"Actions Speak Volumes" by Judy Osbon


“We foster creativity by welcoming the art quilting community to learn, share and inspire.”


Minnesota Contemporary Quilters (MCQ) is an affiliated guild of the Textile Center. We provide monthly programs to our 100+ members, showcase a traveling exhibit (virtual in 2021), and foster community through special events, retreats, and small groups.


Upcoming Events

  • Susan Purney Mark: Sacred Cloth
    Mon, Jan 24
    Zoom Presentation
    Jan 24, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    See how many of the world's religions use fabric, thread and textiles in their rituals, ceremonies and beliefs. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.
  • MCQ Black Friday Sew-In
    Nov 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST
    Whether you’re working on Christmas projects or starting something new, Black Friday is a great day to focus on your quilting. Join your MCQ buddies via Zoom for camaraderie, inspiration, and motivation.
  • Gloria Loughman: The Quilted Landscape
    Mon, Nov 22
    Zoom Presentation
    Nov 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    Have you thought about making a quilt to capture your memories of a special place? Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.

What We Do

Members try their hand at felting during one of our programs


At Minnesota Contemporary Quilters, we are dedicated to providing inspirational and informative programs each month.

"Starlight" by Jan Schmidt

Exhibit Art

Each year we offer a challenge to members and their entries become an exhibit. The 2020 exhibit is Graphic Interpretations.

Peace Camp Art Reception at Plymouth Congregational Church with Lillis Taylor


Members connect at events, workshops, retreats, and small groups. Join MCQ to access these benefits.

"If Once You Have Slept on an Island" by Judy Osbon
Membership Benefits

Monthly program meetings, 4th Monday of the month, January - November

Bimonthly e-newsletter


Lending Privileges at the Textile Center Library


Early registration for workshops, retreats, and special events


Access to Members Only section of the website


Fun and friendship — we offer a great way to meet other contemporary quilters.

Small groups — members self organize into affinity groups for fellowship and sharing.

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Guest Registration


We offer a guest pass to a monthly meeting for $10.