october, 2019

sat05oct9:00 AM6:00 PM2019 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.

Quilt Fest is coming up on October 5 & 6, 2019 with special quilt collections by Daun Thurow and Oconomowoc Quilting Guild’s Quilts of Valor. In addition to all of the quilt displays and special sale prices, these fabulous demonstrations are offered to you at NO CHARGE!

Saturday, October 5

10-10:45am    “You Can Quilt As You Go!”

There are many variations of this wonderful technique.  Come and learn how to apply these techniques to your quilts!

Speaker:  Chris Lynn Kirsch, Teacher, Award Winning Quilter, Lecturer, Quilt Collector, Author, Quilt Judge and Quilt Designer

11:30-12:15pm  “Tools Worth Time & Investment”

Come and join Iris as she demonstrates the Folded Corner Ruler by Doug Leko from Antler Quilt 000Designs.  This one ruler has many uses!

Speaker:  Iris Sarcar, Quilter, Quilt Designer, Author and Teacher

 1:15 – 2:00pm “My Quilts have gone to the Dogs (or Cats)!”

Laura will share how to turn a photo into a quilt.  The process of overlapping fabrics, using fusible and how to make it lifelike or collaged.

Speaker:  Laura Krasinski, Award Winning Quilter, Lecturer, Quilt Designer and a Quilt Enthusiast!

 2:45 – 3:30pm “Holiday Pillows and more!”

Susan will show us a holiday pillow she designed, how to make different styles of bolster pillows and incorporating quilting into pillows!

Speaker:  Susan Schlobohm, Professional Pillow Workroom, Quilter



Terrie Seifert

Ben Franklin Crafts1083 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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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