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 →

Our 2021 Raffle Quilt – My Garden Quilt by Jo Bunker, member from Auburn Tickets for this lovely quilt will be coming the first of April. Chapters will receive packets with tickets for each member and floaters will be sent an email with information about ticket purchase by Lori Larrabee, our new raffle chair. It is another wonderful quilt by member Jo Bunker and will excite us all to purchase tickets and support Maine Quilts. A live drawing to pick the winner will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021.More →

Already we have had a few nights where a good quilt was needed on the bed and we’re seeing apples and cider doughnuts everywhere – it’s definitely fall! There is a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of planning for Maine Quilts 2021; but there is one area where we need your help. The Volunteer Chairperson for 2021 remains open. Volunteers make the show happen, so it is a key role. Please contact me via email or the phone number above and we can talk about the specific requirements in more detail. In the last newsletter, we talked about HERStory, the special exhibitMore →

Hello! I started as the Maine Quilts Coordinator a few weeks ago and have hit the ground running! I am thankful for all the Committee Chairs who have stayed on and those, like me, who are jumping in for the first time.  Many of you have reached out already with ideas for teachers and other important feedback. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via the email address or phone number listed above. This is our show!  Although we are turning the page to 2021, a couple of good things are carrying over from 2020. First, the Theme Challenge: Needle to Needle. If you started workMore →

Hurry!!! Time is running out!!! You don’t want to miss it. We are still raffling our beautiful hand quilted and hand appliqued quilt created by Jo Bunker; a long time PTQG member. Photos do not do justice to the beautiful hand work. The drawing will be held in the parking lot at the August Civic Center on Saturday, July 25th. We plan on videoing the drawing, so you won’t miss a thing. Details will be forthcoming.  The raffle quilt will be THE MAJOR FUND RAISER for PTQG for 2020. If you have not bought any tickets, please consider buying some right now. We need yourMore →

 It’s June. The sun has been out quite a bit, and everything has turned green. It is so very nice to see all the beautiful flowers everywhere. It continues to be a difficult time for all of us. I hope that all of you are staying safe. I continue to keep busy with sewing projects and outdoor work. The sun is a wonderful tonic.  I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that tickets are still being sold for the raffle quilt. It will be THE 2020 MAJOR FUND RAISER for PTQG. We need your support. If you have already bought tickets “thank you”.More →

Although Maine Quilts 2020 has been cancelled we still have our beautiful quilt that we will be raffling off on Saturday, July 25th. This is a gorgeous quilt hand quilted and hand appliqued quilt made by Jo Bunker, a long time PTQG member. Photo attached.  This year the raffle quilt will be THE MAJOR FUND RAISER for PTQG. Now, more than ever we need your support. PTQG has incurred a number of expenses associated with the show. Although the show is cancelled these expenses have not gone away. Buying tickets will help to minimize the impact that the cancellation has on guild finances. Please buyMore →

What a month it has been!! Who could have possibly imagined that we would ever be in the position we are in right now? I don’t have any words to adequately describe what is going on. I know that all of us are in a very difficult situation but I also know that all of us are working to make that situation a little less difficult in whatever way we can. That is the silver lining. The common goal of making a bad situation better. I hope that everyone is doing well and staying safe. Although it has been a very challenging time it willMore →