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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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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


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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


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It's Show Time at MQX

 

show time

Show time seems to sneak up on us.

Last week we trekked from the Atlantic Coast of New Hampshire to Springfield, Illinois bringing all the quilts, exhibits and show supplies in the big MQX trailer. Let's just say that we laughed probably more than we should have and arrived safely last Thursday to a welcoming cookout with the Taft Family (former owners of King's Men Quilting Supply). 

Today the students are flooding in, 25+ classes are full and the Awards Ceremony starts shortly. The Crowne Plaza is vibrating with excitement. The Sneak Peek Preview is tonight from 7-8:30! 

Special Exhibits include Janet Stone's entire collection of quilts. Don't miss it as this may be the only time to see them all in one place. Our other special exhibits include Linda Thielfoldt's Collection of Wearable Art, The Four Seasons from Italy and The Gateway Longarm Quilters comparison exhibit. 

Want to come to the banquet?  Tonight is the last night to get a ticket. Click here to order.

So where will YOU be this weekend?

Come join the adventure  

Janet-Lee & Mary
MQX Founders 

MQX Quilt Festivals

Midwest, September 24-27, 2014 - Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Illinois
Show hours: Thursday 9/25 10-7, Friday 9/26 10-6, Saturday 9/27 10-5
$10 admission, good for all show days and Wednesday 9/24 Sneak Peek Preview
www.UpperMidwestShow.com

Thank you to our Midwest sponsors

Platinum Corporate Sponsors - Gammill Quilting Systems, Superior Threads
Gold Corporate Sponsors - ABM/Innova, Handi Quilter
Corporate Sponsor - IntelliQuilter, Juki America
Executive Sponsors - A-1 Quilting, Angela Walters, Aurifil Thread,
The Gadget Girls, Nolting Manufacturing, SewVac Direct, Time Square Sewing Complex
Associate Sponsors - APQS, Willow Leaf Studio
General Sponsor - Eureka Documentation


 


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Fall into some Great Classes at MQX!

 

What's up with MQX?  

Pumpkins
The kids are headed back to school and the leaves are just starting to turn.......

MQX's fall show in Springfield, Illinois is but a month away. Are you ready? We have sent out over 2,500 catalogs and 12,000 flyers to quilt shops, students and shows. Our vendors are gearing up and the competition quilts and wearables are streaming in.

So, seriously, ARE YOU READY???

Sign upRegistration is open 24/7 ...... take advantage of MQX's top-notch teachers. Have a spouse, significant other or friend that needs something to do? We have a multitude of volunteer jobs as well as classes..... even if they don't machine quilt. Check the classes out here.

Are you a budding artist? Is there an artist lurking inside you? Let your inner child out to play with painting classes with Sherry Rogers-Harrison and Linda Poole. How about inking or embellishments with Laurie Tigner?

Do you quilt for customers? So you've made this huge Investment in equipment and thread. Keep your inventory and customer interactions straight with Mary Reinhardt's Machine Quilting Business Manager.Shopping

Shopping - There are many great vendors to shop at MQX. There's wide backings, fabrics, tools, gadgets, batting, and of course  sewing and quilting machines of any size and brand. Speaking of batting. Two of our vendors are offering discounted batting if you pre-order. Save shipping charges by picking it up at MQX!

     BattingFarmland Quilting for Legacy Batting Products
            ask Lora Kennedy  618-664-2139 - email  
     Quilted Memories for Hobbs Batting Products
     ask for Lyn Heilman 913-649-2704 - email 
 

Student Packet - If you are a registered student in Springfield? If so, your student packet will be available online starting September 10th. All students will receive an email message from MQX with instructions. Of course, Mary will be available to assist.  

Fast Pass Admission is now available. No waiting in line. Click here to get your wristband.... only $10 and it is good for the Wednesday Preview and all show days. (Note: Registered Students and quilt entrants do NOT need to purchase a wristband).

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MQX Quilt Festivals 

Midwest, September 24-27, 2014 - Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Illinois
Show hours: Thursday 9/25 10-7, Friday 9/26 10-6, Saturday 9/27 10-5
$10 admission, good for all show days and Wednesday 9/24 Sneak Peek Preview
www.UpperMidwestShow.com

New England, April 8-11, 2015 - The Center of NH/Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH
www.MQXShow.com

Thank you to our Midwest sponsors

Platinum Corporate Sponsors - Gammill Quilting Systems, Superior Threads
Gold Corporate Sponsors - ABM/Innova, Handi Quilter
Corporate Sponsor - IntelliQuilter, Juki America
Executive Sponsors - A-1 Quilting, Angela Walters, Aurifil Thread,
The Gadget Girls, Nolting Manufacturing, SewVac Direct, Time Square Sewing Complex
Associate Sponsors - APQS, Willow Leaf Studio
General Sponsor - Eureka Documentation



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