Beth Helfter

PEPPERELL — The Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, taking place Sept. 5-7, will feature sessions led by an area resident renowned for her quilting and sewing expertise.

Hundreds of lectures, workshops and presentations at Quilt Expo provide an opportunity for quilters of all skill levels to acquire new ideas from leading educators.

Beth Helfter, of Pepperell, will present two one-hour lectures: “Oompah! Accordion-Sewn HSTs™” and “Plays Well With Others.”

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The 15th annual Quilt Expo, presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions, runs Thursday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. An estimated 20,000 quilt lovers will attend.

Additional highlights include a 10-category quilt contest exhibit, a vendor mall with the latest sewing and quilting products from nearly 200 national and international vendors, a prize raffle and the opportunity to meet dozens of nationally known celebrity presenters.

Tickets are on sale now and attendees are encouraged to pre-register for lectures, workshops and evening events at Register early and save $2 per ticket. Tickets also are available by calling 866-297-6545 and at select retail outlets throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Advance registration and ticket sales are available through Sept. 2.

Group bus tours are available and easy to organize. Special admission rates are available for groups of 20 or more. For more information, visit or call Mary Alice Van Gemert at 608-265-5037.

Quilt Expo is presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions. Special thanks to our premier event sponsors: Nancy’s Notions, Baby Lock, Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff and The Quilting Company.