Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild was started in 1996 by a group of ladies whose love of quilting and desire to share that love with others set the stage for the creation of the Guild. Like many things in Alaska, the area we serve is large and challenging. Our members come from many areas of the Kenai Peninsula, traveling far and wide to share our common bond.
We currently have just over a 100 members, representing a wide spectrum of quilting, from traditional to contemporary, and from inexperienced to master quilters. Due to our geographical challenges we only have two general membership meetings a year. Satellite groups in many areas of the Peninsula gather weekly or monthly.
Our general membership meetings, held in April and October, start at 10:00 a.m. and are held in the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Following the business meeting we have Show and Share where members share their current projects. This is followed by a wonderful potluck lunch hosted by the Central Peninsula members. After lunch, an educational program is offered which varies from meeting to meeting and is designed to motivate, inform, entertain and inspire.
As a Guild member there are many Guild sponsored events and information sources, which include:
- 2 General Membership Meetings
- Retreat: each February in Homer Alaska
- Classes: several times per year, classes are offered which are free or provided with Guild subsidies.
- Getting Ready for Christmas: on a Saturday each November member groups provide instruction on mini projects which could be used for Christmas gifts.
- Newsletter: quarterly newsletter with articles from around the Peninsula.