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Maine Quilts 2018!

Maine Quilts 2018, July 26-28, 2018 at the Augusta Civic Center

July 26-28, 2018, Thursday – Saturday

Preview Night Wednesday, July 25.
Mark your calendars!

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

**Look for full workshops on the Workshop and Event Registration form page!
New workshop added on Wednesday, July 25 – Hawaiian Applique. Saturday workshop is full!**

**Quilt Registration – Last postmark date is May 15, 2018!**

Next Members’ Meeting, September 8, 2018

Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild Members’ Meeting, September 8, invites Kristine Poor, Poorhouse Designs, for workshops and a lecture.

Meeting at Thomas College, Waterville at 10:00 a.m.

Check back for more information.

INVITE “RUBY” TO VISIT WITH YOU

The Ruby Celebration Traveling Exhibit Quilts have been out visiting quilters to the far reaches of the state.  Back and forth they go.  Comments reveal what we hoped, that the exhibit truly shows how far we have come in our color choices, quilting designs and quilt layout over the past years.  We can talk about it, but like a picture, the exhibit is better than a thousand words.  If you would like to share these quilts at your next meeting or quilt show, please contact:  Susan Bulay; 207-827-6136 or RLBulay@yahoo.com.

Maine Quilts Coordinator Needed!

Pine Tree Quilters Guild is looking to contract with an enthusiastic individual to take over the coordination of the planning and running of Maine Quilts.

Contact Barbara Duffy, Quilt Show Advisory Chair, qsa@mainequilts.org for more information.

Area 4 Co-Representative Wanted!

Would you like to be an Area Representative and liaison between your Area and PTQG’s General Board? Area 4, Central chapters, is looking for one or two co- representatives to join the current representative.

Contact Jackie Bussiere, presidents@mainequilts.org to more information.

Volume 4, Issue 5 – May 2018

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Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator
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12 more weeks!

1. Last postmark date for quilt registration is May 15th! If you need a form and/or entry information go to your brochure or our website: https://mainequilts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/General-Quilt-Entry-Form-2018-Rev1.pdf. Thinking about entering a Challenge? Ask questions of Carmen at quilter@mainequilts.org or 612-6343. We need your quilts!

2. The workshops with sewing machines provided are filling well; teachers with machines are Lynne Hagmeier and Michelle Renee Hiatt. It is so wonderful for the students to not lug their machines. Enjoy using the machines donated by The Fabric Garden and Cotton Cupboard. There will be an expert helper from the vendor/manufacturer available in workshop all day. If you have a chance at the show, stop by their booths and thank them for their generosity! And check out the special show prices they will offer!

3. Have you signed up for a workshop yet? Seven workshops are full! We have a few workshop spaces for Sally Terry, longarm teacher on Thursday morning and Saturday morning. Nancy Chong has space in the new Wednesday workshop and Thursday’s mystery. Would you like to make a vest with Karen Eckmeier on Friday? Bring your laptop with EQ 6, 7 or 8 and learn navigate the program with Pat Harrison on Friday. Or bring a quilt and learn what a judge looks at with Pat Harrison on Saturday afternoon.Want to try new modern techniques and designs? Join Kristy Daum Thursday, Friday, or Saturday afternoon. We have something for everyone!

Sign up now! Check our website for further updates on full workshops: http://www.mainequilts.org.

4. Volunteer! There are 2 hour shifts to be filled! Maine Quilts needs you to make this show a success! 2 hours will give you a free day admission.

• Want to hang quilts and see the quilts up close and personal?

• Many sit down jobs including Admission, Show Information table, Raffle Ticket table, Raffle Sewing Machine table and Volunteer table. Quilter’s Walk, White Glove volunteers and Merchandise have spaces also.We also need vendor assistants..

• We need help to load the U-haul on Tuesday morning, show set up and show take down of quilts and reloading the U-haul and unloading at the storage unit Saturday after the show.

Find what you can do to help, fill out a form from your brochure or on our website and send to Susan Bulay, Volunteer Chair. Questions? Ask Susan at volunteer@mainequilts.org or 207-827-6136.

https://mainequilts.org/quilt_show/volunteer-opportunities/ to find the form.

5. Do you want to teach a demonstration Thursday, Friday or Saturday for 10 -15 minutes? Contact Carol Reed at quiltercarolreed@gmail.com.

6. Are you creating a challenge entry for “Bee Sew Inspired”? Enter your quilted item and receive the challenge pin created for just this category.

7. Entering a raffle quilt for raffle alley? Contact Lee by June 1 at lpriest2@myfairpoint.net or 207-876-3508.

Volunteer and join us for a good show!