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2018 Travel, Lodging & Parking Information

MQX Quilt Festival - New England
Manchester, New Hampshire 

April 11-14, 2018

Tuesday, April 10th - Ice Cream Social (kickoff event)
Wednesday, April 11th - Classes begin, Vendor setup, Awards Ceremony, Sneak Preview
Thursday, April 12th - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Quilter's Forum 
Friday, April 13th  - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Banquet
Saturday, April 14th  - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall

Airline Travel

 Airport options are: 

     Manchester (MHT), New Hampshire. All the hotel properties listed below provide free transport to/from the Manchester airport.

     Boston (BOS), Massachusetts. Boston's Logan International Airport has numerous rental car options as well as bus service from the airport and South Station. 

Boston Express service is the easiest and most cost effective company to use. The bus goes from Logan Airport to downtown Manchester. The bus station is located on the same block as the Radisson. 

Flight Line van/shuttle is also an option from Boston to Manchester.


Bus Service

New York to Manchester -  click here for Greyhound Bus service information

Boston to Manchester - click here for Boston Express information


Automobile Travel

The Center of NH is located at 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH - there is an onsight parking garage. 

The parking garage often fills early on show days. Please use the satellite parking lots and garages and hop the MQX Shuttle Bus. See below for details:

Shuttle BusThe MQX shuttle bus will transport from from 7 am to 3 pm and 4 pm through 10:30 pm picking up at all the MQX hotels listed here as well as parking garages and parking lots in the area. It will be making a constant loop and the expected wait time will depend on time of day, traffic and amount of passengers. All hotels, lots and garages are within less than a 3 mile radius. The shuttle will likely run every 20-30 minutes during operating hours. 

MQX would like to thank the Radisson Hotel for assisting MQX in offering this service to our attendees. 

Additional Parking Information - During show days, the Radisson has contracted with the Citizens Bank parking garage (1.5 blocks) to accommodate MQX students and attendees. The map below has indications where the Radisson is (yellow Circle), Citizens Bank (green oval) and the direction(s) of each one way street. 

Radisson parking garage
is $6 when validated at admission, $12/24 hours for hotel guests

The map below is the likely route for the MQX Shuttle Bus. The largest parking garage in the lower left is the Radisson parking garage. Should it fill, please use one of the other parking areas. The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes. 

SHUTTLE INFORMATION - Click here for parking areas and schedule.

For a larger, interactive, version of the map below, CLICK HERE  Each parking area (in purple) will provide the address for each parking area. 

Marked Manchester Map


***Always be aware of each hotel's cancellation policy BEFORE making your reservation, especially if there is even a remote chance that you may have to cancel.

Convention Center & Hotel (all one building):

Radisson Hotel at The Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH  03101

The Radisson has a free shuttle to/from the airport (MHT). The journey is 7 miles and it typically takes approximately10 minutes, depending on the time of day.

603-625-1000  Please call them directly.

Rates:  $130** Single/Double,Triples ($140**) and Quads ($150**)
            2 queen or one king bed rooms available 

Please make reservations carefully: **The Radisson will collect one night's deposit at the time the reservation is made. Deposit will be refunded if reservation is cancelled by February 14, 2018. Reservations cancelled after February 14, 2018 will forfeit the deposit. Early checkout incurs a fee of $75. 

Rate cutoff date - March 14, 2018

Free internet

Overnight guest parking per 24 hour period in the attached parking garage is available at $12/night.
The daily validated rate of $6.00 (validation available just inside the entrance of the main exhibit hall and at Admission) is available for anyone visiting the show during the day. Overnight will incur the higher, $12 fee. 


Alternate Convention Hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn - (0.7 miles from convention center)
101 South Commercial Street
Manchester, NH  03101


Rates:  $139 Single/Double (2 queen beds) triples & quads available at the same rate.
             King size beds may be available by request 

Rate cutoff date - March 14, 2018 - rooms booked AFTER this day may not receive the MQX rate

Any reservation cancelled on or after 4/9/18 will be subject to a cancellation fee of $139.00

Please call the hotel directly and ask for MQX Quilt Festival room block.

Free parking


Comfort Inn (1.6 miles from convention center)*
298 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH  03102

Rates:     $94 standard double occupancy - two queen beds
               $89 standard single occupancy - king bed

Rate cutoff date - March 14, 2018 

Call hotel directly to reserve MQX rooms.

Includes: Free internet service
Complimentary hot breakfast
Free parking (off street)
Call hotel directly to make reservations and ask for the MQX group rate


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