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

Volume 7, Issue 7 – March 2021

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Barbara Duffy, QSA Chair | | | 207-216-7358

Virtual Maine Quilts 2021 is presenting three 1 hour ZOOM lectures by incredibly talented teachers, scheduled over 3 days. Lecture fee is $10 each and registration begins March 2nd! Go to to secure your spot! Space is limited so sign up now! Below are descriptions of the lectures!

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1PM – Gyleen Fitzgerald

The Creative Art of Finishing: Stop the madness! Don’t get bogged down with unfinished projects instead consider them new possibilities. Vintage or newly abandon discover creative ways to reconfigure or upcycle orphan projects to suit today’s lifestyle. Let’s talk about how to finish.

Friday, July 30, 2021 at 1PM – Barb Vedder

Sensational Solid Quilts: A PowerPoint Presentation exploring the origins of Solid Quilt design and what might have inspired them. I will guide you on a visual journey of color exploration and appreciation. I share sensational quilts made with solid fabrics from early Quiltmaking in America through the Modern Quilt Movement of today. I will
share a trunk show of quilts as a companion to the presentation.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1PM – Jane Sassaman

Under the Influence: A lecture of the visual and philosophical ideas that have influenced me and my work. There is an extra ordinary range of wonderful images. This is a very colorful lecture. I hope to excite and inspire the audience by exposing them to an unusual combination of fantastic images. OK! You can do this!!!!

2021 Virtual Quilt Show Lectures

To register for a lecture, please purchase both the lecture and the show admission. If you have previously purchased the 2021 admission you may purchase the lecture only.