About Us + Membership


We are a group of quilters and quilt-lovers in Victoria and lower-Vancouver Island who enjoy modern quilting. Our membership is open to anyone who likes modern quilts and wants to be part of a fun, like-minded group of people. We belong to the umbrella organization The Modern Quilt Guild. Check out our "Monthly events" page for more info about our meetings.

What is modern quilting? From the Modern Quilt Guild, 

"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."

Membership in MQG Victoria includes the following:
  • free monthly guild meetings
  • free fabric for challenges
  • membership in The Modern Quilt Guild 
    • opportunities to participate in MQG swaps and challenges, 
    • free webinars, 
    • a free quilt-of-the-month pattern,
    • a free block-of-the-month pattern,
    • discounts on MQG events, 
    • early registration for QuiltCon, and 
    • access to the MQG online community!
  • discounts at local fabric shops (Sawyer's Sewing CentreThe Calico Cupboard, and The Make House)
  • discounted registration for MQG Victoria workshops
  • voting rights
The annual membership fee is $40.00. An extra $3.00 will be added if paying by credit card at meetings or if paying via PayPal. 

Memberships run in two cycles: 1)from January to December each year. Renewal happens at the January meeting; or 2)from July-June. Renewal happens at the July meeting.
Any questions about becoming a member or member benefits can be sent to Marg at  membership@mqgvictoria.com
To become a member you need to submit a membership form and pay your dues. There are several ways to do this.
  1. At one of our meetings (cash, cheque, debit, and credit card accepted)
  2. Use the paypal link and bring a filled out form to your next meeting.
  3. Print our pdf membership form and send it and a cheque to: MQG Victoria c/o 3945 Saltair Road Ladysmith, BC V9G 2A7
And that's it! You're a member, and welcome to the guild!