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Happy Summer!

Can you believe it's already the middle of July? Are you relaxing with family or sewing on an epic quilt?

Considering the time and money you have invested in your quilt, maybe some could be returned by winning CASH prizes at MQX! Thats right moola,Money Tree MQX greenbacks, dinero, bucks, hard cash.... call it what you want, put the funds back in your piggy bank. Why shouldn't MQX be putting a check in your wallet?


Did you know...... that MQX was the first show to have online quilt entry? Yup, way back, more than 10 years ago. No more mailing slides or labeling photographs.... all uploaded to the MQX website. 

     Quilt Competition Categories and Guidelines - click here

     Quilt Competition Entry Form - click here

     Register Now for classes and events - click here

Your quilt must be machine quilted..... on any type of machine you want, home sewing machine, treadle, longarm, sit-down or stand-up, it makes no difference. Entrants may be any age from 6 to whatever. Is there a customer quilt you're particularly proud of? Enter it! How about teaming up with quilt friends each of you focusing on your particular talent? Or go solo. JUST DO IT! Let your light shine.The MQX judging process is kind, informative, and will help you master this art form we so love. What are you waiting for?


OOPSOOPS!  Because our proofreading skills had taken a few days off, you might have seen an assortment of Deadlines for the quilt competition in a variety of places (July 15, July 20, and August 1st). So, to be fair, we will make the deadline the latest date of August 1st. Of course we would love to have the entires in early.
Your quilt does not have to be completely finished before you submit it to the show. Deadline is August 1st...... really!


Music notesOf course, as we discussed this newsletter/blog, Mary came up with this little song to the tune of "This Little Light of Mine"....... oh go ahead, hum the tune.

This little quilt of mine, I'm gonna let it shine 

This little quilt of mine, it's gonna do just fine 

I'm sendin' it to the show, I'm gonna let it shine 

And it's mine, yes it's mine, yes it's mine!


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Stop procrastinating.......set you summer goals to enter a quilt and make a plan to attend the show in September. We will be there to excite, inspire and help you to enjoy your MQX Experience.

Janet-Lee & Mary

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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