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.
Challenge 1 - 2016 BOM
The 2016 blocks of the month have been revealed to be the "disappearing" kind, I challenge you to make at least one quilt or wall hanging of any
size from one or more of the block patterns.
You can use any colors and variations you
like. Each completed quilt entered will get one chance in a drawing for a prize.
The more you make, the better your chance at winning.
In addition, the person who makes the largest number of quilts for the challenge will win a prize.
Deadline: December 1, 2016 member meeting.
The Service committee issued a challenge to collect a birthday quilt from each member, with a drawing at the end for a $50 gift card from one of the local shops.
Why not enter the president's challenge, possibly winning a prize, then donate the quilt to
Service for a chance to win that drawing, too?
Challenge 2 - QUILTS THAT MATTER
Donate a quilt from your heart to someone special. This should have personal meaning to you or the person you give it to. Maybe a friend or relative in need of comfort for whatever reason.
The timing of these kind of quilts cannot always be controlled, so bring the quilt or a picture of it to any meeting this year, but no later than December 1, 2016.
There will be a drawing for a prize at the December 2016 meeting.
Escape from your daily lives for four 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 Sunday Breakfast/Lunch. 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 12 - Fraternal Twins AKA Boston Commons Paired – Instructor: Linda Kau (Back due to popular demand) Location: Palmer Nazarene Church
July 7 – Mock Mola – Cathy Miller (The Singing Quilter) Location: Palmer Depot, 10:00am - 5:00pm
July 9 – Notan – Cathy Miller (The Singing Quilter) Location: Palmer Depot, 10:00am - 5:00pm
September 8 – Susie Weaver, Parts is Parts Lecture (Monthly Meeting) Location: Palmer Depot, 7pm
September 8 - Susie Weaver, 2 Fabric Bargello Location: Palmer Depot 9:00am - 5:00pm
October 8, 2016 - Instructior: Kathy Buirge - Small Projects Class Location: Palmer Depot, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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.