Quilts Being Sought for 2016 Quilt Expo Quilt Contest

May 2, 2016

For More Information:

Jonna Mayberry, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364 or jonnatha.mayberry@wpt.org

Deanna Springer, Nancy Zieman Productions marketing coordinator, 920-356-9506 or springer@ziemanproductions.com

Quilts Being Sought for 2016 Quilt Expo Quilt Contest

There is still time to enter this year’s 10-category juried and judged 2016 Quilt Expo Quilt Contest. Quilters are invited to enter up to four quilts in the contest, which awards cash prizes for Best of Show, first-, second- and third-place honors in each of the 10 categories, and a Viewers' Choice award, selected from the entries by Quilt Expo attendees. Quilt Contest entries must be submitted by June 30.

Last September, 294 quilts were accepted into the Quilt Contest. Winning entries came from across the United States. A gallery of the 2015 award-winning quilts, contest rules and entry forms can be found at quiltexpo.com.

The 12th annual Quilt Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 9, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Highlights include the quilt contest, special quilt exhibits, a vendor mall featuring nearly 200 vendors, stage presentations, informal lectures, sit & sew workshops, hands-on workshops, quilt appraisals, celebrity presenters, a prize raffle, and the annual Quilt to Give community service project.

Entries are also being sought for the Kids’ Quilt Challenge and the Black & White Plus One Challenge. Complete contest details and entry deadlines for these challenges can be found at quiltexpo.com.

Registration for lectures and workshops will be available beginning Monday, July 11.

Group bus tours are available and easy to organize. Special admission rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Details are available at quiltexpo.com or by contacting Mary Alice Van Gemert at 608-265-5037 or maryalice.vangemert@wpt.org.

Quilt Expo is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions LLC. Proceeds from Quilt Expo support WPT programs and community outreach projects.

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.

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