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Enter the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

The Great Wisconsin Quit Show and Nancy Zieman Productions announce the fifth-annual Modern Mini Quilt Challenge, taking place throughout the month of May on social media! You’re invited to participate in the challenge by stitching a 24-inch square (or smaller) modern mini quilt in fabrics featuring a modern color palette and design.

To enter, send a high-resolution image of your quilt to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, May 21, 2021. Include:

  • Your full name
  • Your hometown
  • Quilt title
  • Quilt measurements
  • And a brief quilt description

Enter one modern mini quilt for a chance to receive a prize from one of our generous sponsors (look below for a detailed prize list)!

Share your progress on social media throughout the challenge by using #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge! The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will post entries to their Facebook page throughout the month of May — be sure to look for your entry.

2021 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules:

Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution image of your quilt to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, May 21, 2021.

  • Mini Quilts must be no more than 24-inches square, and may be pieced, appliquéd, mixed or other.
  • Mini Quilts must be made from fabrics in a modern color palette and design.
  • Mini Quilts must be quilted through 3 layers by hand, by machine or both.
  • You may enter ONE modern mini quilt that is completed within the last year.
  • Entries must be sent to [email protected]; participants are encouraged to share progress and quilt photos on social media using hashtag #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge.
  • Submitted entries will be shared on The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show’s Facebook page throughout the month of May.
  • Winners selected by panel of judges, to be announced May 27, 2021.
  • Open to U.S. Residents only.
  • Judging takes place May 24-26, 2021.

Grab our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Challenge badge and let your friends know about this fun quilt challenge!

Nearly $3,000 in prize packages from our generous sponsors:

CraftOptics: One set of CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses (including prescription or reader installed); $524 value

Ardyth’s Sew-N-Vac Shoppe: Janome New Home model NH40 sewing machine; $500 value

BERNINA: Bernette 05 ACADEMY sewing machine (local Bernina dealers include Bigsby’s Sewing Center, Linda Z’s Sewing Center and NZ Productions LLC); $469 value

Siesta Silver Jewelry: Siesta Medium Convertible Bangle with Sexy Hexie Center Piece; Sexy Hexie Mini Charm Pendant on a 20” Espiga Necklace; Sexy Hexie Long Wire Earrings; $332 value

Woodland Ridge Retreat: Gift certificate for Woodland Ridge Retreat; $200 value

Clover Needlecraft, Inc.: Prize bundle with Hot Hemmer, Mini Wonder Clips, Magnet Pin Caddy, Snag Repair Needle, Seam Ripper, Finger Presser, 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, Ultimate Quilt n Stitch Presser Foot, Hera Marker and Fabric Folding Pen; $150 value

Blue Bar Quilts: Three fabric bundles including Kraken bundle from RJR Fabrics (5-1/2-yard cuts), Lil’ Bit of Country bundle from RJR Fabrics (5-1/2-yard cuts) and Snow Day bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics (12 fat quarters); $100 value

The Electric Needle: We’ve Gone to Plaid quilt pattern and kit, including instructions and fabric to create a quilt top that finishes 84″ x 84″; $94 value

Presto Avenue Designs by Claudia Lash: Tagalong Turtle table runner kit, Poppin Out pattern, Presto Links Birdhouse pattern and New Harmony pattern; $85 value

Heirloom Quilting Designs: Joanie’s Quilting Elements book and Background Bonanza how-to DVD plus a kit to make the project from the DVD; $80 value

Coats & Clark: Dual Duty XP® All Purpose Thread- 50 spool assortment; $75 value

Nancy Zieman Productions: Exclusive Stitch it! Sisters Dresden Columns Table Runner Bundle Box with The Ultimate Quilt ’n Stitch Presser Foot from Clover by Nancy Zieman Productions; $71 value

Stitch it! Sisters: Exclusive Stitch it! Sisters Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging Bundle Box with Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Clover by Nancy Zieman Productions; $70 value

SewBatik: Nuance Gradation Batik with a 1/4-yard cut of all 24 shades that make up the collection’s color wheel; $70 value

Dye Candy Fabrics: A bundle of 15 fat quarters from the Alfie Fabric Line by Este MacLeod for Windham Fabrics; $65 value

Oliso: M2PRO mini project and travel iron; $64 value