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


Friday, March 27, 2015

Update on Maine Quilt Shops & Marden's Discounts

At the January PTQG Member's meeting I volunteered to update the Maine quilt shop listing and also contact Marden's for discount information.

You can view the updated Maine quilt shops and if they honor the PTQG member's discount:

http://mainequilts.org/quilt_shops.htm

Also, Marden's also offers a 10% discount to a group of quilters who come it at the same time. Please check with each individual Marden's for guidelines.

Oxiclean for Quilts

Classic Quilters Ethel and Sue submitted a warning about using Oxiclean or any similar products if you use silk thread on your quilted products. The active ingredients break down proteins, such as silk and wool.

Imagine spending months on appliqueing your quilt with silk thread and washing in such a product and finds a pile of pieces at the bottom of your washing machine!

Sue also suggests that you print care labels and sew into your quilts. With all the time and effort you put into your handwork, it makes sense to take the time to give the new recipient the proper cleaning "scoop."

Funds Still Available For Natural Disasters

PTQG still has funds available for individual or chapters to use for making quilts for natural disaster such as flood, fire, earthquake, etc.

If you are interested, you can download the application below and mail to Ellen Corey at the address at the bottom of the page.

http://mainequilts.org/mini_grants.htm

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quilting Tip of the Week 3.26.15


Some dollar stores sell seven pocket expandable file folders-they are perfect for storing your current templates, quilt directions, magazines, pictures and small blocks.