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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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  • Susan Wilson


  • Donna K

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

  • Gerry Barrett

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

  • Sandra Sanders

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

  • Kathy


  • Sharon Stoehr


  • Ladybelle


  • Kay

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

    Mine would be SHE SEWS.

  • SewLindaAnn

    Sew Driven

  • Sandy Beneke


  • Carol Seavitt


  • Gail Beam

    Sew LOVR

  • Bonnie Gray


  • Doris

    I hav 1

  • Brenda Howard

    I would have SEWIST put on my plate

  • karen

    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”

  • karen

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

  • Maggie Heinle

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

  • Barbara

    SEWFAB — says it all!

  • Fonda Baus

    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..

  • Fonda Baus

    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..

  • patty sack

    Mine would be “Sewing Diva”.

  • Donna Schell

    my plate would say

    SEW ON

  • le floch, anne


  • Sue Winnie

    Lives 2sew

  • Laura Krasinski

    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.

  • Regina Wigger


  • Susan Bentley

    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!!

  • Becky


  • Anne Marie Reilly


  • Nancy

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

  • Pamela Black

    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)

  • MarciaW


  • Darlene Jacolik

    I already have a personalized plate – STITCHER

  • Marilyn Koestler

    My liscense would read SEWNGOLF

  • Anne Marie Reilly


  • Janice Cochran

    QLT 4EVR

  • Brenda L. Pedersen

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

  • Diane Hargis

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

  • Vicky Isliefson

    How about ZIG ZAG ?

  • Karen

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

  • Joyce

    My plate says:

    I SEW DU

  • Berenice

    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…

  • Paule-Marie

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

  • Robin Parrish

    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.

  • gwen



  • Becky

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

  • Linda DeFeo

    I would have “sew mom” on my plate

  • Linda DeFeo

    I would have ” SEWMOM” on my Plate.

  • Marilyn Koestler

    Mine would be sewngolf.

  • Judi Stello

    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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