Call for Submissions: QuiltCon 2018 Faculty

The schedule and lineup for QuiltCon 2017 is full, but applications are now open for QuiltCon 2018! We’re now accepting proposals for 3-hour, 6-hour and 9-hour workshops as well as 45-minute lectures on a variety of topics.

Want to stay up to date with future calls? Email riane@themodernquiltguild.com to be added to our designer email list so you never miss a call for submissions again.

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Call for Submissions: QuiltCon Magazine 2017

QuiltCon MagazineQuiltCon_2016_Front_Cover_1024x1024 is a special publication brought to you by the editors of Modern Patchwork in close association with the Modern Quilt Guild. The magazine celebrates the modern quilt aesthetic and features articles about QuiltCon, behind-the-scenes interviews, tips for modern design, and other distinctive content.

QuiltCon Magazine will also include quilt patterns from MQG members and leading modern designers, galleries of beautiful quilts from the 2017 show, interviews, tutorials, and more.

We encourage all submissions; however, we are specifically looking for:

  • Modern quilts: Approximately a dozen quilt designs will be patterned in this publication and exhibited at QuiltCon. Submission guidelines are noted below.
  • Articles on topics such as:
    • Savannah’s vibrant sewing community
    • Making the most of your QuiltCon experience
    • Quilting techniques and tips

We will accept submissions for QuiltCon Magazine through Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

How to Submit:

  • Quilts: Send up to three low-resolution images of the completed quilt or a computerized mock-up (with fabric choices, quilting plan, and brief description of the project)—please include final quilt dimensions. Quilts must be original designs and available for shipping. (Note: Any quilt that is selected for the magazine is automatically accepted into QuiltCon!)
  • Articles: Send a brief description of the article you propose for publication, along with sample low-resolution images, if appropriate.
  • Quilt, project, or article proposals should be sent to submissions@quiltingarts.com with “QuiltCon” in the subject line. Attach up to three low-resolution photos per email.
  • One project or article per email.
  • Include your full name, address, phone number, website or blog, and credentials.
  • Quilts accepted for publication will be exhibited at QuiltCon. Quilt makers will be able to enter the quilt for judging and prizes at the $30 entry fee or no fee for quilts entered “For Exhibit Only.” For complete rules, visit quiltconentry.com.
  • For questions, contact info@quiltingarts.com.
  • See more information at quiltingdaily.com/submissionguidelines.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The MQG Staff and the Modern Patchwork editorial team

Submissions now open for 2016 webinars!

Do you want to lead an MQG webinar in 2016? We want to hear from you! 

call for webinarsWe’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
  • Modern quilt design principles
  • Elements of running a creative business
  • Sewing together (bees, swaps, etc.)
  • Tips, tricks and ideas for guilds
  • Panel discussions with multiple presenters

But if you have another idea, please pitch it! Presentations are accompanied by a slide deck. Any resources you wish to share will be posted on Community along with the webinar recording.

Please submit your idea to this form, and if it’s a fit, someone from the MQG will be in touch!

Call for Submissions: QuiltCon Magazine 2016

Call for Submissions

QuiltCon Magazine is a special publication brought to you by the editors of Modern PatchQuiltcon2015_300_1024x1024work in close association with the Modern Quilt Guild. The magazine celebrates the modern quilt aesthetic and features articles about QuiltCon West, behind-the-scenes interviews, tips for modern design, and other distinctive content.

QuiltCon Magazine will also include quilt patterns from MQG members and leading modern designers, galleries of beautiful quilts from the 2016 show, interviews, tutorials, and more.

We encourage all submissions; however, we are specifically looking for:

  • Modern quilts: Approximately a dozen quilt designs will be patterned in this publication. Submission guidelines are noted below.
  • Articles on topics such as:
    • Southern California’s vibrant sewing community
    • Making the most of your QuiltCon experience
    • Quilting techniques and tips

We will accept submissions for QuiltCon Magazine through Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

How to Submit:

  • Quilts: Send up to three low-resolution images of the completed quilt or a computerized mock-up (with fabric choices, quilting plan, and brief description of the project)—please include final quilt dimensions. Quilts must be original designs and available for shipping
  • Articles: Send a brief description of the article you propose for publication, along with sample low-resolution images, if appropriate.
  • Quilt, project, or article proposals should be sent to submissions@quiltingarts.com with “QuiltCon” in the subject line. Attach up to three low-resolution photos per email.
  • One project or article per email.
  • Include your full name, address, phone number, website or blog, and credentials.
  • For questions, contact info@quiltingarts.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The MQG Staff and the Modern Patchwork editorial team

Call for Instructors & Lecturers: QuiltCon 2017

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QuiltCon wouldn’t be what it is without the amazing instructors and presenters who share their wisdom in workshops and lectures. We’ve had some amazing speakers throughout the years, and now we’re opening the floor for applications for QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, Georgia!

We’re looking for experienced instructors who can teach techniques of interest to modern quilters. Our workshop instructors are leaders in their fields for a specific technique, and they offer unique workshops that inform and inspire. QuiltCon instructors also teach techniques that are new to many modern quilters.

In general, we like a balance of technique-based and project-based workshops.

For more details on the application process, please read the application details and complete a submission. Please read through the whole page completely before emailing us with questions.

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015 at midnight CST, and applicants will be notified by March 31, 2016. Good luck!

Call for Submissions: MQG Quilt of the Month 2016

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We’re looking for original, creative quilt designs to share with MQG members each month in 2016 — and we want your ideas! Submissions are now open for the 2016 Quilt of the Month series, and we’re looking for 12 new quilts. Will yours be one of them?

What We’re Looking For

  • Designs should be original and never-before-published online or in print.
  • Designs should have a challenging creative element (like a color study, new technique, or unique structure or piecing — we want our members to learn new things and challenge their skills!)
  • We need to see your vision! You should have a visual guide to your quilt — whether it’s a sketch or computer-generated design, we need to be able to visualize your quilt as close to the final product as possible.

Required Items for Selected Quilts

Selected quilters will be asked to submit the following items. We don’t need your finished quilt, but we do ask that you take great photos and write thorough instructions that others can follow.

  • Pattern instructions and pattern templates
  • Illustrations and/or diagrams for construction and assembly
  • Photos of the finished quilt
  • Personal information like Instagram handle, website, bio, headshot, and MQG Guild (we’ll use this info to give you credit and talk about how awesome you are!)

How to Submit (and Important Dates)

  • Decide how long it will take you to complete the quilt from the time of acceptance. An accurate timeline will help us determine which months to release patterns, so please be as accurate as possible.
  • Create a visual guide to your quilt by sketching or making a computer-generated version.
  • Fill out this form with your information and quilt design.
  • Submission deadline is Sept. 15, 2015.
  • The MQG will select quilts by Sept. 30, 2015.
  • Notifications will be sent on Oct. 1, 2015.
  • If your quilt is selected, you will be given more details and deadlines in late 2015.

Designers retain all rights to their quilt patterns, and we compensate you for the right to first publish the pattern in our MQG newsletter and on our website. Selected designers will be issued a contract with the particulars. If you have any questions, please email Riane at riane@themodernquiltguild.com. And to see past examples, visit the resources tab on the MQG Community site.