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.
The May meeting is a Hawaiian Luau potluck.
May Meeting Potluck Dishes to Bring
Last Name Begins With:
A to E Salad or Side Dish
F to K Main Course
L to R Appetizer or Bread
S to Z Desserts
Along with our Hawaiian Luau theme we will be learning a Hawaiian quilting technique. We are requesting each member who wishes to participate to bring in a 16” square of light/ white fabric for the background. The guild will be supplying a 12” square of solid colored material for the applique piece. Or you can bring your own, if you wish. Also remember to bring sharp pointed scissors, needle, a marking pen and pins. Aloha.
"Bucket List" UFO project challenge begins January 8, 2015, with all projects completed by the June Guild Meeting. Bring a completed 3" x 5" index card to the January Meeting. Your card should be completed as pictured below.
Last Name, First Name
1. Project Name, Size, Color (Example: Puppy Love, Crib, Blues)
2. Project Name, Size, Color
3. Project Name, Size, Color
4. Project Name, Size, Color
At each monthly meeting, show your completed project(s) to the member sitting at the Education Table. Your completed project will be checked on your list and your name will be entered in the box for the drawing to be held at the July 2015 meeting.
Any member who wishes to participate will be given a fat quarter of batik fabric (Everyone gets the fat quarter from the same bolt of fabric.). Your fat quarter may be obtained by visiting the Education Table through September 2015.
Join the fun. Learn a new skill or add to your quilting knowledge. Following are the classes offered for 2015. More classes will be added as the information becomes available.
Class registration is $20.00 for guild members and $60.00 for non-guild members. You may sign up at the Education Table during Membership meetings and/or on the guild's website. Registration fees will be refunded only if the class is cancelled.
All classes begin at 10:00 am. Please be at the depot in plenty of time to get your area arranged. Remeber to silence your cell phone and take all calls away from the area.
Click on the names of the classes that are blue to see more information.
February 14 Coloring Your Quilt - Instructor: Mary Thompson - Class is Full
March 14 Half Log Cabin - Instructior: Gloria Snodgrass
April 11 Sew for Fair
May 9 Tips and Techniques - Instructor: Patty Mason 10:00 am (All supplies provided, bring standard sewing tools, thread, sewing machine)
June 6 Sew for Service
July 18 Stepping Stones (Judy Niemeyer Classic) - Instructor: Sharon Swieter
August 8 Two Technique Classes, Sashiko (morning) Broiderie Perse (afternoon) - Instructor: Bonna Downs
September 12 Fraternal Twins - Instructor: Linda Kau
October 10 Two Technique Classes, Quilt Panel Work and Crow Footing - Instructor: Judy Morrison
November 14 One Block Wonder - Instructor: Ree Moffitt
December To be announced
The 6-step Guild Mystery will begin January 8, 2015 and is intended for Guild members only. You must have your quilt completed (pieced, quilted, and bound) by the October 2015 meeting. This year all of the mystery steps will be posted on the Guild website (www.valleyquiltersguild.com or www.valleyquiltersguild.org.) and will be available, one step at a time, on the scheduled meeting day of each month, January through June. If you have trouble accessing the steps, please see one of the committee members or visit the Education Table for assistance.
Once again, we are being asked not to share any photos on any electronic device – no emails, no Twitter, no Facebook, etc. The designer uses this pattern as a mystery for other guilds and shops. Please abide by her request. Thank you!
Start planning now for camp – it will help you get through the long winter months!
Date: Thursday, April 30 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Theme: "Scrappy and DONE"
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.