The Sparta Butterfest Quilt Group needs YOU!

SPARTA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Calling all quilters! The Sparta Butterfest Quilt Group (SBQG) needs you! It’s time once again to gather all the quilted material in the area and ready it for this year’s show.

The 24th annual Sparta Butterfest Quilt Show is happening June 8th and 9th at the Butterfest Grounds in Sparta. In order to ensure the high-quality show that we have come to know and love from the SBQG, they are asking for any and all quilts and quilted items. Quilts must have a 4” sleeve; pinned or basted is okay. They also would like you to attach a 3×5 card with a “story behind the quilt” or make one at registration. Registration, by the way, is Friday, June 7th, from 10 am to 3 pm. You can pre-register the previous Monday through Friday at Quilt Corner. Pick up of your items will happen Sunday, June 10th between 430 and 5 pm.

If you are hoping to take home a ribbon, you should know that any item submitted over 5 years ago that did not win can be resubmitted. There are 9 awards in 5 categories from youths on up.

This year’s show is Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th at the Sparta Barney Center on Montgomery Street. Free admission but donations are welcome. And don’t miss the Quilting Demonstration on Saturday at 2 pm. For more info, feel free to reach out to Mona at 608-487-6584 or email her at

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