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, November 20, 2014

Quilting Tip of the Week 11.20.14


When putting your quilt blocks on a design wall, especially when working with a scrappy pattern, take a picture using your digital camera and save in black and white.
 
You can really see the values pop out at you when viewed in black and white and this allows you to move the blocks around before sewing. Once I get the pattern the way I like it, I take another picture and save it on my laptop computer desktop. It’s a great visual aid near my sewing machine to be sure I have the project on the right path.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Quilting Tip of the Week 11.14.14

Don't hesitate to use a Sharpie to mark on your acrylic rules or squares. A soft cloth with a bit of rubbing alcohol will remove them.

New Combo and Hexie Swap Polls Now Up

As many of you know, I host a fabric combo swap and 1" hexagon swaps on my blog (address below).

This is our 13th hexie swap and will be due in February. If you have always wanted to try English Paper Piecing, this is a great opportunity to swap with others around the world and add to new colors and fabrics to your collection. Paperpieces, supplier of all the EPP products you need, offer our group a 20% discount on all merchandise (shipping not included in the discount).

Interested? Go to http://hexagonswap.blogspot.com/ and check out the themes and email me your votes. Once we close the voting, the top themes will posted and sign ups begin. The February due date will give you plenty of time to make our hexies or cut fabrics for the combo swap. I usually have both dates within a couple of weeks of each other so those out of state can save money on postage.

Questions? Just ask! For more information on hexies and suitable fabrics or a tutorial on how to make hexies, just look on the right-side of the hexie blog for links.