Area 3 Chapters

Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:


*Bog Hooters Quilters-Mechanic Falls area
*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


Monday, December 9, 2013

Updates for Area 3

Welcome to a winter wonderland....the snow is falling and Christmas music is playing in the background. I'm sure you are busy completing your holiday projects and baking. Losing six days between Thanksgiving and Christmas puts extra pressure on us, so be sure to take a few moments to sip on a cup of tea and enjoy the wonder of the season.

Unfortunately, 2014 will bring us change in Area 3. Our newsletter editor has not responded to my many requests for a date for our next newsletter. Four months is sufficient to realize that she is no longer interested in continuing this venture. So, if even temporarily, we will post your chapter reports and news on this blog.

While I welcome any news any time, if might be helpful to have some guidelines for you to strive for. Let's put the first deadline for January 10th. Not to worry--like I said, we can be free and loose on this.

Have pictures of your event or charity projects to share? Please be sure to also include the names of the people in the photos. Have a recipe to share? Send it along. Try a new quilting gadget or read a new quilting book and would like to tell us about it? Let me know.

Like the newsletter, this blog is YOURS--let's hear from you and your chapter!

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a quilty New Year!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You

Thank you to the quilt community for your donations. We received quilts from as far away as Australia and supplies to replace the quilt fabric and notions lost in the fire. The fire that destroyed our home was devastating, but we quickly learned that we had a loving and caring community of people surrounding us.

Also, thank you to the quilt shops who collected quilts and blankets for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. We sent 477 items all together which included baby clothes, sheets, mittens and hats as well as the quilts, blankets and afghans. We far exceed the items we lost in the house fire.

My husband, Wolf, maintains the “Gathering of Eagles” ministry which has been a supporter of Pine Ridge for many years. Wolf and I will continue to collect quilts and other items throughout the year for a shipment planned for September 2014. We no longer accept used items. Pine Ridge has indicated that they desperately need baby clothes. We ship directly to the local church on the reservation which has a distribution center where items can be stored and kept clean and dry, then freely given to those in need.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything.

Laura Freeman

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Quilt Rack For Sale

 A friend of Nancy Petersons has a quilt rack for sale for $50.00.

For more information, please email Nancy at
nepesons@myfairpoint.net

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BIG Thank You From Laura and Wolf


It is will great delight that I can report that the request for quilts and blankets to replace the 150 lost in the house fire of fellow quilter, Laura Freeman, destined to go to the children of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in October, and has exceeded our wildest expectations.
Along with PTQG members, my own HGTV Quilting board friends and local church members a total of 160 quilts, 200 blankets and 54 afghans were collected for a grand total of 414 wraps of love!
Laura and her husband, Wolf, want to extend their deepest gratitude for all the love and support not only for the children, but also for the gifts of money, gift cards and items to replace Laura’s sewing room.  They feel truly blessed to know how we can all come together to help those in need.

More Information On Upcoming Area 3 Meeting April, 2014

We have more information on the upcoming Area 3 meeting hosted by the Village Scrappers of Livermore on Tuesday, April 22nd.

The speaker will be Bonnie Dwyer on "100 Years of American Quilts." This talk and trunk show includes about 25 examples of quilts throughout time.
 
The block chosen for the drawing will be a 12 1/2" unfinished house block. You can piece, paper piece, applique--it's your choice. The only requirements (besides the size) is that the block contains a house AND a daylight blue sky. Clouds are optional!

More information on location and refreshments will be posted as I get them.

Friday, October 25, 2013

American Legion Auxiliary Needs Lap Robes

I was asked to post this to see if anyone can help:
 
"The American Legion Auxiliary’s current project is lap robes for the Scarborough Veterans home. We need 125 lap robes by December 15th.
 
This is our Christmas project and if you could make a few for us it would be wonderful. It is a great tribute to your family members who served to help those in need.
 
The quilts can be dropped off at the Westbrook American Legion, 300 Conant Street, Westbrook, ME or call  Beverly Preston at 207-854-5788 for a pick up."

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Village Scrappers of Livermore to Host Area 3 Meeting In April, 2014

Great news! Village Scrappers of Livermore will holding an Area 3 meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Speaker will be Bonnie Dwyer and more details on the meeting will be post as available.
 
If YOUR chapter would like to host (or share the duties with another chapter and co-host) a meeting, please contact me. It's a great way to share!

Looking for a Publicity Person for Maine Quilts

Callie Lavoie is looking for someone to help with the publicity for Maine Quilts. Speaking from experience, you can do this from your home computer and work around your own schedule.

If you are interested in more information, please contact Callie Lavoie, Maine Quilts Coordinator, at info@mainequilts.org or call her at 207.216.7358.

