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


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maine Quilts Benefit Auction for Maine Cancer Foundation


Below you will find information on our upcoming Maine Quilts Benefit Auction. If you would like to donate, please email me for a donation form to go with your item(s). They will be collecting at the April 26th Member's meeting if you will be attending.
 
Maine Quilts Presents

Maine Vacationland, the Way Life Should Be Benefit Auction

All Proceeds to Benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation

 

July 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Augusta Civic Center

 
 
The Pine Tree Quilters Guild appreciates your business as an important part of the local community.

Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. (PTQG) is Maine's non-profit state quilting guild with over 2,200 members in 73 chapters. PTQG brings together Maine quilt enthusiasts in fellowship and sharing. Toward that end, each July we present a quilt show and conference – Maine Quilts.

Each year at Maine Quilts, we devote a portion of our effort to fundraising for a deserving non-profit in the State of Maine. At this year’s show, we will showcase member and community donations in a live auction on Friday evening, July 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Maine Cancer Foundation. The celebration will be open to the public and advertised throughout the state.

Maine Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Maine people by funding cancer research, education and patient support programs. One hundred percent of the funds raised remain in Maine. Recently over $1 million was awarded to cancer researchers throughout our state, with grants totaling $247,500 provided to three Jackson Laboratory researchers studying leukemia, lymphoma and lung and brain cancers. The Foundation was pleased to announce that funding was also released for a two-year, state-wide “virtual clinical trial,” seeking to find effective drug treatments for triple-negative breast cancer patients.

While research makes up the core of their grant funding program, each year the Foundation provides financial support to dozens of patient and education programs state-wide. Maine Cancer Foundation is unique in its top-to-bottom approach to fighting cancer.

Many of our members have donated quilts and other items to help us raise funds for this worthy organization. In addition, we seek additional items supporting the Maine Vacationland theme. We will list your business name with address, phone number and web site in our show program which is given to the over 5,000 show attendees and in the auction program. In addition, We will advertise your donation on the Maine Quilts 2014 web site, http://www.mainequilts.org , the primary source for information on Maine’s largest quilt show, and on several auction-related web sites, as well many and various pre-event publicity communications.

We look forward to featuring your Maine business alongside others dedicated to fighting cancer in our State, by contributing to this fundraising event. A representative of Maine Quilts will contact you shortly to see how you would like to be included in this effort, or you may contact Quilting Auctioneer Ruth Lind by phone at 751-1430, or email moxielady@me.com .

Thank you for your support!
Send your donations to: Ruth Lind, Moxie Auctions, LLC between February 14 and May 1, 2014.


PO Box 527, 64 Kelley Dr., Stockton Springs, Maine 04981

Or give us a call and we’ll pick them up!

Stunning Quilt by Country Square Quilters Member, Lisa Small


 
Barbara Black from Country Square Quilters was kind enough to send us a photo to share with our group. The quilt was made by Lisa Small (left) and is done entirely by hand. Lisa showed the quilt during a recent Show and Tell (a favorite segment of our meetings) and it was greatly admired. 
 
Isn't that an exquisite quilt?  Lisa. I hope you bring the quilt along to the upcoming Area 3 meeting so we can all admire it in person!
 
Do you have a photo of a quilt from your own Show and Tell and would like to share it with us? Just email it to me in .JPEG format and I will be delighted to post it on the blog. There is nothing like "quilting eye candy" to get the creative juices flowing!