QuiltCon FAQ

QuiltCon 2025 will be held from Thursday, February 20th – Sunday, February 23rd, 2025.

QuiltCon 2025 will take place in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Convention Center is located at 100 North Third Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004.

The best way to be informed is to be an MQG member, as we communicate weekly with our membership about all things modern quilting, including QuiltCon! Members also receive early registration for QuiltCon and limited discounts on QuiltCon lectures, workshops, and more.

Join as a member today by clicking the purple Join Now button on this webpage: https://www.themodernquiltguild.com/join/

The MQG has negotiated a special group rate at nearby hotels for QuiltCon attendees. A limited number of these discounted hotel rooms will be available in May 2024. See our Hotels page for hotel options.

Registration will open for MQG Members on Tuesday, July 31, 2024 at 10 a.m. EDT/2 p.m. GMT. Registration for non-members will open on Tuesday, September 13, 2024.

The registration desk will be open during QuiltCon for ticket sales and questions:

Thursday February 20, 2025 – 8am – 6pm Mountain Time

Friday, February 21, 2025 – 8am – 6pm Mountain Time

Saturday, February 22, 2025 – 8am – 6pm Mountain Time

Sunday, February 23, 2025 – 8am – 4pm Mountain Time

The vendor hall will be open during QuiltCon:

Thursday February 20, 2025 – 10am – 6pm Mountain Time

Friday, February 21, 2025 – 10am – 6pm Mountain Time

Saturday, February 22, 2025 – 10am – 6pm Mountain Time

Sunday, February 23, 2025 – 10am – 4pm Mountain Time

We are excited to welcome Tara Faughnan as our featured lecturer & special exhibit for QuiltCon 2025.

The city of Phoenix has a number of downtown parking garages for your convenience. The North and West convention center garages are the two closest.

CONV CENTER PARKING 

CITY PARKING MAP LINK 

Children under the age of 10 are allowed within the quilt show and vendor hall under parental supervision. Children over the age of 10 must have a one-day show ticket or a four-day show pass.

All QuiltCon attendees must have a one-day show ticket or four-day show pass to attend the event.

Yes, many quilts are for sale at QuiltCon! All quilt sales will be available on the MQG website when the show opens.

Yes, we expect to have that information available in the fall of 2024.

ADA-compatible Mamava pods are available at the Phoenix Convention Center, located in the West Building Atrium and the 200-level of the North Building. Nursing moms can locate the pods with the free Mamava app and access them with the proprietary Bluetooth-enabled SmartLock or by contacting a Convention Center Venue Host at the Information Desk. Pods feature a 60” turnaround, dual grab bars, a fold-down table, a spacious bench, and power outlets.

The QuiltCon registration desk, QuiltCon Lecture Hall, QuiltCon Bag Check, and MQG Shop will be cashless. This will speed up your transactions as well as reduce physical touch points throughout the event, lessening the spread of germs.

Vendor applications will open in June, 2024. Watch the Vendor page for more information. 

All MQG members who register and pay for their registration before August 31, 2024 will be entered to win a QuiltCon goodie bag. The bags will be distributed onsite and goodie bag winners will not be notified in advance. Registrants will find out when they check in at registration if they have won a bag. Goodie bags are not eligible for shipping after the event if not picked up onsite.

Workshops have a designated break period from 12pm-1:30pm and from 4:30-6pm. During this time, workshop rooms are closed so the support staff, faculty, and attendees can all have a break.

Yes, public wi-fi is available throughout the convention center.

Anyone can come to QuiltCon, all who enjoy quilts are welcome! You can purchase a four-day pass or single day ticket in advance, or onsite at the event.

Yes! Please note our registration desk is cashless, so be prepared!

Visit the Registration Desk to pick up your pass. Follow the signs for 4-Day Pass Pick Up and use the devices provided to print your badge.

Bring your order confirmation email (on paper or on your device) to the Registration Desk to pick up your wristband/day ticket. Follow the signs for Day Ticket Pick Up.

All QuiltCon winners will be updated on the QuiltCon website following the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, February 20, 2025.

We will reach out to you if a spot opens up for you before the show. Once the show begins, waitlists are no longer utilized. Open seats in workshops will be filled first-come, first-served 15 minutes after a workshop begins.

Yes, bag check services are available at QuiltCon, in the Mezzanine area outside the exhibit hall for $3/per bag. Credit cards only.

QuiltCon 2026 will be held Thursday, February 19th through Sunday, February 22nd, 2026 in Raleigh, NC.

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.