Submission Guidelines – Art and Modern Quilting

Cover images of Quilting Arts, Modern Patchwork, and QuiltCon Magazines

We look forward to hearing from you!

So, you want to write for us? We’d love to hear from you!
Below you will find submission guidelines for:

  • Modern Patchwork
  • Quilting Arts
  • QuiltCon Magazine

If you’re not sure which magazine to submit to, don’t worry. We consider all submissions for the best possible placement.


Modern Patchwork

Call for Submissions: Projects + Articles

Modern Patchwork celebrates the modern quilt movement in all its glory.

Modern Patchwork is a special issue packed with projects for today’s quilters and sewists. The contemporary and fresh aesthetic of these projects pays tribute to the modern revival of patchwork, integrating traditional and innovative techniques.

We’re seeking fresh and stylish items with a modern-day appeal that are made in the latest fabrics. If you have an original design that you’d like to have published, we’d love to see it!


We are seeking proposals on topics related to modern quilting. Feature articles are up to 1,500 words.

We are particularly interested in:

  • Creative machine quilting: longarm, domestic, ruler-guided, free-motion
  • Functional design hacks for tried and true techniques
  • Exploring elements of design
  • Innovative group quilts
  • Working in a series
  • Color theory
  • Evolution of the Modern Aesthetic


Send an email including:

  • A detailed outline of your idea with related images, websites, or resources
  • Your name, address, email address, and phone number
  • A list of your credentials such as teaching or previous writing experience


What are we looking for? Distinctive and unpublished original projects in today’s fabrics to suit every room of the house. We encourage you to submit projects that fall within these guidelines:

  • Modern quilts: all shapes and sizes
  • Home décor + kitchen: such as pillows, place mats, and table toppers

We are particularly interested in:

  • Vintage-inspired modern design
  • Fresh looks at traditional blocks


We are looking for quilts and projects that are already made as well as those in the design process. Send an email including:

  • A brief project description with dimensions and fabric choices
  • Your name, address, email address, and phone number
  • Photographs of the completed project—up to three low-resolution jpegs. Alternatively, send a digital mock-up of the project design.

Send proposals and queries to
Subject: Modern Patchwork

Acceptances are made via email, usually within 12 weeks of your submission but often sooner. No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note: If you are submitting more than one project, please send a separate email for each one. Attach UP TO three low-res jpegs per project.

If we are interested in your query, we may ask for more photos or higher resolution jpegs to be sent, but we do all our magazine photography in-house.

If accepted, your work must be available to be shipped to our offices for the duration of our editorial and design process.

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Quilting Arts Magazine

At Quilting Arts, we celebrate contemporary art quilting, surface design, mixed media, fiber art trends, and more. We are always looking for new techniques, innovative processes, and unique approaches to the art of quilting. We’d love to hear from you!

What are we looking for?

  • Beautiful and inspiring contemporary quilts and exhibits.
  • Artists with inspiring portfolios of work to be featured in our In The Spotlight, Artist Profile, and Q&A articles. Show us your work and tell us your story.
  • the last word. column: Do you want to have “the last word”? Submit your completed essay (up to 800 words) along with a low-resolution photograph to with “the last word” in the subject line.
  • Unique techniques, new ways to use existing tools and supplies, and ideas we’ve never featured before.

If you are teaching, blogging about, or exhibiting your art quilts, you probably have great ideas to share!


1. Write a brief description of your idea and email it to Your submission should give us an overview of what you propose to write with enough detail and supporting information for us to carefully consider your idea.

2. Attach up to three low-resolution photos of your art or process to your email, and don’t forget to include your full name, website, and contact information.

Note: We work far ahead in the year and sometimes can’t fit a piece into the magazine right away. Our editorial review process can take up to 12 weeks, but in many cases, we will respond to you much sooner. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

In addition …

  • Most of our artist profiles, media, and product reviews, and reader challenges are written by our staff.
  • We do all our photography in-house. If accepted, your work must be available to be shipped to our offices.

We look forward to hearing from you!

QuiltCon Magazine 2019

Thank you for your interest. Submissions to this issue are now closed.

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