The Pine Tree Quilters Guild Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel Maine Quilts 2021 at the Augusta Civic Center. Before making this decision, the Board considered many factors but the foremost was the health and safety of everyone involved. During these difficult times it is important to do what the experts are telling us to do.
But the exciting news is Maine Quilts 2021 will be a Virtual Show. The Quilt Show Advisory Committee is working hard together to present an online presence instead. We hope to include all our quilts by pictures (through regular quilt registration) including the two challenge exhibits, a vendor page with links to their websites, demonstrations and lectures and maybe a couple of souvenir items for sale.
The General Board has decided to cancel the January 30, 2021 Members’ Meeting. In light of the extraordinary circumstances relate to the coronavirus, the Board is canceling the meeting to try to limit the advance of COVID-19.
Have a good winter and create quilts!
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Callie Lavoie, PTQG President
WOW!Youth quilters awarded sewing machines donated by Kala Murphy and The Fabric Garden for Maine Quilts 2020.
Sewing machines were picked up in Madison at The Fabric Garden by 26 youths who registered quilts for a youth exhibit at our July 2020 show. Congratulations to these kids that worked hard and entered. Thank you to Kala for the donation and supporting our youth quilters. It is a wonderful thing. Here are some of the youths with Kala. More to come. And by the way this program is in place for Maine Quilts 2021 for another group of youth quilters. Information to enter will be in Registration Brochure in the spring.
Did you know you can see some of the quilts at the Maine
State Museum online? You can explore the Museum’s collection database by
going to “Q” for quilts and explore a selection of what they store. We will see
more with the Bicentennial exhibit of quilts at the Museum starting July 23,
2020 with a preview night and then 60 quilts on exhibit for the next year. Here
is the link to agree to the terms and Conditions of Use/Copyright Permission
and then explore the database by going to “Q” for quilts. Our PTQG State project
making potholder blocks for a fundraiser for the museum is helping present this
exhibit. See our sales/raffle table at Maine Quilts in July!
Enjoy these treasures of our history here in Maine and celebrate
Our 2021 Raffle Quilt – My Garden Quilt by Jo Bunker, member from Auburn
Tickets for this lovely quilt will be coming the first of April. Chapters will receive packets with tickets for each member and floaters will be sent an email with information about ticket purchase by Lori Larrabee, our new raffle chair. It is another wonderful quilt by member Jo Bunker and will excite us all to purchase tickets and support Maine Quilts. A live drawing to pick the winner will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021.
To the maximum extent of the law, your attendance and participation, including that of your children and minors accompanying you, including classes, events, lectures (including virtual) paid for or not is conditioned on your agreement to hereby indemnify Maine Quilts, presented by Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc., its employees, volunteers, contractors from and never to make a claim for injury, loss or damage to you or your children and minors accompanying you against Maine Quilts, its employees, volunteers, contractors caused by its very own negligence, strict liability or any other reason. By signing the registration form, or registering online you agree to the above terms and conditions.