QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring modern quilts. The quilts will be juried into the show and judged.
QuiltCon entries for 2017 are now open! MQG members may submit a quilt using the form at quiltconentry.com. You must be a member to submit a quilt.
• Registration open: July 1– November 30, 2016
• Notification by: December 30, 2016
Please visit our Awards and Prizes page for a complete list of over $15,000 in cash prizes.
There are several categories in which quilts can be entered. Entrants are welcome to enter as many quilts as they would like, however you are limited to one quilt per category. The categories are listed below:
Group or Bee Quilts – Modern quilts made by 3 or more people
Small quilts – A quilt that fits into the above categories that measures 36″ or less per side. The quilt can be any shape as long as it does not exceed the size limit. The challenge is open to individuals or groups. Individuals may only be involved in one quilt or group.
American Patchwork & Quilting Nine-Patch Challenge – Eligible quilts reimagine the traditional nine-patch block using modern quilting elements. Any variation of the nine-patch is acceptable.
Michael Miller Luxe Fabric Challenge – Eligible quilts must use a minimum of two fabrics from the Luxe collection — at least one geometric print and one solid in Fog, Luna or Midnight. Additional Michael Miller prints or solids may be used on the backing and binding.
Appliqué – Quilt includes either machine or hand layering of fabric where the quilt’s primary focus is appliqué.
Handwork, Sponsored by Sulky of America – Quilt includes at least one element of handwork including, but not limited to: hand piecing, hand quilting, embroidery, redwork, cross stitch, crewel, etc. Hand stitched binding does not qualify as handwork.
Improvisation, Sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics – Quilt is pieced improvisationally (without the use of a defined pattern or templates).
Minimalist Design –The design of the quilt emphasizes extreme simplification of content and form to achieve maximum visual impact.
Use of Negative Space, Sponsored by Coats – Quilt design incorporates a creative or significant use of negative space which is integrated into and/or organizes the composition of the quilt.
Piecing, Sponsored by Aurifil – Quilts that are machine pieced and reflect a particularly strong or innovative use of piecing.
Modern Traditionalism, Sponsored by Marcus Fabrics – Quilt design incorporates the use of an identifiable traditional block pattern and modernizes it by applying design elements such as alternate grid work, asymmetry, color, scale, etc.
Youth, Sponsored by Cotton + Steel – Quilt made by MQG members under the age of 18.