Minnesota Quilters offers two meetings each month, with the exceptions of December and June. The evening meetings are on the first Thursday of the month and begin at 7:00 p.m. The morning meetings are on the following Saturday and begin at 10:00 a.m. *Dates may vary if there is a conflict with a holiday.
As of August 2016 our meetings are held at 253 State Street in St Paul, MN, unless otherwise noted. The building belongs to The Recovery Church.
Meetings are free for MQ members, $5 for non-members. When there's a workshop, the locations may vary. Check the registration forms for details when it comes out. Meeting rules and policies.
*Coffee and treats will now be served before each meeting to allow more time for socialization among our members. Coffee will be ready at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 9:30 am on Saturdays. Wear your name tags/membership cards so we can get to know each other. Meeting speakers may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
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March 2nd & 4th - MQP hosts this meeting. Dawn Cook Ronningen will be our speaker. She is a historian, needle worker and long-time collector of sewing and embroidery tools as well as quilts and antique textiles. The Thursday night lecture is "175 years of Hexagon Patchwork". The Saturday lecture is "19th Century Applique Past and Present".
|March 3rd - Quilting For Others Sew Day at MQ.. 9 am to 3 pm, come sew!|
|March 4th - Hand Applique Workshop with Dawn Cook Ronningen from 1-4pm. Click here for details.|
March 11 - Building a Legacy: African American Quilt History with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.
In coordination with the Textile Center we present a lecture by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi with music by Dennis W. Spears and the Wolverines Jazz Trio at the Recovery Church Sanctuary. Doors open at 5:30, music starts at 5:45. Lecture from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $25 for Minnesota Quilters member and Textile Center members; Nonmember tickets are $30. Register at this link.
April 6th & 8th
Happy 39th Birthday to MQ!
April is the month we celebrate MQ's birthday and say "Thank You" to all our fantastic volunteers. We will have birthday cake at both meetings, and there will be a Volunteer Appreciation Continental Breakfast before the Saturday meeting. If you have volunteered in the past, you are invited to join in this recognition of everyone that makes MQ great.
We will be celebrating our 39th Birthday by hearing presentations from five of our own members: Kathy Johnson, Sue Weiby, Faye Bodenhamer, Wynn Martin and Adrianne Lemberg. They will each be showing five of their quilts and sharing their quilting stories. They all have something different to show and we will see unique styles, designs, colors and fabrics. Minnesota Quilters has many wonderful, talented members. We look forward to enjoying this program each year.
|April 7th Quilting For Others Sewing Day! 9 to 3 pm.
Come join the fun, bring a sewing machine if you can, if you can't we still need ironers and cutters! Come for an hour, come for the whole day!
This day is free, of course, since it's our service project. We make placemats for Meals on Wheels, Heart Strings strip quilts for the Harriet Tubman Shelter and baby quilts for Visiting Nurses of Minnesota.
May 4th & 6th - Trunk Show with Carol Streif
The annual garage sale will be Saturday, May 6, starting at 9, closing at 9:55, and re-opening during the break time of the Saturday meeting. We can accept cash or checks only
5th - Class: Mock Bargello with a Jelly Roll Strip- Carol Streif
|June 8 - 10, 2017 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in Duluth, MN (classes start on the 7th)|
|June 14 - 16, 2018 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in St Cloud, MN (classes start on the 13th)|
|June 13 - 15, 2019 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in ROCHESTER, MN! (classes start on the 12th)|
|June 11 - 13, 2020 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in St Cloud, MN (classes start on the 10th)|
|June 10 - 12, 2021 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in Rochester, MN (classes start on the 13th)|
In the case of inclement weather or other situation that may cause a cancellation of an MQ monthly membership meeting or sponsored event, the following will occur:
• A posting will be made on the MQ website and on Facebook
• A recorded message will be on the MQ office phone
• An email blast will be sent to all members
• Time-permitting, KSTP TV and WCCO TV and radio stations will be contacted
• If a cancellation is pending; the MQ website will indicate at what time a decision will be made/posted