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 all-virtual event!

Do you need a motorized scooter or other mobility device while you are at QuiltCon? The MQG has partnered with Mobility Georgia to provide these helpful items to our attendees.

To see what they have available, you can view their website right here: Rentals (mobilitygeorgia.com)

To reserve your mobility device in advance, contact Mobility Georgia directly at 470.357.6130 or via email at support@mobilitygeorgia.com

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!

Sarah Bond, Karen Hampton, and Nancy Fuka judged the 2023 show. 

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.

We’re working with the facility and Apple Maps to repair this information, as the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart is definitely NOT permanently closed. In the meantime, if using Apple Maps to navigate to QuiltCon, utilize the street address for the entrance of the event instead, 40 John Portman Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30303.

QuiltCon will be cashless this year! This will speed up your visits to the MQG shop, the Registration Desk, and even the Lecture Hall, This will also help reduce physical touch points throughout the event, where germs can be spread.

You’ll find the Demo Stage schedule on the Interactive Schedule. Just click on the Demos category.

The main entrance for QuiltCon 2023 is located on the first floor of the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart Building 2, at 40 John Portman Blvd, at the corner of Williams Street and John Portman Blvd.

QuiltCon workshops will take place in buildings 1 and 2 of the Atlanta Convention Center at Americas Mart, and QuiltCon lectures will take place in the Westin Peachtree Plaza, which is adjoined to the convention center.

From Peachtree Street or the Peachtree Center Marta Station:

  1. Walk west (toward Centennial Park) until you reach Ted Turner Drive (formerly Spring Street)

  2. You can enter Building 1 from John Portman Blvd and Building 2 at corner of John Portman and Ted Turner or 3 from Ted Turner Drive

No need to print anything in advance! You will receive an email with a barcode and instructions on how to pick up onsite during the show on February 15th. All purchases after February 15th will see this information in their purchase confirmation.

Four-day-pass holders will print their name badge at the self-serve kiosks at the Registration Desk onsite at QuiltCon. There are no additional items to pick up! You will receive an email with a barcode and instructions for use at the self serve kiosks, as well as a printout on the back of your badge of what you are registered for.

No need to print anything in advance! You will receive an email instructions on how to pick up your tickets onsite during the show on February 15th. All purchases after February 15th will see this information in their purchase confirmation.

To view your schedule, log back into the registration system by clicking the buttons to Register.

If you are a member, click the blue button to log into your registration.

If you are a non-member, click the gray button to login to your registration.

Once logged in, click on the words Account in the navigation bar under the QuiltCon logo, then My Account. This will bring you to a page that shows your Upcoming Events. Depending on how many items you’ve registered for, you may need to select the number at the bottom right of the screen to increase the number of events shown on one screen.

Pre-purchased show tickets will follow the signage for Ticket Pick Up at the Registration Desk, on the first floor of Building 2 at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, at 240 John Portman Blvd.

Yes, you absolutely can! Visit the MQG Shop. Currently, Community Outreach quilts are available, and when the quilt show opens on Thursday, February 23 at 10 a.m. Eastern time, any show quilts available for sale will become visible as well.