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 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. For additional questions email Sue at quiltsreg@mainequilts.org or Lisa. Date Permission Secured/UpdatedRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 The Workshop Committee met last month and did a stellar job in selecting classes that you will love. There is something for everyone including hand quilting, appliqué, machine quilting and modern quilting. We also have some terrific programs lined up. Kathy Kenny will be our Friday night speaker but I have been told by many that she is far more than a speaker. She is a story teller who weaves quilts and history together in a wonderful enjoyable manner. She will be talking to us about women’s suffrage and sharing some of her beautiful antiqueRead 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 almost here. I don’t know about you but it seemed to me that summer was awfully short. Work has already started on the 2020 show which promises to be an exciting show that celebrates Maine’s 200th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. 2020’s show will feature everything from modern quilts to antique quilts. There will be something for everyone. If you have never submitted a quilt for judging consider giving it a try. The judging process is truly an opportunity to get feedback on your quilts andRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Maine Quilts 2019 was a terrific show. 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! This was my first year as the coordinator of the show. I appreciate the assistance I received from so many people and I also appreciate the patience that was shown to me. I want to let you know that I am closely reviewing the comments and suggestions made.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 The countdown is on- The quilt show is only a few weeks away!! If you haven’t signed up for a class don’t delay!! We have a number of WORKSHOPS that are full but we also have a few openings. You still have time (but not much!) Speaking of openings- There is room in the CHILDRENS WORKSHOPS on Saturday. Please consider registering your child or grandchild. They will have an opportunity to create a Christmas stocking or a I-pad holder/ cell phone case. I can guarantee they will have fun. RAFFLE QUILT REMINDER– If you don’tRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 We asked for quilts and boy did you respond! 663 quilts will be at the 2019 show. Way to go quilters!!! I am so very impressed at the number of entries. I look forward to seeing all of them. Although it is not the largest number of quilts ever it is the largest number of inches which means that there will be a lot to look at. We are just about running out of room, so we have had to get a little creative. There is still lots of room for vendors! We have aRead More →

A newsletter for Maine Quilts Lisa K. Nash, Coordinator info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358 Let’s see….. Where should I start. I’ve got some reminders and I don’t want to forget anything!! If you don’t read this, you won’t know what you are missing!!!! First, Quilts, where are the quilts? We need quilts!! The deadline is May 15th (and not a second later). Please sign up to enter a quilt. What are you waiting for? Do not worry about perfection because perfection doesn’t exist. Submit a quilt because you love quilting!! Here is the website if you need a form. http://mainequilts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/General-Quilt-Entry-Form-2018-Rev1.pdf. Secondly, what about that class I wanted to take?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 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 →