SewDowns: Call for Instructors!

What are the SewDowns?
An all inclusive weekend quilting getaway!
A swanky hotel, meals and all workshops are included in the attendance fee.
Live it up from Friday through Sunday with four teachers, a full load of workshops and tons of sewing fun!
Can’t make the entire weekend? Luncheon Lectures will be available too!

At QuiltCon, the Modern Quilt Guild announced SewDowns in five cities around the US. Those included are:


Registration opens May 2013
09/6/2013 to 09/8/2013
Loews Hotel in Philadelphia
1200 Market St
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107
United States


02/7/2014 to 02/9/2014
The Nines Hotel
525 SW Morrison St
Portland Oregon 97204
United States


Registration opens October 2013
04/11/2014 to 04/13/2014
Loews Hotel in Nashville
2100 West End Ave.
Nashville Tennessee 37203
United States


Registration Opens January 2014
07/18/2014 to 07/20/2014
Graves 601 Hotel
601 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis Minnesota 55403
United States


Registration opens March 2014
09/19/2014 to 09/21/2014
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main Street
Scottsdale Arizona 85251
United States

We are looking for experienced instructors who can teach techniques of interest to modern quilters. In general, we like a balance of technique based and project based workshops. In addition, we are accepting lecture proposals. You are welcome to submit any workshop proposal. However, we are focused on half-day, three-hour classes and one-hour lectures for our SewDowns in 2013-2014. All workshop proposals should be accompained by a photo sample of the workshop.

When completing your application, please keep in mind that along with teaching fees, the Modern Quilt Guild covers travel expenses of our instructors including airfare/mileage, hotel and a meal per diem.

We want to hear from you. Download the MQG Instructor App  and send it to by April 19th.

Applications will be considered for all SewDowns.

Thank you! We can’t wait to hear from you.