A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Barbara Duffy, Maine Quilts Coordinator
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Maine Quilts 2023 Friday Night Banquet:
An Evening with Jen Kingwell

Jen Kingwell

Jen Kingwell of Jen Kingwell Designs from Torquay, Australia will be the keynote speaker at Friday night’s banquet! You will NOT want to miss your opportunity to spend an evening with Jen. 

The Journey of Jen

Jen speaks of her journey over the years, from humble Hexi beginnings to travelling the world teaching her hand stitching techniques. She includes a small trunk show of the quilts that got her to where she is today.

Jen will also be teaching her hand piecing and hand applique techniques in 3 scheduled workshops during the show. Workshop and Event Registration opens March 15th for PTQG members. Be sure to register early – her classes and the banquet are sure to be a sell-out!


I’m sure that many of you are already working on, or have already completed, quilts to enter in Maine Quilts 2023. It is critical that you get permission from the designer for all quilts entered into the show that are not original or in the public domain. 

Usually this is a very simple process. All “blanket permissions” require that proper pattern, book, publisher, and/or designer credit be given. It is so easy ~ simply click Blanket Permission to see if your favorite designer is listed.  If you have any questions about getting permission from a designer, please contact me and we’ll figure it out together.