Maine Quilts 2021 is planning a Virtual Quilt Show for July 29-31, 2021!

The Pine Tree Quilters Guild Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel Maine Quilts 2021 at the Augusta Civic Center. Before making this decision, the Board considered many factors but the foremost was the health and safety of everyone involved. During these difficult times it is important to do what the experts are telling us to do. 

But the exciting news is Maine Quilts 2021 will be a Virtual Show. The Quilt Show Advisory Committee is working hard together to present an online presence instead. We hope to include all our quilts by pictures (through regular quilt registration) including the two challenge exhibits, a vendor page with links to their websites, demonstrations and lectures and maybe a couple of souvenir items for sale. 

Work on your quilts and look for further information in the February Patchwork Press and our website, www.mainequilts.org/quilt_show

Callie Lavoie
President
Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc.
president@mainequilts.org
207-646-8773

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

Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community

by Laurie Labar is available at last!

We had to wait a year, thanks to Covid, but a new book, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community, is available at last by Laurie Labar, Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts, Maine State Museum.


Maine Quilts:250 Years of Comfort and Community
celebrates Maine’s quilts, their makers, and the ways they reflect Maine’s past. Throughout the state’s history, whole communities of Maine women held together households, farms, businesses, and families when men were at sea, at war, or in the woods. The social networks that supported these women, and the political environments in which they lived, show in the fabrics, patterns and inscriptions of quilts that these women made. LaBar uses the stories she discovers to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history. The quilts she has studied spotlight women and communities across Maine, where the distinctive character of life and experience finds voice in locally-made quilts.

 

From the Nominating Committee: 2021 Opportunities in PTQG

By Sandi Hunt, Nominating Committee

Happy New Year, everyone! We are looking for nominees for the September 2021 election of new officers of the PTQG Board and we would appreciate your help spreading the word about these openings to your quilting friends.

Positions open are – First Vice President, Treasurer, Director 2 and Director 4.

Each PTQG Board member attends all board meetings and members meetings and/or submits a report. The term for 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:

Sandi Hunt, sandihunt@outlook.com
Betty Lerette, lerette1937@gmail.com
Diane Brause, dbrause@maine.rr.com
Charlene Cooper, cooperch299@gmail.com

Maine Quilts is looking for a new Show Coordinator

The coordinator plans and oversees’ PTQG, Inc. annual quilt show, Maine Quilts, held the last weekend in July with Quilt Show Advisory Committee guidance.

The coordinator provides for the overall management of the current year’s show, plans the development of subsequent shows and works cooperatively with a variety of committee chairpersons.

This key position requires a self-motivated, energetic, detail-oriented individual who excels at multi-tasking and has the ability to appropriately delegate responsibilities as needed. 

For more information, please contact Barbara Duffy, QSA Chair at qsa@mainequilts.org or submit resume to:

Barbara Duffy
QSA Chair
43 Daffodil Ln
Litchfield, ME, 04350

Youth Quilters

WOW!  Youth quilters awarded sewing machines donated by Kala Murphy and The Fabric Garden for Maine Quilts 2020. 

Sewing machines were picked up in Madison at The Fabric Garden by 26 youths who registered quilts for a youth exhibit at our July 2020 show. Congratulations to these kids that worked hard and entered. Thank you to Kala for the donation and supporting our youth quilters. It is a wonderful thing. Here are some of the youths with Kala. More to come. And by the way this program is in place for Maine Quilts 2021 for another group of youth quilters. Information to enter will be in Registration Brochure in the spring.

The Fabric Garden
167 Lakewood rd.
Madison, Maine
www.fabricgarden.com

Volume 7, Issue 8 – April 2021

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Barbara Duffy, QSA Chair
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

Jo Bunker has donated another of her beautiful hand pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted creations she calls “My Garden Quilt”. It is 82” X 82” Just look at the beautiful fabrics and bright colors featured throughout this quilt! A true masterpiece!

We are living in unprecedented times. This pandemic has affected each one of us in mostly the same way! We have been isolated from each other – our chapters are not holding meetings. The PTQG Member’s Meetings have been cancelled for nearly a year and more cancellations to come. We were forced to cancel our Maine Quilts 2020 show. We are putting together a virtual show for Maine Quilts 2021. Stay tuned for
details!

We are asking for your support through the purchase of raffle tickets. We are not asking you to sell – we know you are not out and about! We are asking you to purchase $10 worth – that is 2 books of 6 tickets each.

Your chapters have received books of raffle tickets for this gorgeous quilt! We have sent the Floaters a letter via email with instructions on how to obtain their tickets.

The state raffle quilt is the major fund raiser for Maine Quilts and the Pine Tree Quilters Guild.

For more information please contact Lori Larrabee, Raffle Quilt Chair at llarr42609@aol.com