QuiltCon FAQ

If this is your first time at QuiltCon, we’ve also got some helpful tips in our First Timer’s Guide

QuiltCon 2024 will be held from Thursday, February 22nd- Sunday, February 25th 2024.

QuiltCon 2024 will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Convention Center is located at 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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. These blocks are currently sold out. See our Hotels page for other hotel options.

Registration is open available online, and you can register during the event at the Raleigh Convention Center as well.

The registration desk will be open during QuiltCon for ticket sales, show pass sales, as well as questions:

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – 4pm – 7pm Eastern

Thursday February 22, 2024 – 8am – 6pm Eastern

Friday, February 23, 2024 – 8am – 6pm Eastern

Saturday, February 24, 2024 – 8am – 6pm Eastern

Sunday, February 25, 2024 – 8am – 4pm Eastern

The vendor hall will be open during QuiltCon:

Thursday February 22, 2024 – 10am – 6pm Eastern

Friday, February 23, 2024 – 10am – 6pm Eastern

Saturday, February 24, 2024 – 10am – 6pm Eastern

Sunday, February 25, 2024 – 10am – 4pm Eastern

We are excited to welcome Jacquie Gering as our featured lecturer & special exhibit for QuiltCon 2024.

The city of Raleigh has a number of nearby parking garages for your convenience. See a map here.

  • Lenoir Street between Salisbury Street and Fayetteville Street
  • Lenoir Street between Salisbury and McDowell Street
  • South Street between Salisbury and McDowell Street
  • Davie Street between McDowell and Dawson Street
  • Cabarrus Street between McDowell and Dawson Street
  • Salisbury Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street

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 February 22, 2024.

We are working with a local vendor, NC Mobility & Medical, to supply mobility devices for QuiltCon. They suggest that if you know what days you will be attending QuiltCon 2024 you pre-book your device by calling the number below. They will also have devices available for daily rentals if you do not pre-book but these will be on a first come first serve basis.

NC Mobility & Medical

Toll Free: (800) 674-9349


Mamava pods are available at the Raleigh Convention Center. For locations and more information, visit our Accessibility page.

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.

Check out all the details for vendors on our vendor page.

All MQG members who register and pay for their registration before August 31, 2023 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.

Six-hour workshops do indeed have a designated break period from 12pm-1:30pm. During this time, the workshop room is closed so that 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 attendees should have received an email on February 10th with these details. Can’t find it? No problem! Signage at the event will tell you exactly how to access the app, or you can visit us at the Info Desk in the exhibit hall for assistance.

All QuiltCon winners will be updated on the QuiltCon website following the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, February 21st.

All supply lists are accessible in the Interactive Schedule and QuiltCon app.

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.

Up until the event, you can utilize the online registration system if you have purchased a four-day pass. At the event, you can visit the Lecture Hall or Registration Desk to purchase.

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

QuiltCon 2025 will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ February 20-23, 2025.

The location and date for QuiltCon 2026 will be shared in a member newsletter in April 2024.

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.