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
*Threads of Love-Bridgton/Harrison Area
*Village Scrappers Quilters-Livermore Area

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Area 3 Meeting Oct. 18th in South Paris

Pine Needle Quilters of Norway/South Paris will be holding an Area 3 meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18th from 10-2 at the First Baptist Church, 500 Paris Hill Rd. in South Paris.

The guest speaker will be Patty Sawyer from Sew-Clusion Retreats in Sebago, ME. She will be showing her collection of antique quilts and feed sacks. She invites you to bring along your antique quilts/feedsacks to share with the group.

Bring along your lunch and beverages and dessert will be served.

The quilt block for the block raffle will be Woven Ribbons by Quilters Cache. Below is the link and photo of the block. Be sure to check out page 2 for more directions.

Please use unbleached muslin for the four corners and FALL colored fabrics for the ribbons.

Don't forget to bring along your show and tell, 2018 Charity Quilt Block Challenge Blocks and 2018 Native American Quilt Collection

2018 Native American Quilt Collection

Co-Sponsored by Pine Needles Quilters

Laura Freeman of Pine Needle Quilters announces that last year we delivered to four of our five reservations. Our collection included quilts, blankets, new clothing for children and adults, baby needs, sewing machines, toiletries, and money toward heating assistance.

Every year this collection seems to grow and we try to bring what is requested. We are expecting to deliver this year to all five reservations.

We need to collect quilts for at least double-size beds, afghans, and fleece blankets. The teenage girls would like to receive sewing machines to sew their own Native regalia along with fabric, needles, and pins. The machines must be in good working order. They still need baby items like diapers, clothes, formula, baby carriers, car seats, and toiletries for babies and new moms. Donations for any of these items would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for supporting our Native people in Maine.

Click here for a list of locations you can drop off your items before the end of September 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Laura at 207-743-6822 or email at

Friday, August 3, 2018

Marden's Ends Discount

According to Marden's, they will no longer offer a 10% discount to PTQG members on fabric.

Thanks to Doreen Maxwell for the heads up.

Friends and Needles Quilt Guild Show

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018 "Charity Quilt Block Challenge" Pattern Links

There is nothing easier than making string blocks! Make the bleached muslin backing (please wash before sewing) at least 13 1/2" square and trim up blocks to 12 1/2" after pressing. Here is a quick tutorial to make them.

Here are a few links to easy 12 1/2" unfinished quilt block patterns suitable for this challenge. Of course, your favorite patterns are also welcomed.

Here is the link to the challenge guidelines and deadline:

2018 Charity Quilt Block Challenge

12 1/2" unfinished quilt blocks by Quilters Cache

Split Star Block Pattern

Twin Star Block Pattern

Card Trick Block Pattern

Bento Box Block Pattern

Box Kite Block Pattern

Faithful Block Pattern

Monday, July 23, 2018

Quilter's Garage Sale August 9th-12th in Lewiston

Denise Schreiber, a member of Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn, will be holding a fabric garage sale on the following days at her home at 68 Harold St., Lewiston:

Thursday, 8/9 from 8-4:30; Friday, 8/10 from 8-4:30; Saturday, 8/11 from 8-4:30 and Sunday, 8/12 from 9-3.

Fabric is sold by the pound. Example-approximately 2 1/2 yds of cotton fabric equals one pound. 


Please check back on this posting for any updates before you head out in case they are sold out early and avoid a wasted trip! They are still cleaning out a house of fabric, so stand by for a second sale in the early fall or spring of 2019.

There will be lots of novelty and other quilting fabrics, threads, patterns, books, rulers, yarns and other quilting items. Bring plenty shopping bags for your treasures.