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, August 30, 2017

PTQG Workshops

Come one, come all to the Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild fall workshops and trunk show.  Here you will find enough inspiration to keep you quilting through another Maine winter while you still have enough time to shop for the fabric!

Carol and Dan Perkins, owners and proprietors of Threads Galore Quilt Shop, will be joining us September 8th through the 10th to teach Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 techniques.  Dan was a member of Deb ‘s inaugural instructor class in 2013.

Carol and Dan share lifelong Maine family traditions and love for the needle arts.  Carol’s quilting history began in the early 1980s as she took needle in hand to piece and hand quilt her first sampler quilt.  This was followed by many more for family members.  Dan’s interest in quilting was piqued by the advent of the rotary cutter and machine piecing.  He finished his firs quilt, a double nine patch, in the early 1990s.  Things have literally bloomed since then and both Dan and Carol have become award-winning quiltmakers.

Memorial Day Weekend 1996 was celebrated with the opening of Dan and Carol’s shop, Threads Galore.  An enterprise that started with fifty bolts of fabric, a handful of books, and some basic notions has now grown to over one thousand bolts of fabric and a fun selection of books, patterns, and notions with every imaginable ruler and template.

Dan and Carol took an important next step in 2003 with the opening of the Quilt Inn Rangeley Retreat Center.  The center is open for quilt groups of all types to come and quilt, free of the stressors of work and daily life, creating a refreshing immersion in everything quilts.

We will be in Bangor on Friday and our pattern will be Signs of Autumn.  This pattern will make a great table runner or wall quilt or both!  On Sunday, we’ll be in Windham for Whirling Lemoynes, with the options of a baby, throw, or twin size project.  These are all day workshops, but we do break for lunch.  On Saturday, Carol and Dan will do a presentation and trunk show at the Members’ Meeting at Thomas College in Waterville.

The workshop registration form is included in this issue of the Patchwork Press and will also be available on the PTQG website.  If you have any questions, please call the First Vice President at (207) 963-4052 or e-mail her at

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Area 3 Meeting October 18th

       Co-hosted by Scraps and Patches and Classic Quilters

              Wednesday October 18th from 10 am to 2 pm

Ricker Memorial Library
1211 Maine St., Poland, ME

Light refreshments will be provided.

 Program by Scraps and Patches and Classic Quilters.  Expect demos and fun quilt- related activities. Don’t forget to bring your Show and Tell!

Block Drawing

   Spool Block
(The block is so nice, I show it twice!)
(10 ½ inches unfinished)

Cream or light tan background

Medium or dark brown spool ends

Block center -  any color you want

Cut one 6 1/2 “  square for the center of the block

Cut two 2 ½” X 12” strips of background fabric for side borders

Cut two 1 ½” X 12” strips of background fabric and two 1 ½” X 12” strips of brown fabric. 

Sew each brown strip to one background fabric strip to give two 2 ½” X 12” top and bottom borders to add to the center square.  Add the 4 borders to the center square, mitering corners and trimming excess fabric.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Generous Offer From Village Scrappers Member

Eva Henry of VS would like to offer the following free to a good home:

She has inherited her Aunt's quilting supplies and she has a box of 34 hexagon squares (2 1/2" center and 2 rings around the center; center hexagon, then six hexagons and twelve around that). There are many other hexagons all cut to join the blocks together. She knows she will never be able to complete it, but would like to see someone who enjoys this type of handwork.

If no one is interested by this coming Saturday, the 19th, the items will be in the Quilter's Yard Sale in Livermore Falls (see previous post for more details).

You can contact Eva at or call her at 207-897-6696.

Friday, August 11, 2017

1930 White Rotary Sewing Machine For Sale

Joanne Sullivan of Chickadee Quilters has a circa 1930 White Rotary sewing machine that belonged to her mother.  It has not been used for probably for 40 years.

Originally it was in a sewing cabinet, but at some point she had it put into a case.  It is very heavy and should not be considered to be a real portable machine.

It always was a workhorse of a machine and would sew through anything.  I also have a buttonhole attachment that used to make the best buttonholes that goes with it.  It sews forward only, never had a reverse, and of course it does not zig-zag. It is very heavy and should not be considered to be

It is in storage at my home and my goal is to find a good home where somebody would use it. Make me an offer.  If anyone is interested he/she could call me at 583-2461 or e-mail me at and I will get it out for a demonstration.

There are no pictures, but Joanne may be able to send you a photo to your phone.             

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Quilter's Yard Sale August 19th

The Village Scrappers of Livermore are holding a QUILTER’S YARD SALE on Saturday, August 19th, from 9 am to 2 pm at 176 Park Street in Livermore Falls.  Rain date is Sunday, August 20th.

It is located at the corner of Park Street and Route 17, across the street from Pine Tree Orthopedics. Along with cotton fabric, we also have some wool, batting and three sewing machines.

Questions? Contact Doreen at

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Janome Memory Craft 200E Embroidery Machine for Sale

This embroidery machine is brand new and never taken out of the box! Pat McCartney is asking $500.00 for this beauty.

You can reach Pat by cell phone at 617-835-4179 or email at