Special Notice about dues!
Please remember to pay your dues, if you have not done so. If you believe you are eligible for Life membership, you need to let the treasurer and me and know. Once your 10 years of consecutive membership are verified and you’ve reached your 65th birthday, Judy will issue you a Life membership card and you will not have to pay dues. (However, you may make a donation J)
Only those who have paid their dues, or are Life members, will receive the next newsletter.
If you want to attend camp or retreat you must have paid your dues.
2013 Class Schedule
2013 Class Schedule is in the December 2012 Newsletter
2013 Class Schedule is in the December 2012 Newsletter
On a 3" x 5" card write your name on the top line.
List 4 of your UFOs (unfinished quilt projects) that you would like to complete by June 2013.
The list must include: name of quilt, description, size
When one of the quilts has been completed, bring it to a meeting, receive a punch on your Frequent Player Card, and show is to the membership at Show and Tell. You may show all of them at the June meeting or as you finish them. Attend the February Guild Meeting for more details.
At each meeting the Service Cart has various projects which can be taken home to be worked on [kits for quilt tops, borders to be sewn on, quilts to be quilted or tied, binding to be sewn on] and returned when done. Also, the Guild has a great stash of fabric which you can use to try a pattern of any quilt size, or to add to some fabric you have, to make a quilt top for donation to service. Please feel free to ask for help if you would like to select some fabric.
Thanks everyone for all you do for the service committee and for our community! It is all so very appreciated. In 2012 we contributed 206 quilts to community members and agencies and various fleece hats, shawls and wheelchair bags to folks at the Pioneer and Vet Home.
Open Sew ~ 10AM - 12 Midnight the 2nd Saturday of the month
The guild offers one Saturday a month, usually the second Saturday for all members where we get together and work on projects, service projects and classes are offered.
Education News ~ April's BOM, Classes, Events, Challenge
EDUCATION NEWS - Marcia Harlamert
April Block of the Month
Friendship Star Variation
Color 1 - Floral Color - Light Yellow
EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
Kanzashi Flower Challenge
Bring a project with a Kanzashi Flower on it and get a punch on your punch card. Ideas: quilt with 3 dimensional Kanzashi flowers, bag with Kanzashi trim, hair bow, head band, pillow,etc. If you need a refresher: GOOGLE Kanzashi Flower and you will find tutorials that will walk you through the construction.
Step #4 will be available at the April Meeting. Bring completed Step #3 to meeting to get a punch on your punch card. This is a 6-step Mystery. The completed quilts are due at the October Meeting. Please NO photos of any kind are permitted.
~ It’s not too late to participate!
Choose 4 of your unfinished quilting projects. List them on a 3” x 5” card and bring the card to the March Meeting. (See February Newsletter for sample of a completed card and guidelines.) All quilts must be completed by the June Guild Meeting.
Class Fees: $20/member and $50 non-member.
Class Fees for Visiting Teacher: $40/member and $80/non-member
April 11, 2013 Sundyeing/Printing - Ruth Simpson - Sew for Fair
April 13, 2013 - Saddle Creek Jacket - Betty Parks
June 15, 2013 Sew for Service
Service Committee News
The Service Committee is thankful that the Guild members continue to use their interest and talent to make quilts for the community residents. Last year we distributed 206 quilts. So far this year we have distributed 177 quilts and expect to distribute at least 200 total by year end. The most urgent Service Committee need at the present time continues to be for quilts to be quilted or tied. If you have a long arm machine or quilt with your sewing machine, please consider taking a quilt kit to work on. If you prefer to tie a quilt, we encourage you to do so.
The Service cart has quilts in various stages of “becoming” at the Guild meetings. Presently the need that we have is for tops to be quilted or tied. Kits contain a quilt top ranging from baby to queen size, batting, and backing. If you are willing to help, please let Dee Hurn know.
Our quilt inventory is low right now. If you have a UFO, perhaps this could be the time to finish it. Participate in 2 committee programs at once: Include your UFO to be donated as a Service Quilt on the Education Committee "card" as an item to finish by June and get credit on your punch card. THANKS TO ALL THE GUILD MEMBERS for all your support of the Service Committee in 2012.
Friends of Alaska CASA
All of the money that Friends of Alaska CASA (FAC) raises by means of the annual quilt auction and other events throughout the state is for the benefit of all CASAs and the children they advocate for in court proceedings. There are CASA Programs in Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai and Bethel, as well as a Tribal CASA Program in Barrow and Kenai, all of whom benefit from the money FAC raises. Valley Quilters’ Guild members are FAC’s largest supporter and instrumental in the success of the quilt auction by virtue of the extraordinary and gorgeous quilts you so generously donate. Your incredible quilt contributions are making a difference in the lives of all of the abused and neglected children the CASAs represent. Please give me a call if you have any questions – Debby Hudson is always ready to talk about CASA!
Rent a table at a guild meeting
If you wish to reserve a table for a meeting, please contact the Treasurer, , in advance to make arrangements. The cost is $10 per table per meeting; only 3 tables may be rented each month. No tables are rented in May, October, or December due to guild functions. You must contact the treasurer to reserve tables and must pay at the meeting or in advance.
Place an ad in the newsletter
If you’d like to place an ad in the newsletter: The prices are: $5.00 one line / $10.00 ¼ page /$15.00 ½ page / $20,00 full page. You need to pay the treasurer, , and then get your copy and proof of payment, to newsletter editor, .
Fons & Porter is offering the opportunity for Guild members to subscribe to five different magazines at the regular rate of $20/year/magazine. The Guild can keep $5 of each subscription, so it benefits the Guild and the member gets the magazine(s). Magazines include Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quick Quilts. This offer extends through August 31, 2012. It does not appear to be valid for renewal subscriptions. I will have subscription forms at the July and August Guild meetings for anyone who wants to subscribe.
The Valley Quilter Guild awards a grant to an Alaska teacher to assist in teaching a curriculum unit on fiber arts. The amount of the grant can range from $75 to $300, depending on the amount needed as specified by the teacher applicant. The Guild may award more than one grant in a calendar year, but the total amount of all awarded grants will not exceed $300. Teachers interested in applying for this grant must meet the .