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 or


October 15 - 18th, 2015 Fall Getaway! At Green Lake Camp near Spicer MN. Registration is now open to the public. Click here for more details and/or to register.
November 5th, 2015 - 7 pm Margo Krager of will be our speaker.

November 6th, 2015 9 am to 3 pm. Margo Krager's Center Medallion Workshop! An email invitation went out MQ membership at noon on September 30th. And will be open for the public to register after 12-noon on Wednesday October 7th.

November 7th, 2015 - 10 am - Margo Krager of will be our speaker.

December 5th, 2015 - 10 am (Saturday) Holiday Brunch at Edinburgh in Brooklyn Park.

Delicious Food, Beautiful Decorations, Good Friends, Good Cheer!

Holiday Stockings for St. Joseph's Home for Children

Holiday Block Exchange

Paint Chip Challenge

NEW LOCATION: Edinburgh USA, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

We hope to see you at the annual Minnesota Quilters winter holiday tradition - our Holiday Brunch. The new 2016 Quilter Of The Year will be introduced. We will again be collecting handmade Christmas Stockings for St. Joseph's Home for Children in Minneapolis. Stocking stuffers are needed for the stockings, especially for teenagers. When you make your stocking donations, please make a list of the items along with your name and address so St. Joseph's can acknowledge your contribution. If you wish to write a check so St. Joseph's can buy more please make the check out to St. Joseph's, (not to MQ!). The pattern for the stocking is on our website here: Stocking Pattern

The Holiday Brunch Challenge this year is "Paint Chip Challenge". Paint chips can be picked up at the monthly social meetings, along with the directions. There are plans to have the projects from this challenge displayed at the 2016 show in St Cloud.

There will again be a quilt block exchange. The blocks are 12-1/2" x 12-1/2" unfinished, with a white or off-white background. Each quilter may contribute up to three blocks for the challenge. Use good quality cottons and submit only a block you would like to keep yourself. Applique blocks are welcome, but please know if you spend precious time on an applique block you may not receive an applique block in return. Prewash all fabrics.

Registration for the Brunch is $25 and the quickest way to sign up is through an email invitation that will be sent out to MQ membership at noon on November 3rd. At that date and time any Members who wish to register over the phone can call the MQ office at 612-436-0449. Registration opens to the public on November 10th and all non-members are welcome at the cost of $30 each.

Valet parking is available this year and a small tip of $3 to $5 is requested. what a great treat this year to not have to walk through the cold snow and ice to the party! Parking is available for free in the parking lot to the west of the building. We will be on the 2nd floor and an elevator is available.

The Holiday Brunch Committee is looking for help!

Positions needed: Checking in attendees as well as taking stocking stuffers to St. Joseph's Children's Home.

Holiday Block Exchange

Christmas Stocking Challenge

Pur Decorations on the tables

If we have three to four helpers with each of the groups above you only need to arrive about 1 hour early.

Please send an email to

Mary Ann Baraibar

Doris Kraemer

Charlette Pittman

Sharon Peterson


January 7th (7 pm) and 9th (10 am), 2016

MQ's Annual Quilt Show & Conference KICK OFF! Come learn the details about the show and see class samples! Pre-registration for MQ members begins January 15th, 2016 and then opens for the public on February 1st, 2016. The Show website is and is updated as soon as we have new information.


May 5th (7 pm), 6th (workshop) and 7th (10 am), 2016

Rene Iannarelli! Rene will be our speaker and have a trunk show at the May 5th and May 7th meetings. On Friday the 6th will be a full day workshop with Rene on "Nine Patch Revisited - Moving from traditional to contemporary".

More details to come later.

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