Great Lakes Professional Machine Quilters Association (GLPMQA)

GLPMQA is chartered to promote the education of professional quilters in the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area. However, the group welcomes professional and non professional quilters alike. The group is an eclectic mix of computerized and hand guided, stand up and sit down quilters. This group focuses on surface quilting. It is not a piecing guild.

Madison Chapter of the American Sewing Guild

The Madison area sewing guild enthusiastically works to create connections between sewists and our community at large. We offer learning opportunities, as well as a forum to exchange ideas, inspire each other and develop creativity. We strive to improve our community and our skills by giving back with charitable sewing.

We welcome all ages and all levels of experience. Our members live in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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Quilts of Valor

Covering veterans and active duty service members with healing and comforting quilts since 2003.

Project Lydia

The project helps local widows and abandoned women overcome adversity and thrive in every area of their lives. PROJECT LYDIA teaches skills, provides a spiritual support system and opens doors for the women to support their families. The women meet weekly to work on projects together which are sold around the world.

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Project Linus

Project Linus – Dane County/Madison Chapter

Our Mission: Provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need a gift of new, handmade blankets.

Downtown Madison Information Ambassadors

We provide downtown Madison information for the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show attendees. Formed in 1999, Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) is a City of Madison assessment district encompassing State Street (from Park Street to the Capitol Square) and the Capitol Square area (the Square plus most 100 block streets or “spokes” off the Square). Located on an isthmus between two beautiful lakes, and anchored by the Wisconsin State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin campus, this unique shopping, dining, entertainment and business district is home to hundreds of shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs and taverns, many locally-owned, plus museums and cultural destinations.

Madeline Island School of the Arts

Madeline Island School of the Arts is the country’s premier art and craft school located on a uniquely restored Wisconsin dairy farm in the middle of an island surrounded by Lake Superior and the other Apostle Islands.

Our classes are taught by nationally recognized teachers and are held between May and October. The school offers week long workshops in writing, painting, quilting, photography and other genres.

Mad City Quilt Guild

The purpose of the Guild shall be to encourage and promote the art of quilting and present activities of interest to the members.

GSAFE Wrap Yourself in a Rainbow Quilt & Fiber Art Auction

GSAFE- Wrap Yourself in a Rainbow Quilt Auction

GSAFE wants to help you get cozy while supporting our LGBTQ+ youth.

Theme: “Joy!”  This year has been rough for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly our trans and nonbinary youth. Nevertheless, we continue to find joy in ourselves and in each other. To honor that, we’re encouraging artists to create around this question: What brings you joy? We’re excited to find out!

Art by Rae Senarighi @transpainter