Dear Friends and IMQA members,
The Machine Quilters Showcase celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Cedar Rapids show May 11-14, 2016. What a wonderful time we had remembering the many wonderful sponsors, vendors, teachers, attendees and friends throughout the years. MQS® was truly the innovator in the machine quilting industry. Throughout the years IMQA has offered many opportunities to quilters: MQS®, On Track! magazine, IMQA Foundation, Guild Membership, Junior Membership, business listings, School of Business, Technology Showcase.
After much deliberation and considering all aspects of the show, the Board of Directors of International Machine Quilters Association has made the difficult decision to dissolve IMQA and MQS®.
The IMQA Board wishes to thank all our supporters, sponsors, vendors, teachers, volunteers, and attendees who have made MQS® and IMQA so remarkable the past 20 years. We also give a big thank you to the volunteers in key positions who worked tirelessly throughout each year and at the show to make MQS® possible.
Best wishes to all of you in your future quilting and again, thank you for your friendship throughout the past 20 years.