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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 2015)
Midwest - Springfield, Illinois (September 2014)

Our shows are conducted with a focus on machine quilters and more recently 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 adventure...... 

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2015 Quilting Resolutions

 

2015 snow

Happy New Year from Janet-Lee and Mary!  We wanted to take a moment to wish you the best and brightest in the New Year!

Many of us toss around the idea of making resolutions for the New Year. Here are a few resolutions .... with just a smidge of a MQX slant.......that we've heard over the years. Hey, you never know, maybe MQX might be able to help........... 

Snowflake 6Using your Longarm for Horizontal Storage?  Take some time to clear the coats off your unused longarm machine and make use of it. MQX offers hands-on and lecture-demo classes to help you master that beast in no time. 

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Did you get a New Sewing Machine for Christmas?
- Take a piecing or machine quilting class with the best instructors from across the land.

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Feeling like an Artist Lost?
 Unleash the artist within ....   sign up for an art quilting class. 

Snowflake 12Resolve to Keep your Business and Finances Straight - Sign up for a business management computer course or lecture.

Snowflake 4No More Antiquated Machinery that Doesn't Work - Get the machine of your dreams! Shop the vendor mall and try the machines, sample the gadgets and shop for cool threads.
 

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.... and Finally, No More Quilting Alone - Meet people that share your passion..... mingle, mix, and make new friends at the largest and friendliest quilting convention. Be part of the MQX Experience.  


Resolve that 2015 will be the best year ever!  Make Your dreams come true with MQX.

Wishing you a most happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.

Janet-Lee & Mary
MQX Founders
www.MQXShow.com 


MQX is generously sponsored by:

Platinum Corporate Sponsor
     Gammill Quilting Systems

Gold Corporate Sponsors
     ABM / Innova
     HandiQuilter
     Superior Threads

Corporate Sponsors
     IntelliQuilter
     Olde City Quilts

Executive Sponsors
     A-1 Quilting Machines
     Angela Walters
     Aurifil Thread
     Bittersweet Fabric Shop
     The Gadget Girls
     Intelligent Quilting
     Janome
     Nolting Manufacturing
     SewVac Direct

Associated Sponsors
     APQS
     King's Men Quilting Supply
     Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center
     Willow Leaf Studio

General Sponsors
     Above & Beyond Creative Sewing
     Cowles Quilting
     Follow That Thread
     King's Treasures
     YLI Corporation 


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Holiday Message from the MQX Team

 

Holiday Greeting 2014


Categories: Longarm Quilting  |  Machine Quilting  |  MQX Quilt Festival - Pacific Northwest  |  MQX Quilt Festival-New England  |  New England Quilt Festival  |  Quilt Competition  |  Quilt Conference  |  Quilt Show  |  Quilting classes  |  Quilting Tips
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MQX Quilt Festival New - December Greetings!

 

Holiday words

 

 

No Matter what you Call it....

Before everyone is inundated (if it hasn't happened already) with holiday greetings, all of us at MQX Quilt Festivals hope that the joy of sharing a meal, a gift, or a kind word will be part of your seasonal celebration.


 

 

 

 

MQX Quilt Festivals continues to strive to be a high-quality quilt show and educational experience for all quilters. In light of this, here are several new offerings for the New England show coming up in April........
 

Sample: Andrea Schnur for Paradise in Bloom - BOOT CAMP!How About a Retreat?  Paradise in Bloom - A Four Day Boot Camp with Andrea Schnur  is an opportunity to be immersed in creating a masterpiece quilt from one of Judy Niemeyer's newest patterns. A secure room and instructor are being provided for the duration of the show (Wednesday April 8th through Saturday April 11th) as well as admission to the MQX show floor on all show days. All the techniques needed to make and finish this beautiful quilt will be taught. Students booked into this class will still have time to visit the show floor and join in on any of the special events.

This is a 'bring your own machine' class.

Included in this package is admission to the show on all show days and NO registration fee.

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Jenny Pedigo - Chic Kisses

How about a Quilt Guild Field Trip? In an effort to support our local guilds and sewing groups, MQX is offering a Sew Kind Of Wonderful experience.
Open to groups of 5 or more, this special group fee has been arranged to attend THREE lecture/demonstrations with Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson on Saturday, April 11th. 

This special package IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE! 


This offer includes offers participants three classes, admission to the show, and incurs no registration fee. Jenny and Helen are the masters of curved piecing and machine quilting and they will show how to conquer piecing as well as quilting (on a domestic machine or longarm) these modern, (with traditional characteristics) masterpieces.

