The Modern Quilt Guild is an organisation with branches all over the world. You can find out more about the Modern Quilt Guild, and modern quilting, here.
I definitely identify as a modern quilter. Before I found the modern quilting movement online, I wondered whether there was anyone else out there who wanted to make quilts like I did - light, bright, simple, and not much like the ones I saw in most quilting books and at local quilt shows (I totally respect the skills that go into making traditional quilts, but as a wide sweeping generalisation, they are not really my aesthetic). When I realised that what I wanted to do was called modern quilting, it felt like a big heavy door had been thrown wide open. Meeting other people online, and now in real life, who embrace modern quilting has really spurred me on to make more quilts, and experiment, and have fun with fabric.
Anyway, that is a long rambling way to get to my point, which is this - a few people I know are tossing around the idea of setting up a Wellington branch of the Modern Quilt Guild, and I would love to know whether any of my Wellington based readers would be interested. Leave me a comment with your thoughts - I would love to have some feedback to pass on when I catch up with this group next weekend. Thanks!!!