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.
April 23 and 25, 2021 on Zoom Karen Combs is a quilter, author, teacher and designer who is known for her quilts of illusions. Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand! Karen has been nominated as Quilt Teacher of the Year by students in 1995, 2000 and 2005. Her work has been displayed at quilt shows and art galleries across the country. Being a prolific designer and author; Karen has published articles and patterns in many magazines such as Traditional Quilter, American Quilter and Quilters Newsletter Magazine.
Happy New Year, everyone! We are looking for nominees for the September 2021 election of new officers of the PTQG Board and we would appreciate your help spreading the word about these openings to your quilting friends.
Positions open are – First Vice President, Treasurer, Director 2 and Director 4.
Each PTQG Board member attends all board meetings and members meetings and/or submits a report. The term for each of these positions is two years. No officer may serve more than three consecutive terms in the same office. PTQG Board members can be contacted through the PTQG website www.mainequilts.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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
This year is going to be another year with different style of Maine Quilts. The Quilt Show Advisory Committee has been working hard to get a virtual show for you all to enjoy. One of the things that will be different is that you will able to enjoy the show from the comfort of your home in your jammies if you want. Another is we will not be asking for volunteers. That is not to mean you do not need to keep your volunteering skills sharp. We will be needing your help in the live quilt 2022 quilt show.
The Quilt Show Advisory Committee is excited and needs your participation in several areas.
1.) Be sure to check out the new Maine Quilts home page that is up on the web site. Go to www.mainequilts.org and click on the Go to the QUILT SHOW tab in the first article (or www.mainequilts.org/quilt_show/) that will bring you to the Virtual Quilt show page. Check in often as there will be regular updates.
2.) To have a show we need Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! You will be able to register your quilts online. There will be a registration form in the Patchwork Press if you do not want to register your quilts online. When you register you will have to have a photo of the finished quilt. You may enter a maximum of 4 quilts.
Do not forget there are two challenge exhibitions. The 2020 exhibition of Needle to Needle and the 2021 exhibition of Duck, Duck, Goose. Remember you will receive a special pin for entering either or both challenges.
3.) Sell! Sell! Sell! We have a lovely hand appliquéd, hand quilted raffle quilt “My Garden Quilt” made and donated by Jo Bunker. Check out the web page for a photo. Tickets will not be sold at the virtual show so our membership will need to get out and sell these tickets. There will be a cost of sending out tickets. Again, check out the web site or Patchwork Press to see how to get your tickets.
4.) Buy! Buy! Buy! There will be vendors and a link to the vendors web page to see the latest fabrics and gadgets. You all need to save your pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars to support the show vendors. There will also be a special souvenir show pin and a tote bag that you will want to have.
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.