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


Attached is a copy of the proposed By-Laws with revisions for your
review prior to the April 1 meeting.  The bylaws have been revised to accurately reflect our group's organization, core function,
responsibilities and privileges, and the stated priorities of the
members. Please review and be ready to vote at our April meeting.

Please click here to view the proposed By-Laws of
Marquette County Quilters Association.

Meeting dates for 2015:

January 7
February 4
March 4
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 1
August 5
September 2
October 7
November 4
December Holiday Party Date to be Established

Regular Monthly Meeting
July 1, 2015
6:00 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Program:
Gift-Giving Projects

Bring your sewing machine and plan to do a project or two or three that could be given as a Christmas gift. 
Most projects require a machine and
small amounts of fabric and batting. 
EvAnn says “Bring scrap material
that coordinates with each other.” 

Project Choices!   Choices!   Choices!!!

(1) Casserole cover, useful for potluck dinners like this one!
(2) Potato baking bag for the microwave, yields fluffy baked potatoes quickly
(3) Three Pocket Folded Bag that Barb Bennett showed in the May Round Robbin.  Bring your pattern from the May meeting if you have it! Bring your machine, fabric, batting, and basic sewing supplies.  Also, cutting your two fabrics squares, sandwiching them with batting, and pinning as desired ready to sew will speed up the process. If unsure of the final size you want, make the squares big (28" square makes a 13" wide finished bag). You can cut it smaller before or after quilting the layers. I will have example bags there.  Barb Bennett
(4) Magic coasters....bring fabrics, machine +basic sewing supplies.  My coaster project - picture, supplies and directions - is on the website under Programs.  You will also need a sewing machine, thread, scissors, and rotary cutter and board.  If you don’t have flannel and/or would rather use a thin batting, that will work also. Bring enough fabric to make a set of four or six coasters.  Once you have done one, you can do them quickly!   Alice Johnson
(5)  Handy Mesh Tote Bag.....great for quilt gift giving or use at the beach.  You should bring a piece of fabric, at least 42 inches by 16 inches.  Bring your sewing machine and thread. All else will be provided.  Karen Wares
(6) Wallet with sections including area for a check book - pattern is available 
(7) Table runner taught by EvAnn, can be Christmas fabric or other fabric, contact EvAnn Johnson for details, bring machine, fabrics, basic sewing supplies
(8) Beaded snowflake taught by Ann Pillote, no machine sewing required, supplies provided.

P.O. Box 411 Marquette, MI 49855

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.  

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

Welcome to Marquette County Quilters Association