January 2022 Members’ Meeting Canceled

Once again, the PTQG General Board has decided to cancel the next Members’ meeting in January. Our concern for safety of our membership in light of the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 has forced our hand. I hope everyone can socially distance, wear a mask, wash their hands and stay safe!

  •  Members will be voting for the 2022 PTQG Budget by ballot in the February PWP. Please vote! 
  • Look for our February Patchwork Press with lots of information about Maine Quilts and also on our website, www.mainequilts.org after February 1. I loved reading about the teachers coming to Maine Quilts in our December issue of PWP. Did you have a favorite?
  •  Have you started your Sew Along with the Patchwork Press quilt? First set of instructions in December issue! Looks like fun. Let’s see do I have any fabric? Thank you, Susan Bulay, Special Events Chair for organizing this special project just when we are staying in with snow!
  • Perhaps we can talk Susan into having the Row Quilt Show and Tell at our April meeting. Susan? 
  • We have a new librarian for the library. Up and running about February 1. Thank you, Debra Sawtelle from Cobblestone Chapter.

Happy New Year everyone! 

Callie Lavoie, President Pine Tree Quilters Guild

president@mainequilts.org; 207-646-8773


Members Meeting, Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m.!!

The Hope Church was not available for our originally scheduled day of April 30, 2022. The General Board has voted to move the date to the Saturday before, April 23, 2022. We will be live at Hope Church in Manchester for the business meeting, brown bag lunch and enjoy a lecture by Kathie Beltz, www.kathiebeltz.com. Look forward to seeing you all there!

See Esther’s article below with Kathie’s bio and registration for workshops Friday and Sunday. See you all in April! 

Callie Lavoie, President, Pine Tree Quilters Guild

Workshops with Kathie Beltz

Star Shadows

Friday, April 22, 2022
Buker Center
22 Armory Street
Augusta, Maine


Sunday, April 24, 2022
Dysarts On Broadway
1110 Broadway
Bangor, Maine

Kathie Beltz

Maine Quilts 2022 Chair Positions Open!

There are a few opportunities for YOU to become a chairperson for Maine Quilts 2022! Chairpersons play key roles in preparing for and helping at the show.

The following Chair positions are waiting for YOU to volunteer for!

Quilt Layout Chair: develops the layout of all quilts at the show; oversees the hanging of quilts during show set-up
Volunteer Chair: arranges for volunteers to help with various aspects of the show, solicits volunteers, processes volunteer registration, prepares for volunteers in-person registration at show

Please contact Laura Nichols, Maine Quilts Coordinator, for more information and to sign up for one of these openings.


Volume 8, Issue 5, January 2022

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Laura Nichols, Maine Quilts Coordinator 
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

Maine Quilts 2022 Friday Night Banquet: An Evening with Edyta Sitar

Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts will be the keynote speaker at Friday night’s banquet! You will NOT want to miss your opportunity to spend an evening with Edyta. She will be speaking on “Blue and White Quilts: Quilter’s Favorites”. Edyta is well known for her use of blue and white fabrics in her beautiful quilt designs.

Event registration opens March 15. Be sure to register as soon as registration opens; this will be a sell-out event!

Silent Auction

This year, Maine Quilts will be supporting the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence through the silent auction. Please consider making a donation and bidding on items at this year’s show. All donated items should have a minimum value of $25.00. If you’re submitting a handmade item for which you used a pattern, be sure to check the Blanket Permission List for information on obtaining permission for using the pattern. The Blanket Permission List is posted on the Maine Quilts’ website at: www.mainequilts.org/quilt_show/2022-blanket-permission-list/

To learn more about the work done by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, visit their website at: www.mcedv.org

The Silent Auction Donation Form is included with this month’s edition of “Piecing Together Maine Quilts.” If you are interested in making a donation or have any questions, please contact the Silent Auction Chairpersons Carol Reed at quiltercarolreed@gmail.com or Lee Priest at leepriest0@gmail.com.

Would you like to be a Workshop Monitor?

Sign-ups are now open for workshop monitors! This is your chance to monitor a class and assist the teacher. The workshops are listed on Maine Quilts’ website: www.mainequilts.org/quilt_show/2022-workshop-schedule/

To become a Workshop Monitor, contact Meliss Swanson at mhswans18@gmail.com.