Welcome to the International Machine Quilters Association!
The ONLY trade organization for machine quilters, IMQA got its start at Machine Quilters Showcase in Springfield, Missouri in 1998.
Over the years the membership has grown, board members have changed, the corporate office has moved, but the goal of the organization remains the same...to further the professional development of machine quilters and the profession of machine quilting as well as the development of machine quilters in the private sector.
IMQA provides a network of support and information to members, information to the general public and also provides assistance and guidance to other organizations concerning the machine quilting industry.
Membership in IMQA includes the informative longarm quilter's magazine ON TRACK! four times a year, optional business listing on the IMQA website, discounted quilt entry fees for Machine Quilters Showcase (MQS®), discount cards for supply purchases and regional group support.
Since education is our main focus, IMQA purchased Machine Quilters Showcase in order to be able to provide the highest level of educational opportunities to machine quilters. MQS® is an annual convention and quilt show featuring classes, vendors, special events and networking opportunities.
Educators please go to www.mqsshow.org for information about teaching at Machine Quilters Showcase.
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