Release Date: Mon, Jul 11, 2022

18th annual Great Wisconsin Quilt Show returns to in-person event, Sept. 8-10

18th annual Great Wisconsin Quilt Show returns to in-person event, Sept. 8-10

For the first time in three years, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will return to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin as an in-person event, welcoming quilters from across Wisconsin and throughout the United States to join together and share their love for quilting.

Presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show is the ultimate adventure for quilt enthusiasts of all skill levels.

“We know that quilters are eager to gather together in person again, and we are excited to welcome them back,” says Deanna Springer, vice president of marketing at Nancy Zieman Productions.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event quickly pivoted to an online experience for the 2020 and 2021 shows.

“I’m proud of the online shows we put on, but nothing compares to being together,” says PBS Wisconsin events manager Kristin Korevec. “We’re taking what we’ve learned from those shows and incorporating the best elements of them moving forward.”

Event organizers will continue to monitor updates from health officials regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines and will share the latest information about their protocols at quiltshow.com.

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show’s main attraction is the 10-category juried and judged Quilt Contest exhibit, showcasing the incredible talents of quilters from across the country. Featured quilts range from traditional sizes and shapes to innovative pictorial quilts.

Additional exhibits featured at the event showcase other quilt challenges hosted by the event, including the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge, the Kids’ Quilt Challenge and a themed quilt challenge. This year’s theme — “Celebrating 40 Years of Sewing With Nancy,” — honors television’s most beloved sewing instructor, the late Nancy Zieman, who was also a co-founder of The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show.

To punctuate the buzz of returning in person, one of this year’s special quilt exhibits is “Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection,” featuring 26 historic quilts from the private collection of the documentary filmmaker. Don’t miss your chance to explore this beautiful exhibit, which celebrates quilting as part of our identity.

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show also includes dozens of educational lectures and workshops led by expert quilters; shopping opportunities from trusted vendors, featuring the latest fabrics and notions; and a community service project — Quilt to Give — in which attendees donate their materials and skills to create quilts for those in need.

Visit quiltshow.com for advance registration and full event details now.

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show is presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions. Proceeds from The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show support PBS Wisconsin programs and community outreach projects.

Thank you to our Premier Event Sponsors: Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines and Pfaff Sewing Machines. Additional thanks to our Associate Event Sponsors: Ana's Sewing Studio, BERNINA of America, Blue Bar Quilts, Brother International Sewing Corporation, Janome, Juki America, Inc. and Linda Z's Sewing Center.

PBS Wisconsin is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

PBS Wisconsin 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.

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show in Brief
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin | quiltshow.com
Sept. 8-10, 2022

Presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show features educational opportunities, a juried and judged Quilt Contest, beautiful quilt exhibits, shopping opportunities, nationally-known celebrity presenters and community service opportunities.

Proceeds from The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show help support PBS Wisconsin programming and community outreach. Thank you to our Premier Event Sponsors: Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines and Pfaff Sewing Machines. Additional thanks to our Associate Event Sponsors: Ana's Sewing Studio, BERNINA of America, Blue Bar Quilts, Brother International Sewing Corporation, Janome, Juki America, Inc. and Linda Z's Sewing Center.

For more information:
Visit: quiltshow.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 866-297-6545

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