Village of Menomonee Falls - Laura Krasinski and Ann Wanke have been selected to teach Sept. 8-10 at the Quilt Expo in Madison, where 20,000 people are expected to attend.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Krasinski has been asked to teach three one-hour lectures at the Expo. By hobby, she is an art quilter, meaning her quilts are not for use.

“I like to design my own quilts, and most of my quilts go on the wall,” Krasinksi said. “I’ll go and take a picture of a zebra at the zoo and draw it up, then enlarge it and turn it into a quilt for the wall.”

Wanke has been involved in the Expo since its inception in 2005. A designer, teacher and former owner of the Quilted Basket in Menomonee Falls, she will present three lecture sessions.

“I actually was a home economics teacher without a job, so I got a job sewing and quilting at a quilt shop,” Wanke said. “Once I started, I loved it so much. I’ve been teaching for 35 years throughout the country. You meet lots of wonderful ladies.”

Quilts from around the world will be on display, and hundreds of vendors are participating in this year’s Expo.

The Expo will be held in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Tickets are on sale now and attendees are encouraged to pre-register at quiltexpo.com. Tickets also are available by calling 866-297-6545.

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