Carol Seibel, our friend, our quilting sister, our pal that is always ready to listen and a special lady with a smile that just says..."It's a good life!" Carol received her Angel Wings on Monday, January 19, 2015, after having fought a tenacious battle with ovarian cancer. She was an amazing wife, mom, sister, daughter and she never knew a stranger! In addition to just being a special person she was a beautiful quilter, enjoyed tatting and other needle arts. The members of the Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild as well as all who knew here will certainly miss her contagious smile but we know that she has already started a quilting group in the clouds and will always be watching over us. Carol had been making chemo caps and donating them to NorthStar Lodge and we would like to continue this in her honor. If you would like to make some you can click here for the pattern.
Quilt Show - May 15 & 16, 2015
"Quilts in the City"
The Guild is getting busy with the quilt show for 2015. This is our raffle quilt which will be shown around town between now and the show. We will try to post on Facebook where the quilt will be so you can get tickets. Remember that a portion of the money we make is donated to 'OHana for their Mammogram program.
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.