Check out new Members’ Meeting and Area and Chapter Events!

**We have new Library Books!**

Maine Quilts 2018!

Maine Quilts 2018, July 26-28, 2018 at the Augusta Civic Center

July 26-28, 2018, Thursday – Saturday

Preview Night Wednesday, July 25.
Mark your calendars!

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

**Look for full workshops on the Workshop and Event Registration form page!
New workshop added on Wednesday, July 25 – Hawaiian Applique. Saturday workshop is full!**

**Quilt Registration – Last postmark date is May 15, 2018!**

September Members’ Meeting, Sat, Sept 8, 2018

Thomas College, Waterville

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

Workshops on Friday, September 7 and Sunday, September 9

Workshop Registration Form
Kristen Poor PTQG 2018, Pine Tree quilt
Pine Tree quilt

Come to our exciting fall workshops with Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Designs—here you will find lots of ideas to keep you quilting all year long. Kristine Poor, owner of Poorhouse Quilt Designs, started the company in September of 2006 after designing the Sampler Tote as a gift for a family member. The tote was a hit and a pattern company was born! Her goal is to create out-of-the-box patterns that will inspire and amaze quilters, from beginners to experts, with their own abilities. She has a degree in Engineering and love of fabric; these seemingly conflicting pursuits have come together in her designs. She works with her mom (who doubles as pattern editor, sample maker, and creative assistant) to develop patterns that are a canvas for your creativity. Our first workshop will be in Windham at the Veterans Hall on Friday with the pattern Pine Ridge and the second will be on Sunday in Bangor at the Spectacular Events center with the pattern Turn Dash, both 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Kristen Poor PTQG 2018 2On Saturday Kris will be telling us her story with a presentation and trunk show at the Members’ Meeting at Thomas College in Waterville.

Kristen Poor picture 2018 PTQG
Kristine Poor

If you have any questions please call Brenda Pinkham, First Vice President, at 207-649-3278, or email Brendapinkham@gmail.com. For more about Kris and her company, visit her website: http://poorhousequiltdesign.com/

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 Jackie Bussiere, presidents@mainequilts.org to more information.

Volume 5, Issue 6 – July 2018

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A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator
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Three weeks from tomorrow I leave for the show! I am really looking forward to this show and must thank all the volunteer chairs and volunteers that are working so hard to put this together! It is a team effort and much appreciated!

  1. We need white glove volunteers! Can you help us on Wednesday night, Champagne Preivew night? We also have needs every day of the show! Merchandise table would love some sellers Wednesday night and most afternoons! Please contact Susan Bulay at volunteer@mainequilts.org or 827-6136.
  2. Saturday, July 21 is Quilt Delivery Day, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at your designated location. Remember to add a sleeve at least 4” wide and no more than 88” from the bottom of the quilt, label and a covered label if it is judged. Please bring quilt in a cloth bag with your contact info printed on the bag. Pick up your receipt for quilt pickup Saturday night, July 28.
  3. Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up by July 1 and are now eligible to win a Handi Quilter Stitch 710 sewing machine. The drawing will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the show.
  4. We’ll see you Wednesday night for Champagne Preview. First chance to see all our lovely quilts and the vendors. Registration for Advance Admission to the show includes admission to Champagne Preview, multi day pass for Thursday – Saturday and a tote bag, all for $20. Deadline for Advance Admission is postmark July 15.
  5. Thursday, our first full day is guaranteed to be a busy one! We all like to be first! Check out the quilts, take a workshop, buy a tee-shirt, buy raffle tickets, see a demo, go to the noon lecture, check out the Special Exhibits and visit Quilters’ Walk.
  6. Friday, go to a different noon lecture and more demos. Enjoy Friday night dinner and “Hawaiian Quilting – Its History, Traditions and Superstitions” with Nancy Chong. Last day to sign up for the Dinner and box lunches is July 23.
  7. Saturday, go to the noon lecture, more demos, find out if you won a raffle or items from Quilters’ Walk and stay for quilt pickup and takedown. We are still looking for volunteers for takedown. Please contact Susan Bulay at volunteer@mainequilts.org or 827-6136.

Checkout the Demos!

Thursday Demos – First floor – Lincoln/Oxford Room

10:00 Quilt Alliance Lecture with Amy Milne – Executive Director – Lecture with Quilt Alliance covers quilt labeling, quilt preservation, documenting with photos, video show and tell and saving family and guild stories.

11:00 Adele Scott, Adele Scott Design Studio. New notions new to the market place.

1:00 The Fabric Garden. Sewing Machine requirements

2:00 Mary Tosch, Somerset Samplers Quilters. Adjoining binding ends

3:00Terri from Purple Moose Designs. Feeding and care of your rotary cutter

Friday Demos – First floor – Lincoln/Oxford Room

10:00 Carol Reed, PTQG floater. What thread to use where.

11:00 Adele Scott, Adele Scott Design Studio. New notions that are new to the market place.

1:00 Quilt Alliance Lecture with Amy Milne – Executive Director – Lecture with Quilt Alliance covers quilt labeling, quilt preservation, documenting with photos, video show and tell and saving family and guild stories.

2:00 Lori from The Cotton Cupboard. Her favorite tools

3:00 Terri from Purple Moose Designs. Slotted Trimmer / Perfect Angles

Saturday Demos – First floor – Lincoln/Oxford Room

10:00 Wendy Caton Reed, Kaleidoscope Chapter. Pot Holder quilt’s binding

11:00 Barb’s Originals. Adding art to your quilts

1:00 Adele Scott, Adele Scott Design Studio. New notions that are new to the market place.

2:00 Lori from The Cotton Cupboard. Her favorite tools

3:00. Terri from Purple Moose Designs. Quilter’s Housekeeping