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

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

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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Loss Of Two Of Our Quilting Sisters

It is with deep sadness that I have to share with you the passing of two of our own Area 3 members from cancer,

 Elaine A. Benedict-12/3/59-12/29/16
 Grammy's Choice Quilters of Canton

Liette R. LeBrasseur-12/8/42-1/25/17
Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn

Both ladies were treasured members of their chapters and dear friends and will be deeply missed. Our hearts and prayers are with our fellow members and their families at this difficult time. Our only concession is that Elaine and Liette will now have the opportunity to quilt with the angels...

Quilts for Micmac Elders

Ms. Sock, the Community Assistance Service Coordinator of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs recently shared photos with Laura Freeman of a luncheon event that distributed 15 quilts to 14 tribe elders and one youth in attendance.

 Imagine my delight when viewing these photos and saw my own quilt shown above!

They wanted to convey to all that donated these beautiful and comforting quilts their gratitude for their kindness and the talented needlework in each quilt. All of you who donated to this cause DID make a big difference in their lives that shows in each and every face.

You can join this cause by donating in 2017. More details of this event will be posted on the blog and also in the Patchwork Press.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Maine Quilter Wins Big

 Our own Margaret Solomon Gunn of Gorham took away the top prize at the "2017 Road to California" Quilt Show in last week.

 "The Twister Sister" was the winner of the $10,000 Best In Show Prize sponsored by Gammill Quilting Systems.

 "From The Brides Trousseau" was the winner of $5,000 prize for Outstanding Traditional Quilt sponsored by Janome.

 For a view of all the winners, check out the link below:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 Charity Quilt Block Challenge

 Calling All PTQG Members!

“2017 Charity Quilt Block Challenge”

Sponsored by Kathleen Currier
Area 3 Representative

We had a tremendous response with our first challenge, so let’s do it again! 

The two charities we will be collecting blocks for 2017 are Project Linus and Quilts of Valor.

How do you play? It’s so simple!

1. You can enter either as a chapter or as an individual.

2. We are looking for 12 ½” unfinished quilt blocks made with ¼” seam allowance. These can be made in any technique, but remember most of these blocks will probably be made for children’s quilts that will get a lot of use.  

3. For Project Linus blocks, use kid-friendly prints and for Quilt of Valor blocks, use patriotic fabrics/prints in red, white and blue.

4.  Please do NOT use flannel, glitter, homespun or muslin fabrics for the blocks and always, please use good quality 100% cotton fabric with no embellishments. Any blocks made by not following the challenge guidelines will NOT be counted in the contest and will not be returned.

5. Each block submitted will need to have your name, chapter and phone number pinned on each block (mailing address labels are fine). You will still need to do this for those sending in as a chapter for the favorite block drawing. For those sending in as a chapter, I will need the chapter name and contact.

6. The blocks must be in my hands no later than November 4, 2017.

So, what in it for you and/or your chapter?

Better Prizes for 2017!

For each block mailed into me, you or your chapter will get one ticket into the drawing. If your name is drawn as an individual, you will win the prize. If you send in your blocks as a chapter, your chapter will win the prize (except for my favorite block drawing). Please specify when submitting your blocks if you are sending them as an individual or as a chapter. 

What’s the prize? Well, how about $75.00 cash? You or your chapter could use it towards fabric or batting or maybe just a great pizza party! 

There will also be a $50.00 cash prize for the most quilt blocks sent in by a chapter or an individual. 

And if that’s not enough, there will be a special individual drawing for my favorite quilt block. The prize will be a $15.00 Joann or Hobby Lobby gift card.

>Note: The prizes are from my own person funds, not Area 3 or PTQG<

Chapter block tallies and photos of blocks will be posted on the Area 3 blog so you can see how you are keeping up with the competition.  It would be great to see some “friendly” competition between chapters!

My mailing address is: Kathleen Currier, 56 Harold St., Lewiston, ME 04240

Do you have any questions? Just email me at 
Now, let’s get to work!