We're looking for teachers and presenters to lead one-hour webinars, which are free to MQG members. Each webinar is recorded and later posted on the members-only portion of the MQG website. Presenters will be compensated for their time.
Topics can include:
- Modern quilting techniques and tutorials
- Modern quilt design principles
- Tips, tricks and ideas for guilds
- Panel discussions with multiple presenters
- At this time, we are not focused on business orientated proposals. Proposals should be targeted towards the modern quilt maker, over quilt professional.
Please submit your idea to the form on the following page, and if it's a fit, someone from the MQG will be in touch!
There is no cost to submit.
We are looking for unique and beautiful special exhibits that have a demonstrable relevance to the modern quilting movement, be it historical, impactful, influential or related to the modern quilting community. Our exhibits generally fall into one of the following categories:
Previous and scheduled exhibits included:
- Roderick Kiracofe’s collection (2013)
- Bill Volckening’s collection (2015)
- The Quilts of Molly Upton (2016)
- SAQA Retrospective: Art Quilts That Inspired the Modern Quiltmaking Movement (2018)
We are actively seeking an Amish quilt collection. Please do let us know if you have information to help us book one at QuiltCon.
2. Community Exhibits: These are quilts made by group of people around a unified theme. Previous and scheduled exhibits included: QDAD (2017)
3. Charitable Exhibits – usually referring to the Guild Charity Challenge that QuiltCon hosts each year, it can also include group charity projects such as the Charleston MQG & Emanuel AME Church Project.
4. Keynote Exhibits – the retrospective work of the keynote speaker, a leading and influential person in the modern quilting movement.
The exhibits take place at a convention center, so while we take the utmost care with our exhibits, museum quality exhibits may not be considered unless there is flexibility on lumen exposure and other archival requirements.
3) All proposals should be accompanied by photo samples of the exhibit. Jpegs are preferred, with a max size of 1 MB per photo. Due to space issues, we cannot accept photos larger than our maximum size.
We are currently accepting proposals for QuiltCon 2019 and beyond. Generally, exhibits are booked 18-24 months before the QuiltCon they will exhibit at.
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll need to submit the following items:
- Blog post content (300-500 words)
- 2-4 images (at least 1000px on longest side, preferably horizontal). These can be process shots, but give us at least one great hero shot of the finished quilt
- Guild Instagram handle or hashtag
- Author's name or authors' names
- Author's guild position (leadership role or member) — optional
- How did your guild or team approach this year's charity challenge?
- What was your process?
- What did you learn during the challenge?
- What was your favorite part of the challenge?
- What charity will your quilt benefit?
- Anything else you want to share!