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Many thanks to the following MQX  Sponsors for their

continued support!


Gammill Quilting Systems


Corporate Sponsors

ABM Innova

 Handi Quilter

Superior Threads


Corporate Sponsors 



Executive Sponsors

A-1 Quilting Machines

Anne Bright Designs




Nolting Longarm

Sew Vac Direct

MQX is humbled by the industry wide support we receive.   
Please visit the MQX website for a full list of our sponsors! 


Did you miss out on
the Fun at MQX West?

Join us........

MQX East
April 11-14, 2012
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI

MQX West
October 17-20, 2012
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR 


Jeffrey Lomicka Photography

Disc Cover Art East 2011

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



Thank you for a Great Show!

WOW, what a warm reception we received in Portland. The convention center was wonderful, the city easy to navigate and the light rail system was phenomenal! There was so much to do within walking distance! Everyone made us feel like we were meant to be there. 

Our sincere thanks to sponsors, volunteers, students, teachers, vendors and everyone that contributed to MQX West's successful debut.  

MQX West will return to the Oregon Convention Center next year; October 17-20, 2012.

With Gratitude:  There are so many to thank for our success and we would like to mention a few here:  

Kudos to Debbi Trevino for an excellent Showcase of Fashion! She featured the exquisite garments of Ann Bowker and Sally Fitch. These artsy, cutting edge wearables were visually interesting, fun and stunning. Thank you to new MQX sponsor, Tim Reed of EE Schenck who was able to join us in the audience.

Jack Boersma of Boersma's Sewing can sure make things happen! The Gammill hands on classroom was awed by many (including us). A great crew and attention to detail is Jack's specialty; little did we know that he's also a practical joker. After the show, we returned to Boersma's to package up quilts. When we opened three of the four huge wheeled crates of quilts, there were "surprises" ....... one had a staff member running for the hills! Think plastic rat, skeletal hand and wooden snake! Thank you for everything Jack.

Handi Quilter has been providing hands-on classrooms for MQX for almost 5 years. They consistently staff that room with some of the best customer service oriented people in this industry. We so enjoy everyone with HQ!

ABM/Innova also provided a wonderful hands on classroom experience for MQX West. This is only their second time doing a classroom for us and we thoroughly enjoy working with them. Great job Matt, Neal and everyone at ABM!

Prizes:  MQX Sponsor, SewVac Direct will ship all prizes directly to the winners (international winners will receive their prizes directly from MQX). Janome 634D Serger, Janome 2212 machines, Janome Jem 660's, Baby Go Cutters and Rowenta Irons. Heartfelt thanks to Doug Carpenter for his support of MQX. Reminder: All MQX East and West 2011 registered students receive a 10% discount from SewVac Direct. Put MQX in the promotion code section.

Eighteen top winners each received a three yard, wide backing from Diane & Bruce Magidson of SewBatik. We so enjoyed presenting these gorgeous fabrics to the winners. Some were not able to come to the show and received a nice surprise in the box with their quilt. Congratulations! 

Volunteers - June Giles contributed in excess of 24 hours of volunteer time and was chosen Volunteer of the Year for MQX West.  She received an etched glass award and a project bag with MQX attire and goodies. Debbie Turner came in a very close second and now proudly wears MQX attire as well.  To all the women and men that contributed their time to help us, thank you! 

The Volunteer Prize was a Janome 660 sewing machine which was won by Mary Giarratano of Lakewood, Colorado. Congratulations Mary!

MQX Photographer, Jeffrey Lomicka is now taking orders for the MQX West 2011 Photo CD. Click here to place your order. Jeffrey is well known in the quilting industry for his high quality photos.  His photography and editing skills are unmatched with many magazines and industry publications using his photos.

Winner's List Corrections: A written placement error on a judging form in the Computerized Quilting category has resulted in Cristyn Merry winning 3rd place for Rebel and Laney Henderson winning 4th place for Galhexy. Both were awarded ribbons and prize money for third place.  This category was sponsored by IntelliQuilter.

Two age calculation errors were discovered after the Awards Ceremony which moved two entrants from the 12-17 division to the 6-11 division of Kids + Computers = Quilts.  Anne O'Neill's "Scrappy Nine Patch" remained the first place winner.  Second place was awarded to Mark Farnsworth for "The Gear Quilt" and Carl Farnsworth was awarded third place for "Carl's First Quilt."  This category was sponsored by the YES Committee of the Statler Stitchers Group.

MQX would like to apologize for these inadvertent errors and we hope that we have done everything possible to rectify them.

MQX East 2012 Class & Event Catalog
will be online by mid-November with registration opening shortly thereafter. New classes, new teachers, new schedule.... don't miss out!  Of course we'll have our usual "Flipping Catalog" for ease of reading online.  


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MQX East 2012

The Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, Rhode Island

Classes begin April 12th through April 14th
Evening events begin on April 11th

Public Quilt Show:
Thursday, April 12th - 10-8
Friday, April 13th - 9-6
Saturday, April 14th - 9-5

MQX West 2012

The Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon

Classes begin October 17th through October 20th
Evening events begin on October 16th

Public Quilt Show:
Thursday, October 18th - 10-8

Friday, October 19th - 9-6
Saturday, October 20th - 9-5

Admission $10 per day, $22 multi-day pass


Have questions for MQX? 

Teachers, classes, students, registrations, volunteers
Mary Schilke MQX@charter.net

Quilt show, vendors, sponsors, advertising, roommates,
special exhibits, facilities, contracts
Janet-Lee Santeusanio MQXShow@comcast.net

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Never underestimate the energy, power and enthusiasm behind people when they have an idea. MQX is living proof that building a better mouse trap is not only possible but, with hard work, dedication and support, highly probable!

Janet-Lee & Mary


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