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 December meeting is a potluck and the program will be presented by the Service Committee.
December Meeting Potluck Dishes to Bring
Last Name Begins With:
A to E Main Course Dish
F to K Appetizer/Bread/Chips
L to R Dessert
S to Z Salad or Side Dish
Note: Committee Chairman please plan on getting all of the items, you will need for January meetings, from the Depot during the December Membership meeting or Open Sew. We will not have access to the Depot during January.
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
Mary Thompson, Instructor
February 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$20 member/$60 non-member
Minimum number of students – 5
Maximum number of students – 10
Prerequisite: Must have a working knowledge of free-motion quilting.
This class will teach you how to choose a picture and then how to use special colored pencils to complete the picture. The Sunflower Pattern will be used in this class and Mary will provide each person with a copy. Free motion quilting is the final step in completing your quilt.
Class begins at 10 am. Please be at the Depot early enough to set up your work space. Remember to silence (or put on vibrate) your cell phone.
Start planning now for camp – it will help you get through the long winter months! The dates are April 30 – May 3, 2015 and the theme is “Scrappy and DONE”. Registration forms will be available in December and deposits will be accepted starting in January. There will be classes, a block exchange, a mystery, lots of time for open sewing, and so much more! Plan for learning about scrap management, using up your scraps, and finishing those UFOs! There will be something for all levels of quilters – from beginners to the pros.