This episode is a special edition interview. I was contacted by the owner of the Instagram account “Quilters Without Leaders” to speak on the topic of the MQG, the now-famous Derivative post and the current events of guilds voting to leave National Modern Quilt guild. We mainly focus on the role national MQG has played since coming into power and what effect it’s having on the membership and other quilters interested in the modern quilt movement.
Many current and past members have felt bullied by the MQG and are unable to speak out against them without being anonymous. It’s a shame that there isn’t a useful dialogue at times and that like many other guilds, National can be just as cliquish as anything else. I chose to facilitate this interview as I feel it is an important discussion to have regarding the future of “modern quilting” and how National is setting its sights on controlling what the modern quilt movement is and looks like.
Want to speak to QWOL anonymously about things that you’ve experienced dealing with local and national Modern Quilt Guilds? You can e-mail here here: firstname.lastname@example.org
#theMQG may have retracted their blog post about #beingderivative but don’t believe the hype! The #quiltpolice are alive and well. Their marketing director is looking up #derivative in the thesaurus right now!! Let’s stand together against this bullshit organization! WE ARE #theQWOL ! #boycottMQG A photo posted by MQG ex-pat (@quilters_without_leaders) on