Maine Quilts 2021

-July 29-31-

The following teachers are joining us:

Barbara Black, Sherri Cifaldi-Morrill, Gyleen Fitzgerald, Jane Sassaman, Karen Stone and Barb Vedder. We welcome them!

HERstory Quilts Exhibit: A Celebration of Strong Women. This exhibit is rescheduled for 2021 and contains over 100 quilts of famous women.  Looking at these lovely quilts is a chance to see the work of some very talented quilters, but it is also an opportunity to take a few moments to reflect on all these important women and the work they have done that has benefited so many people.   

Our second exhibit for the 2021 show is entitled “Visionary How Do Artists See?” A juried SAQA Regional Exhibition, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. presented by the Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont SAQA Region with work from New England and New York.

We look forward to next year and hope you join us!

Cancellation of September Members Meeting

The General Board of Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. announces the cancellation of the September Members meeting due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is felt that social distancing would be at risk with the age of our member population. We also have not been able to have a commitment from our location or another location. Voting for new officer positions, meeting a new Maine Quilts coordinator and any other business will be postponed to our January 2021 meeting.

We will miss seeing each other and enjoying show and tell face to quilt. Keep safe and healthy and keep quilting!

Callie Lavoie, PTQG President

-Quilts at the Maine State Museum in Augusta-

Did you know you can see some of the quilts at the Maine State Museum online? You can explore the Museum’s collection database by going to “Q” for quilts and explore a selection of what they store. We will see more with the Bicentennial exhibit of quilts at the Museum starting July 23, 2020 with a preview night and then 60 quilts on exhibit for the next year. Here is the link to agree to the terms and Conditions of Use/Copyright Permission and then explore the database by going to “Q” for quilts. Our PTQG State project making potholder blocks for a fundraiser for the museum is helping present this exhibit. See our sales/raffle table at Maine Quilts in July!

Enjoy these treasures of our history here in Maine and celebrate the Bicentennial!

https://mainestatemuseum.org/collections/explore-the-collections/

Volume 7, Issue 9 – July 2020

A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Denise Turgeon, Coordinator
info@mainequilts.org | www.mainequilts.org | www.facebook.com/MaineQuilts.org | 207-216-7358

Hello! I started as the Maine Quilts Coordinator a few weeks ago and have hit the ground running! I am thankful for all the Committee Chairs who have stayed on and those, like me, who are jumping in for the first time. 

Many of you have reached out already with ideas for teachers and other important feedback. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via the email address or phone number listed above. This is our show! 

Although we are turning the page to 2021, a couple of good things are carrying over from 2020. First, the Theme Challenge: Needle to Needle. If you started work on that challenge, you will be able to submit it in 2021! And, the Special Exhibit “HERStory; A Celebration of Strong Women” will be making its way to Augusta in July. These are some amazing quilts. If you’d like to learn more about the exhibit, you can visit the National Quilt Museum’s overview at: https://quiltmuseum.org/herstory/

One of the best things about the show is the opportunity to learn from well-known teachers in the workshops! We will be meeting in a few weeks to develop the detailed schedule for 2021; keep an eye out for all the details in future newsletters. 

To make the 2021 show a reality, we do need a few more key people. We need Committee Chairs for the following efforts: Volunteers, Signs, and the Charity Event. We have a detailed timeline document for each role that outlines exactly what is required. The timeline is especially helpful because makes it easy to focus your time. And, there are many people who are there to help you at every step: the other Committee Chairs, the person who formerly held the role, the Quilt Show Advisory Team, and me. Being a Committee Chair is a great opportunity to get more involved, meet people, and have a lot of fun. Join us! 

Finally, the 2021 Theme Challenge is called Duck, Duck Goose. Start looking through your patterns and stash; we can’t wait to see your interpretations… 

SAVE THE DATE!

Maine Quilts 2021

Champagne Preview
Wed July 28

Show and Workshops 
Thurs July 29-Sat July 31