The 2016 show taking place in Pasadena, CA is the most competitive show yet, according to Communications Manager Riane Menardi.
Want to go?
It’s happening later this week Thursday, February 18 – Sunday, February 21 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Nearly 2,000 quilt entries were submitted and over 350 quilts were accepted to be displayed at the show.
QuiltCon is an international quilt show organized and held by the Modern Quilt Guild – featuring workshops, panels, lectures, and attracting thousands of attendees.
QuiltCon 2016 by the numbers
Number of entries: 1,804
Number of accepted quilts: 357
Number of states represented: 40
Number of countries represented: 6
Menardi said many of the entrants who made it into the show are new arrivals to the modern quilting scene – 43 percent have never had a quilt at QuiltCon.
“The quality of quilts this year is astounding,” says Heather Grant, director of marketing and programming for the MQG. “The quilters who will exhibit at the show are truly setting the bar for modern quilting around the world. We are so excited to share their work on this scale and showcase the talent of the modern quilting community.”
Eidos (pictured above) is the QuiltCon 2016 giveaway quilt – to be given to one lucky person who purchases a ticket at the show.
It was designed by Agatha June, pieced by Elizabeth Dackson, and quilted by Gina Pina. The pattern is available for sale from the Modern Quilt Guild.
Lecture passes are also on sale for $15 per lecture; all-day lecture passes can be purchased for $40–$60.
Sewing Report will be covering QuiltCon all four days of the event, so look forward to coverage right here and follow us on social media for lots of updates!
I can already tell that I’m going to be on this site A LOT! I’m loving it!
Glad we had a chance to meet! good luck with your blog.