Membership FAQs

Can I be a guest at a guild meeting?

Yes! We’d love to have you join us. Visiting us for our regular membership meetings is free, but we do ask that you join the guild if you attend more than two meetings.

We also welcome guests for our meetings with guest speakers for a $5 donation to the guild, payable via Zelle or in person.

OK, I’ve decided that I want to join.
What’s the cost?

Our annual dues are $50 for the calendar year.  For those of you who discover us and join late in the year, you may be eligible for prorated dues.

Regardless of when you join, a portion of your dues covers your membership in our local guild and a portion goes to the national/international organization so you have full membership privileges to the Modern Quilt Guild.

What’s included in the Dues?

As an OCMQG Member you will join an energetic group of quilters who embrace and celebrate the modern quilt movement. You will also be able to:

  • Attend our monthly meetings (with a chance to win a door prize)
  • Attend our weekend sews
  • Participate in Guild Challenges
    • Participate in Monthly Block Lotto
  • Attend workshops and lectures at a discounted price
  • Attend Guild Field Trips
  • Attend Guild Social Events
  • Participate in Philanthropy Projects

When you join our guild, you are automatically joining the the Modern Quilt Guild as well; $15 of the dues go to the Modern Quilt Guild. As a member of the MQG you will get:

  • Access the MQG online community
  • Access to MQG’s monthly webinar series
  • Access to their free monthly pattern and block of the month
  • Opportunities to participate in inter-guild swaps and challenges
  • Discounted fees to enter MQG quilt shows
  • Discounted rates on MQG conferences and events
  • Priority and early bird registration on conference and event admissions
  • Discounted small business and personal insurance
  • Discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors and affiliated companies
  • Membership card
  • Enamel pin
  • 10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases

You may join The Modern Quilt Guild independently but in doing so would not automatically become a member of the OCMQG.

Do your members use any of the MQG perks?

Why, yes they do! They’ve viewed their webinars, downloaded free monthly patterns, participated in swaps & challenges. Oh, and have saved big money entering quilts to the annual show and attending the show, workshops, and lectures.

How can I pay for my membership, workshops, or guest lecture passes?

There are a few options to pay for your membership, workshop fees, or guest lecture passes.

1. Bring a personal check to our in-person meetings, made payable to “OCMQG”. Please note on the check what the payment is for.

2. Pay online via Zelle. Zelle is already in lots of banking apps and is a way to send money to the guild without fees on either end. Payments via Zelle should be sent to

Capital One Zelle Instructions

Chase Zelle Instructions

Schools First Zelle Instructions

US Bank Zelle Instructions

Wells Fargo Zelle Instructions

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