Area 3 Chapters

Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:

*Chickadee Quilters-Bridgton Area
*Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn Area
*Country Aire Quilters-Turner Area
*Country Square Quilters-North Jay/Wilton Area
*Cross Country Quilters-Bethel Area
*Grammy's Choice Quilters-Canton Area
*Ladies of the Lake Quilters-Peru/Rumford/Dixfield Area
*Lisbon Krazy Kwilters-Lisbon Area
*Pine Needle Quilters-Norway/South Paris Area
*Scraps and Patches Quilters-Poland Area
*Village Scrappers Quilters-Livermore Area

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Quilts for Hospice of Southern Maine-Gosnell House

This is a Facebook message sent to our Patchwork Press editor, Pam Nourse. She wanted to share with all the chapters in PTQG:

"Hi Pam,

I thought that you were the person for this request. Quilts! Hospice of Southern Maine provided homemade quilts for all patients at Gosnell Hospice house. It makes the room so much more homey and less antiseptic. They are in need of some new ones. Do you think that any of your quilting friends may have a twin quilt to donate? You can reach me at the email address below."

Maura McKenney
Pam says that she is pretty sure some of our chapters have been involved with providing quilts to Gosnell House in the past - the name is familiar, so I'm sure I've seen it in PWP before. I'm wondering if everyone - especially the area reps - can pass along the word that they could use some more, if any chapters or individuals are up for another charity project?

Quilt Show June 3rd in Mechanic Falls

The Mechanic Falls Historical Society, 64 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls will be having a small quilt show on June 3rd from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in conjunction with the Mechanic Falls Community Day Celebration.

The Historical Society and the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration will also be holding a yard sale and a quilt raffle. Lots going on, if you get a chance to stop by!

If anyone wants to display something in the sanctuary, they can drop quilts off on Friday. Someone will be there to receive the quilts.

Monday, May 15, 2017

More Shares from Lisbon Chapter

Thank you to Carol Donnell for sharing these photos of quilts made by fellow Lisbon Krazy Kwilters members...

 In the category of "sometimes it just takes time", Linda Tremblay completed her Hawaiian Orchids quilt. She was inspired by a picture she saw one day (over 5 years ago) and called Hawaii for the pattern!  Upon receipt, she traced the pattern onto the background, basted it, and then somehow it found itself in the UFO pile. 

This year she uncovered the work, and become determined to finish it. It is all hand appliqued and quilted in deep purple on white background. A beautiful achievement.   

One of our new members, Sheila Clifford wanted to make something special for her son and daughter-in-law’s 21st wedding anniversary and made a lovely king- sized quilt. What beautiful fall colors!

Monday, May 8, 2017

2017 Native American Quilt Collection

Laura Freeman is now collecting for the 2017 Native American Quilt Collection, which is co-sponsored by the Pine Needles Quilters. This year they will be donating to the Penobscot Reservation in the Orono/Indian Island area.

As in past years, they are collecting new quilts, blankets, afghans and fleece throws from baby to full size. Also needed are new knitted items for adults, children and babies. Baby clothes, diapers and other necessary items for a baby are requested. Of course, if you cannot donate an item, a cash donation to go towards an emergency fuel fund would be very welcomed. 
Other items need for baby are sleeper suits, onesies and t-shirts, baby booties and socks, disposable diapers and wipes, diaper bags, crib and receiving blankets, cotton baby caps, scratch mittens and nail clippers, washcloths and baby soap, rash ointment and baby lotion, ear and nose syringe, baby bottles and brushes, hair brush and comb sets, pacifier and bibs and soft plush toys.

Mom can also use lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, comb and toiletry bags.

Please drop of your quilts by the end of September so that they can deliver to the reservation in early October.

Below is a list of drop-off locations are listed below:

