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Quilt Challenges

Each year The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. This year we are offering not just one, but two, exciting quilt 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. Entries are due by June 30, 2021.

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

Panel Challenge Rules and Entry Form
Panel Quilt Challenge 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. Entry form and quilt must be received by Aug. 14, 2021.

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

Quilt Contest

As part of this year’s virtual event, we will also celebrate the talents of the quilters in our community with a curated showcase of previous years’ Quilt Contest winners. The full 2021 Quilt Contest will become part of the 2022 in-person event as a special 2021-2022 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Quilt Contest exhibit when we return to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Entries are due by June 30, 2022.

2021-22 Quilt Contest Rules and Entry Form
2021-22 Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
2021-22 Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (online form)

Contest Resources

We’ve created the following videos to help you prepare your quilt for competition display and judging:

How to Add a Rod Pocket to Your Quilt Contest Entry
How to Add Quilt Binding to Your Quilt Contest Entry
Learn More About the Judging Process and Five Basic Things Judges Look For

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)