From the Nominating Committee:

2022 General Board Opportunities at PTQG 

by Diane Brause

We are looking for nominees for the September 2022 election of new officers to the PTQG Board. We are happy to provide more information if you have any questions. Please contact any member of the Nominating Committee if you are interested or would like to recommend someone for any of the following postions.

President: The president shall be elected by the members and shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation, and when present, shall preside at all meetings of the members, the General Board, and the Executive Committee. The President shall appoint committee chairpersons and shall perform other duties as the General Board shall designate. The President shall also have the power to endorse checks and notes of the corporation along with the treasurer.

2nd Vice-President: The 2nd vice-president shall serve as chairperson of the Mini-Grant Committee and oversee scholarship applications and awards.

Secretary:  The secretary shall keep accurate records and minutes of all meetings of the members, the General Board, and the Executive Committee, and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the General Board shall designate. 

Directors-at-Large: Directors-at-Large serve as liaisons between the membership and the General Board. Duties include set up and clean up at meetings, helping distribute door prizes, assisting with show and tell, and serving as the Nominating Committee. There are four Directors-at-Large. The 2022 openings are for Directors 1 and 3.

Director 1: Director 1 shall be responsible for the quilt frame rental and frame maintenance and must go in person to admit people into the Augusta storage unit.

Director 3: Director 3 shall be responsible for the management of the Education/Curriculum boxes. 

Each PTQG Board member attends all Board Meetings and Members’ Meetings and/or submits a report. The term of each of these positions is two years. No officer may serve more than 3 consecutive terms in the same office. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Nominating Committee:

Sandi Hunt,
Betty Lerette,
Diane Brause,
Nena Cunningham,

Volume 8, Issue 12, August 2022

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Laura Nichols, Maine Quilts Coordinator | | | 207-216-7358

Best in Judged winner Sarah Ann Smith with her “Best of Judged” entry “The Wind Whirls the Winter In.” She has since renamed her work: “I love the title I entered, but after I began making it realized it didn’t suit because if it were windy, then the snow blobs would be on the ground and not still on the tree! So I have re-titled it The Old Apple Tree…”

 Betty Chouinard with “Hallelujah.” Her entry won first place in the Pieced-Small division, Outstanding Long Arm Quilting, Judge’s Choice (awarded by Pat Harrison), and Viewers’ Choice ribbons.

Giuseppe Ribaudo, Friday night banquet speaker, sharing his presentation and trunk show which was enjoyed by everyone! Special credit goes to the two volunteers who held quilts for Giuseppe while he spoke. The entire evening was entertaining!

One of the many well-attended demonstrations

~ A Note from the President ~

I hope everyone attended Maine Quilts and enjoyed the colors and techniques of all the quilts! I hope you found everything you were shopping for! I hope you enjoyed your workshops, lectures and demos! I hope you enjoyed Giuseppe, the Friday night banquet lecturer! I saw the smiles, the friendly faces, the happy souls and loved every minute of it for you.

Thank you from my Pine Tree Quilters Guild heart for your attendance and participation with our first show back. Please say thank you to all the volunteers that worked so hard to get us here. They are very much appreciated! Please come join us in our many volunteer positions next year. It is very rewarding.Callie Lavoie, President Pine Tree Quilters Guild