2024 PTQG September Meeting and Speaker

PTQG September Members’ Meeting
Saturday, September 7, 2024
Business Meeting 10:00 a.m.; Speaker’s Presentation 12:30 p.m.
Hope Church, 728 Western Avenue, Manchester, Maine

Kitty Wilkin will be our speaker on Saturday September 7 and will present a talk about quilt photography.  Have you always wanted to take great photos of your gorgeous quilts and the results haven’t been what you expected?  Kitty will walk us through the tools and process of transforming photos from blah to WOW! You won’t want to miss this informative talk!

PTQG offers Workshops with Beth Helfter September 6 and September 8, 2024!

Please join us September 6 and September 8 for an opportunity to learn about a diverse set of techniques to add to your toolbox with Beth Helfter. All the workshops will be conducted via Zoom.  Don’t miss out on these opportunities!

There will be three workshops to pick from presented by Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilts, https://evapaigequilts.com/.  Accordion Sewn HSTs, Flying Frankies, and Kickin’ Stash. These workshops are open to PTQG members for advanced sign-up. PTQG is committed to at least 10 participants for each workshop. The workshop is then opened to members of the public to fill out the class.  The half-day workshops are $35 each and the full day workshop on Sunday is $50.  

Workshops will be only open to members of PTQG until 8/6/24.  After 8/6/24, registration will be opened to members of PTQG and to the general public until the class is filled. Sign-up and payment will be through EvaPaige Quilts, https://evapaigequilts.com.  If you have questions, email Kathy Hopkins at 1stvp@mainequilts.org.  

Click here for workshop descriptions, supply lists, and registration information.

We are Looking for the Next President of Pine Tree Quilts Guild, Inc.!!!

This is Callie Lavoie’s last year as your president of Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. This is her third two-year term reaching our term limits. 

Have you thought about leading our wonderful, spirited, friendly quilt guild? We have a generous group of volunteers that support and lead our guild on the Executive Board as a core for our larger General Board. Our annual quilt show has an engaged and hard-working group of volunteers led by a show coordinator balancing it all.

Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc.’s mission is clearly stated in our Bylaws and Procedures Manual and Appendix. This document is an excellent working guideline for the operation of our guild. 

Nominations for this position will be considered starting in January 2024 with office starting October 1, 2024. Please contact Callie if you have questions or wish to be considered for nomination working with our nominating committee.

Callie  – president@mainequilts.org; 207-641-7966.

Volume 10, Issue 11, July 2024

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

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

Critical Area of Need for Volunteers

We appreciate our volunteers, without whom this show would not happen! Please give us a few hours of your time. We desperately need volunteers to white glove, especially on Wednesday evening – 7-9pm – these are 1-hour shifts – in the main auditorium as well as the special exhibits areas. Most of the other volunteer slots have already been filled but there is always room for more! Just a two-hour shift will grant you admission to the show either on the day you volunteer or another day of your choosing. 

Please contact Rachel Nelson, Volunteer Chair, to commit to your volunteer time slot: volunteer@mainequilts.org or 207-416-5896


July 15: Box Lunch order forms must be purchased by July 15th! Lunch orders received after July 15th will not be accepted. The order form is on our website – www.mainequilts.org –  under the tab, Maine Quilts, Show & Workshop Registration. 

July 15: Thursday night banquet reservations must be made by July 15! Reservations will not be accepted after July 15th. Make your Thursday night banquet reservation now! 

July 15: Advanced Admission received by July 15th will receive a ticket to Opening Night Preview Wednesday Evening, admission to the show all 3 days and a tote bag! 

…and the MOST important dates to remember are…

July 25-27: Maine Quilts 2024!
July 24: Maine Quilts 2024 Opening Night Preview

Maine Quilts 2024 is less than 4 weeks away!

See you at the show!


 Marden’s is providing hundreds of yards of fabric, to be used for givewaways throughout the show. 

 Thank you, Marden’s!