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


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Laugh of the Day


Standing Quilt Frame For Sale



Are you a hand quilter and interested in a quilt frame? This one is 16" x 16" (inside quilting dimensions) and the bottom of the frame slides under your chair. The frame has a ball bearing this tips/rotates the frame to which ever way you like for your most comfortable way to hand quilt.

Doreen Maxwell of Village Scrappers is selling this for $50.00 and the money from the sale will be used for batting for chapter quilts and projects. You can reach Doreen at 207-224-7147 or dmaxwell@megalink.net




Missing Quilt from Bridgton**UPDATE



                                                                          **UPDATE**
I would like to deeply apoligize to the Chickadee Quilters as there was mis-information regarding this missing quilt. The quilt is missing from Bridgton, but NOT from the quilt show in July. The quilt was stored in a storage unit in there and is missing.

Barbara Teevan is searching for a missing quilt, "Crystal Lakes" made for her daughter Deb. The label on the quilt is marked and sewn on the back corner:



"Crystal Lakes"

A Darlene Zimmerman pattern.
Made by Barbara Teevan
Downey, California
For my Daughter,
Debbie Van Gorder
Sidney, Maine

June 2009
If you have any information on this missing quilt, please contact Barbara directly at 592-923-0576 or email her at barbtvn@aol.com 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Quilting Tip of the Week 8.18.16


If you happen to have a larger cutting table or work area, might I suggest you add on one end a metal square or yardstick for quick measuring?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Recyling Denim Jeans

A couple of weeks ago, my tablet crashed and I had to reboot and reload it completely. Imagine my surprise when I found out my 7.3k pins on Pinterest were gone forever!

Since being on my leave of absence, the only thing I could do is watch TV, movies and pin on Pinterest. All that work gone....but guess what? Today, the computer gremlins brought it back. Now if I could only get my Yahoo toolbar to reappear...

If you are looking for a warm and durable quilt, denim is the way to go. We all have jeans too large (or too small) to wear and of course, your local Goodwill or Salvation Army has them always on sale. Just get out those Jeans (size 16) needles and oil up your sewing machine and dig into a project!

Here are a few photos and links from Pinterest:

 
http://stitchesandsunflowers.com/tips-sewing-denim/


http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/quilt-throws/blue-jeans-quilt?page=0,3



 http://christiechase.blogspot.com/2010/03/156denim-vacation-tote.html


https://verbenasimpleliving.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/simple-diy-for-a-rainy-day/


 http://www.thiscrazyblessedlife.com/2011/08/housewife-in-town-denim-rag-quilt.html

Area 3 Meeting October 12th in Poland






Scraps and Patches of Poland and Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn are hosting an Area 3 meeting on Wednesday October 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine St, Poland, ME.  

The guest speaker will be Susan Carlson. Her lecture and trunk show will be on her 20+ year history on fabric collage. She will be happy to answer your questions, so please be ready to take notes and photos.

Beverages and desserts will be provided, but if you would like to, bring a bag lunch.  

The block drawing will be “Garlic Knots”, a 12 ½ inch unfinished quilt block done with a solid white or white on white (WOW) background with two contrasting fall colors. Here is Bonnie Hunter's version:




If you need a clearer copy of the complete block pattern, email me at 2013hexagonswap@gmail.com

And don't forget to bring along your show and tell!