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.
Minutes of the meetings are available at the end of this page.


Board of Directors 2017-2018 and Responsibilities

President: Adrianne Lemberg (

Employee Supervision: 
  • Administrative Assistant: Debra Svedberg (
  • Bookkeeper: Renae Shields (
  • Show Director: Brenda Lyseng (
  • 2018 Show Coordinator: Laura Nagel (
  • Minnesota Quilt Project: Martha Eaves (

Past President: Pat Curtner & Rose Allen  (

Standing Committee:
  • Nominating Committee

Treasurer: Vicci Mattsfield (

Standing Committee:

Finance Committee:


President Elect

Past President


President Elect : Elise Frederick (

  • Donations
  • Grants
  • Long Range Program Planning
  • Scholarship

Secretary : Sharon Lawrence (

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 and OPEN! (
  • Historian: Kathy Morse (
  • Library:  Gayle Cmiel, Martha Eaves, Kathie Frank, Barb Jones, Laura Nagel, Melissa Nellis (
  • Fall Getaway: 2017 Mary Clough & Carol Jacobsen (
  • Holiday Brunch: 2017 Laura Nagel & Patty VonArx (
  • Quilting for Others: Linda Wines, Pam Plocek, Sharon Peterson  (

Communications Co-Directors : Kay Genelin & Karen Knoll (

Special Committees:
  • CVent Oversight:  Karen Kopitzke
  • Newsletter: Wanda Shelton (
  • Photographer: Carrie D'Andrea, Peggy Stockwell and Ellen Wold
  • Public Relations: Open (
  • Social Media:  Sharon Peterson (
  • State Fair Booth:  Sue Rutford (
  • Textile Center Liaison:  Melissa Nellis
  • Website:  Karen Knoll and and June Hoffa (

Membership Co-Directors: Lynnette Wass & Mary Tague (

Special Committees:
  • Day Hospitality Coordinators: Sharon Lawrence and Joyce Ruppert
  • Evening Hospitality Coordinators: Mimi Goodwin and Lindsay Leguillon
  • Day Membership Coordinators: Lynnette Wass and Charlette Pittman (
  • Evening Membership Coordinator: Sue Weiby and Nancy Bekedam (
  • Business Membership Coordinator: OPEN! (
  • Volunteer Coordinator:  Nancy Hall, Loretta Stone, & Mary Tague (

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

Special thanks to these additional volunteer coordinators:


Fat Quarter Drawing Coordinators: Becca Brackett and Kate Jones

Gallery Exhibit Coordinator: Rebecca Finch

MQ Board Meeting Minutes

MQ Board Manual

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



Updated 29 January, 2018