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

Bookkeeper Wanted!

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

Coordinator Wanted!

Maine Quilts Coordinator needed for 2021 Show.

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 (www.mainequilts.org). We look forward to hearing from you. 

The Nominating Committee: Betty Lerette, lerette1937@gmail.com; Judy Littlefield, jalittlefield63@gmail.com; Rose Oleksiak, rose.oleksiak@yahoo.com; Charlene Cooper, cooperch299@gmail.com.

-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.