Victory means they earned a home tie against English league leaders Saracens in April after a hat-trick of away ties at Northampton, Munster and Sarries at this stage of the competition in each of the previous three seasons.
Work has been ongoing since the summer to modernize Ravenhill and increase the capacity and that development is all set to be completed before European rugby returns in the spring.
"That was a huge incentive for us," said Wilson, after Ruan Pienaar scored all his side's points in a stunning win at Welford Road.
"We were told during the week that the stand should be all finished by then. We should hopefully get 18,000 people at that quarter-final.
"The last time Ulster got a home quarter-final in the Heineken Cup was back in 1999 (when they lifted their maiden Heineken Cup) so hopefully history will repeat itself. It will be a huge occasion, just like it was back then."
Ravenhill has long had the air of a fortress about it, with the likes of Leicester, Clermont Auvergne, Biarritz, Stade Francais, Bath and Toulouse all leaving Belfast with their tails between their legs in recent times.
But even Ravenhill couldn't compete with Leicester's record at Welford Road in recent years - that was until Wilson and co stunned the Tigers in a Friday night thriller.
"I've played here seven or eight times and never won so to get the win was brilliant," added Wilson, who insists Ulster won't be getting ahead of themselves despite finishing the pool stages with the only 100 per cent record in the tournament.
"It was pretty tense in the last 10 minutes - things had gone that sort of way before and I'd lost those sort of games in the past. But we scrummed well the last couple of times and we turned the ball over and that took a bit of pressure off us.
"It was a great effort by the boys, but we're only another step along the way. History says that a home quarter-final makes your life a little bit easier but we've still got three massive games to get where we want to be.
"You can't ask for more than six from six. A few people have said we could have maybe picked up another bonus point or two or stopped other teams from getting them but if you win all your games you don't really need to do that. We've done pretty much all we can do and that's put us in a good place. We're heading in the right direction."