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Welcome to the MQX Quilt FestivalsTM Blog!

MQX Quilt FestivalsTM - New England, Midwest and Pacific Northwest

New England - Manchester, New Hampshire (April 11-14, 2018)
Midwest - Springfield, Illinois (September 27-30, 2017) 

MQX Quilt Festivals are conducted with a focus on machine quilters. For the last five years, the class offerings have been broadened to include more educational opportunities in piecing, embroidery, business, art, and design. Each show offers a wide variety of quilts on display, vendors, classes and events.

We offer personalized service and consider each student an honored guest. It is our mission to create an environment to learn from the best instructors in the quilting industry, meet fellow quilters, and keep everyone current on the latest products and techniques in the quilt world. 

Welcome to the MQX Experience!

Machine Quilters Exposition is a privately held Limited Liability Corporation
MQX Quilt Festival TM

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Short and Sweet, MQX Midwest

by Janet-Lee Santeusanio and Mary Schilke

Road sign

Short & Sweet Message

MQX Midwest Registration Opens tomorrow,

Monday, May 15th at noon ESDT

HOW TO: To register, go to the MQX website, Midwest side, hold your cursor over the Classes tab and at noon, not a minute before, "Class Calendar" will appear in the navigation menu. This is where to add classes to your shopping cart.

MY ACCOUNT: If you already have a MQX account, simply log in. If you are new, don't worry, fill your shopping cart and the system will take you through setting up an account. Every student must have a unique e-mail address. 

SCHEDULE: Click here to view the detailed schedule

CLASS CATEGORIES: Need assistance with finding a certain type of class?
                                      Click here to view the Category List

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Call 866-675-7247 - Leave a message if you get voicemail

QUILT COMPETITION: Click here to enter your quilt. There's prize money to be won, why not by you?

 

Janet-Lee & Mary

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MQX Midwest 2017
www.MQXShow.com

Crowne Plaza Convention Center
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Travel & Lodging Information

Classes begin September 27, 2017

Public Quilt Show September 28, 29, 30, 2017
Admission $12
- good for all show days & preview

Public Quilt Show Hours
Wednesday, September 27 - 6:30-8:30 pm (Preview)
Thursday, September 28 - 10 am to 6 pm
Friday, September 29 - 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, September 30 - 10 am to 5 pm

 


MQX Midwest Registration is Opening Monday, May 15th

by Mary Schilke and Janet Lee Santeusanio

Don't Sleep the Day Away

Dog on quilt

MQX Midwest Registration opens Monday May 15th at Noon EDST!

Are you ready! Click here to view the Class Schedule.

The Bring-a-Friend Program has Changed!  Are you a previous MQX Student? Bring a brand new student to MQX and get a free class click here to learn more.  

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Competition Entries will open on May 15th too. Click here for the Competition Entry Form.

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Vend with MQX!  We are adding additional vending and quilt display space. Are you interested in vending? Please contact Janet-Lee.We will have additional space in 2017 both floors will have quilts and vendors! 

Janet-Lee & Mary 

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MQX Midwest 2017
www.MQXShow.com

Crowne Plaza Convention Center
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Travel & Lodging Information

Classes begin September 27, 2017

Public Quilt Show September 28, 29, 30, 2017
Admission $12
- good for all show days & preview

Public Quilt Show Hours
Wednesday, September 27 - 6:30-8:30 pm (Preview)
Thursday, September 28 - 10 am to 6 pm
Friday, September 29 - 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, September 30 - 10 am to 5 pm

Thank you....so glad you came

by Mary Schilke & Janet Lee Santeusanio

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Now that we've had an opportunity to catch our breath, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for being part of the MQX New England Experience! 

Our gratitude to MQX's wonderful sponsors, vendors, students, volunteers, and all who attended. There was much gaping, ogling, and drooling over the competition quilts and special exhibits. 

Part of the joy in what we do is seeing the many people that have followed us along this MQX journey, as well as making new friends who are just beginning their own quilting journey. The many hellos and warm hugs are always appreciated.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2018

Please note the show dates for next year - April 11 -14th 2018 

MQX New England - Center of NH / Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire

Free shuttle for parking convenience will again be available. 

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New Challenge for 2018 - DOTTY FOR MQX!

So, many of us know that Janet-Lee has a love of polka dots, right? What she didn't realize was exactly how much until she posted on Facebook that she found dotted clothing in her closet, her 'reader' glasses are polka dotted, and of course, her fabric stash is loaded with dotted fabrics. Then, she went a bit dotty and had the 2017 landards and mugs covered in polka dots. 

