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Minnesota Quilt Project

Minnesota Quilt Project

The Minnesota Quilt Project (MQP) was created in 1987 as an independent organization. In 1998, it was designated as a permanent subcommittee of Minnesota Quilters, Inc., a state-wide quilt guild. MQP held "Quilt Discovery Days" throughout the state of Minnesota during the 1990's and documented over 4,000 quilts made before 1976. Extensive oral interviews with select quilt makers were also conducted and recorded. As a result of the documentation, photos, and research, the Minnesota Quilt Project wrote Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections to our Past published in 2005 by Viking Press. MQP continues to document quilts in museums, private collections, at community "documentation days" and at the Minnesota Quilters, Inc. Annual Quilt Show & Conference. Today, the organization has expanded its documentation efforts to include quilts made after 1976 and is encouraging today's quilt makers to participate in documenting their quilts for future generations.


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