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Do you Search the Internet Looking for Quilting Inspiration?
... or want to learn something new?

Search no more! MQX is bringing you the inspiration you need to quilt, piece, and achieve your quilting goals.

MQX offers over 120 quilt/quilting related classes and more than 25 of the best teachers in the quilting industry. Classes range from using your iPad to create a digital fabric, quilt piecing, applique' by machine, stand-up and sit-down machine quilting, English paper piecing, fabric dyeing, and so much more.  

Often we hear that MQX is only for longarm quilters. NO, that is not true! Click here to view the many piecing, applique, and art classes offered. Don't want to schlep your sewing machine to class? No problem! MQX sponsors Times Square Sewing Complex and Peace & Applique have generously provided machines for you to use in the classroom. 



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Take a look at the quilt competition Categories and Guidelines .... there are many categories to choose from and ALL the prize money is money.. (cash, moola, greenbacks, bucks, cabbage....). MQX hires trained, certified judges and does not use the elimination method of judging. All three judges review EVERY quilt that is entered, gives a score for each of the 12 line items on the form, and provides comments.

There's loads of prize money to be given away........ why shouldn't we be making out a check to you? Click here to enter your quilt. The entry deadline is July 20th (the quilt doesn't have to be completely finished to enter).

Note: Kids Can Quilt (ages 6 to 16) entry fees are refunded or comp'd. The ONLY part of the quilt that the child must complete entirely by themselves is the quilting....... whether it be computerized or not. Adults may cut, piece, and bind. The entrant is only responsible for the quilting.   


Spotlights      MQX Teacher Spotlight     
Faculty: Jennifer Rapacki for Weave That! Quilt Background

Jennifer Rapacki is a tech-savvy fabric artisan with a specialty in combining traditional quilting techniques with technology. Delve into what's new in the world of technology for quilters and learn something new! 
Click here for more information on Jennifer's Classes.

M261 - Creativity Unleashed: Modern Technology for Quilters
(Photoshop, Frax HD and EQ)
M323 - Modern Tools Sampler (Photoshop & Electric Quilt)
M407 - Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad
M449 - Print That! with Photoshop Elements

Faculty: Beth Ferrier for Easy Peasy Sneaky Piecing Tricks
Beth Ferrier labels herself as a 'rebellious traditionalist' seeking easy and elegant solutions. Her empowering teaching style and 'can-do' attitude gives her students a fun learning experience. Click here to check out Beth's classes.

M115 - Machine Quilting Basics - Domestic Sewing Machine
M219 - Glam-plique! (2 part, all-day class)
M319 - Hand Applique by Machine-Simply Roses (2 part, all-day class)
M415 - Easy Peasy Sneaky Piecing Tricks
          Sewing machines are provided for your use in all of Beth's classes.

Gail Garber
Gail Garber has a style that is immediately recognizable. She embraces bold colors and combines them with intricate piecing to create eye-catching quilts and makes these designs achievable for all levels of piecers.... even a novice. She is also an avid birder so no one is surprised by seeing a multitude of flying geese in her quilts. Don't miss this great opportunity to work with a master. Click here to snag one of Gail's classes.

M177 - Intro to Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing
M225 - Sensational Stars
M327 - Little Goose, Little Goose, Fly Away Home
M433 - Scrumptious Star Stitchery
          Sewing machines are provided for your use in all of Gail's classes.

Gail is also the MQX guest speaker at the Friday Night Dinner! 
Join us for a relaxing dinner with friends, old and new. Gail's talk, "We all Have to Start Somewhere" is light, lively and suitable for non-quilting audiences as well as quilters.

Add M904 to your shopping cart on the Class Calendar page.


Vendors, vendors, calling all vendors!  Contact Janet-Lee for additional information. We have expanded the exhibit halls and vending opportunities. Vendor referral incentives are available.  


Midwest MailerGoing to Guild, a Show, a Shop, or do Mail Orders? Please consider bringing some MQX Mailers. We have printed 24,000 and the mailing house will send out more than 15,000 this week. Contact Janet-Lee to order some....we would very much appreciate you spreading the word. Thank you.





Janet-Lee & Mary
MQX Founders  

'Fostering an environment of shared learning, fun, and inclusivity'

MQX Midwest 2017

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

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