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Walls of Wittenberg Presents
“The Art of the Quilter VII – Sew On and Sew
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
January 23 and 24, January 30 and 31, February 6 and
Quilters, we thank you for participating in our 7th open quilt show at the WOWSPACE in Wittenberg,
WI. This was a non-juried, non-judged show. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People’s Choice and an Award of Excellence awards were given.
The 2021 show featured:
- a vintage Manx quilt
- Quilting Friends of Hatley deer/bear panel challenge display
- a disappearing quilt block display/tutorial
- a selection of gently used quilting books and back issue quilters’ magazines
available for a free will offering
Show admission was FREE.
Thank you for joining us in once again making this one of the best attended shows at
WOW’s quilt show opened
on Saturday, Jan. 23rd which features some work from Milwaukee quilters….we were given the spotlight in Chris Lynn Kirsch’s blog. Take a look: https://www.chrisquilts.net/blog/
Click here for a Facebook video of this year's quilt show.
Click here for entry
information and registration requirements.
Awards - 2021
Art of the Quilter VII – Sew On and Sew Forth
4 Awards were presented at the Art of the Quilter VII – Sew On and Sew Forth quilt show at the Walls of Wittenberg
WOWSPACE. 50 quilts were displayed at the show which ran for 3 weekends. The show included the quilted creations of 34 different quilters from 16 different cities as well as an antique
wool quilt made in the Manx block technique originating on the Isle of Man off the coast of Ireland.
Dar Ryba Borchardt of Wittenberg, WI received the Award of Excellence for her quilt titled Splash Points. Dar’s
quilt used a paper piecing technique in a bold contrast of teal, black and white. This award recognizes the high level of technical skill and difficulty employed by the quilter.
3 Peoples’ Choice awards were presented based on votes cast by visitors to the show who were asked to vote for the
quilt or quilts which appealed to them the most:
1st place went to Rachele Wamboldt of Eland, WI for Classic Mario. This quilt was made from an
overwhelming number of one inch squares which gave it the pixelated appearance of this classic video game offering a real twist on the traditional “postage stamp” quilt.
2nd place was awarded to Kathleen Vuchetich of Minocqua, WI for Red and White. This striking quilt paired
a simple flying geese pattern in reds, pinks and white with an extremely complex quilting design.
3rd place was awarded to Margie Mech of Wausau, WI for Dogwood Blossoms. This “rescue” quilt sold as
a kit in the 1930’s or 1940’s by Herrschner’s. It combines appliqué, embroidery, hand quilting and a scalloped border. It was lovingly finished to its period beauty.
Spring Juried Art Show: Artists' Free Play VIII Saturdays and Sundays from April 24th, 2021 to
May 9th, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Art lovers joined us at the WOWSPACE for this fabulous show. Free Play means just that, whatever technique the artist preferred: photography, painting, mixed media, printmaking,
textiles. Attendees were amazed at the creativity and talent of our artists! Thank you to all the exhibitors, attendees and volunteers for their time.
The 2021 awards went to:
Best of Show - C. Steve Johnson for his Red Cedar Dream Table
Award of Excellence - Judith Gosz's St. Mary's Leopolis
Award of Excellence - Bear Trap Falls by Judith Gosz
Award of Honor - Hans Schmitt's In the Mix Photography
Award of Honor - Lee Ann Schulz's Cherry Blossom Garden Necklace
Even Cinderella made an appearance!
This spring, WOW presented the 7th year of the Emerging Talent art show, weekends from May 29 until June 13, 2021, culminating with the Wittenberg Community
Days. Despite the Covid -19 school year, it did not stop the Witt-Birn K-12 students from using and demonstrating their amazing creativity and talent! About 100 students participated,
having their art chosen by their art teachers, who collected work throughout the school year for this show. Many visitors attended and enjoyed the showcase of artwork. We look forward to
next year, when we can get back to a full celebration with students participating in the parade and honoring them in a reception at the WOWSPACE. Congratulations to all the students who
participated this year and a huge thank you to the Witt-Birn District art teachers: Naomi Engelke, Diana Wendler, and Keven Brunett.