About

What is QuiltCon?

QuiltCon is the international conference and show by and for The Modern Quilt Guild. The biggest modern quilting event of its kind, QuiltCon features top modern quilting instructors and will attract attendees from around the world. It includes a juried modern quilt show with cash prizes, vendors, lectures, workshops from top modern quilters, and more.

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*Please note that any MQG member using this link to register will be charged the non-member rate

MQG Members can now register through the link on Community.

Who Should Attend QuiltCon?

You! It doesn’t matter what kind of quilter you are or if you are even a quilter at all. QuiltCon is open to anyone who is interested in modern quilting!

When is QuiltCon West?

Thursday, February 18, 2016 through Sunday, February 21, 2016.

Where is QuiltCon West?

Sunny and warm, Pasadena, California!

Where is the Pasadena Convention Center?

The Pasadena Convention Center is at 300 East Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101.

What are the hours for QuiltCon West?

Thursday, February 18, 2016
• Show 10 am-6 pm • Workshops 9 am-5 pm
• Lectures 12 pm-6 pm

Friday, February 19, 2016
• Show 10 am-6 pm • Workshops 9 am-5 pm
• Lectures 9 am-6 pm

Saturday, February 20, 2016
• Show 10 am-6 pm
• Workshops 9 am-5 pm
• Lectures 9 am-7 pm

Sunday, February 21, 2016
• Show 10 am-4 pm
• Workshops 9 am-5 pm
• Lectures 9 am-4 pm

When and where is QuiltCon East?

Savannah, Georgia
February 23-26, 2017

Find all info on the QuiltCon East website!

About Pasadena

Where is the Pasadena Convention Center?

The Pasadena Convention Center is at 300 East Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101.

What’s the weather like in February?

The temperature is in the mid-to-upper 60s Fahrenheit which is about 20 degrees Celsius. It’s lovely.

What is there to do?

Tons! Pasadena itself is delightful with lots and lots to do.

But all all that Los Angeles offers is also just minutes away!

Accessibility

Is QuiltCon accessible for the disabled?

The Pasadena Convention Center meets ADA compliance.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

You can view our complete refund and cancellation policy here.

What if I’m not satisfied with a workshop?

If you are not satisfied with a workshop, please visit the registration desk after the session is completed to fill out a formal complaint form. This form must be filled out within 24 hours of the session to be considered. If we receive five or more formal complaint forms for one workshop, we will issue refunds to the people who complained no later than March 30, 2016.

Check In

What time should I arrive onsite to check in?

We recommend arriving at least one-hour before your first scheduled lecture or workshop. The registration desk hours are:

Wednesday, February 18, 5 pm-7 pm
Thursday, February 19, 8 am-6 pm
Friday, February 20, 8 am-6 pm
Saturday, February 21, 8 am-6 pm
Sunday, February 22, 8 am-4 pm

What do I need to check in?

You will need your confirmation barcode. Check-in can be scanned on your smart phone or printed paper.

Cost

How much does QuiltCon Cost?

You can find all QuiltCon costs here.

Do I have to pay show admission if I registered for a workshop?

All of QuiltCon’s pricing, policies and rules can be see here.

Do I have to pay show admission if I purchased a lecture?

Yes, show admission is NOT included in your lecture purchase.

Register now!
*Please note that any MQG member using this link to register will be charged the non-member rate

MQG Members can now register through the link on Community.

Do you offer discounts?

We offer group discounts for quilt show passes and discounts on registration for members. Members must be current as of June 17 for June 24 early registration.

Can you tell me more about the quilt show group/bus discounts?

QuiltCon is offering discounted event tickets for groups organizing bus trips to the event. Show Passes will be available to these groups at $8.50 per person for a one-day pass. We’ll also offer one free pass for the organizer of the trip. Please complete our Group Sales form purchase tickets for your group and receive information on bus parking.

Can you tell me more about discounts for Modern Quilt Guild members?

All of QuiltCon’s pricing, policies and rules can be see here.

Do you have a scholarship program?

No, but we do have a volunteer program that offers a number of complimentary benefits. Learn more about volunteering here.

Families & Children

Does QuiltCon welcome families and children?

* Supervised children of all ages are welcome on the show floor.
* Children over the age of 10 are permitted in the lecture hall with a purchased pass.
* Babes-in-arms are welcome in the lecture hall at no cost.

Hotels

Can you help me find a roommate for my hotel room?

So sorry, unfortunately, we cannot but MQG members can post on our “Looking For a Roommate” board on community.themodernquiltguild.com. The MQG is not responsible or liable for roommate agreements.

What hotels are offering special rates for QuiltCon attendees?

That information is always up to date on our Hotels page.

What other hotel options are there?

For additional options, please refer to the Pasadena Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s list of hotels.

