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, March 4, 2016

Laugh Of The Day

National Quilting Day Contest

To celebrate 2016 National Quilt Day, let’s play a game!

Answer the questions below and get a point for each correct answer. The person who answers the most via email to no later than midnight March 20th will win a prize. In case of a tie, I will put the names in the hat and pull a winner.

While I try to be as clear and concise as possible with the questions, I get the final say on the answers. Hint--read the questions very carefully before answering. Once to email me your answers, you cannot change them.

Our prize for this contest is a $10 Joann’s gift cards.

Let’s get started! Good luck!

The following are quilting acronyms—what do they stand for?

1. DJ (two words)

2. MAQ  (three words)

3. OBW (three words)

4. PHD (three words)

5. 401 F (three words)

The following are quilting anagrams-rearrange the letters to form the name of a quilt block:

6. Then Panic

7. Wrong Building Deed

8. Identify the photo below and give me the full name of the product:

9. In drawing intricate patterns on batiks, this instrument is used with wax for that purpose. What is it called?

10. This batting has the” luster of silk and the feel of cashmere.” What is it?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Laugh Of The Day

Quilting Tip of the Week 3.3.16

If you use masking tape or blue painter's tape for holding down your backing fabric when making your quilting sandwich or marking your quilt, store your rolls in a Ziploc plastic bag.

This will increase the life of your tape as it will dry out afterr time.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Laugh Of The Day

Winner of Area 3 Contest

Congratulations to Nancy Petersons of Scraps and Patches as the winner of our Area 3 Contest with 10 correct answers! She won a $10 Joann gift card.

Check out the blog often as you never know when a new contest will be posted!

"It's My Very Own" Bags of Love Charity

When a child is removed from their home by protective services, they leave without anything but the clothes on their backs.

"It's My Very Own" program is designed to ease the transitions for children when removed from their home. Items included in their bag would include a kid-sized quilt, a soft cuddly toy, personal care items and age appropriate toys inside a drawstring bag.

Bags of Love are age and gender appropriate and are delivered to the Lewiston Department of Human Services charged with removing children from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

How can YOU help? Here is a list of items they are always in need of for the children:

>New Homemade quilts of all sizes

>New Stuffed Animals of all sizes

>Personal care items, such as combs, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, face clothes, scrubby sponges, etc.)

>Size 3 diapers and Wet Wipes

>Infant safe toys

>Crayons/Markers/Coloring or Activity books


>Small dolls

>Small balls or Frisbees


Cash donations of any amount for supplies are always welcomed!

For more information on how you or your chapter can help or guidelines for making quilts/bags, visit their website at

Your can also reach our Oxford County contact at the information below:

Teresa Sweet-207-562-9997 (daytime) or email at

If you have items to send, use the mailing address below:

It's My Very Own-Bags of Love
58 Pine St. or P.O. Box 605
Dixfield, ME 04224

Monday, February 29, 2016

Potholder Quilting with Wendy Caton Reed

On February 27th, members of Scraps and Patches of Poland and Classic Quilters of L/A met at the Ricker Library in Poland for a potholder quilting class with Wendy Caton Reed.

Wendy was a very patient instructor and shared many tips on how to best make this technique work with various sizes of blocks and fabrics.

Starting with 3 1/2" squares sewn into four-patches, we layered with batting and backing and machine quilted. Trimmed to 6 1/2", we then bound them with 1 1/4" single width binding strips and used the whip/ladder stitch to sew together.

Wendy recommended the use of a 50 wt. cotton thread, such as Aurifil, single thread with 1/8-1/4" stitches. She also using Tulip Applique Big Eye #10 needles, which are available at Quiltessentials and Busy Thimble quilt shops.

Thanks for the wonderful time!

21st Hexie Swap Poll

Time to select the themes for our 21th hexie swap!

Email me your top THREE choices to The poll will stay up until March 11, 2016; the official sign ups begin immediately and ends on March 25, 2016. In order to give you PLENTY of time, the swap is due in my hand no later than May 7, 2016.

Guidelines would be the same as the previous swaps, but always feel free to contact me if you have any questions on fabrics. You can check out the blog at for past swap guidelines. We are looking for small prints to make the most of our hexie quilts.

 The terrific gals at Paperpieces have been kind enough to extend their 20% discount for all merchandise purchased (shipping not included in the discount). Visit their website at

Vote for: (running total of votes will be listed to the right of the theme on the hexie blog):

*Stashbusters prints (like in the 20 past swaps)

 *Lt. Neutrals

*Dark Neutrals

*TRUE 1930's repros-no children’s novelties

*TRUE 1930’s repros-only children’s novelties

*TRUE Civil War repros

*Batiks (must prewash your fabrics for this theme, please)

*TOT (tone on tone)

*TRUE black and white prints

*Spring colors (pastel colors)

*Summer colors (bright colors of summer flowers)

*Fall colors (deep reds, maroon, dark oranges, golds, browns, etc.)

*Winter colors (white and blues)

*TRUE red, white and blue prints

*BRIGHT prints

*Small floral prints

*Children's novelty prints

*Novelty prints-not children’s


*Neutrals (black, cream or white)

*TRUE red and white prints

*TRUE blue and white prints

*Shades of blue

*Shades of pink

*Shades of green

*Shades of purple

*Small print polka dots

*Christmas prints

Laugh Of The Day

Sunday, February 28, 2016