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


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bethel Historical Society Presents "Stitched Together in Time and Place"


Opening July 5 at Bethel Historical Society

"Stitched Together in Time and Place"

Valentine Family Quilts

Held in conjunction with the recent dedication of the

"Mary E. Valentine Collections Wing" at the Bethel Historical

Society’s Robinson House, this colorful display features a

variety of quilts once owned or made by members of the

Valentine family of Bethel and now in the Society’s collection.
During the exhibit run, selected portions of the documentary film

"Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics" will be shown

(acquisition of this film has been made possible by the Florence Bickford Hastings Traditional Crafts Fund)

July 5 – August 30, 2014

Thursday – Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 pm

 

July 5th and 6th only

 

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Howe Exhibit Hall, Dr. Moses Mason House

14 Broad Street ◊ Bethel, Maine

Free (donations welcome)

 

FMI call 207-824-2908 or visit bethelhistorical.org

Civil War Soldier's Quilts Lecture


Bethel Historical Society Program

Thursday evening, June 26, 2014

 

7:30 pm; Howe Exhibit Hall, Dr. Moses Mason House

14 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine

 
             Civil War Soldiers'
 Quilts

Pam Weeks, a quilt historian, appraiser and teacher, as well as Curator of the New England Quilt Museum, will present an illustrated program about Civil War soldiers' quilts.  Only sixteen such quilts are known to exist, and Pam Weeks has studied most of them in person.  During her talk, she will outline the origins of the U.S. Sanitary Commission at the beginning of the War; the roles women played on the home front and the battlefield; and feature the stories of fourteen authentic Civil War soldiers’ quilts.  She will also reference the record book of the Ladies’ Union Aid Society of Bethel (1861-1863) in the collection of the Maine Historical Society.
Following her presentation, she will sign copies of her book, Civil War Quilts, a 192-page hardcover volume containing over 170 photos.


This lecture is made possible by the Bethel Historical Society’s “Florence Bickford Hastings Traditional Crafts Fund”
 

FMI 207-824-2908

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Quilting Tip of the Week 6.19.14

I found this template for scrap booking and use mine for templates for quilt labels and marking quilts.

Check out Joann or your local art supply store for several different sheets of designs.