Group coordinators and guild program chairs should contact Mary at 866-675-7247
or by e-mail at mqxservices@mqxshow.com 

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SAQA Meeting at MQX Quilt Festival  Are you a member of SAQA or thinking about joining? In an effort to support national guilds MQX is pleased to offer this well-known group meeting space on Saturday April 11th from 1pm-4pm. Special Guest, Leni Wiener will give a talk on finding your artistic voice; learn how to speak about your personal art quilting style. Personal coaching will be offered, see the event description and register here  ESAQA-15 . Fee for this interactive meeting, "Finding your Voice," is $22.

The open SAQA meeting is held from 4-5 pm and is free of charge. 

Discount MQX Quilt Festival admission for SAQA members is $10.
Original membership card must be presented (no photocopies please)

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Special Exhibits - MQX is pleased to present three very different exhibits for your enjoyment.

     Evolution of an Artist - Fifteen Years of Quilts by Cathy Wiggins
     Sew Kind of Wonderful by Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson
     Quilts of Honor by Gina Perkes, Linda Thielfoldt, Deb Levy
                                     Janet-Lee Santeusanio, Mary Schilke, and Candace West 

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Competition Entry - The entry form ready to accept your entries. Click here to access the Information and Guidelines and the online entry form. Deadline is February 1, 2015.

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QOV Block Drive - How are your blocks coming along? MQX received blocks this week and the QOV Contributors page has been activated. Bring your blocks to the show in April or mail them to MQX Quilt Festivals, P.O. Box 490, Hampton Falls, NH 03844. 

Let us know what we can do to make your MQX Experience memorable.

Enjoy!

Janet-Lee Santeusanio & Mary Schilke
MQX Founders

MQX Quilt Festival - New England
The Center of NH / Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire
Aprill 8-11, 2015

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MQX is generously sponsored by many companies in the quilting industry.

Corporate Sponsors
Gammill Quilting Systems
Superior Threads
ABM/Innova
Handi Quilter
Intelliquilter


Categories: Longarm Quilting  |  Machine Quilting  |  MQX Quilt Festival - Pacific Northwest  |  MQX Quilt Festival-New England  |  New England Quilt Festival  |  Quilt Competition  |  Quilt Conference  |  Quilt Show  |  Quilting classes  |  Quilting Tips
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MQX Quilt Festival - New England Registration

 

You are cordially invited to the opening of the MQX Quilt Festival - New England
Class & Event Registration.........

Invitation

MQX Quilt Festival - New England 2015
The Center of New Hampshire / Radisson Hotel
Manchester, New Hampshire

CLASS & EVENT REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH at NOON Eastern Time

Classes begin Wednesday, April 8th
Kickoff with MQX's signature event, Ice Cream Social
Public Quilt Show, Thursday  /Friday / Saturday, April 9-11, 2015

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Check out the MQX New England faculty list:

Helen Baczynski Karen Marchetti* Andrea Schnur*
Andrea Brokenshire* Karen McTavish Margaret Solomon Gunn*
Lisa Calle Bethanne Nemesh* Georgia Stull
Leah Day* Jenny Pedigo & Helen Robinson* Laurie Tigner
Sue Heinz Gina Perkes Erin Underwood*
Angela Huffman* Barbara Persing Carol Ann Waugh*
Page Johnson Wen Redmond* Candace West
Deborah Levy* Mary Reinhardt Judy Woodworth
Judi Madsen* Jodi Robinson Mindy Wylie

* - New MQX faculty members

teacher-165x165.jpg1. Faculty Page - Each faculty member has their own page with the classes they will be teaching. Click on the individual's name to access. 

2. Class Calendar - This page is found under the Classes tab and will be activated on Monday, November 17th at noon (EST). Since there are more than 100 classes, to focus on the classes you may be interested in, there is a category selector at the very top of the page.

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Important Registration Tips to Remember!

- Remember to use a unique e-mail address for EACH person registering for classes and events.

- Click on the Classes Tab and in the drop down menu, click on Class Calendar
- WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS there will be a box in the upper right within each class.
This is to check off the classes and events you wish to take.
- Once all classes have been chosen, scroll to the very bottom click on "Add All Classes to Shopping Cart."
- Your shopping cart is located on the left side of the screen.
- Click on "Check Out."

