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 Spring is here- Almost!!  The show will be here before you know it.  Have you signed up for classes yet?  Don’t delay- Classes are filling up!!  I am also hopeful that many of you are planning on displaying a quilt at the show-  Please share your work! Just an FYI -We do need white glove volunteers on Thursday, July 25th.  Due to a misprint there are no signup spaces on the form.  Don’t let that stop you from volunteering to be a white glove volunteer on that day.   We need volunteers every day! OurRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 It’s almost Spring. You know what that means!!! Your blue 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 “Buoy! Oh Buoy!!”? Saturday Children’s workshops: Let’s not forget our kids! Saturday workshops are in the morning for the youngest ages (7-10) “Christmas stocking” and in the afternoon (ages 10-14) “I PadRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Keep your eyes open!! Your Maine Quilts 2019 Brochure will be arriving in your mail box in a few weeks! Inside your brochure you will find your quilt registration form, your workshop and event registration form and your volunteer form. We’ve got some great teachers lined up. David Taylor loves his scraps and uses them to piece and appliqués. He will be teaching and is also going to be our keynote speaker at the Friday Night Dinner. Don’t miss David’s talk on “The Care and Feeding of your Fabric Stash”. Andrea Brokenshire— Andrea specializes inRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Vendors at the Show We know quilters love to shop for fabric, patterns, sewing machines and other tools to make quilting easier. At Maine Quilts 2019 there will be vendors from all over Maine and across the USA who will be selling a wide array of items; everything a quilter might need or want! Along with enjoying the quilts on display you’ll want to be sure and visit all of them. A Very Special Collection Yorktown, VA www.averyspecialcollection.com Adele Scott Design Studio Orleans, MA www.adelescott.com Attic Heirlooms Damariscotta, ME www.attic-heirlooms.com Barb Originals Venice, FL www.barboriginals.comRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Attached you will find a list of Blanket permission from a wide variety of individuals who have designed quilts. Please take a look at who is on the list. This list may help many of you who are planning on entering a quilt in the Quilt show this year.Read More →

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 →