Mission Statement:
Our purpose is to promote an interest and
appreciation of quilting and fiber arts by
promoting high standards of design and technique.
We accomplish this by sharing quilting
information and providing educational opportunities.

Join Us at our Next Monthly Meeting

May 7, 2014
 6:30 pm
In the lower level of the
Peter White Public Library.

Have you been hesitant to try paper piecing?  Are you unsure of what type of paper to use?  What about thread and stitch length?  Is it hard to make up your own pattern pieces and when is the right time to remove the paper?

I love paper piecing because of the accuracy of even intricate patterns. There are a few little tips and secrets that I can share to guarantee a great looking finished product.

Our May speaker will be Chris Swenor. Chris will be teaching us about the art of
Foundation Paper Piecing. We look forward to learning more about the
techniques used is this form of quilting.

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 June:
At our June meeting our speaker will be Karen Wares who will be playing "Who Wants to Be a Quilter?" with us.This will be a spin off of the popular TV show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."Plan on having fun as we try to answer some common quilters questions.

Meeting dates for 2014:

January 8
February 5
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

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.

MCQA Established in 1978
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