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.
All classes begin at 10:00 am. 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 ($20 member/$60 non-member) is available at the Education Table and on the guild website. 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 12 - Fraternal Twins AKA Boston Commons Paired – Instructor: Linda Kau (Back due to popular demand) Location: Palmer Nazarene Church
May 7 – Small “GIfty” Projects – Instructor: Kathy Buirge - Luggage Tag, Key Chain Card Holder, Scrap Catcher - CANCELED
July 7 – Mock Mola – Cathy Miller (The Singing Quilter) Location: Palmer Depot
July 9 – Notan – Cathy Miller (The Singing Quilter) Location: Palmer Depot
September 10 – To Be Announced
The Education Committee hopes that many Valley Quilters will decide to participate in the Roosting Robin Challenge for 2016. The ending product will be a quilt just for you. This finished quilt may even qualify you for the President’s challenge of a “special quilt” or for the Service Challenge for 2016.
What, you ask is a “Roosting Robin”? Well, a roosting robin is just what the title suggests, it is a “Round Robin” but the quilt NEVER leaves your home, it “ROOSTS” with you. For those who have never heard of Round Robin or Roosting Robin, this is a challenge to use some sort of center medallion, maybe an orphan block or a very special piece of fabric; and build your quilt one round at a time around this special center piece. So, get ready to join the FUN
Select a center medallion for your quilt