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

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!

COVID-19 Update

Cancellation of Maine Quilts 2020

With great sadness, we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Maine Quilts due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We do not take the decision to cancel Maine Quilts 2020 lightly. We know that the safety and health of our attendees, quilters, volunteers, instructors, vendors, and community are most important.

We are well aware that this unprecedented situation will have an impact on ALL of us. We all are creating quilts to exhibit and donations for our charities. Our show coordinator is working with her chairs to respond to each registration, quilts and workshops, and will issue refunds.

We hope everyone is understanding and will support Maine Quilts 2021 next summer.

The General Board has also decided to cancel the April 25, 2020 Members meeting. 

Stay safe and well!
Callie Lavoie, President

Cancellation of September Members Meeting

The General Board of Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. announces the cancellation of the September Members meeting due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is felt that social distancing would be at risk with the age of our member population. We also have not been able to have a commitment from our location or another location. Voting for new officer positions, meeting a new Maine Quilts coordinator and any other business will be postponed to our January 2021 meeting.

Esther Libby, 1st Vice President is working with our scheduled teacher, Lynn Wheatley, to offer her workshops on Zoom on the same Friday and Sunday of our usual meeting weekend. We are very much looking forward to collage quilting with Laura Heine patterns! More details on that later. 

We will miss seeing each other and enjoying show and tell face to quilt. Keep safe and healthy and keep quilting!

Callie Lavoie, PTQG President

Virtual Quilt Show of our Quilts

-July 23-25, 2020-

We are going to have a virtual quilt show on our website, www.mainequilts.org during July 23-25, 2020 with your quilts for Maine Quilts this year. Join us by taking a picture of your quilt (.jpeg or .png only) you have registered or were intending to register by May 15 postmark date.  Send the picture, the quiltmaker’s name, the quilt name, and the pattern or original information to Callie Lavoie; president@mainequilts.org or web@mainequilts.org by July 20, 2020. We will show different quilts each day Thursday, July 23, Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25.  We can still have our quilt show in a different format!

***You can send in pictures of four quilts maximum!***

To answer a few questions—

  1. You can enter any quilt shown here in next year’s show. This is for fun as we all enjoy seeing quilts!
  2. There will be a “Needle to Needle” exhibit next year with a pin. If you want your quilt you made for this challenge to be a surprise do not send in a picture of it. 
  3. Group quilts should be sent in together so they can be shown one after the other, please. 

This is a fun exhibit for us and we wise for many pictures! Any questions let me know.

Callie Lavoie – president@mainequilts.org

-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 7, Issue 5 – May 2020

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

Although Maine Quilts 2020 has been cancelled we still have our beautiful quilt that we will be raffling off on Saturday, July 25th. This is a gorgeous quilt hand quilted and hand appliqued quilt made by Jo Bunker, a long time PTQG member. Photo attached. 

This year the raffle quilt will be THE MAJOR FUND RAISER for PTQG. Now, more than ever we need your support. PTQG has incurred a number of expenses associated with the show. Although the show is cancelled these expenses have not gone away. Buying tickets will help to minimize the impact that the cancellation has on guild finances. Please buy some tickets and ask your friends and neighbors (from a safe distance) to buy some tickets as well!! This is a really important way to support PTQG and get a chance to own a one of a kind quilt. 

If you are the “go to” raffle quilt person for your chapter and you were not able to distribute all of your tickets we ask that you please mail tickets to the members who did not receive them. 

If you are a member who has not yet received tickets please check to see if your tickets will be mailed. 

If that is not possible then please contact Cherie Piper. Her email is cpiper4050@gmail.com. Her phone number is 846-9303. She will be happy to send you tickets. 

If you have tickets and need to get them submitted into the drawing please send them to Cherie Piper. Her mailing address is 15 Deer Run Road, North Yarmouth, Maine 04097. 

Please make your checks payable to PTQG. 

More information regarding how the drawing will be held will be provided in the near future.