The Valley Quilters Guild, Inc. was formed in 1985 to promote quilting in the Matanuska Valley. We currently have a membership of over 200.
Our main objectives are service to our community and the education of quilters. We serve the community by donating quilts to organizations and groups that approach us with their needs. Our members also let us know of needs in the community.
Valley Quilters Guild General Membership meetings are held at the Palmer Railroad Depot on the FIRST THURSDAY of EVERY MONTH with social hour begining at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted. Most meetings last approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hrs, depending on the program and how many show and tell projects are shown! Each meeting includes a fat quarter and Block of the Month drawings for paid members only.
Escape from your daily lives for four or five fun days at the Valley Quilters Guild Retreat. Scheduled twice a year at the secluded and picturesque Camp Maranatha, come enjoy all the quilting, talking, food and fun! Work at your own pace on whatever you want for however long you want. We have early risers and night owls. People who just relax and those who sew sew sew! Make a new friend and enjoy seeing all the beautiful quilts being created.
Rooms are double occupancy with private bathrooms in a two story building with two large sewing rooms. Lunch and dinner is provided at the nearby dining hall, bring breakfast items and snacks as desired. You will need to provide your own food for Thursday lunch and all Breakfasts. Please bring food items that do not need to be cooked, i.e., muffins, fruit, cold cereal etc. There is a microwave and a refrigerator available in the downstairs sewing room. We usually have some extras from the dining hall and goodies made by the members.
Class times vary so please check the class description and the times listed below. All classes begin promptly, so please be at the depot in plenty of time to get your area arranged. Remember to silence your cell phone and take all calls away from the class area. All class participants are asked to clean their work-space and put away the tables and chairs they used. Thank you for your assistance.
Class registration is available at the Education Table and on the guild website. Registration fees vary so please check the class despcriptions and/or website shop. Registration fees will be refunded only if the class is cancelled.
Visit the guild website for any information on the offered classes. Descriptions, supply lists, and photos of the projects will be available on the website as soon as they are received.
March 11 - 10:00am - 4pm- Convergence, Ree Moffit, Location: Palmer Nazarene Church
May 13 – 10:00am - 2pm- Half Log Cabin, Gloria Snodgrass, Location: Palmer Nazarene Church
August 11 & 12 – Times and Class to be announced, Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway, Location: Palmer Depot
November 11 - 10:00am - 2:00pm - Free Motion Quilting, Jeannie Snodgrass, Location: Palmer Nazarene Church
Date: Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017
Theme: A Girl's Best Friend
Location: St. Therese's Camp, 7180 Twin Lakes Drive, Wasilla
$185 for Valley Quilters Guild members
$185 plus guild dues for non-Valley Quilters Guild members
Deposit at time of registration is $75 – Balance due by March guild meeting
Following is a brief summary of camp. Upon final payment of costs, you will receive a complete packet with more detailed information, class options, and directions to camp.
It’s time to re-enroll in the Community Rewards program at Fred Meyer. The ―new year of
giving starts July 1. You have to re-enroll if you want to continue to support the Guild in this
manner. . Your participation in this program during the last year and a half has brought in
over $1,100 to the Guild.
1. Go to: FredMeyer.com/CommunityRewards
2. Click on: Link your Rewards Card Now (Located in the middle of the page)
3. Log in
4. Type Valley Quilt then click on the Search button
5. Click on the circle (radio button) in front of Valley Quiters Guild Inc #92277
6. Click on Enroll
7. Next the Account Summary window will appear. Your Community Rewards designation is located at the bottom of the page.