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Local Resident to Offer Quilt Appraisals and Judge Quilt Contest at Quilt Expo

July 7, 2011

Mequon resident Carol Butzke will offer written quilt appraisals at the upcoming Quilt Expo in Madison. Butzke is certified by the American Quilter’s Society as an appraiser of quilted textiles and is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers –– Quilted Textiles.


Availability for appraisals is limited and by appointment only. Register at on the Web.


Butzke also will serve as a judge for the event’s 10-category quilt contest.


The Quilt Expo, presented by Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Nancy Zieman Productions LLC, runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.


The event provides educational opportunities for quilters but also draws non-quilters who enjoy viewing hundreds of exquisite quilts on exhibit.


Additional highlights are a vendor mall representing more than 150 national and regional companies, educational lectures, workshops, stage presentations by industry leaders, appearances by Nancy Zieman of public television’s Sewing With Nancy®, a community service project and two evening events.


For complete details and to pre-register for lectures, workshops and evening events, or to purchase advance tickets, visit on the Web or phone 866-297-6545.


Funding for Quilt Expo is provided by Nancy’s Notions®, Baby Lock, Janome, It’s for Quilting Etc., Koala Studios, Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Bernina and Elna.


WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.


Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV/TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV/TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.


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