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 Vally Quilters Guild proudly presents the 2016 Raffle Quilt, The Beauty of the Blocks. The quilt is 89" x 103". The quilt was made by the members of the Valley Quilters Guild and quilted by Ruth Simpson. Drawing day will be Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2016 at 2:00pm, at the Alaska State Fair, Valley Quilters Guild Booth. Proceeds benefit the Guild's education programs.
Tickets are $3.00 and can be purchased at Just Sew in Palmer and at the Valley Quilters Guild booth at the Fair. The quilt is curently hanging in Just Sew.
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.
All classes begin at 10:00 am. 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
July 9 – Notan – Cathy Miller (The Singing Quilter) Location: Palmer Depot
September 8 – Susie Weaver, Parts is Parts Lecture (Monthly Meeting) Location: Palmer Depot
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
COLLAR GIFT BAG
One 10” square for front
Three 8” x 10” rectangles for back and lining
Two 5” squares for collar
Two 12” pieces of ribbon for handles
Three or more buttons
The Valley Quilters Guild of Palmer, Alaska, accepts applications for its annual grant monies between August 1 and September 30 each year. If you are a certified Alaska teacher, now is the time to look over the criteria and application so that you might be inspired to incorporate fiber arts into your plan for the spring semester of the current school year!
The Valley Quilters 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. Teachers interested in applying for this grant must meet the criteria.
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.