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VIRTUAL: The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show!

September 9, 2021 - September 11, 2021

The 17th Annual Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Will Be Held Online, Sept. 9-11. Register to get the show special!

With hundreds of quilts on display, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show has always been the ultimate adventure for quilt enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17th annual Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will be an online-exclusive, virtual experience this Sept. 9-11. The organizers look forward to bringing you the Quilt Contest exhibit, educational opportunities and of course the VENDOR MALL – virtually at

Free registration is now open for the three-day event, presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions.

Registered participants will have access to CraftOptics LIVE demonstrations, a question and answer session and friendly conversation from 11-12pm, and 3-4pm CST each day of the show. In addition, there will be an outstanding show special offered by CraftOptics. If you have been waiting for the show to purchase, this is the time!

Visit for full details, register and explore the event schedule now.

The 2021 Quilt Show will feature photo gallery exhibits of this year’s quilt challenges:

  • The Panel Quilt Challenge,
  • The 100 Years of Art Deco Quilt Challenge,
  • The Modern Mini Quilt Challenge and
  • The Kids’ Quilt Challenge.

We will also celebrate the talents of our community’s quilters with a curated showcase of previous years’ Quilt Contest winners. The full 2021 Quilt
Contest will be featured as a special exhibit when the event returns to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for the 2022 in-person show.

This year’s special exhibit, “Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist,” is presented by Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network.

Leading up to the Quilt Show, participants can join in our community service project, Quilt to Give, and add to our Virtual Community Quilt hosted by 4-H. Details can be found online

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.

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.


September 9, 2021
September 11, 2021
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CraftOptics Online
931 E. Main Street, Suite 23
Madison, WI 53703 United States
888 444 7728
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