Mugs & Lanyards
Challenge Rules:

     1.  $10 entry fee. There will be a Special Exhibit Entry Form. More than one entry may be submitted.
     2.  Entry/entries must be 40" x 40"
     3.  Entry/entries must be be machine quilted.
     4.  Winners are judged on all standard MQX judging criteria as well as by the best incorporation
            of dots using dotted fabric, applique dots, or the look of polka dots.
     5.  The deadline for entries will be February 1, 2018 (same deadline as the competition quilts).
     6.  All entries will be exhibited at both MQX New England and MQX Midwest in 2018.
     7.  Entrants are responsible for return shipping after the close of MQX Midwest in the Fall of 2018.

Put your thinking caps on and get creative!

Link for Special Exhibit Entry will be available in the fall of 2017

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The next MQX Quilt Festival is this fall (MQX Midwest) - September 27-30, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. Join us for over 100 classes, evening events, vendor shopping, and of course, lots of fun. 

Janet-Lee Santeusanio
Mary Schilke
MQX Founders 
www.MQXShow.com 

It's Time for MQX

by Mary Schilke and Janet-Lee Santeusanio

 
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Time is Running Out!

This is likely our last newsletter/blog to you before the show. Are you excited? We certainly are. 

Here are some last minute reminders...........

Student Packet Download - several e-mails have gone out to students with downloading information. If you have any issues with downloading, please click here to e-mail Student Services. 


Fast Pass - Don't wait in long admission lines at the show. Click here to order your fast pass.... your name will be checked off the roster and you'll be handed your wristband! 


Vendors & Shopping List Click here to print out a shopping list to help keep track of what you need from MQX Vendors. There are more than 60 vendors with a wide variety of products. Click here to view all the goodies that will be at the show.... fabrics, wool, longarm and domestic sewing machines, notions, thread, books, tools, etc. 


The MQX Lecture Zone - FREE lectures in the Armory Exhibit Hall featuring Adele Scott, Susan Pelland, Ruthie Ryan, Bernie Collier, Deborah Poole, RaNae Merrill, Dorie Hruska, Ann McNew, Elinor Mawson, David Jones, and Margaret Solomon Gunn. Click here to see the Lecture Zone schedule. 


Quilters Forum - While you're learning about the show and having some fun, please bring along a Show and Tell from a previous MQX class. We rarely get to see the results of the classes. Whether it's quilting or piecing, bring it along for all of us to see. 


Appraisals - Vivien Sayre will be at the show to do appraisals. Click here to print out the Appraisal Form to bring it with you. Advance appointments are appreciated. Click here to make your appointment. Competition entrants may complete this form and send it into Janet-Lee to give it to Vivien. 


Bonnie McCaffery - Book your photography session soon as she only has a few slots remaining. Whether for personal or business use, we all should have a beautiful picture. Bonnie has an innate capability of capturing our inner beauty. 

See you soon!

Janet-Lee & Mary
MQX Quilt Festivals

MQX New England
The Center of NH / Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

April 5-8, 2017
Classes begin April 5th
Public Quilt Show - $12 good for all show days

Preview: Wednesday, April 5th - 7-9 pm
Thursday, April 6, 10 am to 6 pm
Friday, April 7, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 8, 10 am to 5 pm

Countdown to Fun!

by Mary Schilke & janet Lee Santeusanio

The Countdown has Begun....................
 

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THREE days until the student download is available on March 21st. All registered students will receive a personal email with detailed directions. Log into your MQX account and select the Student Download in the drop down menu.

 

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 crazy ladies putting their heart and souls into creating a special time for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

Countdown 1

 


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- there are many other quilt shows out there but only one MQX! 

 



Countdown GO

 

GO tell your friends to come for their own MQX Experience

 




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MQX Photographer, Jeffrey Lomicka, is ready to take amazing photos of all the quilts and exhibits at MQX New England. See more than 1500 detailed photographs, candid images, and videos from some of the evening events. Click here for the Photo Flash Drive order form.

Quilt Appraisals - Vivien Sayre will once again join us at MQX to do quilt appraisals? Attendees are welcome to bring a quilt with them for review, advance appointments are advisable. Contact Janet-Lee by email to schedule your appointment. Competition entrants may have their quilts appraised at the show.
Click here to download the Quilt Appraisal Form 

Fast Pass - Instead of waiting in line, purchase your admission wristband in advance. Bring the receipt to the admission booth at either the Expo Center or Armory kiosk for speedy entry. Click here to get your Fast Pass! 

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Janet-Lee and Mary will be in their respective offices until March 31st. Call or e-mail with questions. After that, e-mail will be the only point of contact as we will be at the show. Janet-Lee's email. Mary's e-mail

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See you soon!

Janet-Lee & Mary
MQX Quilt Festivals

MQX New England
The Center of NH / Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

April 5-8, 2017
Classes begin April 5th
Public Quilt Show:
Preview: Wednesday, April 5th - 7-9 pm
Thursday, April 6, 10 am to 6 pm
Friday, April 7, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 8, 10 am to 5 pm

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