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

  May Program: A Guild Favorite!
The May Program will be a Round Robbin with three stations. You won’t want to miss it as you will learn three new patterns or skills, thanks to members Barb Bennett, Alice Johnson and Tracey Cairati who will be our presenters.

Our group asked Tracey to teach us how to make the Temari Balls that she showed us back in January so she is ready to show you the procedure at her Round Robbin station.
Temari 手まり balls are a folk art form that originated in China and was introduced to Japan around the 7th century A.D. Temari are highly valued and cherished gifts, symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. Tracey will show you one of the simpler balls you can make. You may want to check out the website temarikai.com to see patterns and many examples. Or, google images of temari balls online.

Barb Bennett will teach us Bags from Bound Squares with two simple bag patterns. One is based on a traditional Indian carryall that was often made from recycled saris quilted together into utility squares. The other is a more modern twist. Both work well for fabrics that are so pretty you hate to cut them up into small pieces for quilt projects. She has samples made up in several sizes and will provide printed handouts.

Alice Johnson is teaching us Easy Charm Square Coasters. Need a quick little gift? Use 5 coordinating charm squares (plus one piece of flannel for a bat) and make an easy woven coaster. Make just one, or a whole set. Alice will have samples and show us each step. A set of directions will be available.

Don't miss our May Program!
Carol Luoma and the Program Committee

P.O. Box 411 Marquette, MI 49855
May, 2015
May 6, 2015
Community Room in the Peter White Public Library - 6:30 pm
All members welcome to attend Board Meeting, Dandelion Cottage Room - 5:30

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