A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Laura Nichols, Maine Quilts Coordinator 
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Announcing Maine Quilts 2022 Workshops!

The workshops for Maine Quilts 2022 have been selected and it is a terrific line-up. Here are the workshops you’ll be able to take during Maine Quilts 2022 (July 28-30, 2022):

Teacher: Jaimie Davis https://www.loopytulips.com/
Workshops: Layered Landscapes; Baltimore Blooms; Hand Quilting; Illuminated Letters with Tsukineko Inks

Teacher: Becky Goldsmith https://pieceocake.com/
Workshops: Birds in Toyland (using wool!); Bullseye: Foundation Paper Piecing; Tile Tango: A Hand Applique Class

Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug https://quintessentialquilting.com/
Workshops: Beginning Machine Quilting; Gorgeous Gridded Backgrounds; Fun Fillers and Background Stitches

Teacher: Ann Shaw https://annshawquilting.com/
Workshops: Foliage; Flowers of the Gorge; Chicken Challenge

Teacher: Edyta Sitar https://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/
Workshops: Winter Village; Shooting Star; Alaska

Teacher: Barb Vedder https://funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com/
Workshops: Pretty Pineapples; Liberated Houses- Pattern Free Piecing Fun; Circle Play: Lollipop Garden

Teacher: Bethanne Nemesh https://www.whitearborquilting.com/
Workshops: Feather Faster; Freehand Florals; Border Me Beautiful!; Edge to Edge; Formal Feathers

Teacher: Pat Harrison https://www.oceanwavesqc.com/
Workshop: National Association of Certified Quilt Judges Judging Seminar

As you can tell, the variety of topics covered by this year’s workshops is extensive and offers so many exciting opportunities to learn a new skill, develop a skill you’re passionate about, sit in a workshop by one of your favorite teachers, and above all, make the most of your time at Maine Quilts 2022. For details on each teacher’s workshop, visit their websites. More information will be coming in future editions of “Piecing Together Maine Quilts” and “Patchwork Press”.

Chairpersons Still Needed

There is still a big need for your help: filling Chairperson positions! These are the positions that are still available. Please spread the word and consider volunteering for one of these important roles:

Quilt Layout Chair: develops the layout of all quilts at the show; oversees the hanging of quilts during show set-up

Volunteer Chair: arranges for volunteers to help with various aspects of the show, solicits volunteers, processes volunteer registration, prepares for volunteers in-person registration at show

Workshop Registration Moving Online for MQ2022!

Workshop Registration is moving online for Maine Quilts 2022! This is an exciting opportunity for you to register online for one, or several, of the workshops listed above. Lots of details will be released as the date gets closer for workshop registration to open (March 15 for Pine Tree Quilters Guild members). For now, you can study up on the workshop line-up and get excited to:

~save money (no stamps! no envelopes!)
~save time (the online registration form will be quick and easy to use!) and
~save your spot (online registration means you’ll have a good chance of getting into the workshops you want to take!)

You’re going to love the efficiency of online workshop registration!

(A paper workshop registration form will be available for this year for those without computer access)

Enjoy the rest of this fall’s long-lasting foliage, and Happy Thanksgiving! I know what I’m thankful for: the return of the in-person Maine Quilts show, coming to the Augusta Civic Center on July 28-30, 2022. See you there!