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


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Area 3 Meeting 10.12.16-Speaker Susan Carlson

Thank you to Doreen Maxwell for sharing these photos with us!

Susan Carlson gave us a very interesting lecture on her work and the story behind each piece. The pictures cannot do her stunning craftsmanship justice.












Here are photos of our own talented Area 3 members at show and tell:
















Urgent Request For Help From Tennessee





Pam Nourse, our Patchwork Press editor wanted to share this request with us:

"Hi everyone,


This message (printed below) just popped up on a Facebook quilting page that I follow.  I thought I'd pass it along, and ask if the area reps could perhaps forward it to their chapters & floaters as well.  I know we're all crazy-busy already with the holidays, but if a lot of people could make (or purchase) just one or two stockings, it would go a long way toward making the holidays a bit more cheery for kids who have just lost everything.  I know quilters are some of the most giving people in the world, so I hope maybe some of us can help.



I also did a quick online search, and found a pattern for a stocking which looks VERY easy here:  http://howtosew.com/blog/sewing-projects/easy-christmas-stocking



Here's the text of the Facebook post:

"Hey ya all. I am sure that you have heard about the Wildfires here in Gatlinburg and surrounding cities, Pigeon Forge being one of them.
 

There are loads of kids here who will have no Christmas unless we help.
  
I would like to ask you to make a Christmas Stocking and if you can afford it, to put a few little goodies in it and send it to me.
  
The organizations here have their hands full and I will in conjunction with the coordinators here, distribute these to kids mainly in the motels and temporary housing around here. If the stockings are empty, there is one group who will fill them and distribute them as well. We are not fussy, just need to get these kids something for Christmas.
  
Any amount you can afford to make and send would be a blessing to these kids.
 
The schools are asking for school supplies, hand sanitizer , crayons, markers, ink pens, pocket tissues, erasers, chap stick, pencil boxes, etc. But any thing that would suit a kindergarten on up to 8th grade. Please keep the gifts in the same age group should you be able to stuff the stocking and include a note if the items are for a certain age or gender.

Thanks and I hope this is OK to post here.
  
Be sure to enter a note with your name and address or your Facebook page so that we can send you a thank you."
 
Kitten Rice (The Old Time Quilt Bee)
1013 Mill Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863





Circle-Zip Earbud Pouch by erinerickson.com




 
http://www.erinerickson.com/2011/11/circle-zip-earbud-pouch-tutorial/

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Kimono Slipper Tutorial by Laurene Fabrications

http://laurenefabrications.blogspot.com/2013/04/kimono-slipper-tutorial.html

Lisbon Krazy Kwilters Share Photos

Thanks to Carolyn Donnell for sending along these photos. More information is posted in the December issue of the Patchwork Press.


Here is Judy Doucette's "Joy Basket" quilt




Here is Linda Sanborn and her wool table runner

Ladies, all of us are inspired by viewing photos of each others work, so please forward me your current projects to 2013hexagonswap@gmail.com

2016 Native American Quilt Collection

We received exactly 100 quilts for the reservation this year from around the state of Maine. During the summer and fall we traveled the state to make pickups at various quilt shops. Wolf spoke at several churches about his Ministry and collected items for babies and new mommies as well as money for winter fuel. We collected many blankets, afghans, knitted hats and mittens, new baby items, new Mommy items and $100 cash for fuel assistance.

Wolf and I delivered the quilts, blankets, and other items to the Maliseet reservation in Houlton, Maine on Monday Oct 24th. We had so much stuff that we filled our trailer as well as the back of our pickup. I have included 6 pictures from the trip. We stopped at Crazy Moose quilt shop in Greenville and picked up more quilts and knitted items. There's a picture of Marilyn, the owner, and the snow we encountered. 
 
 

 
 
There's pictures of Wolf with the Maliseet ladies and of them helping us unload the trailer. The money for fuel assistance was mailed to then directly from the churches who donated it so we would not have to handle the it ourselves. 
 
 
 

 
 
 
By request from the Micmac's we also went back to Presque Isle and dropped off used clothing, blankets, and some quilts for them. Everyone expressed how grateful they were to receive what we brought and they all promised to take pictures of the people receiving the quilts.



During the winter months we will be choosing our next location.  In April, just in time for the Spring shop hop we will begin our collection for 2017. When the pictures start rolling in I will send them to you for posting. 

Big thank you to everyone who made this year a success.

Wolf and Laura



 

QuiltCut2 All-inOne Fabric Cutting System for Sale

For sale......brand new, still in box QuiltCut2.  Asking $175.00
Call Lisa at 207-645-2753 or email vandalen@beeline-online.net


Here is a link to Amazon for more details on this item:
QuiltCut2 All-in-One Fabric Cutting System for Quilters - Includes Rotary Cutting Mat, Fabric Clamp, Cutting Guide, and Speed Gauge Ruler
QuiltCut
$229.95

Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine for Sale

For sale....barely used Brother sewing machine.  Asking $100.00
Call Lisa at 207-645-2753 or email vandalen@beeline-online.net
Here is a link to Amazon so you can read all the details on the machine:

Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine With 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Quilting Table, and Hard Cover
Brother
$159.99