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, April 10, 2015

Quilt Retreats in Waterford

Border 2 Border Quilting Studio Proudly Announces

Affordable 2015 Spring Quilt Retreat Packages*

In Waterford, Maine

 *Requires a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants – come alone or bring your friends!

 All Spring Retreat Packages  includes a Welcoming Wine and Cheese Boat Cruise Reception*, Two Hot Brunches,  One Pasta Night**, lots of cookie breaks with unlimited coffee, tea and hot chocolate, an Evening  Campfire Presentation*,  an Instructor for your planned themed project and plenty of  free time to shop, relax, and sew.

(Meals plans can be slightly modified for special dietary needs.) (*Note: Weather permitting and may be moved inside.)

(** Chicken BBQ may be added or substituted for Pasta Night at an additional cost of $20/PP)

 Accommodations include all towels and bed linens, individual sewing tables with Ott lights for each attendee,  completely outfitted cutting and ironing stations, a fully equipped galley kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one canoe and two kayaks lakeside at our private sandy beach and dock only 50 ft. away.

 Patty May’s Specials are just $250/pp!
May 1-3               Those Blooming May Day Projects--No Sewing Machines Required!

May 8-10            Mother’s Day Pampering Projects— Soft and Plush to the Touch!

May 13-15          Graduation Weekend – Get your PhD’s (Projects Half Done) at finishing school!                     
May 22-25          Memorial Day Veteran’s Weekend --Honoring Those Who Serve!

May 26–June 1  Bug Swat Weekend – Stay as long as you’d like or Come and go as you please!  (price will vary)
                                           June’s Specials are just $275/pp!

June 5-7              Keepsake Shop ‘til You Drop Weekend – Drive and meet me Friday morning at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, NH for their Annual Tent Sale.  Spend a few hours hunting for the great bargains before heading to Maine.

June 19 – 21       Father’s Day Tribute – Denims and Flannel s and Tees, oh my!

Please do not feel obligated to participate in themed projects.  Free sewing is always encouraged!

Wanna Plan a Custom Quilt Retreat for Fall?

Hurry! Book Now!  Dates are filling fast!

For more details…

Or Call 774-213-9050



Thursday, April 9, 2015

Quilting Tip of the Week 4.9.15

If you pre-wash your fabrics, be sure to open up completely to avoid an abrasion line while washing.

To help prevent tangles, clip of a small triangle of all four corners of the fabric before washing. Try using a mesh laundry bag for washing your small scraps.

"Copycat" Iced Coffee Recipe

Just like the coffee shop makes!

Fill a 2 quart container with ice, 3/4 full.

Pour over the ice a fresh pot of 12 cups of very strong coffee.

Add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (12-14 oz.) and 2 tbsp. real vanilla

Keeps in fridge for 4 days
Condensed milk recipe: (If you don’t have canned available):

1 cup powdered dry milk
½ cup hot water
¾ cup white sugar

Mix and refrigerate until it thickens.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Got Denim? This is the site for you!

There are over 50 different patterns using those old jeans you have lying around. Take a gander at a few of the super ideas from Denim Do Over: