January 2023 PTQG Members’ Meeting!

10:00 A.M., January 28, 2023
Hope Church, Manchester, Maine
Brooke Biette of Dust and Waves Textiles

The January 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 dyeing of fabric. Brooke will talk a bit about her dyeing 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.

We will also be voting on the budgets for PTQG and for Maine Quilts at this meeting—you can find those documents on pages 11-15 of December issue of Patchwork Press.

Please note that there will not be a snow date for this meeting. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather and hope.

Directions to Hope Church

From Interstate 95 exit 109 to ME-100 S/ME-17 W/US202 W/Western Ave in Augusta towards Winthrop. Follow US-202 W/ME-17 W/ME-100 W for 1.6 miles.

Church will be on your left.

Special Events at the January Members’ Meeting 

Have you ever made a Red, White, and Blue quilt? Do you have a special shirt with Stars and Stripes that you wear for the Fourth of July? How about a headband with sparklers? I bet you have something patriotic. Bring or wear it to the January 2023 Members’ Meeting. If Maine Quilts 2023 Special Exhibit can be Christmas in July, our January Members’ Meeting can feature Summertime in January!

Let’s beat the cold!

Susan Bulay, Special Events 

Volume 9, Issue 5, January 2023

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

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

Maine Quilts is proud to announce our charity recipient for 2023 is C.R.O.W.N.S.  – Cherished, Respected, Original, Worthy, Needed, Strong

The C.R.O.W.N.S. program is an Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative of The Salvation Army, Bath/Brunswick Corp., 25 Congress Ave., Bath, ME 04530

Human Trafficking happens in every state in the US including Maine.  Wherever there is an opportunity to profit from vulnerability, trafficking can occur.  It is crucial to know that traffickers prey on any who shows physical, financial, or emotional vulnerability, regardless of race, gender or social status.  Through the CROWNS program partners with other anti-human trafficking organizations, law enforcement, organizations and churches to bring awareness, advocacy and assistance to trafficked/exploited women and girls here in Maine.  

The CROWNS program offers food assistance, emergency backpacks, coats, clothing, and beautifully made quilts in addition to assisting women receive services to assist in the healing process.   In 2023 we will begin an outreach program in Mid-coast Maine and offer spiritual retreats to survivors through our Tranquil Harbors Retreat program. Email:  Barbara.anderson@use.salvationarmy.org for more information. 

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The National Human Trafficking Hotline number:  1-888-373-7888