About the MQG

The MQG developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The founding guild was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs and the Internet, word spread quickly of the fun they were having and soon guilds started popping up everywhere. The MQG is a nonprofit corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) status.

The MQG is a 501(c)(3) member association.

The Modern Quilt Guild seeks to foster a vibrant and inclusive organization built on encouragement and mutual respect, where all feel welcome. We support the participation of all who are interested in the growth and development of modern quilting and we value the diversity arising from differences that make us who we are.

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Aberdeen Area MQG

Aberdeen, South Dakota

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Alabama River Region MQG

Montgomery, Alabama

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Albemarle MQG

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Albuquerque MQG

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Ancaster MQG

Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

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Ann Arbor MQG

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Augusta MQG

Augusta, Georgia

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Austin MQG

Austin, Texas

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Bainbridge Island MQG

Bainbridge Island, Washington

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Baltimore MQG

Baltimore, Maryland

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Barrie MQG

Ontario, Canada

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Baton Rouge MQG

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Bay of Quinte MQG

Ontario, Canada

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Bellingham MQG

Bellingham, Washington

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Berkeley MQG

Berkeley County, South Carolina

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Bloomington-Normal MQG

Bloomington-Normal, Illinios

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Boise MQG

Boise, Idaho

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Borders MQG

Melrose, United Kingdom

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Boston MQG

Boston, Massachusetts

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Boulder MQG

Boulder, Colorado

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Bozeman MQG

Bozeman, Montana

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Brisbane MQG

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Calgary MQG

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Cambridge MQG

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Cambridgeshire MQG

Cambridgeshire, UK

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Canberra MQG

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Capital Area MQG

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Capital District MQG

Albany, New York

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Central Connecticut MQG

Central, Connecticut

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Central Florida MQG

Wildwood, Florida

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Central Indiana Akoma Ntoso MQG

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Central Iowa MQG

Des Moines, Iowa

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Central Jersey MQG

Pennington, New Jersey

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Central Ohio MQG

Columbus, Ohio

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Central Oregon MQG

Bend, Oregon

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Central Virginia MQG

Richmond, Virginia

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Central Washington MQG

Wenatchee, Washington

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Charleston MQG

Charleston, South Carolina

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Charlotte MQG

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Chicago MQG

Chicago, Illinois

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Cincinnati MQG

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Coastal Carolina MQG

Coastal, North Carolina

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Corvallis MQG

Corvallis, Oregon

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Dallas MQG

Dallas, Texas

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Delaware MQG

Delaware, United States

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Denver Metro MQG

Denver, Colorado

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Detroit Area MQG

Detroit, Michigan

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Dhahran Oasis MQG

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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Dutch MQG

Rijswijk, Netherlands

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Eastern Oregon MQG

Eastern, Oregon

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Edinburgh MQG

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edmonton MQG

Edmonton, Alberta ,Canada

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Emerald Coast MQG

Crestview, Florida

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Essex County MQG

Essex County, Canada

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Eugene MQG

Eugene, Oregon

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Fort Collins MQG

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Fort Worth MQG

Fort Worth Texas United States

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Franklin MQG

Franklin, North Carolina

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Fraser Valley MQG

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

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Fredericksburg MQG

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Gainesville MQG

Gainesville, Florida

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Glasgow MQG

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Grand River MQG

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Grand Traverse Bay MQG

Traverse City, MIchigan

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Greater Atlanta MQG

Atlanta, Georgia

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Greensboro MQG

Greensboro, North Carolina

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Greenville MQG

Greenville, South Carolina

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Gulf Coast MQG

South East Houston, Texas

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Hampshire MQG

Hampshire, United Kingdom

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High Country MQG

Boone, North Carolina

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Houston MQG

Houston, Texas

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Hudson Valley MQG

Hudson Valley, New York

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India Modern Quilt Guild

Mumbai, India

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Indianapolis MQG

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Inland Empire MQG

San Bernadino, California

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Inland Northwest MQG

Spokane, Washington

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Ithaca MQG

Ithaca, New York

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Jacksonville MQG

Jacksonville, Florida

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Jersey Shore MQG

Ocean Grove, New Jersey

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Juneau MQG

Juneau, Alaska

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Junior MQG of Broward County

Broward County, Florida

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Kamloops MQG

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

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Kansas City MQG

Kansas City, Kansas

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Knoxville MQG

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Kyiv MQG

Kyiv, Ukraine

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Lake Superior MQG

West Duluth, Minnesota

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Lancaster MQG

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Las Vegas MQG

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Lawrenceburg MQG

Lawrenceburg, Indiana

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Lethbridge MQG

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Lincoln MQG

Lincoln, Nebraska

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London MQG, Canada

London, Ontario, Canada

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London MQG, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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Long Beach MQG

Long Beach, California

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Long Island MQG

New York 11768 United States

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Los Angeles MQG

Los Angeles, California

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Lynchburg Modern Quilt Guild

Lynchburg, Virginia

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Madison MQG

Madison, Wisconsin

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Maine MQG

Lewiston, Maine

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Maritime MQG

Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Canada

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Marthas Vineyard MQG

West Tisbury, Massachusetts

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McKinney MQG

McKinney, Texas

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Melbourne MQG

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Memphis Area MQG

Memphis, Tennessee

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Mexico MQG

Querétaro City, Mexico

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Minneapolis MQG

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Missoula MQG

Missoula, Montana

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Montreal MQG

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Mt Battie MQG

Mount Battie, Maine

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Munich MQG

Munich, Germany

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Music City MQG

Franklin, Tennessee

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Nampa MQG

Nampa, Idaho

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Nanaimo MQG

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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Nelson MQG

