The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) offers lectures and classes for all adults, beginner to advanced, on topics including quilting, knitting, needle felting, beading, embellishment, fabric painting and dying, wearable art, rug hooking, basket weaving, paper making, mixed media art, hand appliqué, and machine appliqué.


Cancellation Policy and Refunds

WMQFA reserves the right to cancel any program up to 10 days prior to the event. When WMQFA cancels the workshop, lecture or event, students will receive a full refund. When WMQFA cancels a program due to extreme weather, every student will be notified, and if the program cannot be rescheduled, refunded.

In the event that you are unable to attend a program that you registered for, please request a refund 30 days prior to the program. For refund requests made 30 days prior to an event, a full refund less $25 will be provided, or you may apply your full costs towards another workshop or program. No refunds will be given within 30 days.

Class transfers may occur up to 30 days prior to the class provided it does not cause the class to drop below the minimum for operation. Individuals are also welcome to send a friend in their place at no additional cost instead of a cancellation or transfer, and this can be done at any time.

For classes over $250, a non-refundable fee of $100 will be assessed to any cancellations instead of the $25 fee. WMQFA is unable to offer refunds for programs with a $25 or less cost. While WMQFA is understanding, “no-shows” will not be refunded.

If you have any questions about the cancellation policy, please contact the Education Coordinator at


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How early can I arrive for a class?

The museum will open 30 minutes prior to the class start time for equipment setup but no earlier than 30 minutes unless the teacher has made a specific request. You may reach out directly to our Education Coordinator if you have specific questions or needs.

  • Where is the class entry?

Depending on class size and needs (and season), three  entrances for the museum may be utilized. Either the main entrance, the garage door or the door on the south side of the barn. A sign will be set up for garage and south door entrance if these will be used.

Main entrance

Main entrance

Occasionally used south entrance (only in good weather)

Occasionally used south entrance (only in good weather)

Garage entrance

Garage entrance

  • Is there a place to unload my car?

When a class requires equipment setup we will almost exclusively use the garage as the point of entrance. Individuals can back up to the door if they have many supplies or park near the ramp at the front of the building for easy access into the museum. Once inside an elevator is available to the lower level classroom area.

  • Is there a cart available for unloading my car?

The museum may have a cart available for load-in but its availability is limited and may be required for other department use. Staff will also assist with load-in in if available. Please email to make any special arrangements.

  • I’m taking a multi-day class what is the protocol for leaving equipment?

The museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items but the museum is locked and alarmed over night. The workshop space is also separate from the general public areas. Each class participant will be given (or choose) a work space for the entirety of the class where they are free to leave their machines and supplies for the duration of the class. The museum will also open 30 minutes prior to class start time (at the entrances listed above) for class setup.

  • Are lunches included in the class price?

Lunches are not included in class price. Individuals may bring a lunch or may place a lunch order for the class. Lunch orders are taken for classes that have more than 2 attendees (no lunch orders will be taken for Weaving classes). Individuals may also run out and purchase lunches from nearby establishments but often the lunch period is only 30 minutes which can be tight for lunch runs. We suggest either ordering a lunch or bringing a lunch.

  • Do you have a refrigerator or microwave for lunches?

Yes we have a refrigerator and freezer, please clearly mark your lunches with your name for storage. We also have a microwave but it is low powered and may take longer than you are used to for heating food.

  • What do the ordered lunches consist of?

Lunch costs $10 per person and cash is required to make the order. We order through Out-and-Out in Cedarburg and offer a limited selection of salads and wraps. With the lunch order the individual can choose a  bottle of water or a selection of soda from our supply. See pdf attachment for selections (items subject to change) While Out-and-Out does offer some food restriction accommodations (gluten free wraps) if you have food sensitivities it may be best to bring a lunch for your visit.

  • What is the wait list?

WMQFA offers a waitlist for sold out classes. If you are interested in taking a class that is full and an opening occurs the individuals on the waitlist are contacted first.

  • What should I do if I need to cancel my class?

Email the Education Coordinator 30 days prior to class start or call the front desk and ask to talk to the Education Coordinator for a refund per our cancellation policy. You may also find a friend to take the class in your place. Or prior to 30 days switch into a different class offered on our current calendar. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the class. Full refunds may not be available for all classes to cover credit card and transaction fees. See our cancellation policy above for more information.

  • Where are the workshops held?

Most workshop are held in the lower level of the museum. We have a large workshop space that can accommodate up to 20 student with adequate work-space.

  • Is the museum fully accessible for my walker/wheelchair etc?

Yes. The museum strives for accessibility. We have an elevator and exterior ramps to enter into the building. If you do require additional work-space or accessibility please contact our Education Coordinator to set up any additional needs for workshops or lectures, we are happy to assist in any way we are able.

  • What is the temperature like in the workshop space?

The temperature is set at 68 degrees in the lower level and depending on the exterior temperature it can be chilly/warm in the basement. We suggest that you dress in layers for maximum comfort! (And we encourage wearing of fiber object you have made or adore!)

  • I have a special request who should I address it to in regards to a class or lecture?

Please send all special requests for accommodations to

  • How do I get the class supply list?

All class supply lists can be found in the class listings online. We will also email a copy of the supply list with your confirmation email which may take up to 2 weeks after registration.

  • I have a question for the teacher how do I contact them?

Please direct all questions to and they will be forwarded to the teacher.

  • Is there lodging available in the local area?

Cedarburg has many local accommodations as does the neighboring cities of Mequon and Grafton. The museum does not receive a percentage from any of these hotels/inns but we do have discount rate offerings from some of the local establishments.

  1. The Hampton Inn & Suites is located in Grafton, but just minutes away from the museum. They are extending their corporate rate to class participants. It is not available on blackout dates.

    Booking Link: Book WI Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts Rate Now!

  2. The Washington House Inn is extending their corporate rate to class participants staying Sundays-Thursdays. It is not available on weekends. Simply ask for the Quilt Museum Special Rate. You will get a discounted rate on the rooms, but the rate varies depending on the specific room requested.


  3. Stagecoach Inn Bed & Breakfast is also extending their corporate rate to class participants. Simply ask for the Quilt Museum Special Rate. You will get a discounted rate on the rooms, but the rate varies depending on the specific room requested.


  4.  Other places to stay in the area include: Comfort Inn & Suites.

  • How can I arrange to share a hotel room with another attendee?

The museum is unable to give out personal information of other attendees for  a class or workshop. You may reach out on our Facebook page for the event to try and locate other attendees who may want to share a hotel.

  • Will I have time to see the exhibit at the museum? Do I pay extra for that?

You receive admission into the exhibition while attending a workshop. Many classes have very full days planned therefore it is up to you to take a break from class or check out the exhibition during your breaks or lunchtime. The exhibition will only be open during normal museum hours.

  • Can I rent a sewing machine?

The museum does not have any sewing machines for rent at this time. We do work closely with  Bigsby's Sewing Center ( and they would be happy to rent you a machine for use during your stay!

  • For any questions not listed please reach out to us via email or phone at or (262)546-0300


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