Our March speaker will be Kathryn Norton. Kathryn is the owner of Alley Kats Quilt Shop in Marquette. The Modern Quilt Movement -- a presentation about a new asthetic capturing the hearts of quilters and quilt designers everywhere. Examples of modern quilts will be shown as well as patterns, books, and fabric unique to making modern quilts. This should be an inspiring program and get us moving on making "modern" quilts.
The Marquette County Quilters' Association (MCQA) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the Community Room, lower level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front Street, Marquette, Michigan. Some months our meeting day changes due to holidays or inclement weather. Our meetings consist of a short business meeting including announcements and committee reports, an educational program, a social period plus a highly anticipated Show and Tell. We encourage guests to join us.
Looking ahead to April:
We are asking members of the Guild to make an Spring hat, either by starting from scratch or by decorating and embellishing a hat that you already have. Bring your hat to the April meeting and present it in the evenings "Fashion Show" of hats. This will be such fun and interesting to see how each of us decorate our Spring hats.
Meeting dates for 2014:
History of the Marquette County Quilters
In early 1978 a young Marquette boy was burned in a house fire. Silver Creek School Association parents decided to make a raffle quilt to help pay for the boy's expenses at the Ann Arbor Burn Center. They met in Mary Margaret Sloan's home. The workers enjoyed the time spent talking and sharing together about quilting and decided to organize a group to meet regularly. They arranged a meeting place and set a date for the first meeting of the Marquette County Quilters Association. Twenty enthusiastic quilters attended that very first meeting.
Members of MCQA have continued to meet and are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the art of quilting, patchwork, applique, and related fiber arts. Centered in Marquette, Michigan, our members hail from several counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. MCQA is a nonprofit organization whose members make and donate quilts to various charities, provide education on the art of quilting and host a bi-annual quilt show.
The MCQA Constitution & Bylaws were revised and approved in September 2011.
A complete copy of the document may be obtained upon request.
For further reading on the history of the Marquette County Quilters Association click here for a document compiled by one of the members.