Special Events and Walking Tours
M901-17 Ice Cream Social
This is MQX's kickoff event. Meet many of your favorite faculty members, check out their new products, and classes being offered. Ice-cream smorgasbord, loads of door prizes along with Janet-Lee and Mary's song, and the concert-style T-Shirt toss. Advance purchase required.
New for 2017….. The MQX Funkalicious Shoes Competition. Are you a shoe collector? Got some funky ones? Wear them to the ice cream social. We’ll get you to strut your stuff and maybe you’ll win a prize!
M902-17 Awards Ceremony
Learn who the winners at the MQX Quilt Festival-Midwest Awards Ceremony. This event is generously sponsored by Gammill Quilting Systems. Free to students, staff, faculty, and competition entrants. Wrist band required for those that are not students or quilt competition entrants.
M903-17- Quilters Fun Night
Join us for a chance to socialize and relax. Dorie Hruska will present a trunk show of her work and teach us all how to master English Paper Piecing. Let's all enjoy the camaraderie of sewing in a group setting. If you already English Paper Piece please bring a hand project you're working on. We would love a Show and Tell of your own EPP work, so don't be shy - share your project with us. Door prizes and loads of fun....
- Pre-registration is required - This event is open to the public and does not incur a registration fee - A small kit fee for an English paper piecing kit is collected at the event.
M904-17 Friday Night Dinner with Gail Garber
Have a relaxing dinner with friends, old and new. Join Gail for her light and lively talk, We all Have to Start Somewhere
Gail will take us through her quilting past with emphasis on friends who have had a strong influence on her quilts. It shows the progression from Gail’s early quilting days as a traditional quilter, through her experimentation phase, and culminates in the contemporary art quilts for which she is now known. It is a celebration of the friendships that we build throughout our lives. This lecture is suitable for non-quilting audiences as well as for quilters. Cash bar.
Gail Garber's appearance is sponsored by Gammill Quilting Systems
Each attendee will receive a cone of thread from Superior Threads
MWT1-ThAM Why Quilts Win - A Winning Quilts Tour
Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with Kathie Beltz. What makes one quilt stand out above the rest? Kathie will be your guide to the winners circle. Get new perspective of the judging process by viewing the winners up close and learning more about the winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.
MWT1-ThPM Why Quilts Win - A Winning Quilts Tour
MWT2-FriAM Why Quilts Win - A Winning Quilts Tour
MWT2-FriPM Why Quilts Win - A Winning Quilts Tour
MWT3-SatAM Why Quilts Win - A Winning Quilts Tour
MWT3-SatPM Why Quilts Win - A Winning Quilts Tour