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. Entries are due by June 30, 2024.
Best of Show – $1,500
Viewers’ Choice Award – $500
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $300
3rd Place – $200
Each year The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. 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, 2024.
Black and White Plus One Quilt Challenge Rules and Entry Form
Black and White Plus One Quilt Challenge Rules and Entry Form (PDF)
Black and White Plus One Quilt Challenge Rules and 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 gift card; second prize: $100 gift card; and third prize: $50 gift card. Entry form and quilt must be received by Aug. 9, 2024.
Modern Mini Quilt Challenge
The Great Wisconsin Quit Show hosts the annual Modern Mini Quilt Challenge on social media throughout the month of May. You’re invited to participate by stitching a 24-inch square (or smaller) mini quilt in fabrics featuring a modern color palette and design. Winners each receive a prize package from our generous sponsors. Details can be found here and on our Facebook page.
We’ve created the following videos to help you prepare your quilt for competition display and judging:
2023 Winner and Exhibitor Lists
Back in 1973 Quilt Challenge
View or download a list of the Back in 1973 Quilt Challenge winners and exhibitors.