Welcome to the MQX Quilt FestivalsTM Blog!

New England 
     Manchester, New Hampshire (April 10-13, 2019)

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. 

Welcome to the MQX Experience!

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What are Your Quilting Goals?

  March 19, 2019

Quilting Goals

MQX is the premier educational experience helping quilters to reach their quilting goals. We have set up a schedule of classes for students to expand current skills and to learn new and exciting techniques. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced quilter, MQX has something for everyone. Did you sign up yet?

MarchAs we march through the month of March, we are closing in on yet another record year. If you waited a bit too long to sign up, the old adage "good things come to those who wait" applies. We have added on an additional Rulers for Rookies hands-on class with Lisa Calle. Join her on Saturday Morning from  8 am 'till Noon. Click here to save your seat. This is an awesome class where each student has their own machine to work on..... no sharing! 


Today's Teacher Spotlight

Is the inner artist in you trying to shine through?  Esterita Austin pics
MQX is very fortunate to have Esterita Austin teaching several  technique classes. Click here to view Esterita's classes.
Luminous Painted Illusions - Class 010 - create an art quilt from an image
Animal Portraits - Class 224 - create a fabric portrait 
Sheer Floral Fantasy - Class 424 - creative, shimmering still life

Faculty: Karen MarchettiKaren Marchetti is an award-winning, master quilter who empowers her students with her can-do teaching style. Check out all her classes here.

Dyeing To Cut It - Class #020 - this first part is actually dyeing the fabric with Cindy Lohbeck and Part II (see below) to create applique out of it this is part 1 of a two part class but each section may be taken separately. Call Mary at 866-675-7247 if only one part suits your schedule.
Build-A-Stitch - Class 106 - a confidence builder class to learn or expand your repertoire of stitches.  
Scrollwork - Class 138 - scrolls can be used anywhere with numerous styles created from the basic scroll.
Spunky Funky Feathers - Class 156 - whimsical, simple, or funky feathers can be used on any style quilt. 
Dyeing to Cut it Part II Andromeda - Part II - Class 270  learn how to create applique out of any hand-dyed fabric or what you made in Part I; this is part II of a two part class but each section may be taken separately  call Mary at 866-675-7247 if  only one part suits your schedule.
Pop those Lines - Class 340 - learn new background fills using straight or curved rulers.  

Faculty: Eva BirchEva Birch - has the ability to break down designs so that they are easy to do yet look complex and difficult.  Eva's classes are designed for all levels and will give beginners a whole new skill set. View Eva's classes here. 
Fun with Straight Lines - Classes 142 (lecture/demo) and 204 (hands-on) go beyond piano keys and crosshatching creating new designs with simple lines. 
Creative Longarm Applique with Background Fills - Class 160 - create a modern style applique quilt ON the longarm. Learn now to create texture to enhance the applique shapes. 

Shopping ListThe MQX Vendor Mall is SOLD OUT! There are many of your favorites that are returning and many new ones. Do you have your shopping list ready? Here's a list we prepared; simply print it out and fill in what you need!  Click here for vendors.

Friday Night Dinner - This is our final get together of the show. Each year we try to have a speaker that has an interesting story to tell and makes us laugh. This year we have Bob and Heather Purcell of Superior Threads fame. We will get to learn about how they got into all this quilting business. Bob has been the face of Superior Threads for more than 20 years and we're sure there's a lot of stories to go along with that many years in the quilting business!  Viewer's Choice is also announced.  Click here to join us. 

Fast Pass RunnerFast Pass is now available if you want to not have to wait in line at the admission booths. You may purchase your wristband here.


See You soon ~ 

Janet-Lee Santeusanio & Mary Schilke
MQX Founders

MQX New England
DoubleTree Hotel
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

Classes begin Tuesday April 9
     through Saturday, April 13

Public Quilt Show
     Admission $12 
good for all show days
Wednesday 4/10 Preview 7-9 pm
     No daytime show hours on Wednesday
Thursday 4/11 - 10 am-6 pm
Friday 4/12 - 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 4/13 - 10 am - 5 pm


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