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


Monday, April 30, 2018

Quilting Tip of the Week 4/30/18


Noodles are not just for pools anymore! Check out all the ideas to improve your sewing room using noodles.






Area 3 "Christmas in July" Raffle Baskets

Thank you to all of you who donated fabric towards the Area 3 basket. It may not look large, but it is chock full of fabric (over 17 yards!), quilting book and notions.


Village Scrappers Quilters generously donated two completed baskets.(I believe there is over 12 yds. of fabric in each basket) So, in total, three baskets were delivered to Callie Lavoie for the PTQG Raffle Walk.

There is still time for your chapter to make a basket. You can select any theme and be sure to get the basket to Callie before the beginning of the July quilt show.



PTQG 40th Anniversary Celebration!

At the past PTQG Member's meeting in Waterville, we celebrated our 40th anniversary.



It's My Very Own Bags of Love Charity

Christine Penney shared with us at the April 26th Area 3 meeting about her local group looking for donations for displaced children.

Many children removed from their home by Child Protective Services may leave with little but the clothes on their backs.

Parent(s) drug abuse, neglect or even the abuse of the child can be extremely stressful to a younger child--the gift of a bag of love is an important beginning to give the child comfort and make them feel safe again.

River Valley Bags of Love program bags are delivered to DHHS in Lewiston to support the children of Oxford, Franklin and Androscoggin counties.

The bags consist of a kid-sized handmade quilt, a stuffed toy, personal care items and several small toys. Those are put into a bag for distribution. Can you image the poor children without any personal items given this gift of love?


Here is a list of items they currently need:

Handmade Quilts-48" x 60"
Cotton quilting material
Cash donations for supplies
Shampoo/Conditioner
Infant Hair & Body Wash
Face cloths/scrubbies
Hair brush/combs
*Infant training toothpaste and finger toothbrushes
Wet Wipes
Size 2 and 3 diapers
Infant toys
Notebooks/journals
Pens and Pencils
Crayons/Markers
Color/Activity/Board Books
Cars/Trucks
Games/Puzzles
Small balls/Frisbees

*Please, at this time, NO stuffed animals or regular toothbrushes and toothpaste.


If you would like more details on how you can help with homemade quilts, making bags, items to fill bags, donating fabric or even to send a check towards filling a bag or two, please contact Christine at 207-369-9590 or Theresa Sweet at 207-562-9997.

Your donation is tax deductible. The mailing address is It's My Very Own-Bags of Love
58 Pine St. (P.O. Box 605), Dixfield, ME 04224

Area 3 Meeting April 26th

We enjoyed a very successful Area 3 meeting co-hosted by Cross Country and Ladies of the Lake Quilters in Bethel.

The ladies decorated in a tea party theme for the event and the abundance of food, including yummy desserts, were served. Their fabric sale was perfect for us who needed to add to our own stash.



Speaker Donna Gillis shared her methods of making memory quilts. You can certainly tell by the way she describes her quilting projects and poems that she gives personally of herself in everything she does. Many times during her lecture I saw fellow members with tears in their eyes as she spoke of the passion she instills in her quilted creations.






Instead of a block challenge, donations for the Rumford Group Homes, Inc. were collected.

Here are a few pictures of some of the many items brought in for the group. Michelle Worthley and her assistant from the program were extremely willing to discuss their many programs to help those in need and expressed their thanks for our chapter's donations.

If you would like to donate or need more information, you can contact Michelle at 207-369-9439.











Friday, April 20, 2018

Yo-Yo's for Christmas

I know, I know, Christmas is the last thing you want to think about after a long, cold winter. Spring is nipping at our heels and I can't wait for some warmer weather. But, while we still have some cooler and rainy days, ponder about what you can make for your holiday decorations and gifts using yo-yos.

These little gems, called "Suffolk puffs" in England, can be quick to make and are fun to add embellishments to garments and other craft projects. Here are just a few ideas of gifts you might think about making in the future.

Links to tutorials on making yo-yos will be located at the end of this post.


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Tutorials for making yo-yos:









Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quilting Tip of the Week 4/12/18


If you have never used Glad Press'n Seal for transferring quilting projects, you are in for a wonderful surprise. Click on the link below for all the details.