We appreciate your continued support and patience during this transition period and with the final pieces now in place, we’re excited to announce that memberships for the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild Inc. (MMQG Inc.) are now open!
By becoming a member of this vibrant, enthusiastic and creative group of people you will receive the following benefits:
•You will be eligible to attend any meeting of the MMQG Inc. (fees may apply).
•You will be eligible to attend Guild events at member’s rates.
•You will receive priority registration to retreats and special events.
•You will receive voting rights (Associate members may not vote).
•You will be eligible to participate in Guild challenges and group projects.
•Access to the MMQG Inc. blog button for your website or blog page.
•Access to the MMQG Inc. member’s only Facebook group.
•Access to any benefits that MMQG Inc. can obtain or negotiate for its members.
•You will become a member of the official Modern Quilt Guild (based in the USA) and entitled to benefits as follows:
- Access to the Modern Quilt Guild website, which includes a social media hub that can be used at an individual, national and international level;
- You will able to easily communicate with other guilds and their members;
- You will be able to share photos, ask for advice from other members and find information about MQG challenges;
- Access to the MQG monthly webinar series;
- Opportunities to participate in inter-guild member swaps and challenges;
- Discounted entry fees for MQG quilt shows;
- Priority and early bird registration, and discounted rates on conferences and events;
- Discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors;
- Membership cards;
- Official member blog button;
- Membership pin;
- 10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases.
(Important note: The MMQG Inc. takes no responsibility for the MQG list of benefits – this is information provided by the MQG and may be subject to change without notice)
To apply, head to the Membership tab at the top of this page where you’ll find our online Membership application form and links to important documents. Once your application is approved, we’ll invoice you for a once-off joining fee of $15 plus the annual subscription fee (currently $50 per year with foundation members paying a pro rata rate of $25 for the remainder of the 2013-14 financial year, ending 30 June 2014).
After we’ve received your payment we’ll email you an invite to our Member’s only Facebook group where you can get involved straight away. Don’t forget to check out our calendar of sewing events to put in your diary – registrations for each event open on the first of the month prior to the event, eg, registrations for April events open on the first of March, and payments will now be taken through Trybooking. Also keep an eye out for your membership card and MMQG, Inc. fabric pack in the mail.
Not sure if you want to join? We welcome anyone to come to a total of two Sit and Sew Day/Evenings or meetings (with the exception of a General Meetings or Annual General Meeting) or a combination of both, as a visitor so you can experience some of what we have to offer. A Visitors Application form can be found under the Membership tab on the MMQG, Inc blog.
The current committee of MMQG, Inc. consists of a President – Louise, Vice President – Cathy, Secretary – Alissa, Treasurer – Andrea, and Ordinary Members – Maryjane and Mary-Anne. You’ll find us busy chatting and sewing at our sewing events, swapping ideas and tips with lots of laughter in between, and we love getting involved on our Facebook group and seeing all the inspiring, fabulous quilts and other works-in-progress that you’re working on. We’re really looking forward to meeting you and sharing all things quilty. For a little more information about who your committee are, please check out the Committee tab on the MMQG, Inc blog.
We’ve put together an Additional Information page to address any questions we anticipate you might have but if you have any other queries or would like further clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
From the Committee of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild, Inc., have a wonderful festive season and a Happy New Year. We can’t wait to see you at our next event!