To say that the members of Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild are devoted to the age-old art of quilting would be an understatement.
Members of the guild are passionate about creating and sharing works of art that are functional as well as beautiful.
The Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild was organized in 1979 to promote quilting in the Fairbanks area. Whether a quilt collector or quilt maker, people will find something interesting at the guild’s monthly meetings and various events.
The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and knowledge of quilts and quilt making.
The guild welcomes everyone from beginners who want to learn more to experienced quilters. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Faith Baptist Church, 910 Chena Pump Road.
Meetings include guild business, special presentations, discussing plans for classes and events, show and tell of members’ work, refreshments and socializing.
Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild hosts exhibits at the Tanana Valley State Fair and the Bear Art Gallery in Pioneer Park Civic Center, as well as hosting workshops and lectures. The guild also donates lovely and functional quilts for victims of house fires, children at Stevie’s Place and families who are grieving from the loss of newborns.
Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild mission is to support and develop programs and activities which enhance the knowledge and appreciation of the fine art of quilting, to encourage the preservation and utilization of Alaska’s quilt resources and to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, history and quilt makers through education.
“The support of KUAC quilting programs helps us to accomplish our goals,” said Nancy Junk, president of the guild.
To learn more about the guild, visit cfqgalaska.org.