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Many thanks to the following MQX  Sponsors for their
continued support!

Corporate Sponsor


Gold Corporate Sponsors

ABM Innova

HandiQuilter logo

Superior Threads





Executive Sponsors

A-1 Quilting Machines

All American Crafts



Bittersweet Too


Nolting Longarm

Sew Vac Direct

   There are numerous Associate, General Sponsors and Equipment Supplies cricital to MQX's success.


MQX East 2012
Special Exhibits
"Time Capsule"
 From the Hand Crank
to the Longarm.....
an historical account of
machine quilting through
the centuries
by Anilee Creations

Effective use of color
and design by
 Jim Smith and
Andy Brunhammer

Neutral Fusion
a Machine Quilting
Comparison Exhibit 
by Diana Reinhardt Annis
for MQX

Jeffrey Lomicka Photography

Disc Cover Art East 2011

Didn't make it to MQX either East or West?
Get your 2011 DVD's

DVD's from previous years are also available
Order today!



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MQX East 2012

April 11-14
The Rhode Island Convention Center

Providence, Rhode Island

MQX East is less than a month away! There are still seats available in many classes. With such a diverse roster of classes, there is something for everyone. Before registering, please check the Class Updates page for the most recent list of filled classes.

Southwest Airlines25% Off Airfare Discount

Have you made your flight reservations for MQX yet? If not, Southwest Airlines just announced a 25% off airfare discount if flights are booked on Saturday March 17th or Sunday, March 18th. The discount code is STSSZP2MFW and travel must take place between 4/10 and 5/16.  Perfect timing.  

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Student Registration Packet

 Mark your calendar! Packets will be available for download on March 28th at 9 am.

 To download your packet:

- Go to the MQX website www.MQXShow.com
- Click on the MQX East side
- Log into the site (log-in is in upper right).
- Once logged in, click on "My Account" which is on the far right side of the navigation bar (under the word "Providence")
- Click on "Student Download." 
- Select the show you are registered for "Providence 2012" 

Packets include a, floor plan, supply lists, badge, your class schedule and a miniaturized class schedule (to tuck into your badge holder). Print out everything and put your registration packet where you'll remember to bring it with you. There is a $5 fee for reprints at the show.

Killing the ComputerMary says, "It wouldn't be MQX if I didn't want to shoot the computer at least once!"

A computer glitch with Class E454, Gambling with Echoes with well known instructor, Claudia Pfeil, was marked as Sold Out and had students on waiting list. There are a few openings left in this hands on class. Just a reminder that this class and all but one hands-on class has one student per machine head for the best hands-on experience 

Patti Buhler has come up with some fun and interesting classes. Patti has many years experience a lot of valuable knowledge to impart. 

Faculty: Patti Buhler for Get Ready to Buy a Longarm

E122 - Easy Screen Printing
Wednesday, April 11, 9-11am 

E252 - Running with Scissors & Other Cutting Machines
Thursday, April 12, 1-3 pm 

E374 - To Sell or Not to Sell, Retail  Sales for Longarmers
Friday, April 13, 4-6pm 

E404 - Get Ready to Buy a Longarm
Saturday, April 14, 9-11 

RunnerFast Pass Admission

No lines, no waiting! Bring your receipt to the Fast Pass booth to pick up your wristband. Purchase your daily or multiday admission anytime, 24/7.

Public qult show hours are:
Thursday, April 12th, 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, April 13th, 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 14th, 9 am to 5 pm 

Ice Cream Social

This event is the kickoff to MQX East!  Bring your MQX inspired show-and-tell. Many of this year's faculty will be in attendance to introduce their new tools and books. Many will give a teaser on what's coming up in their classes. The ice cream smorgasbord is amazing with tons of toppings and several flavors of ice cream!  Would it be the Ice Cream Social without Janet-Lee & Mary singing?  We'll see..........
#901 - $12 admission, pre-registration is required.
Click here to sign up! 

