Area 3 Chapters

Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:

*Bog Hoot 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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Folded Fabric Ornament by Crouton Crackerjack

Check out this quick and easy way to make fabric ornaments for your holiday tree or simply to decorate your gift packages.

Folded Fabric Ornament

Tree Trivet Tutorial

Thanks to Stitching and Bacon for a cute tree tutorial. You can make these for trivets, mug rugs or string together for a garland or table runner.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Quiltville Mystery--"Grand Illusion"

Many of here in Area 3 (and the world!) are big Bonnie Hunter fans. Meeting her at our May member's meeting was a thrill for me and something I could check off my bucket list.

With fall comes not only colorful leaves, but the upcoming mystery quilt! This year quilt, "Grand Illusion" fabric requirements are now posted at or just clic on the word  here here for the link.

For the last two years, I have changed the colors to match what I already had in my stash. This year, I am throwing caution to the wind and picking the same colors as Bonnie has selected. Here are my yellows, greens, pinks and turquoise and I will add the black and white and white and black prints as my neutrals.

If you will be joining in on this event and would like to share your fabric colors and progress, please email me. Send your photos in .JPEG format, please.
We will be here to help each other with moral support, piecing suggestions and will be amazed to see  the same quilt pattern made in different color combinations !

October 15th Area 3 Meeting

A big thank you again to members of Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn and Scraps and Patches of Poland for co-hosting another successful Area 3 meeting. The ride to Poland on a warm fall day with fall leaves bursting with color was spectacular!

A total of 56 were in attendance with nine chapters represented. We also had a guest, new PTQG Area 2 Representative, Kathy Gaunt.

Our guest speaker was Betsy Dorr of Quiltessentials. Betsy brought in lots of new quilting gadgets that we certainly cannot live without. I, a long time fan of the Attic Window pattern (but not of a Y-seam) found a new template to make various sizes of the AW pattern simple enough for a beginner. This block is perfect for I Spy or fussy cut quilts.

The raffle block was an appliqued maple leaf and 38 were made and split between two winners, Doreen Hoyt and Susan Lamie. Can't wait to see those fall-colored leafs made into a quilt!

For a bit of fun, instead of my normal gift drawing, Halloween goodies bags were distributed with one bag having a "your a winner!" message for a prize of a $10 Quiltessentials gift certificate. The lucky winner was Marjorie Lydecker. I'm sure she will find something useful to spend it on.

Several matters of PTQG business were brought up and discussed, including the possibility of changing the show days.

Unfortunately, my photos of the day are limited (camera and lighting issues), so if you took pictures, please forward them to be in .JPEG format and I will be happy to post them here.

Quilting Tip of the Week 10.16.14

 Using your seam ripper and trying to find a quick and easy way to remove those pesky threads?Finger cots or rubber fingers are your answer!  Just rub and the threads pop right off! 

You can find the finger cots in the first aid area of your local store or pharmacy.