Release Date: Mon, May 7, 2012

Wisconsin Quilters Invited to Enter 2012 Quilt Expo Quilt Contest

For More Information: Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364 or [email protected] Deanna Springer, Nancy Zieman Productions events coordinator, 920-356-9509 or [email protected] Wisconsin quilters are invited to enter up to four quilts in this year's 10-category juried and judged contest Quilt Expo Quilt Contest. Cash prizes are awarded for Best of Show, first-, second- and third-place in each of the 10 categories, and a Viewers' Choice winner selected by Quilt Expo attendees. Last fall, 12 Wisconsinites had winning quilts. View their quilts and all the 2011 award-winning quilts at, where 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. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 8 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 and special evening events. This year's evening events feature Marie Bostwick, New York Times best-selling author of the Cobbled Court Quilt novels and Wisconsin Folksinger Lil' Rev, whose songs, stories, poems and quilting lore offer an entertaining ode to quilters everywhere. For complete Quilt Expo details and to signup to receive informational e-newsletters, visit 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 [email protected] or phoning 608-265-4446. 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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