“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.

"Actions Speak Volumes" by Judy Osbon

Upcoming Events

  • Eun-Kyung Suh: Dimensional Fabric Transformation
    Aug 22, 6:30 PM
    Zoom Presentation
    Eun-Kyung Suh will show sculptural vessel forms which she has been creating for over 10 years. She will share her inspiration source, Bojagi, a Korean traditional craft. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.
  • Laura Wennstrom:  Color & Fabric
    Mon, Sep 26
    Zoom Presentation
    Sep 26, 6:30 PM CDT – Sep 27, 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Laura will discuss artistic influences, sourcing secondhand materials, balancing art making with young children, and her creative process. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.
  • Judith Plotner: Blurring the Edges of Quilting, Painting and Printing
    Oct 24, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Judith's art incorporates her love of fabric and collage and her training as a painter and printmaker. She will take us on a journey from her early works to her current work. 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.