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, December 1, 2018

Stained Glass Cookie Recipe

Recipe and Video by Tipbuzz

Holiday Popcorn Recipes

On my low carb lifestyle, popcorn is on the BIG no-no list, but that doesn't mean you have to go without.

The kids will be thrilled with Grinch Popcorn! Thanks to Cooking with Curls for the Recipe

The next recipe is Santa Crunch Popcorn thanks to TwoSistersCrafting:

The last recipe is Christmas Caramel Popcorn from Baked Perfection:

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Wonderful World of Brittle

Quilt Of Valor Quilt Presented To AF Vet

Kris Ramos of Grammy's Choice, pictured on left, presented Hugh Daley, disabled Air Force vet, a completed quilt made from blocks made by Elaine Benedict, who passed from cancer in 2006.

QOVF supplied the numbered label and certificate to Kris for this event. Mr. Daley, served bravely in both Korea and Vietnam. As you can see, he is thrilled to received this quilt as a token of his service to our country.

2018 “Charity Quilt Block Challenge” Winners

In 2017, we collected a total of 350 quilt blocks for Project Linus and Quilts of Valor Foundation.

This year, I decided to gear the challenge only for QOFV. Through your generosity and compassion for those who served to protect our freedom, a grand total of (are you sitting down?) of 860 quilt blocks were submitted by our PTQG members!

Donna Brookings of QOVF, Gorham, was overjoyed with this outpouring of support and has already picked up the blocks and is busy sorting them into piles to be given to fellow QOVF members to be sewn into quilts. (See pictures below).

It is factored that approximately 36 quilts can be made from the blocks collected (I would also like to thank Cumston Quilters for donating a finished quilt to this event). Donna has promised to share more pictures of the finished quilts as they are completed and they will be posted on the Area 3 blog and also in Patchwork Press. Below is a photo of the above mentioned quilt presented to a deserving veteran Gerald Raymond, Army.

Since we had so many blocks sent in, I decided to add a second prize of $25.00 for the general drawing. So, without further ado, the winner of the general drawing for $75.00 prize is Cobblestone Quilters. The second prize of $25.00 is Acadian Quilters. The most quilt blocks sent in by a chapter or individual for the $50.00 prize is Pine Point Quilters (304 blocks). The winner of my favorite quilt block for the $15.00 prize is Louise Wickenheiser of Madawaska.

Please remember that this money came out of my own pocket and not from PTQG or Area 3 funds.

Thank you again for your participation in this worthwhile endeavor.

UPDATE: Cobblestone Quilters discussed their $75.00 winnings and returned the check to me for the funds to be sent to the QOVF for purchase of backing/batting for completing quilts. Thank you, ladies!

IPAD Case Tutorial by

Kill two birds (see the photo, lol!) with one stone and make this gift for someone with an IPAD and use up your scraps.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sleepover Pillowcase Tutorial from Lemonsqueezyhome

Pack for the car trip and visits to Grandma's house.

This way, they always have their own familiar
pillow, favorite stuffed animal and story book for a successful transition into bedtime.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

All Things Candy Canes

Thanksgiving is over and now is crunch time for Christmas and all those yummy treats that go with it.

Here are several quick and easy recipes you can make for sharing with friends and family. The first recipe is from Hershey's:

Candy Cane Blossoms Recipe
Candy Cane Pretzel Bark Recipe

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

DIY Foot Warmer Tutorial

Thanks to for this tutorial.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Magnet Bowl Tutorial

Simple enough. You can use any dish or other container for this project.

Looks so much better than a pincushion.