Wisconsin Quilt Expo

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Wisconsin Quilt Expo

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

What I love about Wisconsin are the people, the countryside, the cheese and the seasons (well almost all of the seasons). Every time I go to Wisconsin (at least twice a year), I have a great time. Last year, I went to Quilt Expo in Madison and even had fun in the parking lot!  If you guessed the location of the rubber ducky car as Madison, Wisconsin – you were right! Once I spotted the rubber ducky car in the vendor parking lot, I started to look around a bit closer. And low behold, I found the most interesting license plates. Clearly, the Quilt Expo vendors make quilting a part of their personal life.

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The basic version.


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Needs a little touch-up paint.


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Could be an embroiderer or a quilter.


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I would like to live there!


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Definitely understand this condition.


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I’m a quilt chick, too.


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And sometimes I’m a quilt nut.


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Yes, I imagine I will be.


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One more thing I like about Wisconsinites is their passion for their football team, the Green Bay Packers. Can’t help but love that Aaron Rogers!


This week’s homework assignment

Those license plates sure are creative and fun!  What message would you put on your own custom plate?  Post your comment for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree to the Designs in Machine Embroidery website.

The winner of last week’s assignment answered the following question

Want to win a PAL2? Take a guess at where I took this photo and you’ll be entered to win a PAL2!

The winner is… Deborah Snyder

“My guess is the Wisconsin Public Television Quilt Expo.”


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57 Comments on Wisconsin Quilt Expo

  1. Susan Wilson
    October 17, 2012 at 11:33 am (7 years ago)


  2. Donna K
    October 17, 2012 at 11:55 am (7 years ago)

    That way I am covered whether I am piecing, longarming or embroidering. So much thread, so little time!!

  3. Gerry Barrett
    October 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm (7 years ago)

    “EMB ALL” because I love to embroidery on just about everything!

  4. Sandra Sanders
    October 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm (7 years ago)

    Mine would have to be SEW EMB, because I love to sew and embroider!

  5. Kathy
    October 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm (7 years ago)


  6. Sharon Stoehr
    October 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm (7 years ago)


  7. Kay
    October 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm (7 years ago)

    Believe it or not, I’ve actually considered this before!

    Mine would be SHE SEWS.

  8. SewLindaAnn
    October 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Sew Driven

  9. Sandy Beneke
    October 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm (7 years ago)


  10. Carol Seavitt
    October 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm (7 years ago)


  11. Gail Beam
    October 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm (7 years ago)

    Sew LOVR

  12. Bonnie Gray
    October 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm (7 years ago)


  13. Doris
    October 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm (7 years ago)

    I hav 1

  14. Brenda Howard
    October 18, 2012 at 12:24 am (7 years ago)

    I would have SEWIST put on my plate

  15. karen
    October 18, 2012 at 12:48 am (7 years ago)

    I would probably not put it on my plate as I have disable plates, I would get the lic. Plate frame that says “I stop for quilt and fabric stors”

  16. karen
    October 18, 2012 at 12:50 am (7 years ago)

    I meant to say “fabric stores” not “stors”, lol

  17. Maggie Heinle
    October 18, 2012 at 6:41 am (7 years ago)

    I have TC QLTR on mine since I’m from Tower City, ND and my business name is Tower City Quilters.

  18. Barbara
    October 18, 2012 at 7:36 am (7 years ago)

    SEWFAB — says it all!

  19. Fonda Baus
    October 18, 2012 at 8:01 am (7 years ago)

    I would have sew4u. Since just about all I sew I give away. That is what I want my family and friends to remember me for..

  20. Fonda Baus
    October 18, 2012 at 8:04 am (7 years ago)

    I would have sew4u. Since most of what I make I give away. I sew a lot for charity and family and friends.. That is what I would like people to remember me for..

  21. patty sack
    October 18, 2012 at 8:08 am (7 years ago)

    Mine would be “Sewing Diva”.

  22. Donna Schell
    October 18, 2012 at 8:41 am (7 years ago)

    my plate would say

    SEW ON

  23. le floch, anne
    October 18, 2012 at 8:45 am (7 years ago)


  24. Sue Winnie
    October 18, 2012 at 9:10 am (7 years ago)

    Lives 2sew

  25. Laura Krasinski
    October 18, 2012 at 9:13 am (7 years ago)

    I live in Wisconsin and gave lectures at Quilt Expo. My car was parked at the hotel next door. My license is
    RT KWLTR. It’s art Quilter but everyone says Right Quilter.. I laugh.

