Minnesota Quilters Mission Statement
The mission of Minnesota Quilters, Inc. is to further the preservation of quilting, to educate, and to document the art and craft of quilting in Minnesota.
Minnesota Quilters was formed and incorporated in 1978 as a non-profit organization to promote quilting in the state of Minnesota. This event coincided with the renewed interest in quilting that was generated by the U.S. Bicentennial. Minnesota Quilters, Inc. is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The charter members were 23 women with varied quilting experience and backgrounds. From that modest beginning, Minnesota Quilters has grown to an organization with approximately 1300 members.
The first MQ quilt show was held in St. Paul, Minnesota in January, 1979. The annual Minnesota Quilters' Show and Conference is now one of the premier annual quilting events in the United States that draws visitors, faculty, and entries from around the world. It is the largest all-volunteer quilt show in the U.S.
Directions: Minnesota Quilters, Inc. office and meeting space is located in The St. Lawrence Catholic Church & Newman Center, 1203 5th Street SE, Minneapolis.
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Minnesota Quilter's Inc. Office hours : The standard office hours for Minnesota Quilters are 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Tuesday through Friday. Visitors should call first (612.436.0449 ) to verify that staff will be present.
Minnesota Quilters Inc. members have full use of the Textile Center Library. To find library hours and services, click here: Textile Center Library