Maine Quilts is proud to announce our charity recipient for 2023 is C.R.O.W.N.S.  – Cherished, Respected, Original, Worthy, Needed, Strong The C.R.O.W.N.S. program is an Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative of The Salvation Army, Bath/Brunswick Corp., 25 Congress Ave., Bath, ME 04530 Human Trafficking happens in every state in the US including Maine.  Wherever there is an opportunity to profit from vulnerability, trafficking can occur.  It is crucial to know that traffickers prey on any who shows physical, financial, or emotional vulnerability, regardless of race, gender or social status.  Through the CROWNS program partners with other anti-human trafficking organizations, law enforcement, organizations and churches to bring awareness,More →

Maine Quilts 2023 Friday Night Banquet: An Evening with Jen Kingwell Jen Kingwell of Jen Kingwell Designs from Torquay, Australia will be the keynote speaker at Friday night’s banquet! You will NOT want to miss your opportunity to spend an evening with Jen.  The Journey of Jen Jen speaks of her journey over the years, from humble Hexi beginnings to travelling the world teaching her hand stitching techniques. She includes a small trunk show of the quilts that got her to where she is today. Jen will also be teaching her hand piecing and hand applique techniques in 3 scheduled workshops during the show. WorkshopMore →

Maine Quilts 2023 will be here quicker than you think! Some things you should know: Workshop Registration will be online only, beginning March 15th for Pine Tree Quilt Guild members.  Non-members may register beginning April 15th.  There will not be a paper form. Be the first to sign up for the classes you want. Very easy and efficient. You’ll love it!  Look for more information in the next issues of Piecing Together Maine Quilts and The Patchwork Press about what workshops are being offered as we continue to gather the descriptions and supply lists from the teachers.  Do you have friends who take classes atMore →

 The theme for Maine Quilts 2023 is “Christmas in July”, there are sew very many opportunities to be creative with your quilts! I can’t wait to see what you create!  Here is a sneak peek to next year’s show pin! Hotel reservations are now open! Make your room reservation NOW to guarantee your stay during Maine Quilts 2023! Discount group rates are available at the Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn and the Comfort Inn for $159 plus tax per room., These are the two hotels closest to the Augusta Civic Center. Here is the booking information for these two hotels. Best Western PlusMore →

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 →