Release Date: Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Hosting Virtual Exhibit, “Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist”

Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Exhibit - Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist

Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Exhibit - Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist

A special exhibit, “Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist,” will be presented by Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network at the virtual 2021 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show. 

This international juried exhibit of 63 quilts shares the stories of resistance and fortitude that have been integral to the survival of Black people in America. In response to the murder of George Floyd, quilters expressed their grief, outrage and hope through stunning textile art. 

“Art can speak things that can’t always be said with words,” said exhibit curator Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.

As we navigate through the end of the pandemic, the 2021 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will again offer a safe, digital event to celebrate the joy and power of quilting. It will include live, interactive educational opportunities from leading experts, a virtual vendor mall, beautiful photo gallery exhibits and more – all online at from Sept. 9-11, 2021. 

Free registration for the three-day event is now open at Donations are encouraged, including monetary gifts and donations to this year’s online auction. All quilt lovers are invited to draw inspiration and delight from each other in this online and interactive experience. 

Visit now to register and explore the event schedule.

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

Thank you to our Premier Event Sponsor: Quilting Daily. Additional thanks to our Associate Event Sponsors: Bernina, Bigsby’s Sewing Center, Coats & Clark and Modern Quilt Studio.

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.


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