Quilt-a-thon Weekend


Each year Ben Franklin Crafts celebrates Worldwide Quilting Day by bringing the community together and assembling quilts for donation.

Donations of quilting fabric, batting, threads and backings are used by volunteers throughout the weekend. All finished quilts are then donated to local charities and organizations to help those in need.

Click here to find out more.

2015 Scrapbook Challenge

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Scrapbook Challenge Entries are due March 8th!!

We still have a few Scrapbook Challenge kits available in the Craft Department….you have just enough time to pick one up and get it finished!

Customer voting begins March 10th. We can’t wait to see YOUR creativity on display! Click the photo for more information.

Create Your Own Class

Create a class on the day and time that works for you! Give us a call at 262.567.0271!

 Would you like to take one of our classes but the scheduled day & time just don’t work? Give us a call….we’d love to help put a class together at the just right time for YOU! Click the photo for more info.

Here’s Something New!

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About Us

Locally owned and operated since 1973, Ben Franklin has evolved into a specialty craft store, with several other stores under one roof.

We provide exceptional customer service and continual craft events.  We delight in bringing people of all ages together to participate in our craft classes, make-it/take-it’s, and other special events.

Ben Franklin Crafts is “the place to go” for a friendly, supportive environment where families and friends can explore their creative potential.

Spring Fling Retreat

Our 2015  Spring Fling Retreat  is filled!

Start looking forward to a fun-filled, relaxing weekend with your quilting and scrapbooking friends at the Osthoff! Watch for Retreat news, updates, supply lists, etc…coming to your email in February.

National Craft Month News

Watch this space for our National Craft Month news!

Ben Franklin Crafts - Oconomowoc: National  Craft Month Free Projects for 3/7/15.

Free* Make & Take Projects on Saturday, March 7th.

10am-12pm: Lucky Shamrock, 1pm-3pm: Bob the Bird

Click the photo to enlarge. *Please bring a non-perishable donation for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry.

Winter & Spring Class Schedule

Take a peek at all of the classes you can take! Need more information? Click the photo!

View the monthly schedules of classes on our Classes & Events page.  Click here to download the complete Winter & Spring schedule of classes.

Register soon – classes fill quickly!

Strathmore Art Workshops


Register here for Strathmore’s FREE 2015 Online Workshops.  Follow along with video instruction by experienced artists and be inspired to create and learn more about ART!

Do You Pinterest? We Do!

We love this visual collage of our recent pins! 

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Moda Piece & Comfort Challenge

Ben Franklin Crafts - Oconomowoc: Moda 2015 Piece & Comfort Challenge

Ben Franklin Crafts is participating in this inspirational quilt challenge to recognize and honor sacrifices made by our country’s military families. Entries are due 3/31/2015

Click here for entry form and complete challenge rules.

Celebrate Your Birthday with a Craft Party at Ben Franklin Crafts!

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Schedule your child’s next birthday party at Ben Franklin Crafts. You’ll have as much fun as the kids when you leave the set up & clean up to us! Learn more about our Birthday Craft Parties here.