Minnesota Quilters offers two meetings each month, with the exceptions of December and June. The evening meetings moon are on the first Thursday of the month and begin at 7:00 p.m. The morning meetings sun are on the following Saturday and begin at 10:00 a.m. *Dates may vary if there is a conflict with a holiday.

All meetings are held at the St Lawrence Catholic Church & Newman Center unless otherwise noted.
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.

Upcoming Meetings

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August 6th, 2015 - 7 pm Speaker: LOLA JENKINS!

Lola Jenkins from Oklahoma City, OK has been featured on many of the quilt shows on PBS and teaches classes on Craftsy.


August 7th, 2015 - Workshop with LOLA JENKINS!

Lola Jenkins Workshop Collage Portrait is now full. Members who go to the email invitation can click on the 'yes' button to be added to the waitlist or call the MQ Office.

Class subject, quilt portraits:!portrait-gallery/c199t

On facebook you can search for Lola Jenkins and see her FB page.


August 8th, 2015 - 10 am Speaker: LOLA JENKINS!

And the 3rd Annual STUDIO TOURS! 1 to 5:30 pm

All of the six Studios this year are in the SW of the metro area: Edina, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Minnetonka, and Prior Lake.

Tickets now on sale:

$20 for MQ Members, $25 for non-members or anyone who show's up at one of the studios.

To purchase tickets come to the August meetings or come into the MQ Office. Cash or check only. If you didn't purchase your advance tickets you can buy them at the door of the Studio Tours.

The tours are in the SW suburbs of Minneapolis. If you are coming from the North start your tour at Paulette's studio: 16307 Blenheim Way in Minnetonka, 55345.

If you are coming from the South start at Lori's studio: 14422 Brookmere Blvd NW, Prior Lake, 55372.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to check tickets at one of the studios, please contact Kate Eelkema at or 612-816-0365

September 10th, 2015 -7 pm - September School House! ONE WEEK LATER DUE TO LABOR DAY!
September 12th, 2015 - 10 am. September School House! ONE WEEK LATER DUE TO LABOR DAY!
September 17 - 19th, 2015 - MQ's In-Town Day Retreat at Millie P's in Anoka. More details to come later, but if you went to the Spring In-Town retreat at Millie P's in Anoka this one will be the same.
October 1st, 2015 - 7 pm Debbie Bowles will give her lecture "It doesn't always have to match"
October 2nd, 2015 - 9 am to 4 pm Workshop with Debbie Bowles on curved piecing! In this technique workshop you will try out 3 different cutting curves techniques that are inventive, rotary cut and machine stitched: the Pagoda's Eureka Curve, the Bent Pieces Curve, and the Carnival Curves. With each technique you will create blocks or a segment. After trying out the techniques each student will receive one pattern of their choice that features their favorite technique, and have fun becoming a quilter with curves! There will also be demos of additional curve techniques. Suitable for all skill levels.
October 3rd, 2015 - 10 am Debbie Bowles will give her lecture "Life is not a straight piece"
October 15 - 18th, 2015 Fall Getaway! At Green Lake Camp near Spicer MN.
November 5th, 2015 - 7 pm Thursday evening meeting.

November 6th, 2015 9 am to noon. Workshop!

November 7th, 2015 - 10 am - Saturday morning meeting.
December 5th, 2015 - 10 am (Saturday) Holiday Brunch at Edinburgh in Brooklyn Park
June 9 - 11, 2016 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in St. Cloud, MN (Classes start on the 8th)

Meeting Rules and Policies

  1. Please turn off your cell phones.
  2. Announcements are only for MQ business or quilt-related activities.
  3. Please do not make any announcements concerning selling personal items or private business promotion.  If you have something to sell or a business to promote you are welcome to put out flyers and business cards or put an ad in the MQ newsletter.

MQ Event Cancellation Notification Policy

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