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 @ 7 PM with social hour begining at 6:30, 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 October Membership meeting is our Annual Meeting which will consist of elections for open board positions, our annual potluck, a presentation by the Historian, and a presentation on the new VQG website. This is also the first meeting you can pay dues for 2015! Please check the list to find out which dish you should bring!
Annual Meeting Potluck Dishes to Bring
Last Name Begins With:
A to E Appetizer/Bread/Chips
F to K Dessert
L to R Salad or Side Dish
S to Z Main Course Dish
In addition to these activities, the Mystery Quilt tops are due for showing and a drawing! Bring your beautiful finished tops!
Fair Booth committee will also have their drawing for prizes for those who donated items to the fair booth (need not be present to win) and this is the last meeting to sign up for October's Retreat which will be on October 16th-19th!
The Valley Quilters Guild of Palmer, Alaska is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its annual grant. We accept applications for the grant monies between August 1 and September 30. 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 this 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.
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 near by dining hall (the first day is only dinner and the last day is only a brunch), bring breakfast items and snacks as desired. 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.
We also provide ironing boards, cutting tables and mats.
October 2014 Retreat
Sign-up: Now thru October's membership meeting or until all of the 32 spots are taken. Sign-up at the monthly meetings after paying the deposit or the whole retreat fee. You can pay your deposit or fee in person by check made out to "Valley Quilters Guild" or cash at the monthly meetings or mail a check. Make sure to fill out an Application so we have your contact information and preferences.
Guild Members Cost: $75.00 now to hold your spot. Total: $185.00 for the retreat
Non-Member Cost: $225.00
Theme: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend.
When: (arrive) 11am Thursday, October 16th thru 2pm (pack up) Sunday, October 19th
Where: Camp Maranatha
Mile 1.5 Horseshoe Lake Rd
Big Lake, AK 99652
Questions: Contact the Retreat Committee