The mission of the Patchwork Quilt is to provide a safe place for children and young adults that nurtures positive relationships, inspires hope and enhances their skills, talents and character development.
News and Updates

Patchwork Quilt Fall Newsletter

Click here to download the Patchwork Quilt Fall 2013 Newsletter (PDF)


PQ Thrives in New, Larger, Space

We are delighted to report that PQ’s home at Parkway United Church of Christ is working out great. Staff and scholars are loving the three levels of indoor space and it’s a treat to be able to play and/or work outside. The basketball hoop and large area for four square and other outdoor games is especially popular as a way to relax a bit before settling into the academic work of the day



PQ has 65 spots available in our 2013-2014 afterschool program and registration has begun. Families who wish to enroll their children should contact PQ as soon as possible to complete an application and schedule a meeting with After-school Coordinator Elwyn “Miss Winnie” McPherson.

The after-school program will begin on Tuesday, September 3 with PQ’s ongoing focus on reading, math, culture and social/life skills. Ready for School. Ready for Work. Ready for Life.


PQ Summer Program- June 17 – August 9 PLEASE JOIN US



Celebrating PQ Scholars 2nd Annual Event April 14, 2013

Fun was to be had by all!!!

Fun was to be had by all!!!


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PR for PQ

Dear PQ Board, staff, volunteers and April 14th event volunteers,

Delighted to share this Insight News story on PQ and the upcoming April 14th event.  Thanks to Karen Bowen and the event communications committee!

Please share this with friends and encourage everyone to come celebrate with us April 14th at the Capri.

All best,




Special Thanks!!

Our thanks to the Otto Bremer Foundation for another year of generous support. We’re grateful for your significant commitment to Patchwork Quilt and to the children we serve.


A Delightful Announcement!!

The Patchwork Quilt Board of Directors is delighted to announce that PQ will be moving in late May to Parkway United Church of Christ at Washburn and Lowry in North Minneapolis. The new site provides much needed additional space–both indoor and outdoor–and will enable PQ to serve more children. We will add our own eight week summer program beginning in June and will expand our after-school programming by 20% in the Fall. Ready for School. Ready for Work. Ready for Life!




Celebrating PQ Scholars Spring Event at the Capri Theater Sunday April 14, 2013

Friends of Patchwork Quilt: plans are beginning for our second annual “Celebrating PQ Scholars” event to be held at the Capri Theater on Sunday April 14. Please consider joining the planning committee. Great people, fun opportunities. First meeting at PQ on Wed January 16 at 4:30 p.m. Please be in touch 612-270-0923.

Thanks in advance