Each September, we invite the public to the Great Alaska Quilt Show, a two-day quilt-fest in which members can show off what they do – their skill, artistic ideas, and love of quilting. It is also a major fund-raising event for the guild with a quilt raffle and the Small Treasures Silent Auction.
The Great Alaska Quilt Show is a major undertaking, with well over 100 member-made quilts on display, plus 50 or more Small Treasures in the silent auction. In addition we have a featured quilter, exhibits of comfort quilts and teddy bears with quilts, satellite group creations, wearable art, and demonstrations. Such a show needs several committees and work teams, and we strongly encourage all members to participate, not only by showing her or his own quilts or by donating Small Treasures, but also by helping the show committee with event activities. Volunteer activities include tasks such as: hanging quilts during set-up, setting up and/or staffing special displays, staffing show tables, selling raffle tickets, performing white-glove duty, working as greeter, demonstrating quilting skills, helping with take-down, etc. This show is held in the ConocoPhillips Atrium in downtown Anchorage, 700 G St.
Small Quilt Auction is a fundraiser for the guild, where small quilts (30” x 30” or smaller) are placed in a silent auction. We encourage each member to make and donate at least one item to the auction each year.
The raffle quilt, made by a member or a small group, has fine workmanship, a creative theme, visual excitement and is prominently displayed. Members sell tickets in advance as well as during the quilt show. The raffle quilt drawing is a highlight of the second day of the show.
2020 show dates are Sept 19-20, 2020.
The 2020 Great Alaska Quilt Show will be jammed packed with all kinds of neat quilts.
- it's the 40th Anniversary of ALCQ; historical items of events of when and how the guild will be displayed.
- quilts commenorating the USA’s 19th Ammendment to the constitution - Women’s right to vote
- quilts from the 2020 Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle challenge