What is Happening This Summer?
July 15, 2015 - This is our summer schedule so we will be meeting at the Harman Center at 5:30 pm in the back classroom. This is a sew night and a potluck so come on out, bring a project to work on and have some fun visiting with guild members!
August 15, 2015
We will be heading to Portland for the day to enjoy the QUILT!KNIT!STITCH! event at the Oregon Convention Center.
August 19, 2015
Everyone is invited to our August 19th meeting to meet and learn from Judy Johnson with Threadmongers. Judy will be bring thread for purchase so bring your checkbook too! Judy is encouraging us to bring our projects or fabric from our projects to match thread to. She has a huge variety of types and colors this is a great opportunity to stock your thread stash.
NANCY LEE CHONG
Excitement is in the air at the YVQG! We are looking forward to having Nancy Lee Chong as our guest speaker and instructor in October 2015. Nancy's specialty is traditional Hawiian quilting and you can link to her website on our Newsletters and Events page to learn more about her style of quilting, patterns, DVD's and more.
We now have a Facebook page under Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild. Go to the page and click "Like" and you will get our posts on your Facebook page. You can post pictures of your projects and/or comments.
The Yakima Valley Quilters' guild was founded in 1983 and started with approximately 40 members. The group has grown to a present day count of around 100 members. Our purpose is to foster the art of quilt making through sharing and teaching, sponsoring workshops, demonstrations and quilt shows. We are a non- profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of quilting and other needle arts through education and community service.
Many hundreds of quilts have been made by the guild and directly donated to local charities including YWCA Battered Women's Shelter, Yakima Memorial Hospital Neonatal Unit, Epic Crisis Center, Northstar Lodge, Buddy Bags through Voices for Children. Other quilts made by members are auctioned at our biannual show. Our first quilt show was held in June 1984 and we continue to present our quilts for all to share in our shows.
One of our proudest moments is when we donate a large portion of the monies earned through raffle ticket sales and our silent auction to women in our valley in the form of "gift certificates" through 'OHana Mammograms. Read more about this on our Charities page.
The purpose of this organization is to preserve and continue the traditions, culture and history of quilting; to promote fellowship among interested persons in all aspects of quilting; to contribute to the knowledge of and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; to sponsor and support quilting activities through charity; to encourage quilt making and collecting; and to contribute to the growth of knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns and quilt makers through educational meetings and travel.