Piecing Together Maine Quilts

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 →

Welcome and Happy New Year 2018! I am starting the fourth year of Piecing Together Maine Quilts newsletter. I hope the information you are receiving in each issue keeps you up to date and involved with Maine Quilts.Read More →

Have you decided what quilt(s) you are entering and if it needs copyright permission? Below is a list of designers and publishers we have information for. All “permissions” require proper pattern, book, publisher and designer credit be given. Look in the book or magazine. There may already be a statement that gives you permission to display the quilt. If you need to take the next step, determine who to contact – you may need to contact the publisher as well as the author/designer/artist.Read More →

Quilts! Register to enter the following exhibit on the quilt registration form in the Brochure mailed in February.

Our Challenge theme this year is “Bee Sew Inspired”. Hmmmm…..Are you all about the “Bee”? Are you all about the “Sew”? Our logo this year on the tees will be a black and yellow bee. The Show pin is a traditional Honeybee block in black, yellow and white. What will we see this year?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 Pictures from Maine Quilts 2017  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 Our seven Blue Ribbons in the Judged Quilt Section! Congratulations! Pieced-Large: J-PCD-L 113, Golden Anniversary by Cindy Ladig, So Charleston, Ohio. (85 x 85) Source: “Crystal Treasures” by Liz Schwartz and Stephen Seifert; Quilts with Style, Jan/Feb 2006, ZDP Media Group. This quilt also won Viewer’s Choice Ribbon. Pieced Small: J-PCD-S 104, Third Time’s the Charm by Dan Perkins, Rangeley. (59 x 72). Original. Professionally machine quilted (la) by Carol Perkins. This quilt also won Outstanding Long Arm quilting ribbon. Appliqué: J-APP 104, Esther’s Cheddar Casserole by Wendy Caton Reed, Bath. (50 x 50) Source: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 Our six individual ribbons in the Judged Quilt Section! Congratulations! Best Use of Color Ribbon 2017, J-PCD-L101.MoJo’s La Passion by Michael Jones, Bailey Island. (108 x 110) Source: “La Passion” by Grits Life, gritslife1.blogspot.com. Best Use of Embellishment Ribbon 2017, J-MIX105. View Through the Window by Carolee Fields Withee, Whitefield. (48 x 48) Original. Best First Time Entry Ribbon 2017, J-PCD-L110. Insanity by Mary Mitchell, Mt. Dessert. (85 x 87). Source: Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Vol 16, #6, “Insanity” by Rhonda Pearce, Express Publications Pty, LTD. Outstanding Hand Quilting Ribbon 2017, J-APP104. Esther’s Cheddar CasseroleRead More →