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Quilt Contest

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a 10-category juried and judged Quilt Contest. Quilters of all levels have the opportunity to enter a maximum of four quilts into this exciting contest. Prizes will be awarded in each category, as well as to the Best of Show and Viewers’ Choice quilts.

2021 Quilt Contest Rules and Entry Form
Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (online form)

Contest Prizes
Best of Show – $1,500
Viewers’ Choice Award – $500
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $300
3rd Place – $200

Quilt Challenges

Each year The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. This year we are offering not just one, but two challenges! Quilters of all levels may enter one quilt in each challenge. First place receives $300, second place receives $200 and third place receives $100.

100 Years of Art Deco Challenge Rules and Entry Form
100 Years of Art Deco Challenge Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
100 Years of Art Deco Challenge Rules & Entry Form (online form)

Panel Challenge Rules and Entry Form
Panel Quilt Challenge Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
Panel Quilt Challenge Rules & Entry Form (online form)

Kids’ Quilt Challenge

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show also offers a quilt contest open to youth ages 15 and under. Prizes will be awarded by Nancy Zieman Productions to those making the top three quilts. First prize: $200 ShopNZP.com e-gift card; second prize: $100 ShopNZP.com e-gift card; and third prize: $50 ShopNZP.com e-gift card.

2021 Kids’ Quilt Challenge Rules and Entry Form
Kids’ Quilt Challenge Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
Kids’ Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (online form)

Contest Resources

Add a Rod Pocket to your Quilt Contest Entry Video

Add Quilt Binding to your Quilt Contest Entry Video

To learn more about the judging process:
Watch this Sewing With Nancy – Nancy’s Corner interview with certified quilting judge, Klaudeen Hansen

2020 Winners

2020 Quilt Contest Winners and Exhibitors
Download a list of the Quilt Contest winners and exhibitors (PDF).
View the online photo gallery of 2020 Quilt Content Winners

2020 Botanical Quilt Challenge Winners and Exhibitors
Download a list of the Botanical Quilt Challenge winners and exhibitors. (PDF)

Contest Categories

Best of Show
Sponsored by: Coats & Clark

Viewers’ Choice
Sponsored by: Sew Batik

CATEGORY 1
Hand-Quilted Bed Size, Pieced
Sponsored by: Nancy Zieman The Blog

CATEGORY 2
Hand-Quilted Bed Size, Appliquéd, Mixed or Other Type
Sponsored by: Friends of PBS Wisconsin

CATEGORY 3
Machine Quilted Bed Size, Pieced
Sponsored by: The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show

CATEGORY 4
Machine Quilted Bed Size – Appliqued, Mixed or Other
Sponsored by: Sewing With Nancy

CATEGORY 5
Wall Quilts, Hand Quilted – Any Type
Sponsored by: Create

CATEGORY 6
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Pieced
Sponsored by: Garden & Landscape Expo

CATEGORY 7
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Appliqued
Sponsored by: Clover

CATEGORY 8
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Pictorial
Sponsored by: PBS Wisconsin

CATEGORY 9
Wall Quilts, Machine Embroidered & Thread Painted
Sponsored by: Ana’s Sewing Studio

CATEGORY 10
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Mixed or Other Type
Sponsored by: Nancy Zieman Productions

Botanical Quilt Challenge
Sponsored by: The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show

Contest Sponsors

Logo for Sewbatik
Logo for The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
Logo for Sewing with Nancy
Logo for PBS Wisconsin
Logo image for Nancy Zieman Productions