Maine Quilts 2021 is planning a Virtual Quilt Show for July 29-31, 2021!

The Pine Tree Quilters Guild Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel Maine Quilts 2021 at the Augusta Civic Center. Before making this decision, the Board considered many factors but the foremost was the health and safety of everyone involved. During these difficult times it is important to do what the experts are telling us to do. 

But the exciting news is Maine Quilts 2021 will be a Virtual Show. The Quilt Show Advisory Committee is working hard together to present an online presence instead. We hope to include all our quilts by pictures (through regular quilt registration) including the two challenge exhibits, a vendor page with links to their websites, demonstrations and lectures and maybe a couple of souvenir items for sale. 

Work on your quilts and look for further information in the February Patchwork Press and our website, www.mainequilts.org/quilt_show

Callie Lavoie
President
Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc.
president@mainequilts.org
207-646-8773

Questions about Maine Quilts? Contact Maine Quilts Coordinator at info@mainequilts.org or 207-216-7358.

September Members’ Meeting News!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Business Meeting 10:00 AM;
Speaker’s Presentation Following Brown Bag Lunch

Hope Church, 726 Western Ave. Manchester, ME, ME 04351

All Are Welcome!

From Interstate 95 exit 109 to ME-100 S/ME-17 W/US-202 W/Western Ave in Augusta towards Winthrop. 
Follow US-202 W/ME-17 W/ME-100 W 1.6 miles. The church will be on your left.

The PTQG Board asks the following responsibilities are observed for a safe and comfortable meeting. We are excited to welcome everyone back! Please bring a brown bag lunch. For any future changes before meeting please check our website, www.mainequilts.org.

  • Please sign in at welcome table for contract tracing purposes.
  • Wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.
  • If you have any respiratory system symptoms, please do not attend meeting. 

Nancy Mahoney from Georgia, www.nancymahoney.com, will be lecturing with a digital presentation and a trunk show of Two Block Wonders.

PTQG WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER 2021 with Nancy Mahoney!

I am pleased to announce that we will have “in person” workshops in September.  The teacher will be Nancy Mahoney.  Nancy comes to us from Georgia and teaches old designs with a new twist.  Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines.  She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers.

Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece.  Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections.

When she’s not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine applique techniques, and visiting gardens.

Twist and Shout by Nancy Mahoney
Twist and Shout by Nancy Mahoney

Visit Nancy’s website, www.nancymahoney.com for more information about Nancy and her quilts.

Nancy will be teaching the Twist and Shout class on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Fireside Inn, I-95 Exit 48, Portland.  They are currently not serving food, so will allow us to “brown bag” it.   You may bring your lunch or there are many restaurants nearby including Panera Bread, Pizza Hut and Burger King among others.  This class will run from 9 – 4 with an hour for lunch and the cost will be $50.00.

Nancy will be lecturing at the member’s meeting on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  She has a digital presentation and a trunk show of Two Block Wonders.

Dot to Dot by Nancy Mahoney
Dot to Dot by Nancy Mahoney

Sunday, September 12, 2021 will find Nancy at the Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville, I95 exit 130 teaching the Dot to Dot class.  This class will be from 9 – 4 with an hour for lunch.  A sandwich buffet lunch will be provided.  Because this is at a restaurant, they will NOT allow us to brown bag it.  The registration form for these classes is on the back page of this issue.  Registration for these classes will close on July 31st, so get your reservations in early.  I am looking forward to meeting Nancy and being a part of live classes.

Contact Esther Libby, 1st Vice President at 207-615-5900 or firstvp@mainequilts.org.

 


About Nancy Mahoney

Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines. She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers. 

Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece. Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections. 

When she’s not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine appliqué techniques, and visiting gardens. 

Visit Nancy’s website, www.nancymahoney.com, for more information about Nancy and her quilts. 


Social Media Profiles 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nancymahoneydesigns
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nancymahoney5
Instagram: @nancymahoneydesigns 

Need – Librarian!

PTQG is looking for a new librarian as Jan is retiring. 

The librarian holds and distributes the library materials of the guild.
Keeps a list of materials available and those requested.
Attend General Board meetings and Members’ meetings. 

Any questions you can reach Jan at janscout@maine.rr.com.

Contact Callie Lavoie, PTQG President if you are interested in the position.
president@mainequilts.org; 207-646-8773

We need you!

Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community

by Laurie Labar is available at last!

We had to wait a year, thanks to Covid, but a new book, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community, is available at last by Laurie Labar, Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts, Maine State Museum.


Maine Quilts:250 Years of Comfort and Community
celebrates Maine’s quilts, their makers, and the ways they reflect Maine’s past. Throughout the state’s history, whole communities of Maine women held together households, farms, businesses, and families when men were at sea, at war, or in the woods. The social networks that supported these women, and the political environments in which they lived, show in the fabrics, patterns and inscriptions of quilts that these women made. LaBar uses the stories she discovers to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history. The quilts she has studied spotlight women and communities across Maine, where the distinctive character of life and experience finds voice in locally-made quilts.

 

Volume 7, Issue 10 – June 2021

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Lee Priest
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

Maine Quilts 2021 is adding live Demos through Zoom!!

Here it is June already and the Virtual Quilt show is only a month away. When we first started to plan a virtual quilt show it seemed a long way off and now it is almost here.

The Quilt show Advisory board would like to thank all those who registered a quilt. You are really going to enjoy all the quilts you will see!

We are getting very excited about some of the upcoming events for the quilt show. 

Carol Reed has been working very hard with the venders and sponsors to bring demonstrations to the quilt show. The demonstrations will be free, yes FREE! to all who pay for admission to the quilt show. You just have to sign-up for each one. 

The demonstrations will be held each day of the quilt show July 29th, 30th, and 31st. The times of the demonstration are to be at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. The demonstrations will be approximately 30 minutes. Those of you who have enjoyed the free demonstrations at the quilt show in the past will not be disappointed in the demonstrations this year. You will hear of the latest gadgets and get new techniques just to name a couple of the things to look forward to. These will be held on Zoom and will be interactive. Which means if you have a question or comment you can ask away.  

We will share the schedule as soon as Carol has it altogether. We will send it through our email system and post it on our website. You will need to sign in with your user id and password or sign up with admission and then select the demonstration(s) you want to enjoy. A different Zoom link will be made available to you for each demo you select. Sign-up right away as there may be different numbers of entrants allowed for each demo. Don’t miss out!

We are looking forward to seeing you all next month and share Maine Quilts 2021 with you, July 29-31!