Plans are moving right along in preparation for the 2015 Quilt Show. For those of you traveling we want you to be close to the Convention Center and comfortable with dining and other things to do. We have secured a group rate at the Holiday Inn so just mention the quilt show when you call them. You can click on the link for their website...Holiday Inn welcomes Yakima Valley Quilters Guild! They are located just across the street so you can't get much better than that! We are looking forward to another beautiful show and seeing all of you there!
Our raffle quilt, "Yakama Trails", is a beautiful work of quilting art for which we are selling tickets for $1.00 each. Remember that a portion of the money we make is donated to 'OHana for their mammogram program and helping those that need a little extra help with expenses receive the care they need. If you would like to purchase tickets you may contact Ruth Lacy or Kathy Winters by clicking on their names.
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.