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“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
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Upcoming Events

  • MCQ Drop-in Gatherings at the Textile Center
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 13
    Jun 13, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Minneapolis, 3000 University Ave SE #100, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Informal social time with show and tell. Second Tuesday each month through the summer, 1 – 3 pm: June 13, July 11, and August 8.
  • Susie Monday: Digital Beyond Photos
    Mon, Jun 26
    Zoom Presentation
    Jun 26, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Susie Monday shows how, with the use of an iPad, computer or other tablet (even a phone), quilt artists can move beyond photographic reproduction into artistic filters, drawing and painting and amazing patterns.Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet?Click "Join MCQ" button.
  • Gwen Westerman: Listening to the Land
    Mon, Jul 24
    Zoom Presentation or at the Textile Center
    Jul 24, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation or at the Textile Center
    Join us on Zoom or at the Textile Center as we learn more about Gwen's textile art, and her MN Poet Laureate role. In "Listening to the Land" she will share her artistic inspiration and deep connection with the land. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ." button

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.

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"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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