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

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Scrap Your Stash Fabric Key Ring Tutorial

Need a bunch of quick and easy gifts? Look no further...

Let your imagination run wild--think yo-yos or crazy quilting--bead work or wool--there are no limits on how you can make these. What a great token for your next family reunion!

Recycled Plastic Bags Never Looked So Good!

Quite a while back I posted a link for crochet plastic items. Unfortunately, the available of recycling plastic bag in pleasing colors seems to be lost in the L/A area. All I could find were the white or tan bags with an occasional yellow bag (Dollar General).

Imagine my surprise when Mom came home today from shopping--and toting a beautiful shade of blue plastic bags from Hannaford. Finally, some color that would be perfect to make a crocheted grocery bag! I guess I will have to "forget" my recycled grocery bags for several weeks to get enough to make the plarn (the name for plastic yarn) to make my own bag.

Here is a link from the Canadian Living blog you might want to give a try. If you have one you have made in the past, please email me a photo so we can post it on the boards.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hidden Star Quilt Tutorial by Annie McHugs

Here is your answer to a quick and easy one block quilt--great for beginners or as a leader and ender project. It measures 52" square.

September 24th Area 3 Meeting in Bethel

Mark your calendar so you don't forget to join the Cross Country Quilters of Bethel for their fall Area 3 meeting.

The location is the Alliance Church on Rt. 26, 251 Walker's Mill Rd. in Bethel. This is across from the Telstar High School and parking is behind the church at the left of the building.

The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served. The speaker will be Betsy Cannan from Maine Modern Quilters, who will speak about Modern quilting and give a trunk show.

The ladies will be collecting blocks unfinished 12 1/2" square (12" finished) in any pattern but only red, white and blue for Quilts of Valor. Any donations will be very welcomed!

Below is a link to Quilter's Cache for finished 12" blocks:

Area 3 Meeting October 14th in Poland

Plans are being laid for an upcoming Area 3 meeting on Wednesday, October 14th co-hosted by Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn and Scraps and Patches of Poland.

The meeting will be held at the Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine St., Poland and begins at 10:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served, so you may bring along a lunch if you wish. With the amount of delicious treats the ladies offer, I find it hard to believe you will go hungry!

The block will be a 12 1/2" unfinished with pumpkins or apples on unbleached muslin. This can be either pieced or appliqued. They will also have door prize drawings.

The guest speaker will be Wendy Caton and a trunk show.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Quilting Tip of the Week 5.14.15

If you fingers are tender from hand quilting or other hand work, try coating your afflicted fingertips with either clear nail polish or New Skin.

It works best if you apply several coats, allowing each one to try completely.

Crafter's Yard Sale in Auburn

There will be a bi-annual Crafters Yard Sale on Saturday, May 30th from 8-3. It will have collections from the stash of three crafters. This is a rain or shine event.

Some of the items will be--

Fabric:  Cotton, flannel, felt, $2 yd.
Fabric: Wool, fleece, upholstery, $3 yd.
Yarn, craft supplies and magazines

Also, many books, household items, ladies clothing (sizes L, XL).
This will be held at the home of Betty Snowman, 116 So. Main St., Auburn
For more information, you can email Betty at

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time for Holiday Sewing!

I know, I know--Spring is just coming into itself and I'm thinking Winter....

We all know that most of the new holiday fabric prints will be coming out in another month or so and you cannot start your holiday sewing soon enough. Inspired by Fabric blog will give you lots of easy and fun-to-make projects to make on those rainy days of summer.