2013 will see a hallmark event in the craft world: QuiltCon, the inaugural conference and show of the Modern Quilt Guild. The event will be held in Austin, Texas, from February 21-24. While there are many wonderful quilting events out there, this will be the first to focus on “modern quilting.”
Today QuiltCon released its catalog, and it's filled with exciting events and workshops. Click here to check it out. Although you can't officially register until August, from what we are hearing anticipation is very high so it's a good idea to sketch out your plans now (How about meeting up with quilting friends from around the country for four days of fun and learning?) and then sign up as soon as registration opens (and before the classes and events you're most excited about sell out).
We're thrilled to report that Denyse Schmidt, author of the STC Craft book Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration, will be the keynote speaker. Denyse will also be teaching workshops and presenting a special exhibition of her gorgeous quilts. STC Craft publishing director Melanie Falick will be speaking on a panel about getting your work published.
Be sure to check out the QuiltCon website if you’re interested. Hope to see you in Austin!