QuiltCon FAQ

QuiltCon 2023 is being held in person at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart at 240 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Lectures at QuiltCon will be held in the adjoining Westin Peachtree Atlanta hotel at 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. There is roughly a 10 minute walk from the main registration area in the Convention Center to the doors of the Peachtree Ballroom so please plan accordingly.

Thursday, February 23 – Sunday February 26, 2023.

Registration opens for MQG members on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 9am CDT/2pm GMT. Non-member registration will open on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

No parts of QuiltCon 2023 will be hybrid. If you wish to participate in a virtual event from the comfort of your home, you should check out MQG Sessions, our new all-virtual event!

Yes, we will partner with an outside vendor to provide that service to attendees who desire to rent such items onsite at QuiltCon. The venue for QuiltCon 2023 will cover a large area and a large amount of walking will be required if you plan to see everything like we hope you do! The route to and from the Lecture Hall this year does take approximately 10 minutes to walk; we encourage you to reach out to our vendor and pre book a rental if this will help you have a more successful QuiltCon experience. Typically we announce our vendor and their contact information in January, just preceding the event. Please note that the vendor will set the price for the rental and collect the monies for the rental.

Reasonable ADA accommodations are available upon request through the registration system for registered attendees. Simply mark the checkbox on the registration system and we will follow up with you to understand your needs.

 This year, everything you would normally find in the QuiltCon catalog is all here on the website! You’ll find the faculty, our featured lecturer, full event schedule, pricing, about Atlanta, hotel booking information, safety guidelines, ADA guidelines, code of conduct, community guidelines, refund policy, event terms and conditions, vendor application, QuiltCon quilt show challenges, quilt show entry information, and registration information (coming in August!) all right here on the QuiltCon webpage. You can always use the Contact Us form for more information or help finding what you’re looking for.

All MQG members who register and pay for their registration before August 23, 2022 will be entered to win a QuiltCon goody bag. The bags will be distributed onsite and goody bag winners will not be notified in advance. Registrants will find out when they check in at registration if they have won a bag. Goody bags are not eligible for shipping after the event if not picked up onsite.

The goody bag and the QuiltCon Commemorative Merch Pack are NOT the same item – the goody bag is a bag with items from our sponsors that a limited number of attendees will receive via random lottery, whereas the Merch Pack is an item a registrant pays for that will include the event t-shirt, event backpack, and event pin.

Check out our Vendor Application form to apply. All guidelines and details will be found on this page.

We are so excited to have a variety of exhibits for QuiltCon 2023. Check out all the details right here!

We are so excited for you to hear about the judges! Sarah Bond, Karen Hampton, and Denyse Schmidt will be the judges for the judged quilt show at QuiltCon 2023.

Simply put, the contractual obligations of an event the size of QuiltCon would bankrupt the MQG if we attempted to cancel or move the event, and would end the MQG and QuiltCon as we know them. 

Additionally, travel boycotts hurt innocent bystanders, most especially local residents, small businesses, and travel industry employees who depend on the meetings and events industry to make a living. There are more strategic ways to influence political policies that are less harmful to innocent bystanders that are just as, if not more, effective, such as donating to advocacy groups or using the gathering of like-minded people at an event to meet with other attendees and organize outreach activities. Events like QuiltCon bring people together, and attendees can leverage such a gathering to meet up and make plans for change.

We encourage MQG members to find ways to express their thoughts on this topic in quilts they submit for the show, as that can lead to a larger conversation and often press coverage as well to extend the conversation beyond our circle of members and makers.

Our Safety Protocols will continue to be updated regularly as we get closer to QuiltCon. You can find the most up-to-date information on our Safety page.

February 22-25, 2024

QuiltCon 2024 will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.