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)
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.
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.
We’ve created the following videos to help you prepare your quilt for competition display and judging:
2020 Botanical Quilt Challenge Winners and Exhibitors
Download a list of the Botanical Quilt Challenge winners and exhibitors. (PDF)