The Minnesota Quilt Project (MQP) is a standing committee of Minnesota Quilters Inc. that reports to the Minnesota Quilters' Board of Directors.
The governing members of the MQP committee are selected annually from MQP participants. The committee meets once a month to discuss projects and share information.
The mission of the Minnesota Quilt Project is to identify and document quilts, both privately and publicly held, that have a Minnesota connection. Our goals are:
- Preserve photographs and information that MQP has collected.
- Make our collected data available to interested parties.
- Arrange for publication and display of quilts that have been documented.
Past and present MQP participants conducted Quilt Discovery Days at various cities and towns throughout Minnesota in the late 1980's and 1990's. Quilt Discovery Days were an opportunity for people to bring in old quilts (pre-1970) to be documented by MQP.
In the past few years, MQP has also documented quilt collections at various museums throughout Minnesota.
Any MQ member can take part in MQP meetings and activities. MQP participants are quilt lovers who are interested in one, some, or all of the following:
- Preserving quilts and their histories
- Historical significance of quilts
- Historical significance of quilters
- Vintage quilts (pre-1960)
- Vintage fabrics
Come to a meeting and find out what MQP is all about. Meetings are usually held at 8:30 am in the lobby of the Newman center, before the Saturday MQ membership meeting .