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About the Founders

Janet-Lee & Mary

Janet-Lee Santeusanio has been a machine quilter since 1999. Her machine quilting has won many awards and been published in numerous quilting magazines. Janet-Lee lives in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire with her husband and four pugs. Her two children have pretty much flown the coop. Her previous work adventures have been in sales and marketing with experience in the legal, medical, and computer industries. For MQX, Janet-Lee is the vendor, sponsor and quilt show manager.

Mary Schilke has owned and operated Catamount Machine Quilting Services since 1999 and is an experienced, award-winning, longarm machine quilter. Mary teaches her fabulous freehand style of quilting in her studio, private locations and at MQX. Mary resides in Wells River, Vermont with her husband Bill and five dogs, two rabbits and various creatures. Mary and Bill have two grown sons and one grandson. Mary’s previous work experience has been in owning a quilt shop and the insurance industry. For MQX, Mary selects all the classes, teachers, and classroom management.

About MQX Quilt Festivals

How did MQX get started?

MQX Quilt Festivals (Machine Quilters Exposition, LLC) is an annual quilt show and conference founded by machine quilters, Janet-Lee Santeusanio and Mary Schilke.

What began as a get-together for longarm quilters in New England, rapidly morphed into the largest convention of this type in the United States. Well-known for its friendliness, attention to detail, top educators, and dedication to their students, vendors and faculty, certainly had humble beginnings.

After seeing several women invest in large quilting machines, then sell them due to the solitary nature of a home based business, a get together idea was born. On April 15, 2000, Janet-Lee organized a group of quilters to hang out, eat, chat, eat some more, and share their machine quilting experiences in her home. Forty women showed up and it is there that Mary and Janet-Lee met. It was a fortuitous meeting as they have been best friends and business partners since that day.

Living and working over 150 miles apart from one another didn't stop these two as they have created the largest and most anticipated machine quilting conventions in the United States.

MQX Quilt Festival - New England takes place each April in Manchester, New Hampshire (April 5-8,2017)

MQX Quilt Festival - Midwest is typically located in Springfield, Illinois in the fall (September 27-30, 2017).

MQX Quilt Festival - West is not currently on the schedule. We are looking at new venues.

Stay tuned for new developments these two women have up their sleeves. Whatever it is, it's sure to be well done and fun!

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Sharpen your Quilting Skills and Scissors!

March 11, 2018
  QUILTS, QUILTS, QUILTS! MQX - New England has had a record-breaking year with 207 finalists and almost 300 entries accepted into the competition. With top notch, generous sponsors, we have also increased the prize money! Will you be a winner? Find out on Wednesday, ...


MQX Quilt FestivalsTM  is owned and operated by Machine Quilters Exposition which is a privately held Limited Liability Corporation
MQX Quilt Festivals in New England, and the Midwest are not affiliated with, associated with,
or supported by 
any other quilting related organization in any of the regions listed.



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