Maine Quilts 2019, July 25-27, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center

Questions about Maine Quilts? Contact Lisa, Maine Quilts Coordinator at or 207-216-7358.

Supply List

-New Longarm Workshop added for Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., July 27!

Longarm Quilting with Rulers and Templates

Learn how to safely use rulers and templates on a longarm machine while mastering a variety of machine quilting patterns.
Kit includes:  Backing, batting, top fabric, thread, bobbin, handout, use of stencils/templates/marking materials in class. Kit fee:  $20

Class Fee $35.00 PTQG members, $40.00 nonmembers. Registration form is on the Main Quilts page – workshop registration form, both pages 1 and 2.

If interested contact or  Fee can be mailed or brought to ME Quilts on day of class but if person is planning on attending please let us know.

Kaffe Fassett Inspiration Lecture & Book Signing Bus Trip

Registration form for Kaffe Fassett bus trip 2019

Join us for an overnight trip to Connecticut to hear Kaffe Fassett. Kaffe’s presentation highlights work from his latest projects, including his patchwork, fabric, needlepoint, mosaics, painting and knitting designs. Hear how his inspiration comes from his travels throughout the world. This is his only stop in New England!

Our trip will leave from Gardiner, Sunday morning, 10/13/2019, with stops in Yarmouth and Kennebunk. Return the next day mid to late afternoon. Included in the price are your ticket to the lecture, bus and hotel room with breakfast included. Lunch/dinner Sunday and snack for bus return your cost.


Sunday, October 13, 2019 — Leave Gardiner Park and Ride near Hannaford at 9:00 a.m., Yarmouth at 9:45 at the I 295, exit 17 Park and Ride, Kennebunk, I-95 southbound rest area at 10:30 a.m.

Vernon, CT – stop for Quilting by the Yard quilt shop and Rein’s New York Style Deli for lunch/supper.

Check into Holiday Inn Express, Rocky Hill, CT.

6:00 p.m.— arrive at lecture and book signing including a pop-up shop by Colchester Mill Fabrics and Quilting.  Return to hotel for evening.

Monday, October 14, 2019 — After breakfast and checkout shopping at Colchester Mill Fabrics and Quilting.

Return to Kennebunk northbound rest area at 3:30 p.m., Yarmouth at 4:15 p.m., Gardiner at 5:00 p.m.

Medical form for bus trips 2019

Please see the forms following to register for the trip. You need to send in the registration form, sign the Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement and include your check. Second – fill out the Medical Information for Trip Participants form and place in a sealed envelope with your name on the front and send in the same envelope to Kim Greenleaf. The sealed envelope will be returned to you at the end of the trip. Kim will wait to deposit your check until after the September deadline or if the bus is full, whichever is first. If you have any questions contact Nena Cunningham, 207-215-7163c.

Cancelation policy — Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this trip if bus is not full by September 10, 2019.  PTQG reserves the right to cancel this trip if unforeseen circumstances necessitate canceling or significantly altering the trip.

Refunds — Refunds only given if your seat on the bus can be filled.

125th Members’ Meeting

April Members’
Meeting Agenda

September Members’ Meeting News

Waterville Thomas College, Summit Room,
180 West River Road, Waterville, Maine
Saturday, September 7, 02019
Business meeting at 10:00 a.m.

PTQG workshops Friday, September 6 and Sunday, September 8,

each 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Workshop registration form on back cover of this issue.)
Susan Edmonson
Seeds and Pods of Creativity

Come to our exciting fall workshops with Susan Edmonson, from North Carolina, of Susan Edmonson Designs.

Susan is an award-winning quilt maker who started this journey in 1981.  Today she continues to wow her audiences with her unique artistry. She has designed quilt patterns and kits for two national stores as well as her own pattern line. Her specialties have been folk art, crazy quilted purses, wall quilts, and flower doodles. Fabric collage books and mini art quilts are among her newest creations using mixed media techniques. All of her work is lavished with beading and embroidery. She loves working with vintage style fabrics and colors. The patterns she designs have evolved from original pieces inspired from vintage quilt designs and nature that showcase her own unique style. Her students are always encouraged to have fun with their projects while embracing new techniques.

Workshop registration for Susan Edmonson Sept 2019

Our first workshop, Friday September 6, will be in Lewiston at the Ramada-Lewiston with the workshop “Seeds and Pods of Creativity”.

Flowers and Fauna

Sunday, the workshop will be in Bangor, at Dysart’s with the workshop “Flowers and Fauna”. The classes offer 6 difference mini art quilts to hang on a line, or do whatever you wish with them.  Learn new techniques with embroidery, beads, ribbon, lace etc. These techniques can be used on quilts and clothing. We will be working with textures and doing some paint dying. Susan is very creative and fun to watch her create. She will have kits available to purchase and other goodies. (Pictures for Friday workshop on left and for Sunday workshop on right.)