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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New Hampshire MQG

Amherst, New Hampshire

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Niagara MQG

Ontario, Canada

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North East MQG

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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North Jersey MQG

Montclair, New Jersey

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Northampton MQG

Northampton, Massachusetts

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Northeast Ohio MQG

Cleveland, Ohio

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Northwest Arkansas MQG

Rodgers, Arkansas

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Oahu MQG

Oahu, Hawaii

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Okanagan MQG

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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Oklahoma City MQG

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Omaha MQG

Omaha, Nebraska

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Orange County MQG

Orange County, California

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Orlando MQG

Orlando, Florida

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Ottawa MQG

Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

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Oxfordshire MQG

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Palmetto MQG

Longtown, South Carolina

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Peninsula MQG

23669 United States

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Pensacola MQG

Pensacola, Florida

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Philadelphia MQG

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Phoenix MQG

Gilbert Arizona 85297 United States

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Piedmont MQG

Warrenton, Virginia

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Pittsburgh MQG

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Port Macquarie MQG

Port Macqaurie, Australia

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Portland MQG

Portland, Oregon

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Prince Edward Island MQG

Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Princeton Sankofa Stitchers MQG

Princeton, New Jersey

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Quiltersgilde MQG

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Regina District MQG

Wolseley, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Roanoke MQG

Roanoke, Virginia

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Rochester MQG

Rochester, New York

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Rocket City MQG

New Market, Alabama

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Sacramento MQG

Sacramento, California

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Salt Lake MQG

Salt Lake City, Utah

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San Angelo MQG

San Angelo, Texas

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San Antonio MQG

San Antonio, Texas

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San Diego Metro MQG

San Diego, California

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San Diego MQG

San Diego California United States

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Sao Paulo MQG

Sao Paulo Brazil

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Sarasota MQG

Sarasota Florida United States

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Saskatoon MQG

Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada

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Seacoast MQG

Stratham Massachusetts United States

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Seattle MQG

Seattle Washington United States

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Shoreline Connecticut MQG

New Haven County, Connecticut

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Silicon Valley MQG

Milpitas, California

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Snohomish MQG

Snohomish County, Washington

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South Bay Area MQG

Santa Cruz California United States

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South Florida MQG

Palm Beach County, Florida

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South Sarasota MQG

Sarasota Florida 34231 United States

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South Sound MQG

Olympia Washington United States

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South West MQG

West Buckland TA21 9NA United Kingdom

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Southern Appalachian MQG

Murphy North Carolina United States

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Southern Connecticut MQG

Westport, Connecticut

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Space Coast MQG #1

Brevard County, Florida

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St Louis MQG

St Louis Missouri United States

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St. John’s MQG

St. John’s Newfoundland A1C 4A8 Canada

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Sydney MQG

Sydney New South Wales Australia

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Tacoma MQG

Tacoma Washington United States

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Tasmanian MQG

Tasmania, Australia

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Toronto MQG

Toronto Ontario Canada

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Triad MQG

Winston-Salem North Carolina United States

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Triangle MQG

Chapel Hill North Carolina United States

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Tucson MQG

Tucson Arizona United States

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Tulsa MQG

Tulsa Oklahoma United States

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Twin States MQG

Westminster, Vermont

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Vale of Glamorgan MQG

Wales, United Kingdom

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Valley MQG

Los Angeles County, California

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Vancouver MQG

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

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Ventura MQG

Ventura California United States

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Victoria MQG

Victoria British Columbia Canada

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Washington D. C. MQG

Washington D. C. District Of Columbia United States

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West End MQG

Mississauga Ontario Canada

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West Virginia MQG

Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Western North Carolina MQG

Western, North Carolina

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Wichita MQG

Wichita Kansas United States

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Winnipeg MQG

Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 6B1 Canada

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Wollongong MQG

Wollongong New South Wales NSW 2516 Australia

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The MQG Board of Directors

Heather Kinion
Chair of the Board

Region 3 Representative

Vikki Gray
Treasurer

Karin King

Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Aleeda Crawley

Greg Stewart

Region 1 Representative

Mary Anne Williams
Secretary

Region 2 Representative

Candy Parker

Region 4 Representative

Frances Silverman

Region 5 Representative

What region are you in?

Region 1

Alaska
Arizona
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Utah
Washington

Region 2

Colorado
Idaho
Kansas
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Texas
Wyoming

Region 3

Alabama
Arkansas
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Region 4

Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Vermont
Virginia

District of Columbia

Region 5

Rest of the world

Meet the MQG Staff

Want to reach out to the MQG? Do you have a specific question and are curious about whom to ask? Reach out to our staff or board members. The staff is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization, and the volunteer board is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization.

If you have issues with your or your guild’s membership or the website, email info@themodernquiltguild.com. If you’re not sure who to contact, any general inquiries also sent to that email address will get forwarded to the appropriate staff member. 

Karen Cooper

Executive Director

Elizabeth Dackson

Director of Events

Amanda Hines Bernay

Director of Partnerships

Jennifer Fisher

Office Manager

Darci Read

Digital Experience Manager

Kelsey Bellmore

Events Assistant

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Modern Quilting Defined

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.

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