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.

PTQG WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER 2021 with Nancy Mahoney!

I am pleased to announce that we will have “in person” workshops in September.  The teacher will be Nancy Mahoney.  Nancy comes to us from Georgia and teaches old designs with a new twist.  Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines.  She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers.

Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece.  Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections.

When she’s not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine applique techniques, and visiting gardens.

Twist and Shout by Nancy Mahoney
Twist and Shout by Nancy Mahoney

Visit Nancy’s website, www.nancymahoney.com for more information about Nancy and her quilts.

Nancy will be teaching the Twist and Shout class on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Fireside Inn, I-95 Exit 48, Portland.  They are currently not serving food, so will allow us to “brown bag” it.   You may bring your lunch or there are many restaurants nearby including Panera Bread, Pizza Hut and Burger King among others.  This class will run from 9 – 4 with an hour for lunch and the cost will be $50.00.

Nancy will be lecturing at the member’s meeting on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  She has a digital presentation and a trunk show of Two Block Wonders.

Dot to Dot by Nancy Mahoney
Dot to Dot by Nancy Mahoney

Sunday, September 12, 2021 will find Nancy at the Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville, I95 exit 130 teaching the Dot to Dot class.  This class will be from 9 – 4 with an hour for lunch.  A sandwich buffet lunch will be provided.  Because this is at a restaurant, they will NOT allow us to brown bag it.  The registration form for these classes is on the back page of this issue.  Registration for these classes will close on July 31st, so get your reservations in early.  I am looking forward to meeting Nancy and being a part of live classes.

Contact Esther Libby, 1st Vice President at 207-615-5900 or firstvp@mainequilts.org.

 


About Nancy Mahoney

Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines. She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers. 

Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece. Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections. 

When she’s not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine appliqué techniques, and visiting gardens. 

Visit Nancy’s website, www.nancymahoney.com, for more information about Nancy and her quilts. 


Social Media Profiles 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nancymahoneydesigns
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nancymahoney5
Instagram: @nancymahoneydesigns 

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.

 

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 9 – May 2021

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Lee Priest
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

DEADLINE LOOMING: May 15, 2021!

The time is really short to register your quilt/quilts for the 2021 Virtual Maine Quilts, May 15, 2021. There are only two weeks left to register your quilts. You may register up to four quilts for the show. To have a spectacular show we need Quilts, Quilts, Quilts. Check out the link for early admission to the show. At $5.00 per person this a real bargain. You will be able to see the show at your leisure 24 hours a day for 10 days instead of only 3 days and traveling to Augusta. Because of the difficult times we are in Pine Tree Quilters Guild is not the only Virtual Show this year.

The merchandise is limited this year. You will want to purchase your 2021 Show Pin if you do not already have one. The 2020 Bicentennial Pin is also available. The tote bag is really a must to have to commemorate this special Virtual Maine Quilts. Make sure you get yours before it is too late and they are gone.

Sign up for the 1:00 p.m. Zoom lectures: Gyleen Fitzgerald Thursday July 29, Barb Vedder Friday July 30 and Jane Sassaman Saturday July 31. These are interesting and informative lectures. There is limited space so sign up now and do not miss out. The lectures are only $10.00 each per person.

Finally, do not forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the beautiful hand appliqued and hand quilted “My Garden” quilt by member Jo Bunker. Because of the pandemic and we are not able to be out and about it has been suggested that each member buy two books of tickets at $5.00 each.

The Quilt Show Advisory Board would like to thank you in advance for supporting your Pine Tree Quilters Guild and your Maine Quilts, by registering your quilts, purchasing admission tickets, raffle tickets, merchandise and attending the lectures.

THANK YOU!!!