Beyond Modern Quilts: Inspiration from Secret Sewing

Illustrated sewing notions

Click on the image to download this fun Secret Sewing!

QuiltCon is only a month away, and we are getting so excited for the show and the masses of modern quilts that come with it! In conjunction with the show QuiltCon Magazine will be available! We can’t wait to reveal this year’s gorgeous quilts, patterns, and interesting news, but we have to keep it hush-hush—just like all of those secret sewers over on social media.

Speaking of secrets, check out Samarra Khaja’s amazing illustration. We’re always excited to see what Samarra has dreamed up! Samarra Khaja is an illustrator, graphic designer, and author of Sew Adorkable: 15 DIY Projects to Keep You Out of Trouble, Off the Bookshelf, and Off the Beaten Path. She has designed several fabric lines full of nerdy, crafty goodness—like Samarra herself! Visit her website for more amazing designs and fun!

“Road Work” • 88" x 88" | Photo by Mellisa Mahoney

“Road Work” • 88″ x 88″ | Photo by Mellisa Mahoney

Want a backstage pass to QuiltCon?

Become a Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way to fully experience QuiltCon, meet new people, and experience the show from an entirely different perspective. Many volunteers return year after year because they have such a great time and enjoy the opportunity to get up close and personal with the quilts. Super Volunteers are—well—super! They apply in advance and work 16 hours or more while at the show. As a benefit, they get first shot at booking their volunteer shifts and also receive a volunteer shirt, goodie bag, and earn the ability to register early for a future QuiltCon of their choice. We asked three time super volunteer Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill to tell us about her experience at prior shows.

“ I really enjoyed being a super volunteer at previous QuiltCons. Not only did I get to apply skills from my professional work experience in trade show design and installation, I also got to meet and interact with other quilters that I may not have met otherwise.” Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill 

Detail of Samarra Khaja’s amazing illustration

So excited for this year’s amazing show?

We are too! Immerse yourself in modern quilts and quilting with last year’s QuiltCon Magazine while you wait with baited breath for the show in February!

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