Contest Info

Quilt Expo hosts a 10-category juried and judged Quilt Contest. Quilters of all levels have the opportunity to enter a maximum of four quilts into this exciting contest. Prizes will be awarded in each category, plus special prizes will be awarded to the best of show and viewers' choice.

2017 Quilt Contest Rules and Entry Form
2017 Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
2017 Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (online form)

Contest Prizes
Best of Show - $1,500
Viewers' Choice Award - $500
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $300
3rd Place - $200

2017 Winter Games Quilt Challenge Rules and Entry Form
2017 Winter Games Quilt Challenge Entry Form (PDF)
2017 Winter Games Quilt Challenge Entry Form (online form)

Quilt Expo also offers a quilt contest open only to youth ages 15 and under. The contest is sponsored by Nancy Zieman Productions, and Nancy's Notions gift certificates will be awarded to those making the top three quilts. First prize is a $200 gift certificate; second, a $100 gift certificate; and third, a $50 gift certificate. Click the link below to download complete contest rules, guidelines and contest entry form.

2017 Kids' Quilt Challenge Rules and Entry Form
2017 Kids' Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (PDF)
2017 Kids' Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form (online form)

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2016 Quilt Contest Winners
Click here to view a photo gallery of the 2016 Quilt Contest winners.
Click here to view a list of the 2016 Quilt Contest winners.
Click here to view a list of the 2016 Quilt Contest exhibitors.

2016 Black & White Plus One Quilt Challenge
Click here to view a list of the 2016 Black & White Plus One Quilt Challenge exhibitors and winners.



Contest Categories

Best of Show
sponsored by: Coats & Clark

Viewers' Choice
sponsored by: Nancy’s Notions


Winter Games Challenge
sponsored by: Quilt Expo


CATEGORY 1
Hand-Quilted Bed Size, Pieced
sponsored by: Nancy Zieman The Blog

CATEGORY 2
Hand-Quilted Bed Size, Appliquéd, Mixed or Other Type
sponsored by: Friends of Wisconsin Public Television

CATEGORY 3
Machine Quilted Bed Size, Pieced
sponsored by: SewBatik

CATEGORY 4
Machine Quilted Bed Size – Appliqued, Mixed or Other
sponsored by: Sewing With Nancy

CATEGORY 5
Wall Quilts, Hand Quilted – Any Type
sponsored by: Create

CATEGORY 6
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Pieced
sponsored by: Wisconsin Public Television

CATEGORY 7
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Appliqued
sponsored by: Nancy Zieman Productions

CATEGORY 8
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Pictorial
sponsored by: Garden Expo

CATEGORY 9
Wall Quilts, Machine Embroidered & Thread Painted
sponsored by: Baby Lock

CATEGORY 10
Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted – Mixed or Other Type
sponsored by: Clover