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QuiltCon 2013 Approaches

QuiltCon 2013 Approaches

QuiltCon 2013 Approaches

QuiltCon, to be held Feb. 21 – 24, 2013 in Austin Texas, will be the inaugural conference and show by and for The Modern Quilt Guild.  The first modern quilting event of its kind, QuiltCon will be an international conference and show for modern quilters.  It will include a juried modern quilt show with cash prizes, vendors, lectures and workshops from top modern quilters.

The quilters of The Modern Quilt Guild bring a bold new aesthetic to a craft dominated by traditional and art quilting.  The clean lines and stylish color schemes prevalent in modern quilting appeal to fans of sophisticated modern design.  Founded in Los Angeles, California in 2009, the Guild has attracted a new generation of design-conscious quilters.  In only 3 years, the Modern Quilt Guild has expanded rapidly to include thousands of members in over 100 chapters.  The Guild’s mission is to encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community.

“It became obvious to us that the next step for our Modern Quilt Guild members was [to] offer an event that was custom-tailored for them,” said Latifah Saafir, Founder and Board Member of The Modern Quilt Guild.

With workshops and lectures by Denyse Schmidt, Malka Dubrawsky, Elizabeth Hartman, Anny Maria Horner, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, no other quilt conference or show will offer such a complete experience for modern quilters.

“We hope our conference attendees can learn new techniques and strengthen their quilting skills with the most influential and recognized modern quilters in the world,” said Alissa Haight Carlton, Founder and President of The Modern Quilt Guild.

QuiltCon will include a juried quilt show with hundreds of quilts and thousands of dollars of cash prizes.  Over 70 vendors will offer conference and show attendees a unique shopping experience geared toward the interests and tastes of modern quilters.  In addition, there will be two special exhibits:  Denyse Schmidt’s Quilts and Modern Historical Quilts, curated by Ellen Rushman, a graduate student of the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Denyse Schmidt said, “I’m honored and excited to be a part of the inaugural QuiltCon.  I look forward to participating in this groundbreaking event!”

QuiltCon, presented by the The Modern Quilt Guild, will offer a unique quilt show experience that is influenced by modern design and the indie craft movement.  No other quilt show offers this viewpoint on quilting.

“We’re so excited to see quilts from Modern Quilt Guild members in this show!  We hope that people who see the show will get some new ideas about what quilt design can be, particularly that it can still be fresh and relevant today,” said Elizabeth Hartman, Modern Quilt Guild Board Member.

To learn more about The Modern Quilt Guild, visit their website here.   Or if you want to find out more about QuiltCon, their website is here.


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