The mission and purpose of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild is to provide a community based on common interests, building friendships, sharing inspiration and educating each other with a focus on modern quilting. The guild supports and encourages the growth and development of modern quilting through art, community building, and education.
The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild was founded in 2009 by Mary Pustejovsky, with support in the first year of officers Beth Kovacic, Sue Ryan, Ebony Love, and Sarah Shulman.
Photo: CMQG Member Swap mini quilt by Emily Lang
The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination of all types. All participants deserve to feel safe and respected at our events and within our online community.
This commitment applies to us all regardless of age; gender; sexual orientation; race; color; ancestry; ethnicity; language; place of origin; immigration status; socio-economic status; education level; political beliefs; religion (or lack thereof); ability; size; appearance; quilting style/experience; or any other characteristic that makes us each unique.
We expect our members, invited experts and guests to: Act with kindness. Respect differing viewpoints. Treat all with equality and dignity. Encourage a robust exchange of ideas. Be welcoming to others. Provide support and encouragement. Operate from a place of non-judgment.
We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, personal attacks or hateful comments.
Membership comes with many benefits: a monthly newsletter, charity projects, sew-alongs, VIP sign-up opportunities for workshops, the option to gather for our spring and fall retreats, and free admission to all meetings, including guest speaker presentations (previous speakers include Jacquie Gehring, Mary Fons, Heidi Parkes and Chawne Kimber, to name a few).
Members also gain access to the benefits of belonging to the international Modern Quilt Guild, including monthly learning opportunities and early bird registration to QuiltCon, our annual conference.
Photo: QuiltCon 2020 Charity Quilt designed by Laura Hartrich