New this year! Select 2013 Quilt Expo lectures are available to watch online. Learn new techniques from teachers you missed at Quilt Expo or access the instructions from your favorite lecture. Lecture videos can be purchased at the Quilt Expo e-Store and are available for streaming on your computer or tablet.

Advance ticket sales and class registration for the 2014 Quilt Expo will begin at 9 a.m. CST on Monday, July 7. Ticket sales and class registration will also be available on-site at Quilt Expo.

General admission ticket and parking must be purchased separately. Select lectures may be videotaped for broadcast or web promotions.


Quilt Expo offers 126 informative and inspiring one-hour lectures. Enjoy learning as quilting authorities share their favorite techniques, short-cuts and knowledge. Enjoy as many of these mini-classes as you like! Please note: select lectures may be videotaped for broadcast or web promotions. Each lecture is $10.


Join us in one or more of our interactive, three-hour machine workshops. Here’s a great opportunity to spend a few hours learning, practicing and mastering a new technique while creating an exclusive Quilt Expo project. Sewing machines provided by sponsoring sewing machine companies. Most Workshops are $35 plus kit/pattern fee.

Register for one or more of our hands-on workshops including hand quilting, surface design, beading, and quilt design. No sewing machines needed. Each hands-on workshop is $30 plus kit/pattern fee.


2013 Sit & Sew Workshop Tools
2013 Hands-On Workshop Tools


The 2013 Quilt Expo featured the following two ticketed events.

Thursday Evening

The Reluctant Journey of an Art Quilter
With David Taylor
Even though David has had a lifelong love affair with fabric, he did not discover the world of quilting until 1999. He never dreamed his life would eventually revolve around appliqué. His humorous lecture includes stories about his journey and an overview of his hand-applique technique from pattern drawing to binding.

Friday Evening

Amy Ellis presents
A Creative Journey: Everyone Should Have One!
Young or old, everyone needs a place in life where they can use their creative voice. Amy shares her journey from frazzled mom to fulfilled quilter/designer/author/mom! There are many days where Amy is still frazzled, but she always has her own creative voice that she can share with her family. As Amy shares her stories, she shows quilts she’s created and tells how a new quilter can jump in and find their creative fulfillment even when life seems too busy.