Enjoy our full quilt exhibits at your own pace from the comfort of your home. The galleries feature high-resolution images and detailed information about the quilts from this year’s challenges, special exhibits and a showcase of previous years’ Quilt Contest Best of Show award-winners.
Over the years, countless amazing quilts have been entered into The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Quilt Contest. Now is your chance to once again enjoy the Best of Show quilts from the 2005-2020 Quilt Contests!
Each year, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. In this year’s 100 Years of Art Deco Quilt Challenge, quilts all incorporate an Art Deco theme. Get lost in the decadent details found in this year’s 100 Years of Art Deco quilts! All quilts are made from fabrics that represent the Art Deco theme, which includes geometric forms, bold outlines, zigzags and more! Download a list of the 100 Years of Art Deco Quilt Challenge winners and exhibitors.
Sponsored by Clover
This year, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show offered a second themed challenge. The Panel Quilt Challenge quilts all incorporate pre-printed fabric panels. Immerse yourself in this collection of quilts created with the main design made from fabric panels. Find inspiration for your next quilt project! Download a list of the Panel Quilt Challenge winners and exhibitors.
Sponsored by Sew Batik
Presented by Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network
“Art can speak things that can’t always be said with words.” – curator Carolyn L. Mazloomi
This international juried exhibit of 63 quilts shares the stories of resistance and fortitude that have been integral to the survival of Black people in America.
This exhibit is part of the Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network’s We Are the Story initiative. A book by curator Carolyn Mazloomi featuring more than 100 quilts from this series of exhibits is available for purchase at textilecentermn.org/product/wearethestory-book.
Presented by Cherrywood Fabrics
Enjoy a curated exhibit of several finalists from the Wicked, Lion King, Van Gogh, Prince and Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge Exhibits.
2020 Quilt Exhibits
10-Category Juried and Judged Quilt Contest
Botanical Quilt Challenge
Modern Mini Quilt Challenge
Kids’ Quilt Challenge
Social Justice Sewing Academy: Youth Expression Through Fiber
Quilted Photography Art Quilts: Tammie Bowser
Georgia O’Keeffe Challenge: Prairie Heritage Quilters
Nancy Zieman 4-H Virtual Community Quilt