Questions about Maine Quilts? Contact Lisa, Maine Quilts Coordinator at or 207-216-7358.

****Workshop registration for Saturday workshops is correct on the downloadable form on this website. (Printed Brochure form is incorrect for Saturday.)

COVID-19 Update

Pine Tree Quilters Members,

The General Board has decided to cancel the April 25, 2020 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. Kennebec Valley Community College is closed and cannot offer us the space as planned. Workshops are canceled and funds will be returned to you promptly.

Things are changing at a fast pace with our PTQG projects and events and other events and happenings we may have an interest in. We are updating events posted on our website as we receive information. Best advice is to check for updates with each that pertains to you or your group. A lot of information in being posted by each business involved. Currently Maine Quilts is going forth as planned. Our State Members meeting is being assessed for location availability and size.

Stay safe and well!
Callie Lavoie, President

Bookkeeper Wanted!

Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. is hiring a part-time bookkeeper.

Coordinator Wanted!

Maine Quilts Coordinator needed for 2021 Show.

127th Members’ Meeting- Canceled!

From the Nominating Committee: 2020 General Board Opportunities at PTQG

by Judy Littlefield 

Happy New Year, everyone! We are looking for nominees for the September 2020 election of new officers to the PTQG Board, and we would appreciate your help spreading the word about these openings to your quilting friends. Please support our guild by reviewing the descriptions below and let the Nominating Committee know if you are interested in running for one of these offices or if you can recommend someone you feel would be a good candidate. More detailed information about the duties of each position is available upon request. We are happy to provide more information if you have any questions. These are the positions that are up for election at September’s PTQG Members’ Meeting. 

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 and 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; 2020 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 three consecutive terms in the same office. PTQG Board members can be contacted through the PTQG website ( We look forward to hearing from you. 

The Nominating Committee: Betty Lerette,; Judy Littlefield,; Rose Oleksiak,; Charlene Cooper,

-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!

Volume 7, Issue 3 – March 2020

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator | | | 207-216-7358

  • If your green Registration Brochure is not at your home yet it should be there any minute. Look through it and fill out forms for volunteering, entering a quilt or taking a workshop or going to an event! There are several new events, new raffles and quilt challenges to join in. Are you working on the “From Needle to Needle Challenge”?
  • The website is filled with information about the quilt show including all of the classes being offered, special events, details about the raffle quilt and more. Please take a moment to look online. There are many colored photos that can really give you a great idea of what is being offered.
  • This year the first 25 children who enter a quilt into the show will receive a Janome Sewing Machine, donated by The Fabric Garden. What a great way to get your children or grandchildren excited about quilting. More specific details are on the web site or in your brochure.
  • Sue Rapalus, our new Quilt Registrar, is beginning to receive Quilt registrations. Get your registration in early and you can get that crossed off your to do list. I don’t know about you, but I love to get stuff crossed off my “To Do” list. If you need copyright permission, now is a good time to get that out of the way. Check the Blanket Permission list on our website,, for the most up to date information. The sooner you send your registration in the lower your pickup number on Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Rapalus at
  • Susan Lamie, our Workshop and Event Registrar, is ready to sign you up! PTQG members first postmark date is March 15 and nonmembers March 30. If you were a Chairperson in 2019 you may sign up starting postmark date March 1. We love our volunteers! Susan-
  • I am getting excited about this years’ show. There are lots of great classes to attend and some fun events that shouldn’t be missed. I can wait to see the “From Needle to Needle” entries but most of all I can’t wait to see all the quilts hanging in all their glory. It truly is a sight to see!