Viewer's Choice Quilt Contest

Click here to download the entry form for the 2018 Winter Quilt Show

How it Works:

At our show, you are the judge! This is a Viewer's Choice show, meaning that everyone attending the quilt show votes for their favorite quilt in each category. You pick up a ballot when you enter the show and vote for your favorite quilt in each category. At the end of the day, we tally the votes and announce the winners at the Award Ceremony.

Anyone can win!

How to Enter:

1. Download and complete the Quilt Contest Entry Form.

Click Here

2. Drop off your quilts with the Entry Form at one of the Dropoff Times:

Thursday Feb 8, 5:00-8:00 PM

Sew Many Pieces Quilt Shop
1717 Wolf Rd. Suite A
Richfield, WI 53076

Saturday Feb. 10, 9:00-11:00 Sew Many Pieces Quilt Shop
1717 Wolf Rd. Suite A
Richfield, WI 53076
Monday Feb. 12, 5;00-8:00

Royce Quilting
840 S. Main St.
West Bend, WI 53095

Saturday Feb. 17, 10:00-12:00

My Material Matters
219 N. Main St.
Thiensville, WI 53092



Best of Show will receive $100 prize and ribbon, sponsored by The Quilting Connection and Savvy Quilter.

Best of Kids (18&under) will receive $50 prize and free longarm rental session at The Quilting Connection.

There will be a $50 prize and ribbon awarded for the winning quilt in all other categories.

Contest Categories:

Pieced Quilts, Bed Sized: A primarily pieced quilt, with one side 72” or longer.
Appliqué, Bed Sized: A primarily appliqued quilt, machine or hand, with one side 72” or larger.
Pieced Quilts, Wall Size: A primarily pieced wall hanging, with all sides smaller than 72”
Applique, Wall Size: A primarily appliqued wall hanging, with all sides smaller than 72”
Art/Embellshed: Art quilts or objects using several techniques or embellishments., Wearables and Handbags would also be entered into this category. Any size.
Improvisational Quilts: This category includes non-traditional quilts. These quilts use trendy colors, solids, asymmetry, negative space or improvisational piecing. Any size.
Miniature Quilts: Any Quilt sized 24” or smaller with blocks 6” or less.
Mixed Technique: Any combination of piecing, applique or embroidery, any size.
Wool Quilts: Quilts comprised primarily of wool or wool applique. Any size.
Youth Quilts: Quilts created entirely by entrants under 18. Any size. Prize includes Longarm Quilting rental sponsored by The Quilting Connection
Professional Quilts: Quilts that have been pieced and quilted primarily by professional quilters including teachers, shop owners, and others that make their living from quilting. Any size.

Special Awards:

Best of Show: $100.00
Best Traditional Machine Quilting, $50
Best Longarm Machine Quilting $50
Best Computerized Quilting $50
Best Handwork $50 (Quilting , Embroidery, Applique or other Handwork)

Quilt Contest Rules:

  • The Quilts will be judged using a ballot system by the attendees of the Winter Quilt Show.
  • Judging will be open from 9:00-2:30.
  • Every Quilt is eligible to win either a Category Award or a Special Award.
  • Each Quilt may only win one award. The top award the quilt is eligible for will be awarded.
  • Quilts must not have been exhibited in previous years at Winter Quilt Show events.
  • The Winter Quilt Show reserves the right to re-categorize any quilt.
  • The name of every person that stitched on the quilt, including the quilter, should be on the entry form.
  • You do not need a quilt sleeve, the quilts will be hung with hangers.
    If your quilt does not have a label, please safety pin a label to the back of your quilt with your name and phone number.
  • Please mark any bags submitted with your quilt with your name & phone number.
  • The Quilting Awards will be presented at 3:30 PM on Saturday. You do not need to be present to win.
  • You can pick up your form after the show or as indicated on your quilt form.
    Enter Your Quilt


Click here to see the winning quilts from previous years.


Contact Show Director Anne Books, 608-235-4859


Click here to download the GLPMQA Challenge Form



Best Art Quilt 2017 , Lori Weavers, Crazy Quilt


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

Contest Categories:
Pieced, Bed Sized, $50 All Hands Around Quilt Shop
Applique, Bed Sized, $50 Coins & Quilts
Pieced, Wall Sized, $50 Quilt Essentials
Applique, Wall Sized, $50 Pins & Pieces Quilt Shop
Art/Embellished Quilts, $50 The Sewing Basket
Improvisational Quilts, $50 My Material Matters
Miniature Quilts, $50 Quilted Basket Pattern Co.
Mixed Technique Quilts, $50 Heuer Sewing Center
Wool Quilts, $50 Holly & Ivy
Youth Quilts, $50+Longarm Quilting Rental $150 value The Quilting Connection
Professional/Instructor Quilts, $50 The Savvy Quilter
Special Awards
Best Machine Quilting, $50 Royce Quilting
Best Longarm Quilting, $50 Nolting Longarm
Best Computerized Quilting, $50 Qbot - The Automated Quilter
Best Handwork, $50 J&A Stitches
Best of Show, $100 The Quilting Connection & The Savvy Quilter

Travel Information

Click here for directions
and travel information.


Click here for a list of the free
lectures being offered. Many
of these lectures are offered
for free exclusively at this show.


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2017 Sponsors All Hands Around Quilt Shop Savvy Quilter Coins & Quilts