Maine Quilts 2022 Friday Night Banquet: An Evening with Edyta Sitar Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts will be the keynote speaker at Friday night’s banquet! You will NOT want to miss your opportunity to spend an evening with Edyta. She will be speaking on “Blue and White Quilts: Quilter’s Favorites”. Edyta is well known for her use of blue and white fabrics in her beautiful quilt designs. Event registration opens March 15. Be sure to register as soon as registration opens; this will be a sell-out event! Silent Auction This year, Maine Quilts will be supporting the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence throughMore →

I’m sure that many of you are already working on, or have completed, quilts to enter in Maine Quilts 2022. It is critical that quilters get permission from the designer for all quilts (that are not original or in the public domain) entered into the show. Usually this is a very simple process. This Blanket Permission List will make it even easier for you to enter your quilts. All “blanket permissions” require that proper pattern, book, publisher, and/or designer credit be given. Please take a look and see if your favorite designer is listed. If you have any questions about getting permission from a designer.More →

Announcing Maine Quilts 2022 Workshops! The workshops for Maine Quilts 2022 have been selected and it is a terrific line-up. Here are the workshops you’ll be able to take during Maine Quilts 2022 (July 28-30, 2022): Teacher: Jaimie Davis https://www.loopytulips.com/Workshops: Layered Landscapes; Baltimore Blooms; Hand Quilting; Illuminated Letters with Tsukineko Inks Teacher: Becky Goldsmith https://pieceocake.com/Workshops: Birds in Toyland (using wool!); Bullseye: Foundation Paper Piecing; Tile Tango: A Hand Applique Class Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug https://quintessentialquilting.com/Workshops: Beginning Machine Quilting; Gorgeous Gridded Backgrounds; Fun Fillers and Background Stitches Teacher: Ann Shaw https://annshawquilting.com/Workshops: Foliage; Flowers of the Gorge; Chicken Challenge Teacher: Edyta Sitar https://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/Workshops: Winter Village; Shooting Star; AlaskaMore →

The following Chair positions are waiting for YOU to volunteer! Are you ready to get involved in something new? Then I have just the thing for you! There are still a few opportunities for YOU to become a chairperson for Maine Quilts 2022. These Chair positions are filled by an individual who takes on the responsibilities of that portion of Maine Quilts. Here are the available positions and what each one does: Quilt Layout Chair: develops the layout of all quilts at the show; oversees the hanging of quilts during show set-up. Show Set-up Chair: works with Volunteer Chair to assign volunteers to hang quilts,More →

It is my pleasure to say “hello!” to you as your new Maine Quilts Coordinator! We may have had the opportunity to meet during my time as the Maine Quilt Shop Hop Coordinator for the past several years. As I transition into my new role as Maine Quilts Coordinator, one thing remains the same: the passion for sewing and quilting that can be found in Maine. I look forward to seeing that passion come to life when we attend Maine Quilts 2022 on July 28-30, 2022. Announcing the Maine Quilts 2022 Theme: “Maine Seas First Light” This year’s theme is full of possibilities for youMore →

Maine Quilts 2021 is adding live Demos through Zoom!! Here it is June already and the Virtual Quilt show is only a month away. When we first started to plan a virtual quilt show it seemed a long way off and now it is almost here. The Quilt show Advisory board would like to thank all those who registered a quilt. You are really going to enjoy all the quilts you will see! We are getting very excited about some of the upcoming events for the quilt show.  Carol Reed has been working very hard with the venders and sponsors to bring demonstrations to the quilt show. TheMore →

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 areMore →

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 togetherMore →

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 mainequilts.org/quilt_show/lectures/ 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, 2021More →

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 CommitteeMore →