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: 

1. Historical Exhibits: These Exhibits feature quilts from the past that have been influential on and inspiring to the modern quilting movement. 

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) 
  • Espirit Collection of Lancaster County, Amish Quilts (2020)

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. 

At this time, we are not accepting keynote proposals. 

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. 

Please take care to follow these guidelines: 

1) Please complete the form in its entirety. 

2) Please complete one submission containing your photos and application. 

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. 

Thank you for submitting your exhibit proposal to The Modern Quilt Guild. 


We are currently accepting proposals for QuiltCon 2021 and beyond. Generally, exhibits are booked 18-24 months before the QuiltCon they will exhibit at. 

More Information 

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Molen at

The Modern Quilt Guild