Special Exhibits - New England 2018
- MQX 
is pleased to present exhibits that are more than simply a bunch of quilts hanging at a quilt show. Each exhibit has an interesting story



Retrospective Quilts by Margaret Solomon Gunn – This exhibit showcases quilts Margaret has made over the last 23 years. Not knowing any differently, her earliest pieces are simply made and hand quilted. After purchasing a long arm in 2009 and being coaxed into entering a quilt show, this once-engineer was firmly bitten by the machine quilting bug. Follow her growth and progression in the industry with 14 award-winning machine quilted pieces, and several earlier works.

                      Margaret Solomon Gunn Special Exhibit


The "Dotty for MQX" Challenge

It has been said that MQX Founder, Janet-Lee Santeusanio has a love of polka dot fabrics. Her recent closet clean-out indicated a longtime obsession with polka dots when she found numerous articles of clothing, covered in dots! Her desk boasts of several dotted reader glasses and let's not even talk about her stash.

Did you see the 2017 mugs? How about the student/vendor lanyards? Yup, polka dots. So Mary's thought was....... let's do a new challenge for 2018. 

Announcing for 2018, The "Dotty for MQX" Challenge! 

For full details, rules, and deadline information, click on this link: Dotty for MQX Challenge



Fly Me to the Moon 
100 quilts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019
Curated by Susanne Miller Jones


Sue Pelland Applique Challenge 2018

Challenge and entry nformation is available at www.SuePellandDesigns.com
Deadline for entry is January 31, 2018


Special Space Quilts


Fly Me to the Moon by Jerry Granata

Inspired by a Juan Carlos Espejo painting, which Jerry has since purchased, this quilt is a stunning work of art. A prize winner at it's first showing at MQX Midwest 2014, this stunning piece has won multiple top awards at shows across the country.   







The Space Quilt by Pat Holly & Sue Nickels 
on loan from the National Quilt Museum

Sue and Pat made this quilt as a tribute
to their father, Gerald Holly, as a way of promoting
an interest in the US Space Program. 




Sky Horse, Spiral Galaxy, and Stellar Nursery 
by Betty Jo Tatum



 MQX Quilt FestivalsTM  is owned and operated by Machine Quilters Exposition which is a privately held Limited Liability Corporation.  MQX Quilt Festivals in New England, and the Midwest are not affiliated with, associated with, or supported by any other quilting related organization in any of the regions listed.