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-member for regular meetings and $7 for non-members for lecture meetings. Workshop ( scissors) locations may vary. Check the registration forms for details.      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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moon May 1, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

"Here Comes the Judge" - When you attend a quilt show, do you wonder why some quilts have ribbons and others do not? Do you hesitate to enter a quilt competition because you don't know what happens in that judging room? This is your chance to hear a nationally certified quilt judge explain what goes on behind those closed doors and what judges look for when choosing those blue ribbon quilts.


sunMay 3, 2014 Membership Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

"How to Prepare Your Quilt for a Longarm Quilter" - a presentation by Cathy Kleinschmidt from At the Heart of Quilting.

MQ Garage Sale! Buy a table to sell your quilting items. Half a table for $15 or a whole table for $25. Contact Education Coordinators at

June 12 - 14, 2014 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in St. Cloud, MN!

moon July 10th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7 pm

We will host the members of the local Modern Quilt Guild at this meeting. Amanda Jean Nyberg, co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts, will give a presentation on modern quilting, and we have asked the members of the MQG to bring lots of show and tell for us to see. Feel free to bring guests to this meeting, as there will be no fee for non-members at this meeting (and you will get your name in that drawing for bringing guests to meetings!).


sunJuly 12th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 10 am

Crazy Quilts. Those of you who toured the home of Bonnie Ellis (One of MQ's Founding Mothers) on our studio tours last August know she is crazy about crazy quilts. In July she will share her love of this unique quilting style with us.


moon August 7th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7 pm

Our August theme will be about studios and studio organization again this year, beginning with "Grab 'n Go" on Thursday. A successful quilting retreat or class starts long before you leave the house. Lois Hallock, a professional organizer and quilter from Snohomish, Washington, will show us how to get ready and stay ready for any quilting event.


scissorsAugust 8, 2014 "Quilt Studio Planning and Design".

In this six hour class, Lois Hallock will help participants learn the basics of quilt studio design, from ergonomics to storage solutions customized to the needs and style of each quilter, taking into consideration individual studio challenges.


sun August 9th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 10 am

Double Wammie!

First come to the meeting "Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space".

An entertaining and informational presentation by Lois Hallock jam packed with before and after photographs of real room makeovers.

Then Studio Tours II.

Tour several individual quilt studios in the Twin Cities area to see how other quilters organize their creative spaces!


moon September 4th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7 pm

September Schoolhouse!


sun September 6th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 10 am

September Schoolhouse!

scissorsSeptember 18-20, 2014 Quilting in the City Day Retreat
moon October 2nd, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7 pm
sun October 4th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 10 am
October 9-12, 2014 Fall Getaway in Cloquet MN
moon November 6th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7 pm
sun November 8th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 10 am
December Holiday Brunch - TBD
June 11 - 13, 2015 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in Duluth, MN
June 9 - 11, 2016 Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference in St. Cloud, MN

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.