 

Area 3 Meeting and Updates

Many thanks to the members of Classic Quilters of Lewiston/Auburn and Scraps and Patches of Poland for one fantastic Area 3 meeting!

Today we shared lots of yummy desserts, beautiful show and tell items, a very interesting speaker on the Underground Railroad and the generosity of those who brought quilts, blankets and sewing notions for Laura. It's so heartwarming to see everyone pull together to replace those blankets and quilts lost in the tragic house fire. Thank you to all of you who stepped forward to help.

Winner of the 16 Civil War blocks was Beth Maitland and the winner of the mug rug set was Fran Martin.

While I delivered 112 quilts and blankets to Laura and Wolf's church, many more have been collected by her church members and other quilters. As of last Sunday, the count was 127 quilts and 168 blankets for a total of 295! In addition, many contributed baby clothing, hats and other winter items.

Today's collection brought in more quilts and sewing notions and we still have more quilts/blankets to be picked up at the quilt drop-off points this week. I would venture a rough guesstimate will be around 330-350 quilts and blankets total! Can you picture those lucky children all wrapped up in the love of strangers? Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Here are photos from the Area 3 meeting to enjoy. Unfortunately, I was in the back of the room and the lighting wasn't the best for my type of camera. Hopefully you can get the jest.

Just some of the many trunkfuls of items for Laura

We had 57 in attendance!

Lucky we keep the calories at the door...

Our speaker was Connie

This Underground Railroad quilt was shared with us by Betsy


Underground Railroad blocks were won by Beth Maitland










































Friday, September 20, 2013

Quilts/Blankets Coming In! Pictures Below

Here is a list of very generous people who have donated to help replace the lost quilts/blankets and sewing supplies for Laura:
 
*Anonymous checks totaling $200.00
 
*Used Viking sewing machine (newly serviced!) by Barbara
 
*Sewing notions donated by Carole, Ann, Kathleen (KC1930), Chris (cksvett)
 
*Gift card from Grammy's Choice Quilters
 
*15 quilts/blankets picked up from Quiltessentials (including three baby quilts from Denise Schrieber)
Donated by TeaSea (Teresa)


Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-machine quilted and finished by Kathleen (KC1930)

Made by Kathleen (KC1930)

Made by Kathleen (KC1930)

Top and backing from Bettyb-machine quilted and finished by Kathleen (KC1930)

Made by Kathleen (KC1930)

Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-machine quilted and finished by Kathleen (KC1930)

Made by Pat (Wiley)


Made by Pat (Wiley)

Made by Pat (Wiley)

Made by Faye (Fayejean)


Made by Pat (Patty j)

Made by Pat (Patty j)

Made by Pat (Patty j)

Made by Chris (cksvett)

Made by Chris (cksvett)

Made by Linda Throckmorton

Made by Somerset Quilters

Made by Somerset Quilters

Made by Somerset Quilters

Super thick 60" x 80" fleece throws purchased with money donated by Sue (Sister Sue) and members of PTQG

Eight 60" x 80" super plush throws and two fleece baby quilts donated by Kathleen (KC1930)






Top donated by Betty (Bettyb)-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)

 
Made by Kathleen (KC1930)

Made by Cheryl (Chlynn1129)

Made by Cheryl (Chlynn1129)

Made by Cheryl (Chlynn1129)
Made by Kathleen (KC1930)

Donated by S. Von Dohlen

Donated by Carol (Needlecrazy)

Donated by Carol (Needlecrazy)

Donated by Carol (Needlecrazy)
These 14 ultra plush 50" x 60" fleece throws with binded trim and reversible prints were purchased from money donated by Country Square Quilters of Jay/Wilton area and Jo An (HunterHI)

If you have a chance to shop at Walmart, check out these toasty throws!
Four blankets donated by Kathleen (Kay-lin)
Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-machine quilted and finished by Kathleen (KC1930)


Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-machine quilted and finished by Kathleen (KC1930)


Donated by Kathleen (KC1930)




Donated by Kathleen (KC1930)


Donated by Colleen (Alexemmarose)

Donated by Terri (Terrimae)

Donated by Terri (Terrimae)

Donated by Terri (Terriame)
Fabric from Karen (KaribbeanQuilter)-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Fabric from Karen (KaribbeanQuilter)-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Top donated by S. Von Dohlen-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Top and backing donated by Karen (KaribbeanQuilter)-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Top donated by S. Von Dohlen-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Blocks donated by HGTV Sunshine group-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Donated by Nancy B.
Donated by Nancy B.
Donated by Nancy B. (beautiful backing fabric!)
Donated by Nancy B.
Top from Betty (Bettyb)-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Top donated by S. Von Dohlen-finished by Kathleen (KC1930)
Batik quilt top and HUGE box of fabrics donated by 'Lisa (Headielamar)

Donated by Terri (Terrimae)


 
Two fleece blankets donated by Ann