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, April 25, 2014

Quilts for Kids--Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

This year Gathering of Eagles Ministry will be collecting again for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. We will collect any size quilt and also knitted items like afghans, mittens, and baby clothes, etc.

We have a new contact person at Pine Ridge who promises this year to provide more  pictures of people receiving their items. We will send our collected quilts in the fall to give everyone time to get theirs completed and we will be contacting quilt shops around Maine to establish drop off places.

Please check back on the blog for any updated information.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Save the Date! Area 3 Meeting October 15th in Poland

On Wednesday, Oct. 15th Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn and Scraps and Patches of Poland will co-host an Area 3 meeting at the Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine Street in Poland.

The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the guest speaker will be Betsy Dorr from Quiltessentials. Betsy will be discussing new quilting tools and notions and how to use them and will have some items available for purchase.

Further information about this meeting will be posted at a later date, so stay tuned!

Quilting Tip of the Week 4.13.14

Frustrated by running out of bobbin thread right in the middle of a special quilting project or while decorative stitching?

Try making sets of thread bobbins to use for top and bottom threads. Since they will run out at the same time, just watch the thread level on the top and you will never run short again!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Village Scrappers Area 3 Meeting 4.22.14

Thanks to the members of Village Scrappers for another successful Area 3 meeting held in Livermore with 62 ladies in attendance.

The winner of the 21 house blocks was Joanne Mitchell Trask.

The guest lecture speaker was Bonnie Dwyer on "100 Years of American Quilts." Many members brought in quilts for Bonnie to review and she also shared tips on the best way to clean antique and new quilts.

Delicious desserts, baked goods and beverages were enjoyed by all.