Board of Directors

MQ Board Overview

The Minnesota Quilters, Inc. Board of Directors consists of nine positions. Board positions are two-year terms, with the officers' terms staggered to provide continuity.  For those positions that are shared, the position is allowed only a single vote.

New board members are elected at our annual meeting in June and take office at the beginning of our fiscal year, October 1.

Board meetings are held the fourth Tuesday evening of the month. The meetings are open to members. Check the calendar for meeting dates.


Board of Directors 2016-2017 and Responsibilities

President: Rose Allen and Pat Curtner (

Employee Supervision: 
  • Administrative Assistant: Debra Svedberg (
  • Bookkeeper: Renae Shields (
  • Show Director: Brenda Lyseng (
  • 2017 Show Coordinator: Rebecca Finch (
  • Minnesota Quilt Project: Martha Eaves (

Past President: Martha Eaves  (

Standing Committee:
  • Nominating Committee

Treasurer: Vicci Mattsfield (

Standing Committee:

Finance Committee:


President Elect

Past President


President Elect : Adrianne Lemberg (

  • Grants
  • Long Range Program Planning
  • Scholarship

Secretary : Karen Knoll (

Education Co-Directors : Merle Pratt & Dianne Rose (

Special Committees:
  • Block of the Month: Jeanne LaMoore & Kathie Simon Frank (
  • Day Meeting Coordinator: Loretta Stone & Bonnie Ellis (
  • Evening Meeting Coordinator:  Sue Sandager (
  • Historian: (
  • Library:  Martha Eaves (
  • Fall Getaway: Char Wenger and Trish Timms  (
  • Holiday Brunch: Jean Carr and Rita Culshaw (
  • Quilting for Others: Pam Plocek  (

Communications Co-Directors : Karen Kopitzke & Kay Genelin (

Special Committees:
  • CVent Oversight:  Karen Kopitzke
  • Social Media:  Sharon Peterson (
  • Newsletter: Wanda Shelton (
  • Public Relations: Rebecca Finch (
  • State Fair Booth:  Sue Rutford (
  • Textile Center Liaison:  Melissa Nellis
  • Website:  Karen Knoll and and June Hoffa (

Membership Co-Directors: Barbara Jackson & Lynnette Wass (

Special Committees:
  • Day Membership Coordinators: Lynnette Wass & Kay Genelin (
  • Evening Membership Coordinator: Sue Weiby and Nancy Bekedam (
  • Business Membership Coordinator: Barbara Jackson (
  • Volunteer Coordinator:  Nancy Hall, Loretta Stone, & Mary Tague (

Operations Co-Directors: Kathie Simon Frank & Karen Newman (

Special thanks to these additional volunteer coordinators:

Day Hospitality Coordinator: Sharon Lawrence & Joyce Ruppert

Evening Hospitality Coordinators:

Meeting Photographers: Cindy Schmidt and Carrie D'Andrea

Door Prize Coordinators: Nancy Broshat, Carla Kilkelly and assistance from their quilt group.

Fat Quarter Drawing Coordinators: Becca Brackett and Lynn Zuspann

Gallery Exhibit Coordinator: Rebecca Finch

MQ Board Meeting Minutes

MQ Board Manual

Click here to view the Minnesota Quilters, Inc. board manual



Updated 12 July, 2017