Meetings

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

Please direct any meeting questions, comments or suggestions to daymeeting@mnquilt.org or nightmeeting@mnquilt.org

 

 

April 9th, 2015 - 7 pm [ONE WEEK LATER DUE TO EASTER]

Happy Birthday Minnesota Quilters!

MQ is now 37 years old and we're celebrating with cake! We will have five of our hardworking volunteers show their favorite quilts.

 

April 11th, 2015 - 10 am [ONE WEEK LATER DUE TO EASTER]

Happy Birthday Minnesota Quilters! The MQ Board of Directors will be serving a continental breakfast at 9 am this morning to thank our hardworking volunteers because without them MQ would not exist. Everyone is invited to the breakfast at 9 am.

MQ is now 37 years old and we're celebrating with cake! We will have five of our hardworking volunteers show their favorite quilts.

QUILTING FOR OTHERS -

Join us after the meeting for Quilting For Others as we continue to make Heart String Quilt Blocks into quilts for the Harriet Tubman Women's Shelter and maybe some pet beds for the local Humane Society. If you're able, please bring your sewing machine, supplies, scraps and a lunch. If you can't manage that we still need lots of cutters and ironers! We hope that many will be able to join us for the sewing bee and a time to get to know a few more quilters at Minnesota Quilters!

 

 

April 12 - 15, 2015 - MQ's new Spring Getaway at the beautiful Camp Wapo in Amery WI.

Looking for a solid block of time to work on a project? A Sunday to Wednesday retreat at Camp Wapo will fit the bill! We're having a relaxed retreat, bring your own projects and enjoy the beautiful views from the sewing room. Cost for Members is $165 and Nonmembers $180. Includes meals. Registration is open for all. Click here for more information or to register; or call the office to sign up at 612-436-0449

The beautiful sewing space at Camp Wapo has communal cutting tables in the center, with the height adjusted for cutting; communal ironing board spread around the room and everyone gets their own banquet table.

 

May 7th, 2015 - 7 pm - Lecture and trunk show by Scott Alan Flanagan!

Scott grew up in Longmont Colorado but currently lives in Fremont Nebraska. His quilting journey spans more than 20 years and his quilt Midnight Garden won a Pfaff competition in 2013. He started his own pattern company called "4th & Main Designs" in 2011. Scott's patterns are sold exclusively at the Country Traditions Quilt Shop in Frremont Nebraska.

 

May 8th, 2015 9 am to 4 pm - "Charming Christmas" wall hanging workshop with Scott Flanagan!

Scrappy Christmas is one of Scott's own patterns from his "4th & Main" pattern line. This workshop is 6 hours long and you may have a completed top at the end of the class. How great would that be?

You can do the scrappy version with a couple charm packs or make the more traditional version.

To see any more information or to register click here: Charming Christmas Workshop

 

 

May 9th, 2015 - 10 am -Lecture and trunk show by Scott Flanagan!

Scott grew up in Longmont Colorado but currently lives in Fremont Nebraska. His quilting journey spans more than 20 years and his quilt Midnight Garden won a Pfaff competition in 2013. He started his own pattern company called "4th & Main Designs" in 2011. Scott's patterns are sold exclusively at the Country Traditions Quilt Shop in Frremont Nebraska.

 
June 11 - 13, 2015 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in Duluth, MN
 

July 9th, 2015 - 7 pm [ONE WEEK LATER DUE TO 4TH OF JULY]

Faye Hoch will be our speaker this evening and she will lecture about what makes a quilt contemporary, modern or traditional.

 

July 11th, 2015 - 7 am [One week later due to 4th of July] BUS TOUR!

We'll be off to Willmar Minnesota with stops at quilt shops and at our destination our speaker will be Mary Chalmers. We're offering box lunches for sale. There will not be a regular saturday meeting.

Members will be receiving the email invitation soon. You can sign up for the bus tour or if you are going to drive yourself or with other quilters and you can register for buying box lunches only.

Box lunches choices will be:

Ham sandwich on whole wheat.

Turkey sandwich on whole wheat.

vegetarian option in a wrap.

Included with the sandwich is 2 sides and a cookie.

 

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!

Class subject, quilt portraits: http://www.lolasdesignerquilts.net/#!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 pm

 
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 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