Maine Quilts 2024 Theme: “Mariner’s Compass – All Points Lead to Maine”

This year’s theme is full of possibilities for you to be creative as you plan and begin making your entries for the 2024 show. Use your imagination to see what you can create! 

Example shown is named “Smooth Sailing” a Robin Ruth Design. This quilt, along with many others will be displayed in her exhibit at Maine Quilts 2024! 

“Best of QuiltCon 2024” 

The Selections from QuiltCon 2024 exhibit demonstrates the expansive creativity, execution, and thoughtfulness of today’s modern quilts. Including the 2024 Best-In-Show winner, these 19 quilts range from exquisite minimalism to riots of color, from understated beauty to powerful messages. 

Where Will Your Compass Take You? by Robin Long of Robin Ruth Design

Collection of quilts by Robin Long of Robin Ruth Design from 2015 to present.

Out of her desire to make a mariner’s compass quilt for her submarine officer husband in 1992, Robin used her problem-solving skills to design a rudimentary ruler for making strip pieced compass blocks. It would be 20 years later when she took her original ruler and started reimagining it into new rulers and a new quilting business venture that she started in 2015.

“Finding Home” by Sarah Ann Smith

From infancy, I moved all over the world.  A lot.  So nowhere was truly home.  Less than two years after we arrived in Maine in July 2004, in my 40s, I made two quilts depicting winter with technicolor stone walls and trees and lots of snow. Those quilts flowed out of me effortlessly! I realized that while I wasn’t born in Maine, I should have been:  my birthplace was an accident of geography.  And I knew I had finally found Home.