Capital City Quilters is a quilting guild located in Juneau, Alaska, which is intended to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, as well as to encourage fellowship amongJuneau’s quilters. Any person interested in quilting is welcome to become a member of the Capital City Quilters’ Guild. The annual membership fee is $35.
Fat Quarter is the Guild’s monthly newsletter. The Newsletter Editor distributes the Fat Quarter either electronically (email) or first-class mail by the 10th of each month. Deadline for submission of articles usually is the last Friday of each month.
Fund Raising: Dues, silent auction, raffles, and other small fund raisers support CCQ activities. Why does CCQ, a non-profit, need fund raisers? The CCQ Quilt Show is a gift to the community, and the Guild totally funds the cost to produce the Show. CCQ pays rent for space, tables, hanging frames, etc., to support the Show. Also, the cost of the CCQ website, mailing hard copies of the newsletter, Birthday Fat Quarters, renting space for UFO and the monthly meeting site, materials for charity projects, and bringing instructors for workshops are either fully funded or subsidized by CCQ. CCQ also funds other events and projects through the year. CCQ keeps the cost of dues down with fund raisers.
Instructors: At the direction of the Board, the Education Committee brings in quilt instructors from out of town. These are generally people who have become well-known for their quilt work and/or techniques and ideas. The guild also utilizes our local talent to share skills and techniques. Guild members have first preference in taking these classes and workshops, however, often non-members also can sign-up.
Judy Hopkins Education Fund (JHEF): The late Judy Hopkins was an internationally known quilt designer and instructor. She also lived in Juneau/Douglas and was an active member of the CCQ Guild. Her family generously donated Judy’s quilting materials to the Guild, resulting in a garage sale that started the JHEF. Judy supported the Guild in many ways, and was a strong advocate for CCQ supported workshops to teach tips and techniques. The Guild set aside funds from the garage sale, and continues to add to the JHEF with various fund raising, to subsidize activities that provide opportunities for quilters to learn and enhance quilting skills.
Meeting Times and Places: The Guild’s business meeting is held from 10:30 AM to Noon on the third Saturday of “uneven months”, although this is subject to change. Members meet at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Mendenhall Loop Road. Check the CCQ website Calendar to confirm date, time, and location. Visitors welcomed. (No meeting held in December.)
Retreats: At the direction of the executive board, the Guild may sponsor a quilter’s retreat. Retreats usually are at the Shrine of St Therese, and scheduled over a long weekend. Interested members can attend for part or all of the retreat, and quilt to their heart’s content. The cost of the retreat is based on the cost of renting the facility and dividing it equally by the number of people attending.
UFO stands for UnFinished Objects, and is a time when members can get together to work on whatever project they wish. UFOs are generally scheduled from 9:00AM to midnight on one Saturday (usually the third Saturday) each month, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Check the Calendar to confirm the date. Members can come for whatever portion of that time they wish to visit with other members and/or to work on individual projects. Occasionally CCQ offers small classes or other events during UFO; participation in these events is optional. Visitors welcomed.