Please print and complete out , and turn it in at the October meeting. Your input is important for planning education events.
Quilt Camp - May 1-4, 2014
Come to camp May 1-4, 2014. The sign-up sheet will be at the next meeting and you can send a email to me if you want to come. The theme is "The Beach, the cost is $185 plus being a current member of the guild. Hope to see you at camp.
Palmer Art Walk - November 9, 2013
Palmer Art Walk
We'll be participating in the Palmer Art Walk during open sew on November 9. The hours are 3 - 7pm. We will have our banners up in the entry, with brochures and information about the guild. It's a wonderful opportunity to showcase our guild and network with other organizations and businesses. The guild will also have left over fair inventory to sell to any willing buyer. If a VQG member wants to sell their own items, they can set up a table for $10, with a 15% commission going to the guild. We may continue to be part of the walk in 2014, if this month goes well. Kim Barr is the person to contact for more information on our participation: 631-0355
The Palmer Art Walk happens the second Saturday of every month, and is an opportunity to visit several businesses and organizations in the community. There is a different theme every month, and some businesses will offer featured artists or offer discounts. If you want to participate in the Art Walk, just stop by the Palmer Museum for a map and rules on the day of the walk. For info, check out and click on Local Activities to see the full line of venues and sponsors.
UFO Auction - First Ever!
*** FIRST EVER *** UFO Auction - November 7th, 2013
The November 7 membership meeting will bring you an opportunity to pick up an almost new, partially completed quilting project, i.e., a UFO. All those UFO donations that we have been collecting are now going to be available for sale. In order to accommodate the auction, we will be altering the meeting schedule as follows:
- 6:00-6:30pm social time and viewing of items; grab bags can be purchased at this time; Show and Sell available. *Your sign in number will be your bidding number. Be sure to pick up a paddle with that number. And, yes, visitors can participate, so bring a friend.
- 6:30-7:00pm VQG business meeting. No show and tell or Education Minute.
- SHORT BREAK
- 7:10-8:10pm - AUCTION
- 8:10-9pm - pay for auction purchases and grab bags, Show and Sell available.
We have Brad Webb of Webb Auctions joining us as auctioneer. I'm sure he'll show us how it's really done! Bring cash or check and your enthusiasm. Thank you to all who donated the wonderful items. The response was very generous. If this works out, perhaps we can do it again!
-UFO Committee, For more information, call Patty Livingston 746-2919 or Marcia Healy 746-4453.
The Grant Committee reviewed 8 applications for the Guild’s outgoing grant at their meeting Oct. 5th. *One grant applicant requested funds to purchase yarn to make knitted baby hats to be donated to charity. We were unable to provide any funds, but the committee is asking the guild membership to donate skeins of yarn to be given to this applicant. She prefers worsted weight yarn, but will accept any weight and any color. Partial skeins will also work, as long as there is enough to make a hat (from about baseball size balls & up). A box for the yarn will be in the entry at the Depot during the Nov. Membership meeting, and during the Nov. Open Sew.
Friends of Alaska Casa - Annual Quilt Auction, Nov. 30, 2013
Friends of Alaska Casa
17th ANNUAL SILENT QUILT AUCTION
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Here’s your friendly reminder that FAC’s annual quilt auction will be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 30th) at the University Center Mall in Anchorage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Quilt donation(s) of any size, shape, and theme can be brought to the September, October and/or November Guild meetings. Quilts can also be dropped off at Just Sew in Palmer, Sylvia’s Quilt Depot in Wasilla, Dina’s Cozy Cabin in Eagle River, and in Anchorage at The Quilt Zone, The Quilt Tree, and Seams Like Home. Deadline for quilt submission is Saturday, November 16, 2013, at noon. Valley Quilters’ Guild and many of its members have been and continue to be tremendous supporters of this annual event and each and every one of you are so very much appreciated! You can access the Quilt Donation Form at www.friendsofalaskacasa.org. I will also bring the forms to the Guild meetings.
I will bring the gorgeous 2013 Raffle Quilt, Eye of the Needle, made and machine quilted by two of our Guild members, Becky Rudisill (my terrific sister) and Nancy Rowland, to the October Guild meeting. As always, please do not hesitate to contact Becky at 349-1626 or me at 337-7990 or if you have any questions.
Debby Hudson, Quilt Auction Organizer
Big Stash Sale - November 7 & 9, 2013
Long time Guild member Diana Fraley’s big stash of fabric, notions and supplies, etc. will be offered for sale at the Palmer Depot on the following days. Thursday, November 7th from 10:30am - until 2:00pm, and on Saturday, November 9th from 10:30am – until 5:00pm.
Some items are:
- Fabrics (yardage & fat quarters), notions, wool, beads, buttons and books
- Threads for piecing, embroidery and decorative threads
- Crazy quilting embellishments, fabrics, beads, threads and laces
- Lampworking supplies including a kiln
- Jewelry making supplies
Cash or checks accepted.
Special Notice about dues!
The dues are $40 the first year, and $35 for annual renewal. To become a lifetime member you must be 65 years old and have paid dues for 10 consecutive years. 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 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 :)
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
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.
The committee distributed 18 quilts in June which included 3 to the new Habitat for Humanity House residents in Palmer. In July 16 quilts, in august 8 quilts and in September 12 quilts went to various community organizations in the Valley.
The Grant Committee has selected recipients for the Guild grants and Service participated by donating some service fabric to grantees.
Service has most of the youth Christmas quilts in inventory. They will be distributed after the November meeting. Bona has requested one Service Christmas quilt to be hung at the Sutton Library. Two service quilts were donated as fundraisers to My House, including one Christmas quilt. A total of 15 quilts and 4 fleece blankets were donated in October.
Fabric for Birthday Quilts and Service projects is always available for selection. Fabric for backing, as well as batting, is also available for all projects to be donated to Service. We have had many wonderful donations of fabric lately and have a good selection. *THANKS TO ALL members of the Guild for all your support of Service Projects. Our projects help support many other organizations in the Valley that provide for those in need.
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.
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, .
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 .