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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quilting Tip of the Week 4.30.15

Always take a moment to make your quilt binding at the beginning of your quilt project.Store in a Ziplock bag until the quilting is complete. Having your binding complete and ready will save you time at the end of your project.

Save any leftover binding pieces for use on smaller projects or sew together for a scrappy binding.

New Quilt Shop in Norway--Sew Orchid Designs

Good news! We have a new quilt shop in our area.

Sew Orchid Designs recently opened and will be offering the 10% PTQG discount (check for any exceptions at checkout).

If you have the opportunity to attend the Area 3 meeting in Norway on May 5th, be sure to stop in and visit! As the shop is new, be sure to continue to stop in for more fabrics and accessories.

Their address is 316 Main St., Norway and their phone number is 207-739-2065. Their website will be, but is still a work in progress.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

PTQG Member's Meeting April 25th

Nothing like driving to Waterville for the meeting and arriving to spitting snow! Not to worry--it was over before we knew it. Our meeting location, Thomas College, was bright and cheery--especially with all the lime green (my favorite color!) walls.

Our speaker was a young and very talented Doug Leko. While giving his trunk show, he rattled off the name of every fabric brand used in each quilt, along with color names. I can't remember what I had for breakfast. Ah, to have a young brain again...

Be sure to check out his website at This patterns are easy to read and come with lots of photos for those of us that are visual learners. Enjoy the photos of his quilts and those of our members in show-and-tell.

This is Doug's first quilt at age 5


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Country Square Quilts for the Community

Barbara Black would like to share with you a quilt the group as a community project. Isn't is bright and cheery?

Quilt and Blanket Collection for Native Americans

Gathering of Eagles Ministry and Pine Needle Quilters of Norway/So. Paris would like to invite you to join them in their annual collection of new quilts, blankets, hand knitted items and new clothing for children and babies.

These items will stay within Maine as they will be going to the Arookstook Band of Micmacs in Presque Isle. The deadline to donate is September 30, 2015.

Donations will be accepted at the quilt shops listed below. If you would like to participate but don't have time to sew? Donations of cash will also be accepted to be used towards winter fuel oil.

Any questions? Please contact Laura Freeman at 207-743-6822 or

Quilt shops accepting items are:

Alewives Fabrics, Annie's Teeny Tiny Quilt Shop, Attic Heirlooms, Bolt, Calico Basket Quilt Shop, Clementine, Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop, Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, Country Creations Quilt Shop, Crazy Moose Fabrics, Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, Fiber Art Cottage, North Woods Quilting, On Board Fabrics, Oxford Mill End Store, Pin and Needles Quilt Shop, Quiltessentials, Sanford Sewing Machines, Seacoast Sewing & Quilting, Sewing By The Sea, Sew Orchid Design and WhipperSnappers.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Collapsible Thread Holder Pattern

Got an empty Pringle can? How about a masking tape roll? Get em' out and make yourself a collapsible thread catcher!

Red Hen Thread Catcher link:

Youtube video of collapsible thread catcher: