Local Submissions Sought for Quilt Expo Contest

April 27, 2011

For More Information:
Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364 or brockmeyer@wpt.org
Deanna Springer, Nancy Zieman Productions events coordinator, 920-356-9509 or springer@ziemanproductions.com
 

Quilt Expo invites local quilters to enter up to four quilts in the 2011 10-category juried and judged contest. The contest is part of the seventh-annual Quilt Expo presented by Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Nancy Zieman Productions LLC.

The contest awards $500 for first-place, $300 for second-place and $200 for third-place in each category. Best of Show receives $1,500 and the Viewers' Choice winner, selected by Quilt Expo attendees, receives $500.

Last fall, thirteen Wisconsin quilters had winning quilts. Their quilts and all the 2010 award-winning quilts may be viewed at wiquiltexpo.com on the Web where the contest rules and entry form are available for download. For more information, call 800-253-1158.

Quilt Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Thursday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

Event highlights include the quilt contest, a vendor mall, stage presentations, informal lectures, Sit & Sew workshops, hands-on workshops, nationally known celebrity presenters, prize drawings and special evening events.

This year, Chicago-area quilt artists and teachers Frieda Anderson and Laura Wasilowski will be featured in a special evening event. Both create and innovate quilts with their quick fuse methods.
For complete Quilt Expo details and to signup to receive informational e-newsletters, visit wiquiltexpo.com on the Web. Registration will be available in July.

Group bus tours are available and easy to organize. Special admission rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Details are available on the Web or by emailing Helene Phelps at helene.phelps@wpt.org or phoning 608-265-4446.

Funding for Quilt Expo is provided by Nancy’s Notions, Baby Lock, Janome/Andryth’s Sew-N-Vac, It’s for Quilting, Etc. LLC, Koala Studios, Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Bernina and Elna.
WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.