This will be my third year attending MQX and I have to say it is my favorite quilt show. (I haven’t been to Paducah or Houston, but I still bet this Rhode Island show would provide stiff competition!) In previous years, I have taken back-to-back classes. The first year, all of the classes were lectures geared toward my domestic machine. Last year, I took several hands-on longarm classes in addition to the lectures.
I cannot say enough good things about this show. The quilts are spectacular. Many of the vendors offer wholesale prices, so it’s a great time to stock up on supplies. The teachers are organized and clearly very talented I’ve come away from each class feeling like I’ve increased my skills and learned a boat-load of practical techniques that I can apply to my quilting.
One of the best things about the show is being able to talk to other quilters. When I went last year, I was in the middle of serious tension problems with my longarm. I mentioned it to everyone who’d listen. I came home with some very practical suggestions that solved my problems.