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Special Exhibits - New England 2020

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.........



Men at Work -- And Play! 
MQX is pleased to have our good friend and lead judge, Scott Murkin, curate a Special Exhibit to celebrate men who quilt. Thanks to social media, the interaction of all quilters has expanded and this collection of quilts will be a broad cross-section of the many styles that quilting men are exploring today. 

 - Ready to enter? Click here for the entry form
 - $10 Special Exhibit entry fee
 - For exhibit only, quilts will not be judged
 - The deadline for entries is February 1, 2020


The Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge 
Every year, Cherrywood challenges artists to create a unique piece of art with a limited color palette. In 2019, the challenge was to make an original 20" x 20" quilt taking inspiration from the more than 400 episodes of "The Joy of Painting." With hundreds of entries, MQX is pleased to showcase some these beautiful quilts. 


Danny Amazonas will bring with him a few of his quilts to showcase at MQX. His quilts are like none other in their exquisite use of color, outright visual appeal, and let's not forget sheer size.  


Noble Menagerie - The Barnyard Series by Timna Tarr - Creating portraits of farm animals began as a way for Timna Tarr to explore making photo-realistic quilts. As Timna moved through the series she realized that the images highlight the dignity and individual personalities in each animal. The construction process starts with a photograph blown up to 40”x 40” and ends with the piecing of the eye, as Timna needs to get to know each animal before making the “window to the soul”.

New England Longarm Quilters - 9 Patch Challenge - With machine quilting being a mostly solitary endeavor, in 2000 a get-together of 42 women assembled to share information and learn from one another. Even though this was the beginnings of MQX, many of the original group still get together. In 2018, a 9-patch challenge was presented and this exhibit showcases all who participated. The deadline for entry is February 1, 2020.

Click here for the special exhibit entry form 


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