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

Quilt Challenge

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, 2022.

Celebrating 40 Years of Sewing With Nancy Challenge Rules and Entry Form
Celebrating 40 Years of Sewing With Nancy Quilt Challenge Entry Form (PDF)
Celebrating 40 Years of Sewing With Nancy 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 gift card; second prize: $100 gift card; and third prize: $50 gift card. Entry form and quilt must be received by Aug. 12, 2022.

2022 Kids’ Quilt Challenge Rules and Entry Form
Kids’ Quilt Challenge Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
Kids’ Quilt Challenge 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

2021 Winners

1oo Years of Art Deco Quilt Challenge Winners and Exhibitors
Download a list of the 100 Years of Art Deco Quilt Challenge winners and exhibitors.
View the online photo gallery exhibit.

Panel Challenge Winners and Exhibitors
Download a list of the Panel Quilt Challenge winners and exhibitors.
View the online photo gallery exhibit.