Youth quilters invited to enter Kids’ Quilt Challenge

Work to be displayed at annual show in Madison

For the Tomahawk Leader

WISCONSIN – The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show is inviting youth quilters and sewists, ages 15 and under, to enter their quilts into the nationally recognized event’s 2024 Kids’ Quilt Challenge.

The contest is part of the annual Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions.

Entries must be received by Friday, Aug. 9.

A release from PBS Wisconsin said quilts will be displayed at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, and participants are invited to attend the public awards presentation at the event on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Kids’ Quilt Challenge, sponsored by Nancy Zieman Productions, awards gift cards to the top three quilts: a $200.00 prize for first place, $100.00 for second place and $50.00 for third place.

Quilts will be judged on workmanship, creativity and overall appearance.

“The Kids’ Quilt Challenge encourages the next generation of sewists and quilters to be innovative and bold,” the release stated. “Whether they ribbon or not, participation in this fun challenge gives young quilters the opportunity to learn patience and problem-solving skills while building their confidence and creativity.”

Visit for full Kids’ Quilt Challenge details and entry form.

Now in its 20th year, the annual Great Wisconsin Quilt Show welcomes quilters from across Wisconsin and throughout the United States to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison from Thursday Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 7 to celebrate quilting.

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show includes dozens of educational lectures and workshops led by expert quilters; exhibits showcasing hundreds of beautiful quilts; an extensive vendor mall 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.

Proceeds from The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show support PBS Wisconsin programs and community outreach projects.

The 2024 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will be held at the Alliant Energy in Madison in September. Photo courtesy of the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show.
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