Experiencing Registration Challenges?
If you experience difficulty during registration, here are a couple pointers:

1. Clear out the cookies on your computer..... sometimes they can create difficulties.
2. If you are registering two people, use must log out and use DIFFERENT e-mail addresses for each order.
     Your name will appear in the upper right hand side of the page,click log out.
3. If you really get stuck, call 866-675-7247. Mary will assist you .

You may have to leave a message, please don't just hang up.

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Quilt Competition Information & Entry info will be available on November 20th (under the quilt show tab)
$26,000 in prizes and prize money

Deadline for entries is February 1, 2015

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Hotel MotelTravel & Lodging - Hotel rooms have been available now for a while so book quickly. To book your room at the Radisson, access the Travel and Lodging page. This property has a block of rooms available under MQX or MQX Quilt Festival. For the best service, it is always best to contact the hotel directly. The Radisson fills quickly so there are two alternate hotel option also listed on the Travel and Lodging page. 

Volunteer
Volunteer
- We rely on our volunteers to make MQX hum. With Volunteer Coordinator, Kathryn Amadon at the helm, she can line you up with fun, interestesting and informative jobs behind the scenes. Get a first hand look at how MQX ticks!

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Vendors, Vendors, Vendors - contact Janet-Lee at MQXShow@comcast.net for the vendor info link. MQX does not make vendor information public so that we may offer our students and attendees a top quality vendor mall.

Enjoy!

Janet-Lee Santeusanio & Mary Schilke
MQX Founders

MQX Quilt Festival - New England
Manchester, New Hampshire
Aprill 8-11, 2015

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MQX is generously sponsored by many companies in the quilting industry.

Corporate Sponsors
Gammill Quilting Systems
Superior Threads
ABM/Innova
Handi Quilter
Intelliquilter


Categories: Longarm Quilting  |  Machine Quilting  |  MQX Quilt Festival - Pacific Northwest  |  MQX Quilt Festival-New England  |  New England Quilt Festival  |  Quilt Competition  |  Quilt Conference  |  Quilt Show  |  Quilting classes  |  Quilting Tips
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MQX Midwest 2014 Roadtrip Recap

 

 

Road Trip

Can you say Road Trip? 

Distance Janet-Lee and Mary traveled (both ways): 2890 miles

Longest distance traveled by a student (one way): 3773 miles

Longest distance traveled by a vendor (one way): 1150 miles 

Longest distance a quilt traveled to compete: Seoul, Korea to Springfield, Illinois (one way) - 10,631 miles
             (and yes, the quilt is already back in Seoul) 


thank you 2.jpgAfter two days of returning quilts, we arrived back in our respective New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on a cold rainy night 16 days from the start of our journey. Janet-Lee had to leave straight away to attend an event with her daughter that would last another four more days. As you might imagine, we're catching up on much needed rest and still reeling a bit from post show catch up. Enough about us, we just want to take a moment to give a big thank you to all who participated; we are humbled by your enthusiasm. 

To our faculty, students, volunteers and staff, thank you for joining us in Springfield and for making MQX such a great experience. Our sponsors that provide financial assistance and classroom equipment make it possible for MQX students to get the most from their classes, competition judging and awards and events that are just plain fun...... we very much appreciate your commitment to us and what we do. To the Crowne Plaza, it has been great working with you and we thank you for making our time in Springfield thoroughly enjoyable. We can't wait to come back!

 


 

So What's Next on the agenda...........

What's Next
We will swing back into action to begin preparations for our 2015 shows.

First up is New England next April.

Vendor information will be available to sponsors first in early November,
     then to previous vendors and so on down the line.  

Class Catalog - Available online in late October with registration opening on November 15th.  

Show Dates:  April 8-11, 2015 at the Center of New Hampshire / Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

     Classes begin April 8th
     Public Quilt Show - April 9, 10,& 11
     Competition Deadline - February 1, 2015

Vendors, sponsors, competition, advertising - contact Janet-Lee at MQXShow@comcast.net
Teachers, students, classes, classroom equipment - contact Mary Schilke at MQX@charter.net

Janet-Lee & Mary


MQX Quilt Festivals
www.MQXShow.com


Categories: Longarm Quilting  |  Machine Quilting  |  MQX Quilt Festival - Pacific Northwest  |  MQX Quilt Festival-New England  |  New England Quilt Festival  |  Quilt Competition  |  Quilt Conference  |  Quilt Show  |  Quilting classes  |  Quilting Tips
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