Quilt Expo- Madison, Wisconsin
Entrance to Madison Quilt Expo
Quilt Expo - Madison, Wisconsin
For the past five years I've attended the Wisconsin Quilt Expo. This is an annual event held in Madison, Wisconsin the second weekend in September. The Expo is produced by Wisonsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions.
During the 3 day event, there are lectures, sit & sew workshops, hands on workshops, stage presentations, judged quilt contest, vendor mall and nationally known celebrity presentations.
In 2008 a friend and I attended a great hands on workshop learning how to dye fabric. We both had high praise for the "12-Step Color Wheel class with Sheri Wood of www.whiterobindesigns.com
In the 2011 show I was honored to have one of my quilts accepted in the competition. It is an heirloom quilt of sorts because the dresden plate blocks were found among my Mom's things after her passing. The blocks date back to the 1930s because they were made on 1934-36 sugar sacks. In my trips to Paducah Quilt Shows I searched for and found some antique fabrics I thought would work with the quilt design I had in mind to tie the blocks together into a finished quilt. After 70 plus years the quilt is now finished. Wish Mom could have seen it. Here's me with my quilt at the 2011 madison quilt show (click on picture for a larger image).
Here's a close-up of the old dresden plate blocks made on sugar sacks - click for larger picture. > > >
Oh, I should mention that another plus of the Quilt Expo is the fact that is held 30 minutes from our home.
The 2013 Madison Quilt Expo was held at Madison's Alliant Energy Center. Go to our Traveling Quilter Blog for reports and pictures on the 2011, 2012, and 2013 shows as well as other quilting events and scenic travel. Search on Quilt Expo to see a list of our past reports on the Madison Wisconsin Quilt Expo.
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