Last week I posted about the upcoming quilt show in Madison (click here for that post). In a comment to that post Marilyn asked if any of the show will be online for non-local quilt enthusiasts. I wrote to Deanna at Nancy Zieman productions and here is her response:
“This year’s Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will primarily be an in-person event, held Sept. 8-10 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. We are planning to record several short videos from the event on Thursday and Saturday, featuring interviews with quilting celebrities, presenters, vendors, and quilt contest award-winners. These live videos will be shared on our Facebook page, YouTube and on the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show website.
In addition to these live updates, the PBS Wisconsin team will record four one-hour educational lectures at the event. We plan to share these presentations via social media in the months following the event.
We will also photograph all of the award-winning quilts in this year’s Quilt Contest exhibit and create an online photo gallery that will be available on the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show website in late Sept.
Additionally, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show community convenes throughout the year on Facebook and Instagram, celebrating the work of our quilters and participating in online-exclusive challenges. Follow us on social media to be part of the year-round fun!“
Thanks for the information Deanna!
And… speaking of quilt shows… I have some exciting news about a show I recently had a quilt exhibited in!
Over the years I’ve had quite a few quilts in the Ultimate Guild Challenge portion of the AQS Quilt Show when it was held in Nashville, Knoxville, and Grand Rapids ~ praise the Lord! That was when I had the privilege of participating in challenges with the Milwaukee Art Quilters (click here to visit their site). We won many awards together ~ it’s a very talented group!
Six years ago some friends and I started a new fiber art group called the ThreadBenders. We have a lot of members who joined as “newbie” art quilters, and it’s been fun to hold challenges and see what everyone comes up with. ThreadBenders began holding challenges from the start, and have had them accepted into the Ultilmate Guild Challenge competition at AQS each year. This year our “big” challenge ~ Vintage Travel Posters ~ won a red ribbon!!!
To see a close up of each of our Vintage Travel Posters, plus photos of many of our previous challenges, please go to our ThreadBender’s site by clicking here!
AQS posted photos of all the winning quilts in the Grand Rapids Show online. I’m always interested in all of the quilts in a quilt show, ribbon winners and non-ribbon winners alike, and I understand that AQS can’t post the entire show online. So I have to settle for a view of the winners ~ and this show did not disappoint! It was especially fun to see the other Ultimate Guild Challenge quilts. You can see the quilts too by clicking here.
To add icing to the cake, two of our members were at the show and were interviewed by Bonnie Browning.
You can watch that YouTube video with Connie and Cindy by clicking here! The tidbit of information I found particularly interesting in this video was that there were 16 groups of challenge quilts accepted into the competition – so second place is quite a coup. Good work ladies! I’m so grateful to be a part of this inspiring group and I can’t wait to see what we come up with next 😊.