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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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!

Come sew with us for Quilting For Others following the School House meeting. Bring your sewing machine along with any scraps you have that are between 1.5" to 2.5" wide. We will be working on Heart Strings Quilt Blocks to make into quilts for the Tubman Shelter for Women and Families. Don't want to haul your machine over? We still need cutters and ironers! We also have lots of scraps to get you started. Bring a friend or come yourself and make new friends!
September 17 - 19th, 2015 - MQ's In-Town Day Retreat at Millie P's in Anoka. Click here for more information and/or to register.
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. The email invite has already gone out to MQ members . The email invite will go out to Non-members on August 27th.
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. The highly anticipated email invitation was emailed out to MQ members on September 1, at noon.
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 will go out MQ membership at noon on September 30th.

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. An email invitation will be sent out to MQ membership at noon on November 3rd.
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