QuiltCon 2025 Challenges

Get involved with QuiltCon 2025 by joining one of the members-only challenges! Each challenge has its own focus — a color palette, technique, or design motif — and its own specific guidelines for participants. 

Challenges will be announced in the Modern Monday newsletters in May, 2024. Join the MQG today to participate!

American Patchwork & Quilting Transparency 2025 Quilting Challenge


For QuiltCon 2025, the MQG and American Patchwork & Quilting want to see your take on transparency in modern quilts!

Transparency in quiltmaking is a visual illusion – an implied sense of transparency created by the combination of fabrics that makes them appear as though they are overlapping and blending into one another. Quilters create this effect by playing with different colors that are next to one another on the color wheel. Click through to read more and get the official rules!


Out of the Blue by Linda Branting

Windham Ruby+Bee 2025 Fabric Challenge

Our featured speaker for QuiltCon 2025, Tara Faughnan, has selected six beautiful Ruby+Bee Solids from Windham Fabrics for you to work with in this year’s fabric challenge!

Quilters may use from 3 to 6 colors in the palette to create their quilt. Any other fabric, neutrals, etc. may not be used on the quilt top or binding. Makers may use any fabric of their choice for the quilt backing. Maximum quilt size is 94” per side. 

QuiltCon 2025 Community Outreach Challenge

The Community Outreach Challenge is back for 2025 with a calming palette and the geometric theme of lines and bars. Just as in the past few years, guilds will have the opportunity to sell their quilts at QuiltCon, and the proceeds will benefit local non-profits. We raised $12,000 with this challenge at QuiltCon 2024 – can we beat that this year? 

Funds raised from this year’s Community Outreach Challenge will benefit non profit agencies in the greater Phoenix area. Specific organizations will be announced later this summer.

MQG Low Volume Member Exhibit

For QuiltCon 2025, shhhh is the keyword! Low volume is the focus of the annual MQG juried special exhibit.

Quilts can be entered into the Low Volume Special Exhibit using the standard QuiltCon submission process, which will open September 1st, 2024. Entries will close October 31, 2024.

Ode de Yoshiko by Marilyn Farquhar