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Maine Quilts 2019!

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

July 25-27, 2019, Thursday – Saturday

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

Red Scarves Project for the Charity Project at Maine Quilts 2018

by Callie Lavoie
Red Scarves donation at Southern Maine Med Oct 2018
Southern Maine Medical Hospital – left – Christine Rossi, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, Callie Lavoie, President of Pine Tree Quilters Guild and Haley Flaherty, Donations.

I want to thank everyone for their support and initiative working with Maine Quilts for our heart program this year. Here is an update and the new homes for the scarves. They are all across the state!

We received just over 300 scarves and have donated them to:

  • Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute – Lewiston, delivered by Susan Lamie
  • Redington – Fairview General Hospital – Skowhegan, delivered by Linda Quirion
  • Southern Maine Medical Center – Biddeford, delivered by Callie Lavoie
  • York Hospital – York, delivered by Callie Lavoie
  • Cary Medical Center – Caribou, delivered by Sheila Belyea
  • Aroostook Medical Center – Presque Isle, delivered by Sheila Belyea

The two locations in the County will be delivered in November once I meet with Sheila Belyea at the quilt retreat and the quilt train moves north.

The project was very well received by these medical centers. And I must say the red of all those scarves will brighten everyone’s days as the weather is turning cold.

Thank you everyone and embrace a bright red scarf around a cardiac rehab patient this cold winter.

Each delivery was accompanied by the following letter from Pine Tree Quilters Guild.

“Our Wonderful Maine Hospitals,

Our statewide guild of 2300 members support a charity project each year and this year was heart.

We worked with a WomenHeart Champion member of Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc., Denise Sullivan and a program or knitting red scarves for donation to women cardiac patients.

Each red scarf offers comfort, support and encouragement for a patient with heart disease and can become of the healing journey.

We, quilters from all over our beautiful state of Maine, offer you our support and encouragement with your rehab journey.

Enjoy the scarf!

—Callie Lavoie”

January Members’ Meeting, Sat, January 26, 2019

Thomas College, Waterville

Business Meeting at 10:00 am; Speaker to Follow Lunch

**More info to come!**

INVITE “RUBY” TO VISIT WITH YOU

The Ruby Celebration Traveling Exhibit Quilts have been out visiting quilters to the far reaches of the state.  Back and forth they go.  Comments reveal what we hoped, that the exhibit truly shows how far we have come in our color choices, quilting designs and quilt layout over the past years.  We can talk about it, but like a picture, the exhibit is better than a thousand words.  If you would like to share these quilts at your next meeting or quilt show, please contact:  Susan Bulay; 207-827-6136 or RLBulay@yahoo.com.

Area 4 Co-Representative Wanted!

Would you like to be an Area Representative and liaison between your Area and PTQG’s General Board? Area 4, Central chapters, is looking for one or two co- representatives to join the current representative.

Contact Callie Lavoie, presidents@mainequilts.org to more information.

Volume 5, Issue 11 – November 2018

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A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator
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I continue to work on planning for the 2019 show. The workshop committee has selected some wonderful classes which showcase a variety of quilting techniques. The classes look wonderful. More information will be available in the coming months. Noon time lectures will also provide good opportunities to learn and enjoy. We are also working to simplify some of the forms that need to be completed for the show. This is a benefit that everyone will enjoy.

By now nearly everyone must know that this years’ challenge is “Buoy, Oh Buoy”. A number of people have asked me for more information about the challenge. My response is “Be Creative”. Make something that is a little out of your comfort zone. Try something new. Find some clever buoy material or not. Quilt the ocean or not. Quilt a lobsterman with a buoy or not. Turn a buoy into a fish or not. This is an opportunity for you to go where your creativity takes you.

Once you have used all of that creativity be sure to share it with the rest of us!! This is one of the ways that we learn from each other. I can’t wait to see the 2019 challenges!

In October I had the opportunity to attend the Region 1 and Region 4 area meetings. I had a wonderful time at both of the meetings. I met some terrific people and learned a few things. I am hoping to attend more area meetings in the spring. It was another reminder of how wonderful quilters are.

I am sure that everyone is getting ready for the holidays and is making plans on what they want to create. My list is getting longer and my days seem to be getting shorter. I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Don’t forget that I am happy to hear any questions, comments or suggestions that you have about the show. My contact information is at the top of the page.

2019 Show Pin
Sneak Preview of block that will be in the 2019 Show Pin