QuiltCon 2019

I’ve been dreaming about QuiltCon for a while now, and I’m pleased to say that I finally got to go and it did NOT disappoint! Each year, thousands of attendees come to this massive Modern Quilt Show. Some are anxious to see over 550 modern quilts on display, others can’t wait to learn from top instructors, and some of us are just in it for the vendors!

My wonderful guild members and I cramming into my booth…looking “natural”

My Booth

I applied to be a vendor at QuiltCon this year thinking that I would get a head start on a waiting list that could span a few years…to my surprise I was accepted and on my way to Nashville for the 2019 show!

I was thrilled at the response to my patterns, kits, and booth! I just kept saying “These are my people!” I’m very excited to watch this show grow and see what’s next for the Modern Quilt Guild!

Inspiring Works of Art

I expected QuiltCon to be inspiring and when I finally got to see the show (on the last day!) I was thrilled by what I saw! I’ve taken pictures of my favorite quilts for you to see, you’ll see the description and quilter information in the image next to it- I want to give all the incredible artists full credit on their hard-earned entries!

Looking for Modern Quilt Patterns?

Rachel Rossi Design offers many unique and exciting quilt patterns for modern sewists. Make sure to check out her shop for free patterns and downright lovely projects!

Now back to your blog post!

I really wish I had put my hand next to this for scale! This quilt is very small and those points are perfect!

I have some very talented friends that were accepted into the show! Check out Cindy‘s gorgeous quilt, Stitched Together (above) and one of Maureen’s THREE hanging quilts (below).

Curled caught my eye on move-in day! I loved looking at it as I passed by and couldn’t wait to enjoy it when I had some free time

There were many quilts filled with meaning throughout the show, here’s one that really resonated with me.

I was thoroughly inspired by this quilt- it’s so organic and I’d love to use this technique on some personal projects where I can just kick back and enjoy the randomness of it all.

Exit Wound was the showstopper for me. Not only is it a powerful image, but the technique and artistry of the piece is incredible. I’m also moved by the depth of emotion and meaning contained within this quilt.

I’ve been wanting to create a quilt with 3D elements like this for a long time. Louver is a beautiful piece, full of movement!

QuiltCon 2020

I completely enjoyed QuiltCon 2019, and would not hesitate to say it was the best quilt show I’ve been to. If you’re interested in going in 2020, you can get updates on the QuiltCon website. The show will be held in Austin, Texas and I hope to see you there!


  1. Hi, Rachel,
    My girlfriend, Cindi, and I met you at Quiltcon2019in Nashville. I purchased the flamingo guilt kit for my granddaughter. She is 2 now and sleeps with her “flamingo quilt”. I enjoyed making it.
    It was wonderful to meet you.
    Good luck in your endeavors.
    Barb Phelps

    • Oh wonderful, Barb! I’m so glad to hear it! That kit was one of my favorites and I’m so glad to hear that your granddaughter loves it as much as I do!

      Here’s to seeing you again at a future QuiltCon!

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