Piecing Together Maine Quilts

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 I continue to work on planning for the 2019 show. The workshop committee has selected some wonderful classes which showcase a variety of quilting techniques. The classes look wonderful. More information will be available in the coming months. Noon time lectures will also provide good opportunities to learn and enjoy. We are also working to simplify some of the forms that need to be completed for the show. This is a benefit that everyone will enjoy. By now nearly everyone must know that this years’ challenge is “Buoy, Oh Buoy”. A number of people haveRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Fall is definitely on the way. The days are shorter, the leaves are turning and volunteers at Maine quilts are busy selecting classes for the 2019 show. It is exciting to see all of the acitivity that goes on behind the scenes to make the quilt show a success each year. As you can see pictures are worth a 1000 words. This years’ charity was Women Heart. An organization that supports Women’s heart health which is something we should all care about. In case you missed it members brought in red scarves to support womenRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Here is my first shot at the Maine Quilts monthly newsletter. I have now taken over as the Maine Quilts Coordinator.  During the last three months as I have job shadowed Callie I have learned a great deal.  Callie has left me some big shoes to fill.  I look forward to working with all of you.  My impressions of the 2018 Maine Quilts show are that Maine Quilt Lovers do a heck of a job putting on a wonderful show!!!  The volunteers in this organization make the show. It was great to see such aRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Maine Quilts 2018 was a fun and successful show! Congratulations to the ribbon winners! The full list is being added to our website, http://www.mainequilts.org. Thank you all for volunteering, enjoying the learning opportunities with our teachers, spending your money with our vendors, and supporting the various fundraisers. Thank you to the chairpersons and the hours spent organizing and preparing your parts for the show! And yes, our lecture on Hawaiian quilts on Friday night was a huge success with a standing ovation. Food was great! Working on Maine Quilts 2019 already! If you would likeRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Three weeks from tomorrow I leave for the show! I am really looking forward to this show and must thank all the volunteer chairs and volunteers that are working so hard to put this together! It is a team effort and much appreciated! We need white glove volunteers! Can you help us on Wednesday night, Champagne Preivew night? We also have needs every day of the show! Merchandise table would love some sellers Wednesday night and most afternoons! Please contact Susan Bulay at volunteer@mainequilts.org or 827-6136. Saturday, July 21 is Quilt Delivery Day, 10:00 a.m.Read More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 **We are happy to welcome Lisa Nash as our new Maine Quilts Coordinator for the 2019 show. Come meet her with Callie this summer. ** An update! Workshops – We have 9 full workshops and 3 with 1 more space and 3 more with 2 to be full! If you have an interest in one signup now! Children’s Workshops – Right now we have one and three students in our Children’s workshops on Saturday. Please register your child or grandchild to make a fish shaped laundry bag or a Christmas stocking. They will have funRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 12 more weeks! 1. Last postmark date for quilt registration is May 15th! If you need a form and/or entry information go to your brochure or our website: https://mainequilts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/General-Quilt-Entry-Form-2018-Rev1.pdf. Thinking about entering a Challenge? Ask questions of Carmen at quilter@mainequilts.org or 612-6343. We need your quilts! 2. The workshops with sewing machines provided are filling well; teachers with machines are Lynne Hagmeier and Michelle Renee Hiatt. It is so wonderful for the students to not lug their machines. Enjoy using the machines donated by The Fabric Garden and Cotton Cupboard. There will be an expertRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 I was reading last year’s April edition and saw snow on April 1. The last couple days it’s been flying in the air again. Sping will come! An update! Really looking forward to the Quilt Show! New workshop added! Wednesday, July 26 we have added a repeat “Hawaiian Appliqué”, #101, with Nancy Chong. Same as Saturday workshop. Workshops full today are Thursday workshop with Karen Eckmeier “Accidental Landscapes Mountain Views”. Morning version of “Beaches” is almost full. Also full are both Sally Terry longarm workshops on Friday, “Calm Seas” with Michele Hiatt on Friday andRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Callie E Lavoie, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Updates: Your yellow Registration Brochure should be at your doorstep now. Look through it and fill out forms for volunteering, entering a quilt or taking a workshop or going to an event! There are several new events, new raffles and quilt challenges to join in. Have you thought what you might enter in our theme challenge “Bee Sew Inspired”? Saturday Children’s workshops: Let’s not forget our kids! Saturday workshops are in the morning for the youngest ages (7-10) “Laundry Bag” and in the afternoon (ages 10-14) “Christmas Stocking”. We have a generous sponsor, The Fabric Garden, whichRead More →

Everyone will have their Yellow Maine Quilts 2018 Brochure in a couple weeks!
Look inside and find your quilt registration form, your workshop and event registration form and your volunteer form. Let’s talk about workshops. Teachers are coming from everywhere!Read More →