There are things happening with the Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild so you better get on board! Be sure to go to our NEWSLETTER & EVENTS page for information on our Block of the Month or also known as Lotto Block June 4th meeting. NEW!!! Block of the Month, October class with Marsha McCloskey and more!
Join us on October 15th at the Harmon Senior Center for a lecture and trunk show presented by Marsha McCloskey. We are so pleased to have Marsha with us as she is an accomplished quilter, quilt designer, author and more! We will start at 7:00 and Marsha will talk about her life as a quilter and show some of her amazing Feather Star quilts. See more information on the Newsletter & Events page.
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.