Valley Quilt Guild

Marysville – Yuba City est.1982

The Valley Quilt Guild has a membership with a multitude of skills. Our goal is to have fun, learn new things, help our community with community service, and quilt, quilt, quilt!

2024 Opportunity Quilt:

The Colors of the Valley

“Colors of the Valley,” the 2024 opportunity quilt, was designed and pieced by Colleen Pelfrey. The photograph in the center was printed on fabric and beautifully quilted by Km Buzolich, and the binding and sleeve were sewn by Eileen Milligan. The use of the photograph in the middle, The Buttes and the Blossomed River, was generously donated by Jeremy Vesely our of Paradise CA. (jeremyvesely.com) The quilt measures 60″ x 60″, and will be raffled off on March 10, 2024 at the end of the quilt show.

If you would like to buy opportunity tickets for this quilt, and support an organization that donates quilts to foster kids, cancer patients, veterans, dialysis patients, and others in our community (one ticket for $1, six tickets for $5) please contact any guild member.

The 41st Annual Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show  is happening on March 9 & 10, 2024 at the Yuba –Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave. in Yuba City, CA.  The hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. The theme is “Colors of the Valley”.  Our featured quilter is Mary Marusin.  There will be over 200 quilts, including red, white and blue quilts made and donated by guild members to be given to local veterans to honor their service to our country.  They will be displayed on the “Avenue of Valor” at the show, and presented to their recipients at the end of the show.  There will also be a display of challenge quilts. Come enjoy the quilts, as well as vendors, demonstrations, food and raffles!  We have one of the best basket raffles around. And while you are wandering the show, look up to see all the windsocks from our previous shows!

Entry is $8.  Parking is free.


Featured Quilter for the 2024 Quilt Show

Hello my name is Mary Marusin. Welcome to “The Colors of the Valley” quilt show. I’m thoroughly honored and excited to be your featured quilter. I was born and raised in Yuba City with five brothers and two sisters. My Mom always had a sewing machine set up and scraps of fabric to play with. Making Barbie clothes by hand was my first start of loving to create by cutting and sewing the pieces together.
In seventh grade my sisters and I joined the local 4H club. My first class was learning the basics of sewing and I continued taking classes learning to make clothes with very patient and talented teachers. I still remember the orange Kettle cloth skirt with double stitching and getting a first place at the Yuba Sutter Fair. After 4H it was on to high school and home economics. Many dresses were made on a weekend to wear to school on Monday.
When I was young our family traveled to Missouri to visit our parents families. I remember seeing the quilts my grandmother made and having them on her beds. She was my inspiration. She would give my Mom beautiful quilts over the years. We still have her quilts and cherish them. But in 1983 I was wanting to make a quilt for my two year old daughter’s bed. Yuba College was offering quilt classes and I signed up. This is how my journey in quilting started and I still have her well used and loved quilt.
Several years later I joined the Valley Quilt Guild. This gave me the opportunity to meet fellow quilters and making long lasting friendships through our love of quilting. Quilting with others on Sew Days and retreats has been a wonderful experience. I found out what BOM was and have been hooked. This means Block of the Month. Maybe not just one block but several and at the end of a year the blocks are put together in a quilt. This is how I came to love Sampler quilts. In 2007 I became part of the Calendar Girls group and we made and exchanged blocks with each other and created our own design. They are some of my most loved quilts.
I love sharing my quilts with family and friends. My husband, three children and seven grandchildren are the light of my life and will have many quilts to say Mom or Grandma made this for me. Have an
enjoyable day looking at all the beautiful quilts!

 

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Past Quilt Shows

2023: Land That I Love
2022: Traditional with a Twist
2021: Dancing with the Stars
2020: Journeys
2019: Heart and Home
2018: Rhapsody in Red

News and Events

Attention Visiting Quilt Guilds

If you are interested in bringing your Opportunity Quilt to one of our meetings please contact Terry Nugent to schedule a visit.

Contact

Terry Sparks Nugent
webmaster@valleyquiltguild.com

Mailing Address
Valley Quilt Guild
P.O. Box 1463
Yuba City, CA 95992