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Packing, Prepping, and Positive

by Janet-Lee Santeusanio



We are packing, planning and preparing to make our way to you!

After working many long days to get to this point and we are excited to be returning to Springfield, Illinois again.

Remind all your quilting friends that they can come take part in the festivities. Enjoy a getaway, book a room, and prepare to have some fun. Some even bring a sewing machines and piece in their hotel rooms during their down time. Now is your opportunity to relax before the craziness of the holiday season.

This is your time. Here are a few MQX reminders:

download blueStudent Packets - Student download instructions have been emailed to all registered students beginning yesterday, October 4th and will continue weekly until showtime. Be sure to print out your schedule, badge (trim it down), 

appraisalQuilt Appraisals - Schedule your quilt appraisals at MQX. It may be a quilt you've just finished or an antique that's been handed down. Lori East is a Certified Quilt Appraiser available on all show days. Schedule a walk-in appointment here

battingBatting - Longtime vendor and sponsor, Olde City Quilts is bringing a trailer load of batting to MQX. Save $$$ on shipping and pick it up at the show. Great pricing too! Click here for more information and pricing!

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Student Services - As always...... sign up for a fun class or workshop anytime prior to 7 am on the day of the class, 24/7. Student Services, just outside the exhibit hall, is available starting Tuesday afternoon from 1-5 pm and everyday from 7:30 am on.

Public Quilt Show - more than 400 quilts on 2 floors
     Admission $10
     Multi-day admission $15 (includes preview)

Tuesday's Ice Cream Social - $15

Wednesday's Awards Ceremony
- admission wristband 

Wednesday's Preview
- Multi-day admission
     (free to registered students, staff)

Thursday's Quilter's Forum
- $20 - The Art of Competition Quilting
     with panelists Andrea Brokenshire, Page Johnson,
     Scott Murkin, Janet Stone, and Linda Thielfoldt 

Friday Night Dinner
- $48 - with special guest, Scott Murkin
The Confessional of an Obsessive Compulsive Dabbler 


We leave for MQX on Monday, October 10. The best way to reach us is by e-mail. Mary and Janet-Lee

Safe travels to everyone........ we'll see you there. 

MQX Midwest 2016
Crowne Plaza Convention Center
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL  62703 

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