Kim Brunner smallKimmy Brunner is our 10th Anniversary Special Guest at Friday night's banquet. As one of the industry's most respected longarm instructors, Kim's classes are a wealth of information and peppered with her signature humor. Her talk on Friday is entitled, "Grandma's Girl...the Story of Three Quilters" and is sure to have us raptly listening and laughing. 

Also on Friday night, Viewer's Choice and the coveted 2011 Machine Quilting Teacher-of-the-Year is announced. Scoop up your banquet tickets here.

MQX West Quilts Featured in Quilters Newsletter

The April/May issue of Quilters Newsletter has a two-page spread of some of the stunning quilts from MQX West. 

Computerized Quilting Mini-Conference

East 2012 Mini-Conf pin.jpgPartipants receive a slim profile flash drive with an exclusive digital pattern. Jessica Schick of Digi-Tech Patterns is giving conference participants a pattern that will not be available on her website until mid-October ....... when MQX West rolls around. We'll do the same thing for MQX West participants too. The pattern will be an entirely new, never released pattern, pre-loaded on the flash drive! 

A few vendor spaces remain. Contact Janet-Lee at MQXShow@comcast.net for pricing and availability.

Hotel Providence
The Hotel Providence
 is o
ne of the loveliest hotel properties in Providence. This smaller, more intimate hotel is amazingly beautiful and elegant. Parking is included.

Volunteers are a valued asset and integral to MQX's success. Do you have some time to help? Positions are always available. Each volunteer that works three hours receives one of the MQX 10th Anniversary mugs and all are eligible for the grand volunteer gift (drawn at random from all volunteers) donated by sponsor SewVac Direct. Sign up is easy..... click here for the online Volunteer Form. 

The MQX Awards Ceremony  There is no admission fee thanks to MQX Platinum Sponsor, Gammill Quilting Systems. Gammill has graciously provided a cheese and fruit buffet and a cash bar will be available.

Pre-registration is required. Click here to be the first to learn who the winners are for this year's show.  

ThinkingThinking about registering?

Thinking about adding a class?

Now is the time..... in celebration of National Quilting Day, here's a $5 off coupon code for any class or event. When checking out, please put in code QLTDAY where it asks for a promotion code.  Happy National Quilting Day!  

This is a limited time offer. Coupon code expires on March 19th at 12:01 am (that's Sunday night at one minute after midnight).

Links for MQX Classes and Events

Supply Lists - MQX Supply List page print out anytime

Catalog Viewer - Save paper and View the catalog here

Complete Class Listing - View all classes and register

Faculty Listing - Individual Faculty Members & Classes

Class Updates - Full classes & catalog corrections

Travel & Lodging - Airport, Parking & Hotel Information

Volunteer Information - Online Volunteer Form

CAQ's - Commonly Asked Questions about MQX

Schedule & Events - Day-to-day schedule & evening events

Providence is a wonderful city with great restaurants, history, a nearby airport and train station. Join us; we are looking forward to celebrating our 10th Anniversary with all of you.

Janet-Lee & Mary
MQX Founders 


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MQX 2012 East

The Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, Rhode Island
Classes begin April 11th through April 14th

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

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

MQX 2012 West

The Oregon Convention CenterPortland, Oregon
Online Class & Event Catalog
and Quilt Entry in early May 2012.

Classes begin October 17th through October 20th

Public Quilt Show:
Thursday, October 18th - 10-6
Friday, October 19th - 9-6
Saturday, October 20th - 9-5

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

Join us!

Have questions for MQX?  

Teachers, classes, students, registrations, volunteers
Mary Schilke 866-675-7247 or MQX@charter.net 

Quilt show, vendors, sponsors, advertising, roommates, 
special exhibits, facilities, contracts
Janet-Lee Santeusanio  866-675-4355 or MQXShow@comcast.net 

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The MQX name and logo are copyrighted and not to be used without written permission.  MQX is a highly successful partnership established  for the education, enlightenment and enjoyment of quilts and quilting. 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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