Can you tell I’m a little excited?
Just think of it – 85,000 square feet dedicated to the Quilting Arts!! There will be everything from beginning quilters to experts in the field! Not to mention all the vendors and speakers! This event is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions, to mention just a couple. Yes, that’s Wisconsin’s own Nancy Zieman of Sewing with Nancy fame. She has the longest running sewing program on public television. They have invited people to teach new ideas, talk about their quilting history, and they even have a hands-on training area to help those of us that prefer to learn-as-we-go.
You can enter your quilt for competition; they have different categories to enter including a youth division for ages 15 and under. There are cash prizes for the main competition and the youth division is awarded gift certificates to Nancy’s Notions. You can even bring a family heirloom (or just a prized possession) in for a private appraisal.
And since quilters tend to be known for their charity work, there’s an area to donate some time to work on quilts for donation to the Quilt to Give community service project. Last year attendees made 10 quilts for donation to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic abuse Intervention Services, and an additional 36 completed quilts were brought in by attendees to add to the donation pile! That’s a lot of sewing for a good cause!
However you look at it, it’s 3 days of looking at beautiful artworks, checking out the new sewing toys, and a chance to learn something new. Come see what ‘fiber-overload’ feels like!! Hey! Maybe you’ll even get to meet Nancy!!!!!
For complete details and pre-registration instructions go to www.wiquiltexpo
Post by: Mary D.