Join Us!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild!  Our Guild currently has over 70 members and we would love to have you join our Guild!

 

Please note, in January 2023 meetings are moving to Wildwood Community Association. 4411 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, 

 

Benefits of Membership:
  • Your membership in the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild (CalMQG) includes membership in the national organization, The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG).

  • We enjoy a variety of events, including monthly meetings; sew-ins; workshops; retreats; donation quilting; and other swaps, challenges, and projects. 

Membership Dues for 2023:
  • $65 for a full year, joining between Jan.1 and Jun 30. 

  • $45 for a half year, joining between Jul. 1 and Dec. 31 

  • Dues include membership in the International MQG organization.

  • New members can join at any time throughout the year.

  • Renewing members, registration period begins in October.  Please renew before the December meeting, 2023, to be entered in a draw, and so that we have time to submit your membership information to the national MQG.

  • Membership term begins January 1, 2023, and runs through December 31, 2023.

Guest Policy - Updated July 2022:
  • Non-members who want to attend a meeting will be charged a guest fee of $10. That fee will apply to the guest's membership dues if they decide to join the guild within two months of the meeting. Guest privileges are available once per year.

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Ready to Register?
  • Click on the "Become A Member" button. You’ll see a form where we’ll collect your information, and then right away, send your e-transfer payment to the treasurer. This link is for both new members and renewing members.

  • First access, and discounted registrations to trunk shows and workshops with some of the top names in the modern quilting industry

  • Access to a group of talented, like-minded creatives who will inspire you 

  • A link to the CalMQG website 

  • Voting Rights 

  • Membership in The Modern Quilt Guild, which includes: 

    • Access to the MQG online community 

    • Access to monthly webinar series 

    • Access to free monthly patterns

    • Opportunities to participate in inter-guild swaps and challenges 

    • Discounted fees to enter MQG quilt shows

    • Discounted rates on conferences and events 

    • Priority and early-bird registration on conference and event admissions 

    • Discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors and affiliated companies 

    • Membership card 

    • Pin 

    • 10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases 

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"Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. 'Modern traditionalism' or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting."