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.
Looking for a last minute, quick gift for someone special? Here is your chance to make that gift. Each project can be made in 2 ½ hours or less. Register for class at the Education table during the October, November, or December guild meetings. Supply list and class preparations directions will be available at that time.
When: December 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Guild Member Cost: $20
Non-Member Cost: $60
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