo Madison Wi September 10-12 2015 Stage presentations

  • Our Kids’ Quilt Challenge, which is held on the stage, is a Saturday morning favorite.

Quilt Expo Madison WI September 10-12 2015 Nancy Zieman Blog

Sign-up for an Evening Event

  • Thursday night, September 8, join Meg Cox as she Celebrates Quilters with serious quilting (and partying) skills! 
  • Making Meaning: Craative Ways Quilters CelebrateWhat do murder mysteries and quilting have in common? Join Melissa Bourbon on Friday night, September 9, for a fun and entertaining evening.

Pleating for Mercy with Melissa Bourbon at Quilt Expo

Participate in the Quilt to Give community service project

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Quilt Expo Madison WI September 10-12 2015 Nancy Zieman BlogQuilt Expo Madison WI September 10-12 2015 Nancy Zieman Blog

Get in Step!

Just like quilting, becoming heart healthy comes together one piece at a time. Join UW Health/Go Red for Women and pick up a free pedometer in the front lobby, to keep track of your steps while promoting healthy living.

Quilt Expo Madison Wi September 10-12 2015  UW Health Go Red for Women

These Quilt Expo Attendees walked 10,000 steps a day. (Yes, that's "Flat Nancy!)

Plus Quilt Appraisals, Commemorative T-Shirts and Tote Bags, A Raffle at the Wisconsin Public Television Booth, and More!

Free Quilt Expo T-Shirt When You Sign Up To Volunteer

Register Online

Click to register! and save $2 on every admission ticket, lecture ticket, and workshop ticket, when you preregister by September 5. Visit for details.

  • Quilt Expo, September 8-10, 2016 in Madison WIIf you’re interested in covering Quilt Expo happenings, register using the Media Form.

Get a sneak peek into Quilt Expo! Watch A Modern Quilting Bee on Sewing With Nancy online.

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Three random winners will receive a pair of Quilt Expo Tickets. To be eligible, answer this question: What’s the first thing you’ll do at Quilt Expo? (Getting a cup of coffee doesn’t count!) Win Quilt Expo Tickets at Nancy Zieman the Blog

See you at Quilt Expo!

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