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,

Callie Lavoie
Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc.

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

Karen Combs PTQG Classes on Zoom

April 23 and 25, 2021 on Zoom Karen Combs is a quilter, author, teacher and designer who is known for her quilts of illusions.  Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand!  Karen has been nominated as Quilt Teacher of the Year by students in 1995, 2000 and 2005.  Her work has been displayed at quilt shows and art galleries across the country.  Being a prolific designer and author; Karen has published articles and patterns in many magazines such as Traditional Quilter, American Quilter and Quilters Newsletter Magazine. 

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
We look forward to hearing from you.

The Nominating Committee:

Sandi Hunt,
Betty Lerette,
Diane Brause,
Charlene Cooper,

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 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

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 6 – February 2021

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Lee Priest, QSA Committee | | | 207-216-7358

Maine Quilts 2021

This year is going to be another year with different style of Maine Quilts. The Quilt Show Advisory Committee has been working hard to get a virtual show for you all to enjoy. One of the things that will be different is that you will able to enjoy the show from the comfort of your home in your jammies if you want. Another is we will not be asking for volunteers. That is not to mean you do not need to keep your volunteering skills sharp. We will be needing your help in the live quilt 2022 quilt show.

The Quilt Show Advisory Committee is excited and needs your participation in several areas.

1.) Be sure to check out the new Maine Quilts home page that is up on the web site. Go to and click on the Go to the QUILT SHOW tab in the first article (or that will bring you to the Virtual Quilt show page. Check in often as there will be regular updates.

2.) To have a show we need Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! You will be able to register your quilts online. There will be a registration form in the Patchwork Press if you do not want to register your quilts online. When you register you will have to have a photo of the finished quilt. You may enter a maximum of 4 quilts.

Do not forget there are two challenge exhibitions. The 2020 exhibition of Needle to Needle and the 2021 exhibition of Duck, Duck, Goose. Remember you will receive a special pin for entering either or both challenges.

The General Quilt Entry Information and Guidelines, Quilt Categories and Terms, and Blanket Permission list are available in Patchwork Press and online. You will find suggestions for quilt photography. Please read them carefully to ensure that your entry is complete. If you have not yet secured permission to display your quilt, do it soon so that it does not delay your entry from. Only fully completed entries will be accepted by May 15.

3.) Sell! Sell! Sell! We have a lovely hand appliquéd, hand quilted raffle quilt “My Garden Quilt” made and donated by Jo Bunker. Check out the web page for a photo. Tickets will not be sold at the virtual show so our membership will need to get out and sell these tickets. There will be a cost of sending out tickets. Again, check out the web site or Patchwork Press to see how to get your tickets.

4.) Buy! Buy! Buy! There will be vendors and a link to the vendors web page to see the latest fabrics and gadgets. You all need to save your pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars to support the show vendors. There will also be a special souvenir show pin and a tote bag that you will want to have. 

Until next time keep on piecing!