Quilts Being Sought for 2013 Quilt Expo Quilt Contest

May 6, 2013

For More Information:

Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364 or brockmeyer@wpt.org
Deanna Springer, Nancy Zieman Productions events coordinator, 920-356-9506 or springer@ziemanproductions.com

Quilters are invited to enter up to four quilts in this year's 10-category juried and judged contest. The contest awards cash prizes for Best of Show, first-, second- and third-place in each of the 10 categories and a Viewers' Choice, selected from the entries by Quilt Expo attendees.

Last September, 320 quilts were accepted into the contest and winning entries came from all across the country — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. An entry from Krefeld, Germany, received the Viewers’ Choice Award. 

All of the 2012 award-winning quilts may be viewed at wiquiltexpo.com on the Web. Contest rules also are on the Web as well as a downloadable entry form. For more information, call 800-253-1158. 

Quilt Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Highlights include the quilt contest, a vendor mall, stage presentations, informal lectures, Sit & Sew workshops, hands-on workshops, nationally known celebrity presenters, a prize raffle, two special evening events and a “Quilt to Give” community service project.

For complete Quilt Expo details and to signup to receive informational e-newsletters, visit wiquiltexpo.com on the Web. Registration for lectures, workshops and evening events 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.

Quilt Expo is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions LLC.

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.