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As we fine tune our April Show, we are also preparing to leave on our annual quilt retreat. A much-anticipated, well-earned, time to do our own quilt thing. We hear from our students and attendees that MQX is their retreat...... will it be yours?

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We thought we'd address some of the more common questions we are asked

Who can come to MQX?  Anyone that loves quilts will enjoy seeing the Special Exhibits, competition quilts, and shopping the vendors on the two showroom floors.

Are there machines to test drive? Our show is the place to try all the top machine quilting products. Vendors have machines on display to try, there are hands-on classes with the option of several different frame, and domestic machines available for your use in class.

Is there a class for me?  If you're looking to learn, MQX offers top-notch instructors from around the country to teach, machine quilting, fabric dying, digital die cutting, how to use a serger, robotic systems, piecing, and more. No club to join, no dues. Click here for class information.

Who can enter the competition?  Anyone can enter..... why not try? There is prize money to be won. Entries must be machine quilted and there's even a category for those that have never entered a national level show (with no jurying). AND, there's two new categories, Wallhanging-Pictorial and New Traditions in Textiles. The judging process has 12 line items and is scored numerically with a goal for everyone to compete, learn from the judging, and of course maybe win! Click here for competition information.  

Do we accept new vendors? Absolutely. Our goal is to bring a wide variety of sewing products to our attendees. If you know a vendor who should be at MQX, feel free to give them this number and have them contact us ASAP 866-675-4355. We're almost sold out! Click here for vendor information.  

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Inside TipToday's Inside Tip - Ironing/pressing quilt backings can be laborious and time consuming. Janet-Lee and Mary haven't ironed a backing in 15 years! Lay the backing across your frame, large table, or on the floor, mist lightly with water, go wind bobbins and prepare your machine. By the time it dries, you're ready to load or pin baste. You can thank us later.......... 

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In the Spotlight 

 

For today's blog, let's spotlight some of our newer

       faculty members.....


Victoria Findlay Wolfe
- This New York City based author, fabric, and pattern designer is joining MQX for only two days. Get your quilt piecing on with Victoria! Don't miss her special exhibit...... 20 of her Double Wedding Ring quilts in a variety of styles and colors on display, right next to her booth #205, in the Armory. Click here for more info on Victoria's classes.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe portrait

     E218 - Double Wedding Ring: Single Pillow Class - Thursday 4/6 - 9am-4pm
     E318 - 15 Minutes of Play - Friday 4/7 - 9 am-4 pm 

 

 

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Dorie Hruska
- After her amazing teaching debut at MQX's Midwest show, it's no surprise that she'd be joining us in New Hampshire. With six class offerings, she has something for every quilter. Click here for more info on Dorie's classes.
Faculty: Dorie Hruska for Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend

     E106 - Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - Wednesday, 4/5, 8-10 am

     E134 - Row by Row - Wednesday 4/5, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
     E172 - Finding your Path - Wednesday 4/5, 3:30-5:30 pm
     E240 - Fun with Multiple Freehand Designs - Thursday 4/6, 3:30-5:30 pm
     E264 - Crosshatching Extravaganza - Thursday 4/6, 1-3 pm 
     E346 - The How To's of English Paper Piecing - Friday 4/7, 12:30-3 pm 

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Mark Sherman - Also making his MQX teaching debut, Mark is a former musician, antique collector, pearl expert and now, famous quilter. Known for his stained glass technique, his quilts are distinct in color and style. Mark is MQX's Friday Night Dinner guest speaker and a special exhibit of his work will be on display. Click here for more info on Mark's classes.  
Faculty: Mark Sherman for Man Quilter

     E120 - Remarkable Fabric Weaving - Wednesday, 4/5, 9 am-4 pm
     E220 - Remarkable Stained Glass Quilt - Thursday 4/6, 9 am-4 pm
     E322 - Remarkable Machine Trapunto for the Timid Quilter,
                     Friday 4/7, 9 am-4 pm 
     E904 - Friday Evening Dinner - Friday 4/7, 7-9:30 pm 

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We're looking forward to making your MQX Experience a special one!

Janet-Lee Santeusanio and Mary Schilke
MQX Quilt Festivals
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MQX New England - Manchester, New Hampshire - April 5-8, 2017
MQX Midwest - Springfield, Illinois - September 27-30, 2017

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