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Welcome to the MQX Quilt FestivalsTM Blog!

MQX Quilt FestivalsTM 
     New England, Midwest

New England 
     Manchester, New Hampshire (April 11-14, 2018)
     Springfield, Illinois (September 19-22, 2018) 

MQX Quilt Festivals are conducted with a focus on machine quilters. For the last five years, 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. 

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MQX Quilt Festival TM

Happy Independence Day!

  June 29, 2018

The 4th of July is the Official Kickoff to Summer!

School's out, vacations are planned, and a trip to the beach or lake is a welcome relief from the heat. We're heated up too..... working hard on the upcoming MQX Midwest.

Many of us that got into machine quilting as a business were tired of working for others, wanted work-time flexibility, independence, and to explore our own creativity.  We learned our skills from phenomenally talented quilt artists like Linda Taylor, Marcia Stevens, and so many more.  Where will you learn your skills? 

MQX Quilt Festivals are the last machine-quilting  focused conventions in the country!  A sign of the changing times.... our industry magazine closed their doors as have all the other machine quilting shows in the last few years. We're not going anywhere! MQX is going strong and here to stay. Why not join us? Hang out with us and like-minded quilters.... take a class or two, maybe an evening event (we do have a lot of fun).  

 MQX Faculty Spotlight

Here's some of our amazing quilt artists that will make their debut appearance at MQX Midwest.   

Clem Buzick is a former hairdresser whose client asked her if she wanted to take a quilting class. Yeah, the rest is history........  a longarmer now for the last ten years, she has made her mark on the quilting world. Her wall is stacked with awards and her teaching approach is fun and encouraging. After a hugely successful teaching debut at MQX New England, we wanted to make sure our Midwest students had a chance to learn from Clem. She is offering nine classes......... lecture, lecture/demo, and hand-on. Tough to choose, huh?

Click here to check out Clem's classes

 Kathy McNeil is a master at taking scraps of fabric and turning them into quilts that look more like paintings than quilts. As an international award winner, her quilts have been featured in shows all over the world, museums, magazines, and calendars.  Also making her MQX debut at the April show in New Hampshire, Kathy led our Thursday Quilter's Fun Night. What a fun time! Her design classes are unmatched.  

Click here to check out Kathy's classes and Quilter's Fun Night 


Save on Expenses....... share a room at the Crowne Plaza (217-529-7777). The room rate is reasonable and each guest gets a 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at the restaurant, bar, and coffee bar. 

OR, coming to MQX just for the day? Bus groups of 20 or more receive discounted admission or carpool with some friends. the parking is free too! 

VENDORS! - Click here to check out the MQX Midwest vendors and we still have some vendor spaces available.... come vend with us!

Whether you're looking to buy a machine, shop for some unique fabric, tools, templates, patterns, batting, or thread..... yeah, we've got that!


Janet-Lee & Mary
MQX Founders

MQX Midwest - September 18-22
Crowne Plaza Convention Center
Springfield, Illinois

Classes & Events begin September 18

Public Quilt Show September 20-22
Admission: $10 per day, $15 multi-day pass


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