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 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 For more about Kris and her company, visit her website:


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

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, to more information.

Volume 5, Issue 5 – June 2018

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A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator | | | 207-216-7358

**We are happy to welcome Lisa Nash as our new Maine Quilts Coordinator for the 2019 show. Come meet her with Callie this summer. **

An update!

Workshops – We have 9 full workshops and 3 with 1 more space and 3 more with 2 to be full! If you have an interest in one signup now!

Children’s Workshops – Right now we have one and three students in our Children’s workshops on Saturday. Please register your child or grandchild to make a fish shaped laundry bag or a Christmas stocking. They will have fun with a good teacher!

Friday Night Dinner and “Hawaiian Quilting – Its History, Traditions and Superstitions”lecture with Nancy Chong. This is a beautiful and fun lecture and trunk show! Dinner will be Hawaiian themed! Come join us for fun evening!

**To register contact Susan Lamie, or 783-9541. or 207-827-6136 and join in.

Volunteers This is a grand list of what we need to have a successful show. Contact Susan Bulay, Volunteer Chair,

a. Tuesday morning –meet at the Storage Unit to load and unload U-haul there and back at the Civic Center

b. Wednesday night – White Glove, Quilters Walk

c. Thursday –Handwork Demo 3-5, Merchandise 1-3, 3-5, Raffle Quilt 11-1, 1-3, Raffle Sewing Machine 11-1, 1-3, Vendor assistant all shifts, Volunteer table all shifts, White Glove all shifts, Quilters Walk 11-1, 1-3, Show Information Table 9-11, 11-1, 1-3.

d. Friday –Merchandise 1-3, 3-5, Show information table 1-3, Vendor assistant 11-1, White Glove – all shifts, Workshop Registration table 7:30 – 10, Quilters Walk 11-1, 1-3, Raffle Quilt – 1-3, Raffle Sewing Machine -9-11, 11-1, 1-3.

e. Saturday – Admission table 10:30 -12:30, 12:30 – 3, Handwork Demo 1-3, 3-5, Merchandise 8:30 -11, 11-1, Show information table 11-1, Quilters Walk 9-11,11-1,1-3, Volunteer table all shifts, White Glove – all shifts, Raffle table 911, 11-1, Raffle sewing machine 9-11,11-1.

Show Takedown including quilt take down and loading and unloading the U-Haul.

As you can see we need you and many of you! Find a shift or two and sign up! It may be your first time to volunteer but it won’t be your last as you are hooked on the helping the show!