Submission Guidelines

So, you want to write for us? We'd love to hear from you!

Below you will find submission guidelines for Quilting Arts, Quilting Arts Holiday, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, and Modern Patchwork. If you're not sure which magazine to submit to, don't worry. We consider all submissions for the best possible placement.

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.
  • Sketchbook-inspired quilts for our Off The Page series.
  • 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.
  • 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!

How to submit

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 ...

  • 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.
  • NEW! 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.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Modern Patchwork® 2015
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 featuring patchwork projects galore. The contemporary and fresh aesthetic of these projects pays tribute to the modern revival of patchwork, integrating traditional and innovative techniques to create items that are tasteful and distinctive.

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

 Please note: Modern Patchwork is published three times a year—spring, summer, and winter—so keep this in mind when considering the seasonality and/or colors of the project(s) you submit.

 What are we looking for?


We are looking for original and unpublished projects to suit every room of the house.  Below is our “wish list” for the upcoming issues. You are not limited to the following, but we encourage you to submit projects that fall within these guidelines:

 §  Modern quilts of all shapes and sizes: bed quilts, wall quilts, lap quilts, throws, beach blankets, and mini quilts

§  Kitchen & Dining: pot holders, dishtowels, aprons, recipe book covers, quilted seat cushions, place mats, mug rugs, napkins and napkin rings, runners, and coasters

§  Sewing studio accessories: pincushions, needle books, wall décor, and sewing machine covers

§  Living room décor: pillows, photo frames, lampshades, fabric clocks, bookmarks, book covers, and rugs

§  Items for babies and toddlers: stuffed animals, diaper bags, toys, mobiles, play mats, bibs, and baby quilts

§  Bags of all sorts: totes, messenger bags, yoga totes, lunch sacks, clutches, and accessory bags

§  Items for on the go: key fobs, car accessories, coffee cup covers, wallets, luggage tags, and picnic blankets

§  Pet accessories: leash and collar sets, dog and cat toys, and pet jackets and beds

§  Tech accessories: camera straps, camera cases, and covers for computers, tablets, and iPads



We accept queries for feature articles on timely topics related to sewing, modern quilting design, and textiles. To submit a feature proposal, send a detailed outline of your proposal and any related images, websites, or resources illustrating the topic as well as a few writing samples. The query should give us an overview of what you're proposing with enough details and supporting information for us to carefully consider your idea. Feature articles are 1,000 to 1,500 words.

 How to submit

 2015 submission deadlines: 

·         Spring – CLOSED

·         Summer – Friday, January 30, 2015 

·         Winter – Friday, July 24, 2015

 Project or article proposals should be sent to with subject: Modern Patchwork.

 Please include in your email:

§  A brief description of the project (or article) you propose

§  Your name, address, website, and phone number

§  A list of your credentials (such as teaching or previous writing experience)

§  Photographs of the project—up to three low-resolution jpegs per project.

Please note: if you are submitting more than one project, please send a separate email for each one. Attach ONLY 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.

 You will receive an auto-reply immediately, acknowledging that your email has been received. We will let you know within 12 weeks following the submission deadline via email whether we have accepted your project or query. No phone calls or emails, please.

 If accepted, your work must be available to be shipped to our offices.

 We look forward to hearing from you!




International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene 2014/2015

Thank you for your interest. Submissions are now closed.

Quilting Arts Holiday 2014/2015

Thank you for your interest. Submissions are now closed.