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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

  • Kit Vincent: Capturing the Magic of Broken Color
    Mar 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Kit is best known for large, innovative quilts featuring textured lines with the illusion of rough colorful brushstrokes. She will share her processes, techniques and materials. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button. To attend as a guest, see About Us.
  • Deborah Boschert: Stitching, Symbols, Signature Style
    Apr 24, 6:30 PM
    Zoom Presentation
    Deborah shares her most recent art quilts and talks about developing her own personal style. She will include tons of examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.
  • Gwen Westerman: Listening to the Land
    Mon, May 22
    Zoom Presentation
    May 22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Join us as we learn more about Gwen's background, textile art, and her Poet Laureate role for MN. In her presentation, "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
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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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