A newsletter for Maine Quilts
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 have asked me for more information about the challenge. My response is “Be Creative”. Make something that is a little out of your comfort zone. Try something new. Find some clever buoy material or not. Quilt the ocean or not. Quilt a lobsterman with a buoy or not. Turn a buoy into a fish or not. This is an opportunity for you to go where your creativity takes you.
Once you have used all of that creativity be sure to share it with the rest of us!! This is one of the ways that we learn from each other. I can’t wait to see the 2019 challenges!
In October I had the opportunity to attend the Region 1 and Region 4 area meetings. I had a wonderful time at both of the meetings. I met some terrific people and learned a few things. I am hoping to attend more area meetings in the spring. It was another reminder of how wonderful quilters are.
I am sure that everyone is getting ready for the holidays and is making plans on what they want to create. My list is getting longer and my days seem to be getting shorter. I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Don’t forget that I am happy to hear any questions, comments or suggestions that you have about the show. My contact information is at the top of the page.