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 PTQG Membership Registrar, Area 4 Rep or QSA Chairperson or my other identity as “Gadget Queen” over the past several years. As I transition into my new role as Maine Quilts Coordinator one thing remains the same: the passion for quilting that can be found in Maine. I look forward to seeing that passion come to life once again when we present Maine Quilts 2023 on July 27-29, 2023. Announcing the Maine Quilts 2023 Theme: “Christmas in July”More →

Best in Judged winner Sarah Ann Smith with her “Best of Judged” entry “The Wind Whirls the Winter In.” She has since renamed her work: “I love the title I entered, but after I began making it realized it didn’t suit because if it were windy, then the snow blobs would be on the ground and not still on the tree! So I have re-titled it The Old Apple Tree…”  Betty Chouinard with “Hallelujah.” Her entry won first place in the Pieced-Small division, Outstanding Long Arm Quilting, Judge’s Choice (awarded by Pat Harrison), and Viewers’ Choice ribbons. Giuseppe Ribaudo, Friday night banquet speaker, sharing hisMore →

NEW TEACHER ADDED TO MAINE QUILTS 2022! Giuseppe Ribaudo, aka Giucy Giuce, is joining Maine Quilts 2022 as a workshop teacher AND The Friday night banquet speaker! From musical theater actor to fabric designer and sewing instructor, Giuseppe will regale you with many stories of working behind the scenes in the quilting industry. He’ll share his work as a quilter and fabric designer and tell stories of his greatest inspirations. From stories about learning to sew from his beloved grandmother to tales of mysterious lights in the skies above New York City, this trunk show and lecture will be unlike any other you have attendedMore →

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESYOU ARE NEEDED as a Volunteer!  Please sign up for your volunteering time, then encourage your chapter members to sign up for their volunteering time. THESE AREAS ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS:~Storage Unit/UHaul both Tuesday morning and Sat. afternoon/evening, as well as loading totes from Civic Center classrooms, lobby and office, etc. to return to the storage unit. ~Champagne Preview on Wednesday night: every location at 6:30PM. SIGN UP BY JULY 1 in order to be entered in the drawing for the Bernina 475QE sewing machine, MSRP $2749, donated by The Cotton Cupboard in Bangor. Please contact Callie Lavoie, Volunteer Chair, to commitMore →

Maine Quilts isn’t possible without YOU. We need YOUR HELP as a Volunteer to make Maine Quilts 2022 a success. Please encourage your chapter members to sign up to volunteer. A list of available Volunteer positions is posted on Maine Quilts’ website at Secure your Volunteer spot now to get your choice of the exciting opportunities available. Admissions Chair Person The Admissions Chairperson position is still open. Did you know that you and a friend or two can job-share this role? Talk with your friends, your fellow PTQG chapter members, and decide if you and a friend or two would like to share theMore →

2022 Raffle Quilt: “Always a Way” by Dan Perkins Get Social! If your chapter has a social media presence (Facebook page, Instagram page, website, etc), please share the Raffle Quilt reveal video that was featured on Maine Quilts’ Facebook page on March 2. Click “Share” and you’ll be able to share that video. The video, and the quilt, have received a tremendous response. Raffle tickets are selling fast! Find the video here:  under “Videos”. Contact Lori Larrabee, Raffle Quilt Chair, for more tickets:  Admissions Chairperson Opening: The Admissions Chairperson position is still open. Did you know that you and a friend or twoMore →

that you need to know for Maine Quilts 2022 Quilt Registration: Did you know that there is NO fee to enter a quilt in Maine Quilts? Only quilts entered in the Judged Quilts category are charged a fee. Entrants may submit up to 4 quilts. The sooner you enter your quilt, the lower your number will be for quilt pickup!  You are not required to be a PTQG member to enter quilts in the show (but new members are always welcome!). Complete your online quilt registration today! Quilt registration closes May 15. Workshop Registration: Make your online workshop registration an efficient process: prior to MarchMore →

Quilt Registration Opens Today, February 1!  Maine Quilts provides members of PTQG and other quiltmakers the opportunity to share their work with those who appreciate this wonderful art form. Have you selected which quilts you’ll be entering in this year’s show? Each person may submit up to four quilts. I can’t wait to see your quilts on display! All the guidelines for entering quilts, including Chapter Challenge entries, Judged Quilts division, the Blanket Permission List, and the Quilt Entry Forms, are available online at   All quilt entries must be submitted no later than May 15.  Workshop and Event Registration Opens March 15 GetMore →

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 →