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For Teachers

We welcome you to participate in The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show — a joint venture of PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions, Thursday, Sept. 10 – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will be held in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

Each day, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show offers dozens of educational opportunities for attendees. As a quilt teacher, we invite you to submit proposals for possible stage demonstrations, lectures, hands-on or Sit & Sew workshops to be offered during the three-day event. Proposal forms are due by Dec. 1, 2019.

Teacher Selection

The Great Wisconsin Quilt show selection team will review all proposals. Each proposal will be given the most careful consideration, but we cannot guarantee each proposal a time slot. Selection of classes will be made by April 1, 2020. You will be notified by mail regarding the status of your proposal.

Teacher Fees

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will pay teachers $199 for each one-hour lecture taught or $299 for each three-hour workshop taught.


The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will provide one assistant per classroom to help with setup and assist during the class.

Audio Visual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped with microphone, demonstration tables (2), and electrical outlets. The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will provide, upon request, slide projectors/screens. Teachers must provide their own laptop and/or quilt hanging equipment if needed.

Selling of Books/Supplies in the Classrooms

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show encourages each teacher to work in cooperation with a booth vendor to sell products.

Complimentary Passes

Each quilt instructor will be given two complimentary general admission passes to The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show.

Proposal Forms

One-Hour Lecture Proposal
Hands-On Workshop Proposal
Sit & Sew Workshop Proposal
Stage Demonstration Proposal

If you have questions about educational opportunities at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, please contact Dana Casey at quiltshow@ziemanproductions.com.