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Portland, Oregon
Oregon Convention Center
October 9-12, 2013



Gammill Quilting Systems

Corporate Sponsors

ABM Innova 

Boersmas Logo

Superior Threads


Corporate Sponsors 

HandiQuilter logo



Executive Sponsors

A-1 Quilting Machines

Angela Walters Website


Heartbeat Quilting


Nolting Longarm

Sew Vac Direct

MQX is grateful for the industry wide support we receive.   

Please visit the MQX website for a full list of our sponsors! 


MQX Quilt Festival has several great exhibits for Portland, 2013

Selected Works of
Melody Johnson

The Four Seasons
presented by Casa Patchwork
and Quilting
of Bassano Del Grappa, Italy 

Quilts of the Modern Persuasion
A Special Exhibit for
Modern Quiltmakers & Quilters 

White-on-White Quilt
as Family Treasures

presented by Mary Nyquist Koons

SOLA - Southern Oregon
Longarm Association
Ohio Star Quilts

Quilt as Desired
by Mary Kerr
Vintage quilt tops quilted by
the machine quilting
industry's top quilters

Join us........ 

MQX Quilt Festival
Pacific Northwest
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

MQX Quilt Festival
New England
Manchester, New Hampshire
April 9-12, 2014

MQX Quilt Festival

Crowne Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 


Jeffrey Lomicka Photography

Lomicka cover art

Order your current MQX Photo Disc or past year's discs today!



What's New with MQX Quilt Festival?

Catalogs have been mailed. The catalog viewer and PDF is available 24/7. View or request your copy by clicking here.


TRAVEL & HOTEL - The Red Lion Hotel is the MQX Quilt Festival convention hotel. Click here for the Red Lion. Be sure to enter NWQUILT1 in the group code section online. As on 6/18/13, the hotel is not sold out!

Full Travel & Hotel information is available here.


Vendor space is still available - be part of the MQX Experience. Contact us at 866-675-4355 or by e-mail for additional information.


BattingHeartbeat Quilting is a well known quilting supply distributor, MQX sponsor and vendor. Their booth will have a variety of roll pantographs, Signature Thread, and stencils to name just a few of their products. Heartbeat also carries three lines of batting (Hobbs, Warm Company and Legacy) available for pre-order. Save on shipping by ordering ahead of time.  

Contact Heartbeat at info@heartbeatquilting.com 


Quilt Competition Information is now available and the online entry form read to do. Please click here to enter the quilt competition. There's prize money and prizes to be won..... why shouldn't it be you?The deadline for entries is August 20, 2013.

A new category Machine Quilting the Modern Way (sponsored by MQX QF faculty member Angela Walters). Click here for info on all the competition categories.


Several Special Exhibits will be displayed in Portland. In this and coming newsletters, we'll tell you a bit about what you'll see.

     The Four Seasons by Casa Patchwork & Quilting of Bassano Del Grappa, Italy  This over 40' display began in 2010 and is comprised of 75 quilted banners representing the four seasons. The only rules were to use three basic colors to represent each season.

     Southern Oregon Longarm Association (SOLA) members will once again showcase how the same Ohio Star pattern, using a variety of fabrics and quilting designs, sparks creativity. This exhibit is hung in one section for viewers to appreciate.

Quilts of the Modern Persuasion

This is a participation exhibit.... no entry fee and we will pay for return shipping. If you have a quilt, or if you've quilted one for a customer which has that modern edge, join in!  Click here for the online entry form.  


CLASSES - Here's a taste of some of the new classes and new faculty that will be part of the Portland experience.......


Faculty: Jerry Granata for Aim for the Lone Stars!Jerry Granata is a former US Navy musician with fine arts interests in drawing, design and oil painting. As an award winning quilter, Jerry has explored a variety of sewing and quilting techniques and brings his 35 years of experience and a dash of humor. All clasesd are hands-on with sewing machines are provided for your use in class thanks to Montavilla Sewing.

W127 - Intro to Domestic Machine Quilting

W157 - Quilting for Show on your Domestic Sewing Machine

W225 - Aim for the Lone Stars

W333 - Quilting with Unusual Fabrics

Faculty: Lisa Sipes for Back to the Basics of Backfills

Lisa Sipes made her MQX debut in New England in April to rave reviews! She is an edgy, innovative, avante garde rising star in the longarm world. We have seen first hand her quilt ocean waves into calm seas. See for yourself.

W115 - Back to the Basics of Backfills (longarm hands-on)

W173 - The Flat Factor (lecture)

W253 - Beginners Embroidered Applique (domestic hands-on, sewing machines provided for use in class by Montavilla Sewing)  

W315 - Back to the Basics of Backfills (longarm hands-on)

W343 - The Great Quilt Block Smackdown (lecture)
with Lisa & Angela Walters

W407 - Line it Up (longarm hands-on)

(since the catalog was printed)   

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Cheryl Blocker is a longtime quilter that has a passion for gadgets. Learn how to effectively use Gadget Girls Remarkables and Longarm Templates.

W385 - Marking with Remarkables (lecture)

W449 - Get Going with Gadgets (lecture/demo)

Cheryl will also be available to answer questions in the
Gadget Girls booths #907/909 in the main exhibit hall. 


MQX Class Registration is open 24/7  New students may register and current students may add a class up to 24 hours prior to the class start time.   Register NOW!

Volunteer at MQX - It's easy and fun. Fill out the MQX Volunteer Form and Stacie will contact you close to show time to let you know where and when to lend a hand!


What's Happening When in Portland?



Quick MQX Links:

Special Exhibits - Click Here

Volunteer Form - Click Here

MQX Roomate Finder Yahoo Group - Click Here



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MQX Quilt Festivals

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MQX Quilt Festival - New England 2014

The Center of New Hampshire / Radisson Hotel
Manchester, New Hampshhire

Classes begin April 9th through April 12th
Evening Events begin on April 8th

Public Quilt Show:
Thursday, April 10th - 10-7
Friday, April 12th - 10-6
Saturday, April 13th - 10-5


MQX Quilt Festival - Midwest 2014

Crowne Plaza
Springfield, Illinois

Classes begin September 24th through September 27th

Evening Events begin on Tuesday, September 23rd

Public Quilt Show:
Thursday, September 25th, 10-7
Friday, September 26th, 10-6
Saturday, September 27th, 10-5


Have questions for MQX? 

Teachers, classes, students, registrations, volunteers
Mary Schilke  866-675-7247

Quilt show, vendors, sponsors, advertising, roommates,
special exhibits, facilities, contracts
Janet-Lee Santeusanio 866-675-4355

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