Maine Quilts is so excited to announce that Giuseppe Ribaudo, known as “Giucy Giuce”, will be joining Maine Quilts 2022 as a workshop teacher AND as the keynote speaker at Friday night banquet! Giucy Giuce is a well-known and very popular designer of fabrics for Andover Fabrics, a pattern designer, and a workshop instructor. Giucy is an avid modern traditionalist quilter with a great passion for simple design in bright colors. 

Giucy will be teaching three all day workshops: Tiny Piecing with the Mini Series, Re Quilt: Modular Foundation Paper Piecing, and Mystery Medallion Quilt. During the Friday night banquet, Giucy will be sharing his popular lecture and trunk show, “My Professional Journey”. 

Registration is now open for all three of Giucy’s workshops and tickets are still available for the Friday night banquet. Spread the word about this exciting new addition to Maine Quilts 2022, and sign up today for one (or more) of Giucy’s workshops.

The addition of Giucy Giuce to this year’s teacher line-up brings a fresh excitement and new learning opportunities from a well-known modern quilter. See you at the show!

Teacher Cancellation Notice

Due to an on-going personal health issue, Edyta Sitar has cancelled her appearance at Maine Quilts 2022. If you are registered to attend one of the workshops that Edyta was scheduled to teach, you will be refunded the full workshop fee. 

This cancellation, which happened only a few days ago, is a great disappointment to the PTQG President, QSA Committee Chair, and the Maine Quilts Coordinator.

Concerning any refund that you may be owed for one or more cancelled workshops for which you had registered, please be patient while waiting for your refund. It will take some time for the scores of registration refunds to be processed. Thank you in advance for your understanding and kindness during the refund transaction process.

From the Nominating Committee:

2022 General Board Opportunities at PTQG 

by Diane Brause

We are looking for nominees for the September 2022 election of new officers to the PTQG Board. We are happy to provide more information if you have any questions. Please contact any member of the Nominating Committee if you are interested or would like to recommend someone for any of the following postions.

President: The president shall be elected by the members and shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation, and when present, shall preside at all meetings of the members, the General Board, and the Executive Committee. The President shall appoint committee chairpersons and shall perform other duties as the General Board shall designate. The President shall also have the power to endorse checks and notes of the corporation along with the treasurer.

2nd Vice-President: The 2nd vice-president shall serve as chairperson of the Mini-Grant Committee and oversee scholarship applications and awards.

Secretary:  The secretary shall keep accurate records and minutes of all meetings of the members, the General Board, and the Executive Committee, and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the General Board shall designate. 

Directors-at-Large: Directors-at-Large serve as liaisons between the membership and the General Board. Duties include set up and clean up at meetings, helping distribute door prizes, assisting with show and tell, and serving as the Nominating Committee. There are four Directors-at-Large. The 2022 openings are for Directors 1 and 3.

Director 1: Director 1 shall be responsible for the quilt frame rental and frame maintenance and must go in person to admit people into the Augusta storage unit.

Director 3: Director 3 shall be responsible for the management of the Education/Curriculum boxes. 

Each PTQG Board member attends all Board Meetings and Members’ Meetings and/or submits a report. The term of each of these positions is two years. No officer may serve more than 3 consecutive terms in the same office. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Nominating Committee:

Sandi Hunt,
Betty Lerette,
Diane Brause,
Nena Cunningham,

Volume 8, Issue 10, June 2022

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Laura Nichols, Maine Quilts Coordinator | | | 207-216-7358

YOU ARE NEEDED as a Volunteer!  Please sign up for your volunteering time, then encourage your chapter members to sign up for their volunteering time.

~Storage Unit/UHaul both Tuesday morning and Sat. afternoon/evening, as well as loading totes from Civic Center classrooms, lobby and office, etc. to return to the storage unit.

~Champagne Preview on Wednesday night: every location at 6:30PM.

SIGN UP BY JULY 1 in order to be entered in the drawing for the Bernina 475QE sewing machine, MSRP $2749, donated by The Cotton Cupboard in Bangor.

Please contact Callie Lavoie, Volunteer Chair, to commit to your two-hour (or more!) volunteer time slot: or 207-641-7966. 

NEW WORKSHOP ADDED! “Beginning Machine Quilting”
Due to popular demand, a second day of “Beginning Machine Quilting” with Cindy Seitz-Krug has been added! This workshop will be held on Saturday, July 30, in place of the originally scheduled “Fun Fillers and Background Stitches”. Sign up for this workshop today by visiting the show website at

A few workshops still have seats available! Lunch Lecture tickets are available for purchase still! Buy your ticket and register for additional workshops now to guarantee your seat. Tickets for Lunch Lectures and the Friday night banquet with Edyta Sitar, as well as registration for the workshops with seats available, can be purchased at the Maine Quilts website:

Quilters Walk Baskets and Door Prizes: It is time for your chapter to decide what to include in your chapter’s basket that will be on Quilters Walk. Please contact Pam Soucy to let her know about your chapter’s basket so she can include it on Quilters Walk. or 557-1610.
If you would like to make a donation for Door Prizes, please contact Pam Soucy with the donated item details.


 Sanford Sewing Machines in Sanford: a Maine Quilts 2022 Platinum Sponsor

 Sanford Sewing Machines is sponsoring all the HandiQuilter long-arm quilting machines
that will be used in all long-arm quilting workshops!
Thank you, Sanford Sewing Machines!