  26. Regina Wigger
    October 18, 2012 at 10:06 am (7 years ago)


  27. Susan Bentley
    October 18, 2012 at 10:42 am (7 years ago)

    My license plate is

    SU Z QLT

    While driving saw a car with SU Z Q and my husband noted that a good plate for me would be SU Z QLT — so I got it! 15 years later we are still surprised that he thought of it!!

  28. Becky
    October 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm (7 years ago)


  29. Anne Marie Reilly
    October 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm (7 years ago)


  30. Nancy
    October 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm (7 years ago)

    I would have Stitchn for all kinds of sewing, embroidery, teaching, etc. nancy

  31. Pamela Black
    October 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm (7 years ago)

    WANABQLTR That is usually a User name I take. Only it is all spelled out WANNABEQUILTER&EMBROIDERIER.

    Becasue I am still learning it all. Even thought I have been quilting on and off for 25 years. But the embroidery for the last 3years. And I have a bunch of stuff on my Bucket list and it keeps growing. ;0)

  32. MarciaW
    October 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm (7 years ago)


  33. Darlene Jacolik
    October 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm (7 years ago)

    I already have a personalized plate – STITCHER

  34. Marilyn Koestler
    October 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm (7 years ago)

    My liscense would read SEWNGOLF

  35. Anne Marie Reilly
    October 19, 2012 at 11:07 am (7 years ago)


  36. Janice Cochran
    October 19, 2012 at 11:16 am (7 years ago)

    QLT 4EVR

  37. Brenda L. Pedersen
    October 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm (7 years ago)

    Eileen, my license plate is SEW4FUN. I’ve had it for about 15 years, ever since we moved to Michigan.

  38. Diane Hargis
    October 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm (7 years ago)

    DIQLTNG My Family calls me Di for short and I have enough quilting ideas to last until I die LOL

  39. Vicky Isliefson
    October 20, 2012 at 10:22 am (7 years ago)

    How about ZIG ZAG ?

  40. Karen
    October 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm (7 years ago)

    It would be something about sewlittletime,I also knit and love to bake and cook.

  41. Joyce
    October 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm (7 years ago)

    My plate says:

    I SEW DU

  42. Berenice
    October 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm (7 years ago)

    Without a doubt, IBSEWIN , only 7 characters in California! Now we can put a star, hand or heart which opens a whole new list but can only use 6 characters. (heart)SEWIN, or SEWIN(star), or
    (hand)MADE or…

  43. Paule-Marie
    October 21, 2012 at 11:27 pm (7 years ago)

    I have ‘AQLTMKR’ on my Wrangler and if you look inside, I have a traveling mini quilt studio – all set for class.

  44. Robin Parrish
    October 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm (7 years ago)

    Mine would have to be LV2CRE8. I have to do it all. Sew, embroider, knit , stamp and scrap. Sometimes I go to work and school too.

  45. gwen
    October 23, 2012 at 6:53 am (7 years ago)



  46. Becky
    October 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm (7 years ago)

    “I love M-E-N that stitch-that is M artha(Pullen), E ileen (Roche) and N ancy (Zieman)”.

  47. Linda DeFeo
    October 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm (7 years ago)

    I would have “sew mom” on my plate

  48. Linda DeFeo
    October 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm (7 years ago)

    I would have ” SEWMOM” on my Plate.

  49. Marilyn Koestler
    October 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm (7 years ago)

    Mine would be sewngolf.

  50. Judi Stello
    November 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm (7 years ago)

    I have a license plate I’d love to show you instead of tell you. My own license plate that I have had about 12 or 13 yrs now. I even drove up to Nancy’s Notions with it and after I was inside, with a friend from England, he got the biggest laugh out of others searching to find the owner of the license plate.
    I love to sew, digitize, embroider, quilt, knit, machine knit, and I’m sure I am leaving something out (not crochet, don’t know how)…

    How can I send the picture to you instead of tell you?


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