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 →

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 →