Hope you join us for an awesome learning experience…

Saturday, at the Members’ meeting, Susan will be speaking after lunch.

The workshop registration form is on the back cover of this issue of Patchwork Press and on our website. If you have any questions please call Brenda Pinkham, First Vice President at 207-649-3278 or email

For more information about Susan visit her website at


The Bicentennial is coming! The Bicentennial is coming!

by Callie Lavoie, Bicentennial Committee Chair and Committee

Cyndi Black, Susan Bulay, Barbara Duffy, Joan Emerson, Susan Lamie and Linda Throckmorton

Did you know that 2020 is the state of Maine’s Bicentennial year? PTQG is joining in on the celebration with a guild project. Please join us.

Laurie Labar, Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts at the Maine State Museum in Augusta, is creating an exhibit at the Museum to start on Thursday night, July 23, 2020 to end on Saturday, July 31, the last day of our quilt show in 2021. There will be 40 quilts exhibited for the first six months and then a second 40 quilts for the second 6 months. At least three potholder quilts will be included in the exhibit.  She is also authoring a book about the exhibit, “Comfort and Community, 250 Years of Maine Quilts” and quilting history with extensive information about each quilt featured and about quilting life. This book will include many photographs and will be published as a hard cover edition of at least 100 pages, and as a smaller edition soft cover.

Our project will be to fundraise to support this exhibit and book by making potholder blocks which, at this time of thought, we will be selling finished quilt creations at Maine Quilts 2020.

Step By Step Instructions
Step By Step Directions

Pot holder blocks were a very popular method of quilt making in the 19th century, especially in Maine and a few other New England states. They also lend themselves to making great group quilts. We are asking each member to make at least one potholder block, 8 ½” square, to be combined with other blocks into quilts, table runners and potholders. Many chapters have had workshops with Wendy Caton Reed on how to make these blocks. She has Step By Step Directions in this edition and will be demonstrating the procedure before our April Members’ meeting, April 27. You may make as many finished potholder blocks as you wish using any block design, use any colors for block, back and binding. Reproduction type fabrics would be lovely but not required. Please do not use the following types of fabrics as they would not have been used 200 years ago: No – batiks, no holiday prints, no kid’s fabrics and no novelty prints.

We would like to collect these finished blocks (8 ½” square) at our 2019 Board meetings in March and June, Members’ meetings in April and September, and at Maine Quilts 2019 in the room with the Maine State Museum exhibit in July. If you are unable to turn them in at any of these events please pass them to your Area Representative, other Board Members or friends to bring for you. If you want to mail blocks please send to:

Joan Emerson
127 Old Pool Rd.

Biddeford, ME 04005

Laurie and the Museum will give us free admission to the yearlong exhibit, starting July 24, 2020. Champagne Preview Wednesday night participants at Maine Quilts 2020 will get an invitation to Preview night at the Museum on Thursday night, the next night in 2020. Laurie also offered us a table at that opening night to man with membership information to PTQG. I feel the Museum is putting together a gift for all PTQG members!

I think this is a fabulous plan and a great benefit to our members and I hope everyone participates making blocks and enjoys the exhibits at the Museum!

Volume 6, Issue 7 – July 2019

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Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator | | | 207-216-7358

The countdown is on- The quilt show is only a few weeks away!! If you haven’t signed up for a class don’t delay!! We have a number of WORKSHOPS that are full but we also have a few openings. You still have time (but not much!)

Speaking of openings- There is room in the CHILDRENS WORKSHOPS on Saturday. Please consider registering your child or grandchild. They will have an opportunity to create a Christmas stocking or a I-pad holder/ cell phone case. I can guarantee they will have fun.

RAFFLE QUILT REMINDER– If you don’t purchase tickets you won’t have the chance to win this absolutely beautiful quilt which would look wonderful in any bedroom. Don’t forget to buy some tickets. It is also a wonderful way to support the guild.

Many of you have signed up to VOLUNTEER. Thank you so much! I know that there are still areas where we need volunteers. If you are willing to assist and would like to have admission waived please contact Susan Bulay, Volunteer Chair at volunteer or 207-827-6136. Don’t forget- Volunteers are what makes this show. All of you can and do make a difference.

There will be a good crowd at the FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER. Clearly, David Taylor’s reputation is well known. If you haven’t signed up you don’t want to miss this!!

I am excited about this years’ show. There is something for everyone. Come join us and be inspired! I look forward to seeing all of you.

-Silent Auction Donation Form

Silent Auction Donation form May 2019