Organized in 1974, NMQA is an educational organization whose main purpose is to stimulate a greater interest in quilting, in its membership and in the community at large, by providing information about quilting and by providing instruction and training to people who are interested in the art of quilting. The proceeds from our annual Balloon Quilt Raffle support NMQA programs. NMQA operates a 501(c)4 corporation with a team of volunteers.