Alewives Fabrics :10 Main St. (RT #215) Nobleboro 04555/ 563-5002 /Sun 12-5/Mon-Sat 10-5
Annie’s Teeny Tiny Quilt Shop : 54 Central Ave, Unit D, Limerick 04048 / 793-9988/ Sun 12-4/Mon-Sat 10-5
Calico Basket Quilt Shop : 31 Page Rd., Windham 04062 / 892-4878 / Sun 12-4/Mon-Sat 10-5
Clementine: 428 Main St., Rockland 04841 / 596-3905 / Sun 11-4/Mon-Sat, 10-5
Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop: 1213 Broadway, Bangor 04401 / 941-8900 / Sun 12-4/ Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30/ Sat 9:30-5
Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop : 15 Main St., Freeport 04032/865-4600 / Sun 11-4/Mon-Sat 10-5/Thur 10-6
Country Creations Quilt Shop : 696 Waldoboro Rd., Jefferson 04348 / 549-7424 / Sun 10-5/Mon-Sat 10-5
Crazy Moose Fabrics : 16 Pritham Ave., Greenville 04441/695-3600 / Sun 11-4, Mon-Fri, 10-5, Sat 9-5
Fiddlehead Artisan Supply : 64 Main St., Belfast 04915 / 338-8422 / Everyday 10-5
North Woods Quilting : 346 Wilsons Mills, Wilsons Mills 03579 /486-9331 / Sun 12-4/Mon-Sat 10-5
On Board Fabrics: 660 Boothbay Road (Rt 27), Edgecomb 04556 /882-7536 / Sun 12-4, Mon-Sat 9:30-5
Oxford Mill End Store : 971 Main St., Oxford 04270 / 539-4451 / Sun 12-4/Mon -Sat 9-5
Pins & Needles : 157 Main St., Farmington 04938 /779-9060 / Sun 11-4/Mon-Sat, 10-5
Primitive Quarters: 52 Jones Rd. Shapleigh 04076 /636-1571 / Sun 12-4/ Mon-Sat 10-5
Quiltessentials, Inc. : 909 Minot Ave., Auburn 04210 /784-4486 / Sun 12-4/Mon-Sat 10-5/ Tue 10-8
Sanford Sewing Machines: 1923 Main St., Sanford 04073 /324-8375 / Sun 12-4/Mon-Fri 9-5/Sat 9-4/Wed 9-8
Seacoast Sewing & Quilting : 20 Edwards Ave., Biddeford 04005 / 283-3033 / Sun 12-4/ Monday-Sat 10-5
Sew Orchid Design: 316 Main St., Norway 04268 / 739-2065 / Sun 12-4 / Mon-Sat, 10-5

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lisbon Krazy Kwilters Help Local Family

 Lisbon Krazy Kwilters of Lisbon have been busy making quilts and afghans for a family of seven who lost their home and all its contents in a fire in Lisbon. Along with the parents, they have five children ages 16, 9, 7 and a pair of infant twin boys shown above. 

I'm sure the family is blessed with the outpouring of love and support from LKK and the community. It is heartwarming to show this family there are really people out there who really care!
A special thank you to Carolyn Donnell for sharing the photos and comments. Great job, LKK!
This is the king sized quilt that went to the adults. All the quilts including this one was machine quilted by Linda Tremblay, pictured below:
This quilt is for the 16 year-old girl. Pat Yaeton donated all the fabric & had the pattern:

The Safari quilts were made for the made two for the boys. The fabric donated to our group at MTM and Donna Peron designed and sewed both:

The smaller quilts & afghans for twin babies:

Close-up of adult quilt with pillow cases in the fold. All quilts had matching pillowcases made:

 Lastly, a picture of the label that was sewn on each full quilt:

More Photos of Quilts Donated to the Maliseet Reservation

Laura Freeman shares more photos of the recipients of the quilts donated to the Maliseet Reservation:

Another Quilting Angel-Bertha Bonefant

Lisbon Krazy Kwilters of Lisbon regretfully informs our quilting friends that one of our cherished members, Bertha Bonenfant, passed away in January. We were fortunate enough to help her celebrate her 98th birthday this past December. 

Bertha loved quilting and met not only with our Lisbon group on Mondays, but also sewed with Auburn quilters on Wednesdays. In addition to her quilting, she enjoyed knitting. Her family members received many wall hangings, and could always look forward to the hand towels and dishcloths she made for them every year.  

Until recently, Bertha often drove on her own to Massachusetts to visit her nieces, nephews and her beloved goddaughter. With a twinkle in her eyes, Bertha enjoyed saying that she “kept at least to the speed limit in order to keep up with the Massachusetts drivers”! She loved going out to restaurants with her quilting groups and neighbor friends. 

Bertha took pride in making and sharing her chicken salad and often rewarded her helpful neighbors with this treat, along with a cool glass of lemonade. Her swing in the backyard near the brook was a favorite spot in the summer; perfect to be cool and peaceful for her hand sewing or reading a book. She was independent and feisty and we admired her spirit for living. She is missed already.