Maine Quilt Show 2021
Maine Quilt Show 2021

Questions about Maine Quilts? Contact Denise, Maine Quilts Coordinator at info@mainequilts.org or 207-216-7358.

-Youth Quilters-

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.

The Fabric Garden
167 Lakewood rd.
Madison, Maine
www.fabricgarden.com

Maine Quilts 2021

-July 29-31-

The following teachers are joining us:

Barbara Black, Sherri Cifaldi-Morrill, Gyleen Fitzgerald, Jane Sassaman, Karen Stone and Barb Vedder. We welcome them!

HERstory Quilts Exhibit: A Celebration of Strong Women. This exhibit is rescheduled for 2021 and contains over 100 quilts of famous women.  Looking at these lovely quilts is a chance to see the work of some very talented quilters, but it is also an opportunity to take a few moments to reflect on all these important women and the work they have done that has benefited so many people.   

Our second exhibit for the 2021 show is entitled “Visionary How Do Artists See?” A juried SAQA Regional Exhibition, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. presented by the Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont SAQA Region with work from New England and New York.

We look forward to next year and hope you join us!

-Quilts at the Maine State Museum in Augusta-

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 the Bicentennial!

https://mainestatemuseum.org/collections/explore-the-collections/

Volume 6, Issue 10 – October 2020

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Denise Turgeon, Coordinator
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

Already we have had a few nights where a good quilt was needed on the bed and we’re seeing apples and cider doughnuts everywhere – it’s definitely fall! There is a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of planning for Maine Quilts 2021; but there is one area where we need your help. The Volunteer Chairperson for 2021 remains open. Volunteers make the show happen, so it is a key role. Please contact me via email or the phone number above and we can talk about the specific requirements in more detail.

In the last newsletter, we talked about HERStory, the special exhibit carrying over from the 2020 show. We will have a second special exhibit in July called “Visionary; How Do Artists See?” To get a sneak peek of these stunning pieces, visit the show look book. This exhibit is curated by Studio Art Quilt Associates.

For all of our news, don’t forget to like and follow our Facebook page! You can help us publicize the show when you share our posts with your connections.

Finally, here is the block we designed for 2021; it’s inspired by this year’s Theme Challenge, Duck, Duck Goose. Don’t forget that you can also submit your 2020 Needle to Needle Theme Challenge works as well!