Member verses Non-Member Registration

How do Modern Quilt Guild members get registration discounts?

All of QuiltCon’s pricing, policies and rules can be see here.

How do Modern Quilt Guild members get early registration?

All of QuiltCon’s pricing, policies and rules can be see here.

What if a non-members uses discount codes or registers early?

All of QuiltCon’s pricing, policies and rules can be see here.

Quilt Show Information

What are the prizes?

The prizes will all be announced on June 1st, 2015

When will the entry form be available?

The entry form will be available in July 1, 2015 via the MQG e-newsletter and the QuiltCon website. If you are not a member, join today!

When are entries open?

Entries will be accepted from July 1- November 29, 2015.

Can you tell me more?

Sure! More info is to come when we release the entry packet in July.

Registration

How do I register?

Register now!
*Please note that any MQG member using this link to register will be charged the non-member rate

MQG Members can now register through the link on Community.

When should I register?

We recommend registering as soon as registration opens, as much of QuiltCon sells out quickly.

Register now!
*Please note that any MQG member using this link to register will be charged the non-member rate

MQG Members can now register through the link on Community.

What form of payment will you accept?

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Do I have to register online?

Yes, we will not offer paper-based registration. We like trees!

Register now!
*Please note that any MQG member using this link to register will be charged the non-member rate

MQG Members can now register through the link on Community.

What confirmation will I receive?

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you registered for workshops, supply lists will be sent 30 days before the start of QuiltCon, although likely sooner.

Can I register for lectures a la carte?

Yes! Lectures are sold individually.

Register now!
*Please note that any MQG member using this link to register will be charged the non-member rate

MQG Members can now register through the link on Community.

Can I buy a day pass for lectures?

Yes. A Four Day Lecture Hall Pass is $199 for non-members and $169.15 for members. We also sell lectures a la carte.

Register now!
*Please note that any MQG member using this link to register will be charged the non-member rate

MQG Members can now register through the link on Community.

Can I register onsite?

If space is still available, workshops, lectures, special event and show passes can be purchased onsite during QuiltCon. Please note, there are no discounts for onsite registration or passes.

Workshops

What if I’m not satisfied with a workshop?

If you are not satisfied with a workshop, please visit the registration desk after the session is completed to fill out a formal complaint form. This form must be filled out within 24 hours of the session to be considered. If we receive five or more formal complaint forms for one workshop, we will issue refunds to the people who complained no later than March 30, 2016.

Where can I find the supply list for my workshop?

Supply lists will be posted on the QuiltCon site. After registration we will also email you your supply list 30 days before of the start of QuiltCon, but most likely sooner.

Do I need to bring a sewing machine?

No. Sewing machines will be provided in all sewing workshops.

What will be provided?

QuiltCon workshop rooms will be equipped with sewing machines, irons, ironing boards and cutting mats.

What types of payments do instructors take for their material fees?

All instructors accept cash, but details on other payment information will be sent with emailed supply lists.

What are the levels of the workshops?

Each workshop is marked as all skill levels, beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
All Skill Level workshops are appropriate for all sewists.

– Beginner workshops are geared towards participants with some basic sewing skills. These workshops will provide instruction for more technical skills.
– Intermediate workshops are for sewists and quilters who have solid skills on basic cutting, piecing, quilting and sewing techniques. Participants should require little to no instruction on sewing machine operation.
– Advanced workshops are for experienced quilters with solid skills on a wide variety of quilting techniques, including piecing, appliqué, handwork and more.

What are the types of workshops?

Drawing – Taught by long-arm quilters, these drawing courses will help you practice your free-motion quilting skills
Handwork – These classrooms have no sewing machines and all sewing is done by hand.
Long-arm Quilting (Sit) – These classrooms are outfitted sit down long-arm machines.
Long-arm Quilting (Stand) – These classrooms are outfitted with long-arm machines.
Printing – These classrooms focus on various fabric printing techniques.
Sewing – These classrooms are outfitted with sewing machines.

Where can I find your class catalog and schedule?

We will release it on our website June 1, 2015. Members will get it in their inboxes. If you’re not a member, join our “Friends of the MQG” e-newsletter.

Liability statement
Your participation and attendance, including family members and minors who accompany you, to any QuiltCon class, lecture, exhibit or event — paid or unpaid — is conditioned upon your agreement to hereby indemnify QuiltCon, its employees, volunteers, and contractors from any claim for injury, loss, or damage caused by QuiltCon’s negligence, strict liability, or for any other reason. Your online acceptance or signed class registration form is a binding agreement to this liability waiver. QuiltCon 2016 bears the right to cancel any workshop due to inadequate workshop enrollment, failure of teacher availability, or other circumstances beyond the control of QuiltCon.