Silent Auction Charity for Maine Quilts 2024 Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of the funds raised are invested back into our communities to benefit the people of Maine. Maine Quilts 2024 proudly supports the Maine Cancer Foundation – who will be the benefactor of the proceeds of the Silent Auction.  Blanket Permission List I’m sure that many of you are already working on, or have already completed, quilts to enter in Maine Quilts 2024. It is critical that you get permission from the designer for all quilts entered into the show that areMore →

Maine Quilts July 25-27, 2024  Given unanimous approval at the recent PTQG Board of Director’s meeting, our banquet has been moved from Friday night to Thursday night – same time – same place! Our Thursday Night Banquet Key Note Speaker will be Sarah Ann Smith! She will give a talk and a trunk show entitled “How did she do that?”, to also include selected quilts from her exhibit “Finding Home” which will be on display in the Hancock Room. Tickets for the banquet are $35 which includes the meal. Stay tuned for further details.  Workshop Registration will continue to be online only, opening March 15thMore →

The theme for Maine Quilts 2024 is “Mariner’s Compass” “All Points Lead to Maine” – be thinking about your challenge for the theme row!  Here is a sneak peek to next year’s show pin! Make your hotel reservations now! Make your room reservation NOW to guarantee your stay during Maine Quilts 2024! There are no discounted group rates available at any Augusta Hotel during our show dates for the foreseeable future, so if you want a room during the show you will need to book NOW! Hotels closest to the Augusta Civic Center are Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn – 207-622-4751  Comfort InnMore →

Maine Quilts 2023 is over and what a fabulous show it was! We exceeded all expectations, even broke a few records! It was my pleasure to work with all of you! I want to personally thank all of you – the volunteers – without whom this show would not have been possible! There are a few opportunities for you to be part of the team for Maine Quilts 2024 – Chairpersons play a key role in the development and implementation of the show. If you would be interested in one of the open positions, please contact me!  Planned exhibits for Maine Quilts 2024 include: “FindingMore →

Maine Quilts 2023 with a few photos Best in Judged winner Pat Delaney, with her entry “My Neck of the Woods”  She was so excited!! Look for a complete list of winners (with photos) in the August issue of your Patchwork Press. Another special moment of the show when the children paraded through the auditorium, lead by their teacher, Melanie Frechette, with their creations– a stuffed dachshund puppy! SO CUTE!  Maine Quilts 2023’s theme was “Christmas in July” – this is a photo of the display, created by Melissa Dusoe – it looked so festive!  In keeping with the theme, our Friday night banquet featured aMore →

Critical Area of Need for Volunteers We desperately need volunteers to white glove on Wednesday evening – 7-9pm  Many of the other volunteer slots have already been filled but there is always room for more!  Just a two-hour shift will grant you admission to the show on the day you volunteer  Please contact Rachel Nelson, Volunteer Chair, to commit to your two-hour (or more!) volunteer time slot: or 207-416-5896 IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER: July 15: Box Lunch order forms must be sent to Deb Sawtelle by July 15th! Lunch orders received after July 15th will not be accepted. The order form is on ourMore →

Maine Quilts 2023 is almost here!  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES YOU ARE NEEDED as a Volunteer!  Please sign up for your volunteering time, then encourage your chapter members to sign up for their volunteering time. SIGN UP BY JULY 1 in order to be entered in the drawing for the Bernina 475QE sewing machine, MSRP $2999, donated by The Cotton Cupboard in Bangor.  Please contact Rachel Nelson, Volunteer Chair, to commit to your two-hour (or more!) volunteer time slot: or you can call her at 207-416-5896 There are a few workshops with seats still available! Noon Lectures with Gyleen Fitzgerald, Jane Sassaman and Ellen Lindner areMore →

Champagne & Pearls – Saturday, July 29th – Full-Day Workshop Krista Moser – Versatile and Foolproof! Looking for a great quilt to learn new skills? Something that looks complicated but is so easy you won’t believe it! This quilt has the beauty of tradition, but could be changed up with holiday colors or maybe even patriotic! It’s a star with a hidden gem in the background detail. You will learn some foolproof piecing techniques you can use on any future quilting project. Krista will teach you all the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds and triangles in an easy, fast, and precise way.More →

Due to unforeseen circumstances Margaret Solomon Gunn’s exhibit will not be available and we are so excited to announce its replacement!   Sue Rivers will curate an exhibit “In Memoria” entitled “Fancy & Fanciful: Quilts from the Collection of Judy Roche”.  Seats are still available in Blair Stocker’s classes – register today – be sure you don’t miss out! Thursday – “The Best T-shirt Quilt Ever” where she will guide you through turning your tees into the coziest quilt you’ve ever snuggled under!  Friday – “The Starflake Quilt” – look at your fabric stash in a whole new way as she walks you through aMore →

Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer! We need YOUR HELP as a Volunteer to make Maine Quilts 2023 a success. Signing up as a Volunteer brings perks, including being entered in the drawing for the BERNINA 475QE sewing machine, MSRP $2,999! Big thanks to “The Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop” in Bangor for this generous donation. The volunteer form on is on the website under the Maine Quilts tab.  Silent Auction Items: If you’d like to bring your Silent Auction items to the April Members’ meeting, Carol Reed and Lee Priest will be there to collect it from you. There is a donation form on the website under theMore →