Thank you for your interest in the Boston Modern Quilt Guild. The BMQG is an inclusive group of quilters of all skill levels! Membership is open to anyone interested in modern quilting.
- Free monthly guild meetings
- Members-only retreats and sew-ins
- Participation in challenges, swaps, exchanges, and other guild activities
- Voting rights
- Discounts at some local fabric shops
- Membership in the Modern Quilt Guild (**see FAQ below, for timing)
Use the PayPal button below to join the BMQG for 2017.
Dues are $60 for the entire year and includes membership to the national Modern Quilt Guild (benefits include national fabric challenges, free patterns, discounts to QuiltCon, etc.) as well as Boston MQG benefits including free programming.
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 have varied skill levels and areas of expertise, whether they are making their 1st or 101st quilt. However, we are all equal in our passion for quilting and love to share/learn from one another!
Q: Do you teach quilting at your meetings?
A: Our meetings do not take the place of a beginning quilting class. That said, many 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 is a hotly debated topic! Generally. modern quilts are characterized by the use of bold colors, improvisational 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.