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August 18th, Scrap Therapy: Seven Steps and More
Free to all, public is welcome, limited to room capacity.

Joan Ford's one-hour Lecture/Trunk Show title is Scrap Therapy: Seven Steps and More. Subject matter will surround the books Scrap Therapy, Cut the Scraps!; Scrap Therapy, Scraps Plus One; and When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters.

The show will be held, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., at St. Michael's Catholic Parrish, 432 E Fireweed Ave in Palmer.


August 18, Stained Glass
This pattern is included in ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One!
Advance preparation includes fabric selection and cutting. Supply List.
Class Fee $60.00 for non-VQG members, $40.00 for VQG members.

Where: St. Michael's Catholic Parrish, 432 E. Fireweed Ave in Palmer

When:  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


August 19, Versatile Nine Patch (Elsa"s Prayer Quilt)
A project using the concepts from ScrapTherapy. This lap-sized quilt, perfect for a prayer quilt, was inspired by the intricate door in the animated Disney movie “Frozen.”
Supply List
Class Fee $60.00 for non-VQG members, $40.00 for VQG members.

Where: St. Michael's Catholic Parrish, 432 E. Fireweed Ave in Palmer

When:  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2017 Mystery Quilt Icon3This is an Education Committee project. The piecing is easy and the blocks are large so it makes a good sized quilt with fewer blocks.  It makes a beautiful Christmas quilt if you want to use Christmas fabrics, or a nice quilt for juveniles if you want to use a themed fabric as your main fabric (Superman, Disney, etc.). The possibilities are endless. A new step will be available on the first of each month. You are encouraged to finish your quilt to show at the October 2017 meeting. We would like to see as many finished projects as possible.

Sign up at the January, February, and March meetings by turning in a 3 x 5 note card listing 11 UFO’s you want to finish in this year. Please be very specific as to color, size, design and technique on the list as these should be projects already started and not something that is just in the planning phase.

At each monthly meeting, starting in February, bring completed projects from your list to the education table to be checked off your Bucket List.

There will be a drawing at each meeting for a $15 Gift Certificate. You will have 1 chance in the drawing for each completed project you turn in each month. You may turn in more than one project at any meeting.

There will be 11 drawings throughout the year. If there are no projects completed in any one month, that month’s prize will be presented in the next month. The final month to turn in projects is December 2017.

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 11 - 10:00am - 4pm- Triangular Convergence, Ree Moffit, Location: St. Michael's Catholic Church
May 13 – 10:30am - 2:30pm- Half Log Cabin, Gloria Snodgrass, Location: Palmer Nazarene Church
August 18 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stained Glass, Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway, Location: St. Michael's Catholic Parrish, 432 E. Fireweed Ave in Palmer
August 19 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Versatile Nine Patch (Elsa's Prayer Quilt), Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway, Location: St. Michael's Catholic Parrish, 432 E. Fireweed Ave in Palmer
November 11 - 10:00am - 2:00pm - Free Motion Quilting, Jeannie Snodgrass, Location: Palmer Nazarene Church

Please join us in the monthly fat quarter drawing. Each member is encouraged to bring 1, 2, or 3 fat quarters each month. Drop your fat quarters at the designated table on the left side of the building when you arrive. Make sure you write your name on the form provided, remembering, 1 name for each fat-quarter. The more participants, the more winners we can have. A fat quarter measures 18” x 20-22”.

The blocks and colors shown below make up the 2017 Block of the Month program for the Valley Quilter's Guild in Palmer, Alaska. Click on the block names or photos to go to the block instructions. This grouping of blocks is made up of star block designs from Missouri Star. All links go directly to the blocks on their respective websites or open a YouTube video. Written instructions are linked below the block images.

2017 BOM 
At the 2016 December Membership Meeting, the Education Committee presented the 2017 Blocks of the Month in a special program. All blocks and quilts were made by the Education Committee. You can see pictures of this fun event in the Education Gallery.
Each month you can make up to two of the designated block or two sets if the pattern creates two blocks, to submit for the monthly block drawing.
This year the block sizes vary each month! All submitted blocks must equal the unfinished size listed under each block.

January - 4-Patch Star (video)


Text Instructions

Unfinished Size - 16 1/2"
Background- Off White
Color - Multiple Bright Colors

February - Love Notes Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 11"
Background - Tone-on-tone White
Colors - Scrappy Pinks and Reds 

March - Sweet Stars (video)


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Unfinished Size - 11 1/2"
Background - Black
Star - Plain, Bright Colors

April - Studio Star (video)

04-April-1 04-April-2

Text Instructions (coming soon)

Note: You'll get 2 blocks of opposite colors with this pattern

Unfinished Size - 10 1/2"
Background - White
Color - 2 Reproduction or Small Print

May - Missouri Star Block (video)


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Unfinished Size - 23 1/2"
Background - White
Color - Light, Medium, and Dark Greens

June - Quatrefoil (video)


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Unfinished Size - 12"
Background - White
Small Squares - Dark and Medium Green
Center - Dark Purple
Sides - Medium Purple

July - Under the Stars (video)

07 July 1

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Unfinished Size - 13 1/2"
Background - White
Colors- Various Blues and Reds

August - Wonky Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 10"
Background - White
Color 2 - Bright Color (patterned or plain)

September - Double Square Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 11"
Background - White or Off White
Colors - 4 Fall Colors

October - Ribbon Stars (video)


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Unfinished Size - 12"
Background - Cream
Color 1 - Brown
Color 2 - Light Blue
Color 3 - Dark Blue 

November - Friendship Pinwheel (video)


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Unfinished Size - 18 1/2"
Background - Cream
Colors - 2 Medium Fabrics and 1 Dark Fabric

December - Serendipity Stars (video)

12-Dec-1 12-Dec-2 12-Dec-3

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Note: You'll get 1 block and 2 extra mini blocks with this pattern

Unfinished Sizes - Large Block 12" and Small Blocks 7 3/4"
Lights- White, Gold or Beige
Mediums - Greens
Darks - Green, Blue or Black
Large Triangles - Eight 5" squares of various reds


September Membership Meeting

Things to Bring

  1. Name Tag
  2. Fat Quarter - Browns
  3. Block of the Month
  4. Service Items
  5. Bucket List

September Newsletter Submission Deadline:  August 16, 2017

September Block of The Month

09 Sept

September Fat Quarter - Browns

View 2017 Blocks of the Month

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