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

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 need to inform 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.

Friday, March 31, 2017

New Quilts Of Valor Foundation State Coordinator

Introducing Donna Brookings of Gorham.

Donna is anxious to answer any questions you have on QOVF and will be receiving the QOVF charity quilt blocks collected this year.

Her contact information is:

Donna Brookings
22 Maple Dr.
Gorham, ME 04038-4032

207-523-9322

donna.brookings@govf.org



Sunday, March 26, 2017

High Street Congregational Church Fabric & Craft Supply Fair in April

This is one of the best ways to add fabric and craft supplies to your stash without paying lots of $$$!

This event is on Saturday, April 8th from 9-1 at the High Street Congo Church, 106 Pleasant St., Auburn.

I've been cleaning out my sewing room and rented two tables, so be sure to stop by and say hi!



Refreshments will be available for purchase. And don't forget to bring along your large shopping bags to tote away all your new treasures!

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fabric Fair in May

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fabric Fair will be held on Friday, May 12th from 9-2 and Saturday, May 13th from 9-12 at a NEW location--AMVETS Robert W. Boyd Post II, 148 North Yarmouth Rd., Yarmouth.

If you haven't attended one of these sales, you are in for a treat. Lots of fabrics, yarn, crafts, notions, books, patterns and other related items.

If you cannot attend but would like to clean out your sewing room, they will be accepting donations until April 30th. Call 207.883.9780 or 207.671.4813 if you have any questions. Bring along plenty of shopping bags!

Area 3 Meeting Meeting May 9th

Mark your calendars for our next Area 3 Meeting co-hosted by Village Scrappers Quilters of Livermore and Grammy's Choice Quilters of Canton on Tuesday, May 9th.

The meeting is located at the Wayside Baptist Church, 1724 Federal Rd. in Livermore beginning at 10:00 a.m. A full lunch with sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be served.

Our speaker is Dan Perkins of Threads Galore Quilt Shop in Rangeley. He will be giving a trunk show and also displaying and selling the Studio 180 Design tools (Dan is a certified instructor). Check out his blog at http://www.threadsgalore.com/dan-perkinsthreads-galore-quilt-shopcertified-instructor-for-studio-180-designs.htm

The quilt block for this meeting is the Friendship Star (the finished block will measure 12 1/2" square).


 These blocks are to be made in patriotic colors. Also, you are asked to bring along two Show n' Tell items to share with the group.