Contributed by Patti Dubler
During this year’s big Who Let the Girls Out event, the public will be able to get a glimpse of some local valley talent thanks to the women who belong to the Valley Quilters Guild. Their quilts will be displayed all over Palmer inside the participating businesses and malls. The VQG ladies will also be offering some hands-on projects you’ll be able to join in.
At the Downtown Palmer Plaza, you can participate in an old fashioned Sewing Bee - sewing stitches into a quilt that will become one of the 200-230 quilts that the Valley Quilters Guild donates to various organizations in the valley each year.
There will also be a beautiful quilt made by the VQG that will be raffled off, so come purchase a ticket – you may be the winner! And, if you are already a quilter, the VQG will also have a Fabric Swap table! Just bring in a one-yard or ½ yard piece of high quality 100% cotton quilting fabric and you can swap it for another of the same size. They’ll also accept pre-cut quilting fabrics such as unopened charms and jelly rolls.
The Valley Quilters Guild was formed in 1985 and currently has about 200 members. They offer monthly meetings and quilting classes, and there are over 600 books in their lending library to share. They have quilt retreats and quilt camp every year as well as an “Open Sew” for members once a month at the Palmer train depot.
We hope you participate in this year’s Who Let the Girls Out and enjoy seeing the many quilts that will be displayed throughout Palmer. For more information about VQG, please visit their website at www.valleyquiltersguild.com.