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     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.

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Time is Ticking Away for MQX Midwest

By Mary Schilke and Janet-Lee Santeusanio  September 12, 2017

Clock, wasting time



The minutes are ticking away! MQX Midwest is coming up quickly.

Remember we are ONE MONTH EARLIER this year!

Don't waste any more time, visit the MQX website and sign up for some amazing classes.  

Whether you quilt for others, vend at shows, or own a quilt shop, dont forget to tell your customers about MQX.

MQX is a show for anyone who loves quilts. There are vendors to shop and more than 400 quilts on two floors for your viewing enjoyment. 


What is there to do while I'm at MQX?

Let's see, click on any link below to learn more. Keep in mind that MQX is NOT only for machine quilters......with over 100 classes, there's something for everyone!

How about making a quilt? You could take a class with Lori East, Beth Ferrier, Gail Garber, Nancy McNally, Valli Schiller, Mary Kerr, Kristin Vierra.

Or, machine quilting on your regular sewing machine? Check out Beth Ferrier, Gretchen Quistaard, Valli Schiller, or Christa Watson.

Have you every tried fabric dyeing? Give Cindy Lohbeck's classes a look-see.... several to choose from.

Quilting Technology is cool and cutting edge -  tech driven designs with Jennifer Rapacki, iIntelliQuilter with Angela Huffman, Pro-Stitcher with Linda Gosselin, Gammill Statler with Joan Knight

A myriad of frame machine quilting classes - Jessica Gamez, Cindy Gravely, Linda Hrcka, Dorie Hruska, Angela Huffman, DeLoa Jones, Nancy McNally, Deborah Poole, Shelley Sieverkropp, Teresa Silva, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Kris Vierra, and Diane Wingo

Maybe your business needs some help? Take a look at Deborah Poole, Mary Reinhardt, Shelley Sieverkropp, Lori East, Angela Huffman or Kris Vierra

What would YOU like to learn? Register or add classes to your schedule 24/7/365

For your viewing and shopping pleasure - Over 400 quilts to enjoy; competiton quilt and Special Exhibits. Vendors for shopping (Hobbs batting pre-order).

MQX also has fun evening events too - Join us for one or all of our Evening Events - The signature MQX Ice Cream Social, Quilters Fun Night, and Friday Night Dinner with Gail Garber


Inside TipAre you allergic to ironing quilt backs? For those that machine quilt, lay a wrinkled backing across your frame and spritz with water in a spray bottle. Spray a bit extra on set in creases, then go wind bobbins, cut or unpackage batting, thread the machine, and about 15 minutes later, you'll have a smooth backing that's ready to load. 

Note from JL: yeah, I know I shared this tip a couple years ago but it bears repeating. Mary and I haven't ironed backings for 15 years!  


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 - Preview 6:30-8:30 pm
(there are no daytime show hours on Wednesday)

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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