Countdown to Maine Quilts 2017!
July 27-29, 2017, Thursday – Saturday
Preview night Wednesday night
Come Join Us!
Our Friday Night Lecture is with Philippa Naylor, teacher from England.
“Award Winning Quilts. Secrets for Success” Philippa tells you all about her quiltmaking journey, starting with the tiny hand sewn dolls’ dresses she made as a child through to what is in her sewing machine right now - and everything else inbetween! Find out about the inspiration, the materials & techniques and the stories behind each piece of work. Everything you wanted to know about making original quilts for exhibition is illustrated, in detail, in this “Quilter Tells All” lecture.
Dinner is $28 including the lecture. Ticket may be purchased in advance on your Workshop and Event Registration Form with a deadline of July 24.
She is teaching three workshops for us:
- Contemporary Curved Piecing, Wednesday and Thursday, 2 day.
- Precision Piecing – Friday
- Piping and Binding – Saturday morning; http://www.mainequilts.org/Quilt_Show/T3-Naylor.html.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Philippa discovered a love of sewing and knitting as a child. After training to be a clothing designer she worked in industry for five years designing lingerie for Courtaulds Clothing. After this she moved to Dhahran Saudi Arabia with her husband Peter. Here she set up a business making bespoke wedding and evening dresses.
A chance meeting, in Saudi Arabia, in 1996, led to a short quilting course.
Philippa combines her technical expertise and designer training to produce intricately pieced, appliqué or whole-cloth quilts which are heavily machine quilted often utilizing trapunto. A great advocate of the Bernina brand Philippa says that once you have a machine of a good quality it is not about the machine but about what you are prepared to do with it. There is no magic to any of this. Persistence is the key!
Philippa has had great success in quilt shows in both the UK and America, and won many prizes - notably the AQS ‘Bernina Workmanship Award’ with "Pop Stars" in 2002 and AQS 'Best of Show'' with "Lime Light" in
“Star Sign” won ‘The Pfaff Award for Machine Artistry’ at the IQA show in Houston TX in 2007, same award being won again in 2008 with "Flower Power". This quilt went on to win the 2009 AQS Bernina Workmanship Award and is the third quilt Philippa has in the collection of American National Quilt Museum in Paducah Kentucky. She is the only non American to have more than one quilt in the collection of the Paducah National Quilt Museum.
Philippa's evening outfit 'Scarlett's Crimson' won first place in the 2013 Houston International Quilt Festival 'Wearable Art' category. This was a return to Philippa's clothing roots and she was delighted that her first ever garment entry toured the USA in 2014 with the International Quilt Association.
In 2014 'Appliqué Mastery' was published. This second book contains completely new material and has an extensive appliqué and finishing technique section and also a full sized pattern with complete instructions on how to make your version of Philippa's award winning quilt 'Bird By Bird'.
In 2004, after living in Saudi Arabia for fifteen years, Philippa returned to Yorkshire and is enjoying the opportunity to teach more widely. www.philippanaylor.com
Maine Quilts July 27 – 29, 2017
Preview night Wednesday, July 26
Show days changes to Thursday – Saturday
Questions about Maine Quilts? Contact Callie, Maine Quilts Coordinator at email@example.com
“Breaking News! Extra! Extra! Maine Quilts is adding Jamie Wallen and Harriet Hargrave workshops on Wednesday, July 26.”
Did you want to register for Invisible Machine Appliqué with Harriet or “Mystical Feathers” or “Mystical Florals, Leaves or Vines” with Jamie? Now you can join us for these repeated workshops on Wednesday.
** see Maine Quilts’ Teachers and Workshop Registration page for more information.
Send your complete registration form to Workshop and Event Registrar, 234 Montello St., Lewiston, ME 04240 and join us.
Dresden Saucers - PTQG Raffle Quilt
“Dresden Saucers” is a 94” by 94” hand appliquéd and hand pieced quilt made by Linda Throckmorton, Cutler, Maine, with 180 Dresden Saucers and many red penny sized yoyos surrounding a center filled with red roses and green leaves. Each section of the Dresden Saucer is different (1440 pieces) and from fabric before 1993. Linda started this quilt in 2007 and finished this year. Betty Bell, Hope Chest Quilting, Auburn, Maine, custom quilted it with her Gammill long arm. The center has free hand swirls. There is a fleur-de-lis motif within each Dresden Saucer. The borders are quilted with a cathedral windows design. It is truly a wonderful 40th Anniversary quilt and an heirloom for anyone to own.
Tickets will be available at our January Member’s meeting with Chapter packets to pickup. Floater tickets will be mailed in January also. Contact Ruth Alexander at 207-865-4740 or 71 Desert Rd., Freeport, ME 04032 for additional tickets.