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.
April 23 and 25, 2021 on Zoom Karen Combs is a quilter, author, teacher and designer who is known for her quilts of illusions. Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand! Karen has been nominated as Quilt Teacher of the Year by students in 1995, 2000 and 2005. Her work has been displayed at quilt shows and art galleries across the country. Being a prolific designer and author; Karen has published articles and patterns in many magazines such as Traditional Quilter, American Quilter and Quilters Newsletter Magazine.
Happy New Year, everyone! We are looking for nominees for the September 2021 election of new officers of the PTQG Board and we would appreciate your help spreading the word about these openings to your quilting friends.
Positions open are – First Vice President, Treasurer, Director 2 and Director 4.
Each PTQG Board member attends all board meetings and members meetings and/or submits a report. The term for each of these positions is two years. No officer may serve more than three consecutive terms in the same office. PTQG Board members can be contacted through the PTQG website www.mainequilts.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.
WOW!Youth quilters awarded sewing machines donated by Kala Murphy and The Fabric Garden for Maine Quilts 2020.
Sewing machines were picked up in Madison at The Fabric Garden by 26 youths who registered quilts for a youth exhibit at our July 2020 show. Congratulations to these kids that worked hard and entered. Thank you to Kala for the donation and supporting our youth quilters. It is a wonderful thing. Here are some of the youths with Kala. More to come. And by the way this program is in place for Maine Quilts 2021 for another group of youth quilters. Information to enter will be in Registration Brochure in the spring.
Virtual Maine Quilts 2021 is presenting three 1 hour ZOOM lectures by incredibly talented teachers, scheduled over 3 days. Lecture fee is $10 each and registration begins March 2nd! Go to mainequilts.org/quilt_show/lectures/ to secure your spot! Space is limited so sign up now! Below are descriptions of the lectures!
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1PM – Gyleen Fitzgerald
The Creative Art of Finishing: Stop the madness! Don’t get bogged down with unfinished projects instead consider them new possibilities. Vintage or newly abandon discover creative ways to reconfigure or upcycle orphan projects to suit today’s lifestyle. Let’s talk about how to finish.
Friday, July 30, 2021 at 1PM – Barb Vedder
Sensational Solid Quilts: A PowerPoint Presentation exploring the origins of Solid Quilt design and what might have inspired them. I will guide you on a visual journey of color exploration and appreciation. I share sensational quilts made with solid fabrics from early Quiltmaking in America through the Modern Quilt Movement of today. I will share a trunk show of quilts as a companion to the presentation.
Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1PM – Jane Sassaman
Under the Influence: A lecture of the visual and philosophical ideas that have influenced me and my work. There is an extra ordinary range of wonderful images. This is a very colorful lecture. I hope to excite and inspire the audience by exposing them to an unusual combination of fantastic images. OK! You can do this!!!!
2021 Virtual Quilt Show Lectures
To register for a lecture, please purchase both the lecture and the show admission. If you have previously purchased the 2021 admission you may purchase the lecture only.
To the maximum extent of the law, your attendance and participation, including that of your children and minors accompanying you, including classes, events, lectures (including virtual) paid for or not is conditioned on your agreement to hereby indemnify Maine Quilts, presented by Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc., its employees, volunteers, contractors from and never to make a claim for injury, loss or damage to you or your children and minors accompanying you against Maine Quilts, its employees, volunteers, contractors caused by its very own negligence, strict liability or any other reason. By signing the registration form, or registering online you agree to the above terms and conditions.