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

Faye Hoch will be our speaker on Perspectives on Quilting: The Difference and Similarities of Traditional, Contemporary and Modern Quilts.

Presented by Faye Hoch: We have more choices than ever before. With quick access to many fabrics and quilt designs, the market seems flooded with choices. Learn how to view quilts and the fabrics you select in a new way. See what style of quilt fits the people in your life and their lifestyles. Faye Hoch will walk you through how all three kinds of quilts use design and quilt patterns to their advantage. This lecture will give you an education and understanding of how and why things are changing in the quilting industry.


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

Meeting at 1 pm at Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 NE, Willmar MN.

We'll be off to Willmar Minnesota with stops at quilt shops and our destination is the Willmar Community Center. We'll have lunch at noon and our meeting will start at 1 pm; our speaker will be Mary Chalmers and she'll speak about her 15 award winning quilts. We're offering box lunches for sale.

[ There will NOT be a regular saturday meeting at our normal location. ]

Members received an email invitation. 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 if you desire.

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.

For more information click here.

Mary Chalmers:


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:!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