PTQG Members’ Meeting

10:00 A.M. JANUARY 29, 2022
HOPE CHURCH, MANCHESTER, ME

The Members meeting will be held at Hope Church, 728 Western Avenue, Manchester, Maine beginning at 10 a.m. with the business meeting, show and tell and lunch, followed by the speaker Brooke Biette of Dust and Waves Textiles.  

Brooke is a Maine native who moved west landing in Arizona for a few years and is now back in Maine.  She has 30 years of quilting experience and 5 years of self-taught ice and snow dying of fabric.

Brooke will talk a bit about her dying process, how and why she got started, how she mixes dyed fabrics with contemporary and vintage fabrics in her projects, where her project inspiration comes from and more.  She has a few quilts that she will bring and a bunch of fabric examples.

You can check out her website at www.dustandwaves.com

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather and hope to see many of you there.

Maine Quilts 2022 Chair Positions Open!

There are a few opportunities for YOU to become a chairperson for Maine Quilts 2022! Chairpersons play key roles in preparing for and helping at the show.

The following Chair positions are waiting for YOU to volunteer for!

Quilt Layout Chair: develops the layout of all quilts at the show; oversees the hanging of quilts during show set-up
Volunteer Chair: arranges for volunteers to help with various aspects of the show, solicits volunteers, processes volunteer registration, prepares for volunteers in-person registration at show

Please contact Laura Nichols, Maine Quilts Coordinator, for more information and to sign up for one of these openings.

info@mainequilts.org
207-216-7358

Need – Librarian!

PTQG is looking for a new librarian as Jan is retiring. 

The librarian holds and distributes the library materials of the guild.
Keeps a list of materials available and those requested.
Attend General Board meetings and Members’ meetings. 

Any questions you can reach Jan at janscout@maine.rr.com.

Contact Callie Lavoie, PTQG President if you are interested in the position.
president@mainequilts.org; 207-646-8773

We need you!

Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community

by Laurie Labar is available at last!

We had to wait a year, thanks to Covid, but a new book, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community, is available at last by Laurie Labar, Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts, Maine State Museum.


Maine Quilts:250 Years of Comfort and Community
celebrates Maine’s quilts, their makers, and the ways they reflect Maine’s past. Throughout the state’s history, whole communities of Maine women held together households, farms, businesses, and families when men were at sea, at war, or in the woods. The social networks that supported these women, and the political environments in which they lived, show in the fabrics, patterns and inscriptions of quilts that these women made. LaBar uses the stories she discovers to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history. The quilts she has studied spotlight women and communities across Maine, where the distinctive character of life and experience finds voice in locally-made quilts.

 

Volume 8, Issue 3, November 2021

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Laura Nichols, Maine Quilts Coordinator 
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

Announcing Maine Quilts 2022 Workshops!

The workshops for Maine Quilts 2022 have been selected and it is a terrific line-up. Here are the workshops you’ll be able to take during Maine Quilts 2022 (July 28-30, 2022):

Teacher: Jaimie Davis https://www.loopytulips.com/
Workshops: Layered Landscapes; Baltimore Blooms; Hand Quilting; Illuminated Letters with Tsukineko Inks

Teacher: Becky Goldsmith https://pieceocake.com/
Workshops: Birds in Toyland (using wool!); Bullseye: Foundation Paper Piecing; Tile Tango: A Hand Applique Class

Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug https://quintessentialquilting.com/
Workshops: Beginning Machine Quilting; Gorgeous Gridded Backgrounds; Fun Fillers and Background Stitches

Teacher: Ann Shaw https://annshawquilting.com/
Workshops: Foliage; Flowers of the Gorge; Chicken Challenge

Teacher: Edyta Sitar https://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/
Workshops: Winter Village; Shooting Star; Alaska

Teacher: Barb Vedder https://funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com/
Workshops: Pretty Pineapples; Liberated Houses- Pattern Free Piecing Fun; Circle Play: Lollipop Garden

Teacher: Bethanne Nemesh https://www.whitearborquilting.com/
Workshops: Feather Faster; Freehand Florals; Border Me Beautiful!; Edge to Edge; Formal Feathers

Teacher: Pat Harrison https://www.oceanwavesqc.com/
Workshop: National Association of Certified Quilt Judges Judging Seminar

As you can tell, the variety of topics covered by this year’s workshops is extensive and offers so many exciting opportunities to learn a new skill, develop a skill you’re passionate about, sit in a workshop by one of your favorite teachers, and above all, make the most of your time at Maine Quilts 2022. For details on each teacher’s workshop, visit their websites. More information will be coming in future editions of “Piecing Together Maine Quilts” and “Patchwork Press”.

Chairpersons Still Needed

There is still a big need for your help: filling Chairperson positions! These are the positions that are still available. Please spread the word and consider volunteering for one of these important roles:

Quilt Layout Chair: develops the layout of all quilts at the show; oversees the hanging of quilts during show set-up

Volunteer Chair: arranges for volunteers to help with various aspects of the show, solicits volunteers, processes volunteer registration, prepares for volunteers in-person registration at show

Workshop Registration Moving Online for MQ2022!

Workshop Registration is moving online for Maine Quilts 2022! This is an exciting opportunity for you to register online for one, or several, of the workshops listed above. Lots of details will be released as the date gets closer for workshop registration to open (March 15 for Pine Tree Quilters Guild members). For now, you can study up on the workshop line-up and get excited to:

~save money (no stamps! no envelopes!)
~save time (the online registration form will be quick and easy to use!) and
~save your spot (online registration means you’ll have a good chance of getting into the workshops you want to take!)

You’re going to love the efficiency of online workshop registration!

(A paper workshop registration form will be available for this year for those without computer access)

Enjoy the rest of this fall’s long-lasting foliage, and Happy Thanksgiving! I know what I’m thankful for: the return of the in-person Maine Quilts show, coming to the Augusta Civic Center on July 28-30, 2022. See you there!