Metuchen quilter to be featured at QuiltCon 2019

Jennifer Strauser's 'MOMA with Thomas,' was presented at QuiltCon 2019.JENNIFER STRAUSER
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Jennifer Strauser's 'MOMA with Thomas,' was presented at QuiltCon 2019.JENNIFER STRAUSER

Metuchen resident and local quilter, Jennifer Strauser had her work featured at QuiltCon 2019, an international modern quilt convention that was scheduled to run from Feb. 21-24 in Nashville.

Held annually by Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), the organization is a nonprofit that supports and encourages the growth and development of modern quilting.

Strauser is a modern quilter, who has been quilting for 18 years. She stays actively involved in the quilting community through memberships in local and national quilt guilds. Strauser contributes to blogs, magazines and social media and has showcased her work on www.dizzyquilter.com.

“I’m so excited that my quilt was accepted for QuiltCon this year,” Strauser said. “It is my first time exhibiting a quilt at QuiltCon, and I am honored to have been selected alongside some of the world’s top modern quilters. I am so proud to be a part of this incredible community and have this opportunity to share my work and contribute to the movement.”

This was the first time QuiltCon has been held in Nashville. This year’s show featured the best in modern quilting design and workmanship.

“We’re so excited for QuiltCon’s first-ever show in Nashville, and even more excited to showcase some truly amazing quilts,” says Alissa Haight Carlton, executive director of the MQG. “The QuiltCon juried quilts really demonstrate how innovative and design-focused modern quilting has become, and it’s thrilling be able to feature the best in modern quilting on this international stage.”

About QuiltCon:​ 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 will showcase over 500 quilts, 400 of which are part of the juried exhibit. 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

About the MQG:​ The Modern Quilt Guild is made up of more than 200 guilds and 15,000 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 atthemodernquiltguild.com​.