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 ( scissors) 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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scissorsSeptember 18-20, 2014

Quilting in the City Day Retreat at our meeting hall at St. Lawrence.

Thursday September 18 from 9 am to 9 pm.

Friday September 19 from 9 am to 9 pm.

Saturday September 20 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Three days of uninterrupted sewing with 29 other quilters. We provide a table for each quilter and set up ironing stations with irons and ironing boards, and a cutting table. You bring your sewing machine and projects. Get a project done, make Christmas and birthday gifts, start a new project, and make new friends! To register online or see more information about the retreat click here or call the MQ Office at 612-436-0449.


moon October 2nd, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7 pm

Mike Ellingsen of Blue Earth MN will be our guest speaker. He'll have a trunk show! Mike Ellingsen, from Blue Earth, has been a quilter for the better part of thirty years. He was a founder of the Blue Earth Valley Quilters (now in their 12th year) and is a chair of the Upper Midwest Woodcarvers and Quilt EXPO (planning the 32nd annual show for next August). Having retired three years ago from teaching music for 36 years, Mike finds he has a little more time for church music, community theater and especially quilting - but regrets that that are still only 24 hours in a day. He is a teacher at the Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayward MN, where he has also designed or done the technical writing for their BOM for the past five years. Mike does all his piecing and quilting on a classic Bernina 1090 - and that includes quilting queen sized quilts. Mike’s trunk show will feature challenge quilts, block exchange quilts and quilts that illustrate his love of color and willingness to embrace new techniques.


scissors October 3rd, 2014 Pineapple Colada!

Mike Ellingsen will teach his pattern, Pineapple Colada, which features his easier way to assemble a pineapple block. Email invitation was sent to MQ Members on August 26th. If there are spaces available the invitation will go out to nonmembers on September 2nd. If you would like to register online click here or you can call the MQ Office. 612-436-0449.


sun October 4th, 2014 MQ Goes On The Road to Blue Earth MN!

Our normal Saturday meeting will be held in Blue Earth Area High School in Blue Earth at approximately 1 pm. You can drive your own car, or register for our Bus Tour. A car from the Twin Cities with the most riders will win a prize. And bring Show n' Tell!!!

An invitation email for the Bus Tour goes to all members goes soon. MQ Members who do not want to sign up online can call the MQ Office to register. If there are still spaces 1 week later the invitation will go out to all non-members.


October 9-12, 2014 Fall Getaway in Cloquet MN

The Getaway is now full. If you wish to be on the waiting list, go to the original email invitation and click the 'yes' button. It will tell you the event is closed but ask if you wish to be on the waiting list.


moon November 6th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 7 pm

Speaker: Annemarie Yohnk "Tell Me About Your Doll Quilt".

This lecture discusses the history of Doll Quilts from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. Why are these little wonders so fascinating? The lecture will provide you with some of the answers to that question. Included is a trunk show with approx. 75 pieces. Most are antique quilts, also some doll beds & stowaways are included where travel permits. Also, a selection of quilts from the Quilts Remembered pattern company will be on hand.


sun November 8th, 2014 Membership Meeting at 10 am

Speaker: Victoria Findlay Wolfe!


scissorsWednesday November 12, 2014 at 9 am. Victoria Findlay Wolf workshop!

Author of "15 Minutes of Play", Victoria will be teaching a class from 9 am to 4 pm on her technique for refreshing creativity and making "new material" with scraps. Email invitation will go out to MQ Members on September 3rd.

If you are interested in getting on the waitlist, please click here. When the new window opens click on the top right:"Add yourself to waitlist".

December Holiday Brunch - TBD

moon January 8, 2015 Meeting are a week late due to the first Thursday being New Years Day.


The 2015 Show will be in Duluth Minnesota June 11th to 13th, with classes starting on the 10th.


sun January 10, 2015


The 2015 Show will be in Duluth Minnesota June 11th to 13th, with classes starting on the 10th.

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.