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, March 1, 2018

Quilting Tip Week of 3/1/18

Time to restart up our quilting tip of the week! Here is one for those of you who want to spruce up your sewing room or even a child's room. Don't you just love the vintage patterns?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Penobscot Indian Reservation Photos

Thanks to Laura (and Wolf!) for forwarding these pictures of the darling recipients of YOUR generous quilts!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Annual Fabric & Craft Fair April 14th

This is one of the best ways to add fabric and craft supplies to your stash without paying lots of $$$!

This event is on Saturday, April 14th from 9-1 at the High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St., Auburn. Admission is free.

Tables are available to rent for $20 each. If you have any items you would like to donate to this event for charity, you can email at or call 784-1306.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. And don't forget to bring plenty of cash and your large shopping bags to tote away all your new treasures!

2018 "Charity Quilt Block Challenge"

Calling All PTQG Members!

 All blocks will be made for the Quilts of Valor Foundation

It is my wish that every member will make at least ONE quilt block to go towards a quilt of comfort for those who fought for our freedom

How do you play? It’s so simple!

1. You can enter either as a chapter or as an individual.

2. We are looking for 12 ½” unfinished quilt blocks made with ¼” seam allowance. These can be made in any technique, but remember most of these blocks made into quilts will probably get a lot of use.  

3. Use only patriotic fabrics/prints in red, white and blue.

4.  Please do NOT use flannel, glitter, homespun or muslin fabrics for the blocks and always, please use good quality 100% cotton fabric with no embellishments. Any blocks made by not following the challenge guidelines will NOT be counted in the contest and will not be returned.

5. Each block submitted will need to have your name, chapter and phone number pinned on each block (mailing address labels are fine). You will still need to do this for those sending in as a chapter for the favorite block drawing. For those sending in as a chapter, I will need the chapter name and contact.

6. The blocks must be in my hands no later than Saturday, November 10, 2018.

So, what in it for you and/or your chapter?

Better Prizes for 2018!

For each block mailed into me, you or your chapter will get one ticket into the drawing. If your name is drawn as an individual, you will win the prize. If you send in your blocks as a chapter, your chapter will win the prize (except for my favorite block drawing). Please specify when submitting your blocks if you are sending them as an individual or as a chapter. 

What’s the prize? Well, how about $75.00 cash? You or your chapter could use it towards fabric or batting or maybe just a great pizza party! 

There will also be a $50.00 cash prize for the most quilt blocks sent in by a chapter or an individual. 

And if that’s not enough, there will be a special individual drawing for my favorite quilt block. The prize will be a $15.00 Joann or Hobby Lobby gift card.

>Note: The prizes are from my own person funds, not Area 3 or PTQG<

Chapter block tallies and photos of blocks will be posted on the Area 3 blog so you can see how you are keeping up with the competition.  It would be great to see some “friendly” competition between chapters! I will so be posting links to easy 12 1/2" unfinished blocks for inspiration.

My mailing address is: Kathleen Currier, 56 Harold St., Lewiston, ME 04240

Do you have any questions? Just email me at 

Now, let’s get to work!

Why Didn't I Think of This?

Cathedral Window Tutorial

Ever want to learn how to make a cathedral window block? Here is an easy tutorial to try out. Start small with making a mug rug, pillow or table runner.

Updated PTQG Website

Please take a moment to view the updated PTQG website. If you have something you would like posted for your chapter, please contact Callie Lavoie at

39th Chickadee Quilt Show in Bridgton

The 39th Chickadee Quilt Show will be held on Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th from 10-4.

The location is the Steven Brook Elementary School, 14 Francis Bell Dr. (Rte. 302) in Bridgton.

Donation is $5.00

View hundreds of quilts, raffles, Chinese auction, demos, vendors, yard sale table and their always fantastic café (bring your appetite!).

The raffle quilt is "Garden Squares" and measures 75" x 94" and the winner will be drawn at the show.

For more information, contact

3D-Prairie Point Pinwheel Quilt BlockTutorial by Patchwork Posse

This would be fun for kids quilts or even QOV quilts!

Tutorial Link

Market Tote Tutorial from Sew4home

For a detailed tutorial and pattern, click on the link below. The pattern is located under the "getting started" section.

Link to pattern and tutorial

Maine Fiberarts Opportunity

Maine Fiberarts is looking for teachers of fiber art in Maine. This will be a directory of teaching artists and resources of Maine people.

This is open to only to Maine residents that teach all types of fiber arts, including quilting and knitting. For more information on types of fiber art, guidelines and application, please click on the link below.

Maine Fiberarts Link