october, 2018

sat06oct9:00 AM6:00 PM2018 Quilt Fest9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Ben Franklin Crafts

1083 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Event Details

Q: What will I find at Ben Franklin Crafts’ Annual Quilt Fest?

A: Free demos presented by talented quilters, beautiful quilt displays, special sales and TONS of inspiration from the quilts that fill our aisles and walls.

  • This year’s featured quilter is Carol Pilgrim. Her antique and vintage quilts are stunning…even dating back to the 1800’s!
  • This two day Festival of Quilts is one you don’t want to miss!
  • We have an awesome line up of free demonstrations you can attend in our classroom on Saturday AND Sunday!
  • Enter to win a wonderful doorprize of Quilting & Sewing supplies – more than $60 in value!

Saturday Demonstrations

10 – 10:45

“Zip it!  Groove Pouches” 

Join Iris as she shows how easy it is to sew these fun projects!  Pattern available for purchase.  Special bonus: free add-on pattern for those attending. Presented by: Iris Sarcar, Quilter, Quilt Designer, Author, Teacher.

11:30 – 12:15


Mary will be sharing new products and tools available in our Quilt Shop.  Lots of new techniques.  Don’t miss it! Presented by: Mary Siekmann, Teacher, Quilter, Wool Enthusiast.

1:15 – 2:00


Learn how to make pillows for holiday or everyday using basic sewing skill with different embellishments. Presented by: Susan Schlobohm, Professional Pillow Workroom, Quilter.

2:45 – 3:30

“Thread Sketching & Bead Embellishing”

See how easy it is to thread Sketch your quilting projects and add embellishments! Presented by: Laura Krasinski, Award Winning Quilter, Lecturer, Quilt Designer, Quilt Enthusiast.


Terrie Seifert

About Us

We’re Crafts & So Much More!
Locally owned and operated since 1973, Ben Franklin Crafts has evolved into Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier craft destination located in the heart of Waukesha County in beautiful Oconomowoc, WI.

As an independent craft store, we are able to provide a personalized shopping experience for our customers as well as a large collection of specialty shops under one roof.

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.

Ben Franklin Crafts is independently owned. Ben Franklin and Ben Franklin Crafts are licensed trademarks of HMStores BFC, LLC.

Contact Details

1083 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-567-0271 / Email Us

Note: We are located North of Interstate 94, even if your GPS unit tells you to turn South!

Ben Franklin Crafts Store Map, Oconomowoc, WI

Store Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm


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