membership

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Thank you for your interest in the Boston Modern Quilt Guild.  The BostonMQG is an inclusive group of quilters of all skill levels!   Membership is open to anyone interested in modern quilting.  We meet monthly, usually from 1-3 on the 3rd Saturday of each month, at the Fabric Place Basement in Natick.

Benefits include:
  • Free monthly guild meetings
  • Members-only retreats and sew-ins
  • Participation in challenges, swaps, exchanges, and other guild activities
  • Voting rights
  • Discounts at selected local fabric shops
  • Membership in the Modern Quilt Guild  (**see FAQ for timing)
Our 2015 membership will be $60 and runs from January 1, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.  To be compliant with the MQG, we must change our member year from a September 1 start to a January 1 start.

Members joining now have 2 payment options:

1)  Join through December 31st, 2015 at a discounted rate of $75.
2)  Join through December 31st, 2014 at a rate of $20.

Join now via the PayPal button below.


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FAQ

Q:  Do I have to join to attend a meeting?
A: No!  Except in certain circumstances where we have a special teacher or workshop our meetings are open to the public.  We encourage you to attend as a guest and see if we are a good fit before joining.

Q:  Does membership in the BMQG include membership in the national Modern Quilt Guild?
A:  Yes!  When you join the BMQG, your membership will also be updated by our treasurer into the global MQG member database.  Please note that this is a manual process, that is unfortunately not real-time.   We make every effort to update member data quickly, but if you expect to be enrolling within the next week in an MQG event that requires proof of active membership, please let the BMQG board know.

Q: I'm new to quilting, am I still welcome?
A: Absolutely.  Our members are passionate about quilting whether they are making their 1st quilt or their 101st.

Q: Do you teach quilting at your meetings?
A: Our meetings do not take the place of a beginning quilting class.  That said, most meetings do have a lecture/demonstration on a quilting related topic or specific technique and our members are always willing to share tips from their own experience.

Q: What is Modern Quilting?
A: This an often debated topic.  Generally modern quilts are characterized by the use of bold colors, improv piecing, use of negative space, or minimalist designs.  Our guild takes an inclusive view of modern quilting.  We have no rules about what is and isn't modern.  If you think you're a modern quilter we're happy to agree:-)

Still have questions?  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about membership.