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Quilt made by Monroe resident accepted in 2015 Quilt Expo contest
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MADISON - Monroe resident, Mary Alice Hart, created a quilt titled "Stargazers" that was accepted in the 2015 Quilt Expo quilt contest. The contest is part of the 11th annual Quilt Expo to be held Sept. 10 through 12 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.

Quilts accepted in the 10-category contest are judged on visual impact and stitching technique. Awards will be given for Best of Show and first, second and third place in each category. One quilt will be selected by attendees to receive the Viewers' Choice award.

Additional Quilt Expo highlights include hundreds of quilts on display, a vendor mall with the latest sewing and quilting products, Sit and Sew and hands-on workshops, Nancy Zieman of public television's "Sewing With Nancy" and a "Quilt to Give" community service project.

Tickets are on sale now and attendees can pre-register for lectures, workshops and evening events at Tickets are also available by calling 866-297-6545 and at select retail outlets throughout Wisconsin.

Quilt Expo is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions LLC.