Tara Faughnan
QuiltCon 2025 Featured Lecturer & Exhibit

The MQG is excited to announce that Tara Faughnan will be the QuiltCon 2025 featured speaker and lecturer. The quilt show will also feature an exhibit of her works. Tara has been a part of the MQG community for quite some time and is known for her striking color sense, use of solids, and classic style.

Tara Faughnan started to quilt around 2001, using a reprint of the 1931 edition of 101 Patchwork Patterns by Ruby Short McKim as her guide. Somewhere along the way, her love of quilting led her to school and on to a career in textile design. 

Tara draws inspiration from the simple bold geometry of antique quilts, the gorgeous bright colors from textiles around the world, and freedom and spontaneity found in unconventional and improvisationally pieced quilts. Tara likes to use simple geometry, complex color interaction and find the line the exists somewhere between harmony and discord.

At QuiltCon 2025, attendees will be able to tour a sampling of Faughnan’s works.  Attendees will have the ability to learn more about them through the Special Exhibit Tours, a ticketed daily event that will take place before the quilt show opens.