Local designer and quilter Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill’s work will be featured at QuiltCon 2017, an international modern quilt show that takes place February 23–26, 2017, in Savannah, Georgia. QuiltCon is held each year by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), a nonprofit organization that supports and encourages the growth and development of modern quilting.
Three of Cifaldi-Morrill’s works will be included in the show. Only 350 quilts were selected from a pool of over 1,500 entries for this year’s show. Her work was chosen by a jury of modern quilters.
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is a designer, maker and self-taught modern quilter. Sheri’s quilts have gained national recognition including previous awards from the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Week/Paducah and the Quilt Alliance. They have been featured at art centers and galleries across the country. In addition to publishing her patterns, her quilts have been featured in national publications such as Modern Patchwork. She also teaches quilting techniques.
Sheri was awarded the first annual Craftsy Quilt Designer Fellowship in 2016. This fellowship enabled her to debut Whole Circle Studio, her custom modern quilt and pattern business, at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas in October 2016. “I am beyond excited to show my three quilts in Savannah this year,” Cifaldi-Morrill says. “It’s my third time exhibiting quilts at QuiltCon, and I am honored to have once again been selected alongside some of the world’s top modern quilters. I am so glad to be a part of this incredible community and have this opportunity to share my work and contribute to the movement.”
Cifaldi-Morrill will have the following works exhibited at the show: Cabana, 67” x 70”,
Big Island Blossom, 60” x 60”, and Back Wall, 60” x 60”.
This will be QuiltCon’s East-Coast debut, coming to Savannah for the first time. This year’s show will feature the best in modern quilting design and workmanship. “We’re thrilled to be back for our fourth QuiltCon, and even more excited to showcase these amazing quilts on the East Coast for the first time,” says Heather Grant, director of marketing and programming for the MQG. “This show truly features the best in modern quilting on an international stage, and the exhibitors’ work speaks for itself on how much talent, design knowledge and craftsmanship these quilters have. We can’t wait to see it all come together.”
Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. Each year, the four-day quilt show attracts thousands of attendees from around the world for workshops, lectures, panels and more. The show draws over 1,500 quilt entries, with 350 selected for the juried show. Thousands of dollars are awarded in cash prizes to the winners in 12 categories, which include piecing, quilting, handwork, appliqué, fabric challenges and more. Learn more about QuiltCon at quiltcon.com.
The Modern Quilt Guild is made up of more than 150 guilds and 10,000 members around the world. Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community. Learn more at themodernquiltguild.com.