Member News

MCQ members regularly take part in exhibitions and events, receive recognition for their work, and are represented in online and print communications.

Current and upcoming events

  • Debbie Boyles, Carol Mashuga, Suzanne O’Brien, Mimie Pollard — “Perspectives: Four contemporary fiber artists” October 1 – 29, 2017
    Unity Church-Unitarian Parish Hall | Opening reception Friday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.
  • Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker — “Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Emerging Fiber Artists,” September 5 – October 21, Textile Center
  • Gwen Schagrin has a show of small art quilts through October at Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis.
  • Peggy Wright’s show “Color & Touch,” runs through October 22 at Gallery 1639, 1639 Larpenteur Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, M–F, 8:00 am–4:30 pm. She also has a show at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, October 29 to December 29.
  • Jane Ellison is a participating artist in the St. Paul Art Crawl, Oct. 13-15. She’s in the Northern Warehouse in the lower level with Lowertown Underground Artists. She will be there on Friday and Saturday.
  • Ann Ribbens work has been accepted into these juried exhibitions: “Stories in Stitches,” Redwing Arts League, month of September; “Quilt=Art=Quilt,” Schweinfurth Center for the Arts, Auburn, NY, month of October; “Honoring Our Veterans,” Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA, month of October
  • Carol Egan’s “A Walk in the Garden,” Southwest Minnesota State College, Marshall, MN, January 8 – February 16, 2018

2017 Minnesota State Fair

Goodwill Hunting by Nancy Condon

Goodwill Hunting by Nancy Condon

Six members had work juried into the 106th Fine Arts Exhibition

  • Debbie Boyles, Urban Detritus, Minnesota Quilters Award
  • Nancy Condon, Goodwill Hunting, Fourth Place
  • Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Alchemy, Second Place
  • Peg LaSota, Farewell Daytons
  • Ann Ribbens, Urchins
  • Peggy Wright, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, Honorable Mention

Seven members received awards and recognition in the Creative Activities competition (download the full list here):

  • Debra Archer
  • Jane Ellison
  • Sunny Klein
  • Kristen Lawson
  • Zeeda Magnuson
  • Betsy Shannon
  • Wanda Shelton

Member websites and blogs

Debbie Boyles Textile Art — showcases Debbie’s work, shows and exhibits.

Carol Egan’s Giraffe Dreams is a blog which is mostly quilt-related, with a mish-mash of other things mixed in, including book reviews.

Nancy Eha’s Bead Creative contains information about her bead embroidery classes and items that she sells. It also includes a gallery and blog.

Susan Stein lists Susan’s classes and studio coaching subjects, shows lots of her quilts, and includes some short essays.

Peggy Wright’s Ruby Wings: Playing with color is my passion, and to indulge that passion, I make art by hand-painting on and dyeing fabric, printing, freehand machine stitching, and hand stitching.

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