Novi, MI

Quilt Display Gallery


Stroll through aisles of quilts, including contemporary, traditional, art and modern works by artists from across the country. Join guided quilt walks through selected galleries, hosted by quilting personalities whose work is featured in the collections.


Red & White Quilting: An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks

Linda Pumphrey

Bold, graphic, stunning and versatile describes the iconic collection of quilts, showcased in the Red & White Quilting display. The quilts are from Linda Pumphrey’s newest book Red & White Quilting, An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks – original designs based on traditional blocks, rearranged to be contemporary with high-contrast appeal. Classic yet contemporary, red and white is one of the most iconic color combinations in quilting, inspiring designers, collectors, and major exhibits. The vibrant contrast of red and white quilts has enticed quilters for three centuries and been a staple since the mid-nineteenth century. 


Best of North Texas Quilt Festival

In conjunction with Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Peruse through this exhibit to view stunning, handpicked quilts from the North Texas Quilt Festival. These quilts were selected from over 350 contest quilts created by members of six North Texas guilds, including Bear Creek Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Quilt Guild, Irving Quilt Guild, Quilters' Guild of Arlington and Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild. Within this diverse exhibit, you will find quilts with many forms of inspiration and quilters' level of expertise. Come and be charmed as you discover the unique story each quilter has to tell.


Fly Me to the Moon

Artists from 8 countries have created art quilts celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon. This multifaceted collection includes quilts that: commemorate the iconic images from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honor all of the Apollo Missions; recognize all of the Apollo Astronauts; investigate scientific moon images; examine NASA’s cool tools; explain myths associated with the moon; define moon idioms; replay the music inspired by the moon; visit pop culture icons; and make us fall in love again under the romantic moon. All of the quilts in this collection are 18" wide and 30" long and were juried to be a cohesive exhibit. Although the quilts are varied in style, the theme is always the same, the moon. These art quilts tell the story of our fascination with the moon since the dawn of time through the Apollo moon walks and beyond. Well-known and fairly new fiber artists have stretched their creative muscles to draw the viewer in to the world of science, romance, history and fantasy. This exhibit has something for everyone.


Wild Fabrications

Exhibit sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc

Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imagination run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques. The theme not only lends itself particularly to bold colors and whimsical imagery, but also to beautiful realism, and humor that can be ebullient or dark. We must remember that man is himself a beast, and that we impinge upon the habitats of animals as much as they on ours. By sharing the intriguing and inspiring qualities of animals, these artworks serve as reminders that conservation and understanding is necessary in order to maintain the natural world in which we live.

Southern Quilts

Mary Kerr

The South has a rich quilting history, steeped in tradition and passed down through the generations. Enjoy these uniquely Southern patterns and styles. Celebrate the history as Mary Kerr shares a selection of quilts from her latest book, Southern Quilts (Schiffer, 2018).


Bake Off Quilt Challenge

Curated by Madison Quilt Expo

View this impressive exhibit to see a collection of quilts that showcase stitched cupcakes, pies, cakes and more. Quilters competed to win cash prizes and award ribbons. Explore the creative "recipes" and diverse "flavors" - all with zero calories.



The Best of QuiltCon 2018

The Modern Quilt Guild presents the Best of QuiltCon 2018, a collection of modern quilts from QuiltCon, the guild’s annual, worldwide conference and show. This inspiring exhibit showcases the best work of modern quilters today. Graphic and hip, these quilts represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design in today’s modern quilting movement. The MQG developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The founding guild was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs and the Internet, word spread quickly of the fun they were having, and soon
guilds started popping up everywhere. There are now more than 200 guilds around the world with members on six continents.


Patch Pals Collection


Turn simple squares into adorable little quilts! This whimsical collection features a fun and diverse group of beginner friendly pieced animals. The Patch Pals series quilts are all the same size (40 1/4″ x 50 3/4″), with interchangeable borders that offer lots of variations. These scrappy color palettes are a great way to customize the designs to complement a child’s personality or theme of a nursery/bedroom. Individual digital patterns are available for all of the Patch Pals critters and a limited number of kits are available for select patterns. Take a look at some of these cute animal friends at the Expo! Click here for more information


Cuddle® Quilts from Handi Quilter


Epic Cosplay Costumes
Kristie Good
See a selection of costumes from the pages of Kristie Good's book, Epic Cosplay Costumes on display at the Expo. Because the book is all about designing and making your own cosplay costumes, each stands on it's own, sharing a variety of techniques, fabrics, fabrications and personalities. Kristie will be in the house on Saturday, signing books from 2:30-3:00 in The Book Nook, commentating a runway cosplay fashion show at 3:45 on the Expo Stage and more – wear your own Cosplay Costume on Saturday and not only will you get FREE General Admission for the day, but have your picture taken with Kristie, in front of the display or with other cosplay fans at the Expo.

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