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

**We have new Library Books!**

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

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

**We still have openings!**

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/

Maine Quilts 2018 Ribbon Winners

Best in Judged

J157

Bouquet Royale

Margaret Solomon Gunn

Pieced, Large

First:

J112

Certifiable

Dan Perkins

Second:

J102

Evening Sky

Samantha Rugan

Third:

110

Diamonds Are Forever

Lisa Longstaff Hayden

HM:

J114

Never Say Never

Arvilla Medeiros

J105

Barn Quilts of Watauga and Avery Counties

Terry Beitler

Pieced, Medium

First:

J125

Purple Passion

Nadine Villani

Second:

J118

Paradise in Bloom

Prudence Taylor

Third:

J122

Ice Crystals

Jim Vander Noot

HM:

J121

Swoon 16

Alice McLeod

J116

Mariner’s Compass Eye Spy

Roslyn Rock

Pieced, Small

First:

J142

The Jester’s Folly

Margaret Solomon Gunn

Second:

J140

Circle of Geese

Nancy LaPointe

Third:

J130

Global Supply Chain

Mary Hodgkin

HM

J131

Untitled

Denise Sullivan

J141

Tumbling Triangles

Denise Sullivan

Applique

First:

J148

My Version of Persian

Christine Wickert

Second:

J146

Judgment of Osiris

Georgia S. Pierce

Third:

J151

Floral Rhapsody

Judith Craddock

HM:

J154

Floral Sampler

Betsy Henebry

J153

Tune for Kandinski

Beatrice Gilbert

Mixed Technique

First:

J160

Lotus Joy

Barbara Nolet

Second:

J163

Fishing with Jim

Frances R. Posick

Third:

J159

Kokopelli

Diana Rauch

Modern

First:

J166

Senseless

Kathryn Simel

Second:

J169

Hourglass Figure

Nadine Villani

Third:

J165

For the Love of Star Wars

Cindy Giroux

Art

First:

J174

America! The Beautiful!

Pat LaPierre

Second:

J171

Honoring Our Heroes

Sandra Troutt

Third:

J173

Peony

Sarah Ann Smith

HM:

J172

Dogs on the Reservation—Finding Their Way Home

Allie Brown

Other Technique

First:

J179

Golden Feathers

Katherine Collins

Second:

J180

The Poet’s Darling

Katherine Collins

Third:

J178

Reflective Time

Helene Gilhooley

Outstanding Hand Quilting

J148

My Version of Persian

Christine Wickert

Outstanding Domestic Machine Quilting

J179

Golden Feathers

Katherine Collins

Outstanding Long Arm Quilting

J157

Bouquet Royale

Margaret Solomon Gunn

Best Use of Color

J148

My Version of Persian

Christine Wickert

Best Use of Embellishment

J148

My Version of Persian

Christine Wickert

Best First-Time Entry

J171

Honoring our Heroes

Sandra Troutt

Judge’s Choice

Pat Harrison, CJ:

J146

Judgment of Osiris

Georgia S. Pierce

Mary Walter, CJ:

J174

America! The Beautiful!

Pat LaPierre

NACQJ Award of Merit

Pat Harrison, CJ:

D208

Gooseberry Pie

Wendy Caton Reed

Mary Walter, CJ:

D220

The Medusa Tree

Jill Parisien

Viewer’s Choice:

J146

Judgement of Osiris

Georgia S. Pierce

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 8 – August 2018

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A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator
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Maine Quilts 2018 was a fun and successful show!

Congratulations to the ribbon winners! The full list is being added to our website, http://www.mainequilts.org.

  • Thank you all for volunteering, enjoying the learning opportunities with our teachers, spending your money with our vendors, and supporting the various fundraisers.
  • Thank you to the chairpersons and the hours spent organizing and preparing your parts for the show!
  • And yes, our lecture on Hawaiian quilts on Friday night was a huge success with a standing ovation. Food was great!
  • Working on Maine Quilts 2019 already! If you would like to join us as a Chairperson let Lisa Nash, our new coordinator, know at info@mainequilts.org. We can talk about what is available. Come join us and be part of this PTQG event.
  • Below left is D220, “The Medusa Tree” by Jill Parisien. Title taken from Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky in Diamonds”, Source: “June Baby” by Leslie McNeil, MarveLes Art Studios. Machine appliquéd, machine quilted, (dm). Winner of NACQJ Award of Merit from Mary Walter, Certified Judge.
  • Below right is D208 “Gooseberry Pie” by Wendy Caton Reed. My version of the “Foothills” internet quilt-along with Mary Elizabeth Kinch. Made in potholder method whereas each block is individually quilted, bound and then stitched together. Machine pieced, machine quilted (dm). Winner of NACQJ Award of Merit from Pat Harrison, Certified Judge.
D220, “The Medusa Tree” by Jill Parisien
D220, “The Medusa Tree” by Jill Parisien
D208 “Gooseberry Pie” by Wendy Caton Reed
D208 “Gooseberry Pie” by Wendy Caton Reed