QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring modern quilts. The quilts will be juried into the show and judged.

Important Dates
• Registration open: July 1st – Nov. 30th., 2017
• Notification by: December 30, 2017

More details and rules are here.

Show Categories

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. 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.

EZ Quilting Challenge – Quilts made using one of the EZ Quilting Triangle Templates designed by Darlene Zimmerman. More details.

Michael Miller Fabric Challenge – quilts using a minimum of one of the 12 fabrics from the glitz collection in white, black, silver or gold. Additional coordinating Michael Miller solids are permitted. Michael Miller print fabrics may be used on the backing and binding. More details.

Applique – Quilt includes either machine or hand layering of fabric where the quilt’s primary focus is applique.

Handwork – 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 – 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 – Quilt design incorporates a creative or significant use of negative space which is integrated into and/or organizes the composition of the quilt.

Piecing – Quilts that are machine pieced and reflect a particularly strong or innovative use of piecing.

Modern Traditionalism – 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 – Quilt made by MQG members who are under 18.