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, September 18, 2014

Request for Gifts for Upcoming PTQG January Meeting

It's that time again--our turn to bring drawing gifts to the January 2015 PTQG meeting.

Each chapter is asked to donated at least two items for this event--FQ bundles, quilting books, batting and kits are great items to give. If your chapter would like to send me a check for $10.00, I would be happy to shop Mardens and make up several FQ bundles in your name.

If you would rather donate items, you can bring them along to our upcoming Area 3 meeting in Poland or give them to me when I schedule our next chapter visit.

Any questions? Just ask. Thanking you in advance for your support!

P.S. Items do not have to be wrapped, but if you wish to do so, wrapping in fabric makes it an extra special gift.

Don't Forget--Upcoming 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 Quilt Shop in Auburn. Betsy will be discussing new quilting tools and notions and how to use them and will have some items available for purchase.

The block will be a appliqued maple leaf pattern. If you would like me to email you a full-sized pattern, just drop me a line at  

Light refreshments will be served....and don't forget your show and tell!

Native American Quilts Are Still Needed!

Quilt and Blanket Collection for Native Americans

Laura will also be picking up quilts at upcoming Area 3 meeting in Poland on October 15th

Drop off a NEW quilt or blanket of any size into the box to keep our Native Americans warm this winter. We also accept knitted baby items.

Donations accepted until October 15, 2014
Drop off points:
Quiltessentials in Auburn
Oxford Mill End Store in Oxford
Whippersnappers in Hallowell
Pins and Needles in Farmington
 Crazy Moose Quilts in Greenville
 Northwoods Quilting in Wilson Mills
Kedar Quilts in Waterford
Sewing by the Sea in Trenton & Sew Portland in Portland Village Quilt Shop in Berwick 
Calico Basket Quilts in Windham
Sponsored by: Gathering of Eagles Ministry and Pine Needles Quilt Guild of Norway/South Paris, Maine


1,000 Baby Quilts Donated by Village Scrappers Members

Village Scrappers of Livermore have attained a goal of making 1,000 baby quilts for American Mothers ABC Quilt Program.

This venture started in 1995 and has been a "labor" of love ever since. These quilts are distributed all over Central Maine and they also keep a supply of quilts on hand for local families in need due to fire or other tragedies. In addition, the Scrappers donate quilts to the local fire department, heart-shaped pillows to the Dempsey Center and Bennett Breast Cancer Center, lap quilts and walker bags to area nursing homes and quilts for Indian children in So. Dakota.

Ladies, you should be very proud of your accomplishments and your unwavering support of your community.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Area 3 Country Aire Quilters Meeting Sept. 9th

Thank you to members of Country Aire Quilters of Turner for another successful Area 3 meeting!

The room was filled to capacity with 55 in attendance. Delicious snacks and beverages were served and enjoyed by all. The "Funky Chicken" blocks were colorful and had loads of personality!

Guest speaker Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs of Pepperell, MA spoke on "Plays Well with Others", sharing her personal experiences on round robin and group quilts. Her quick wit was refreshing and reflects into her own quilt designs.



AHCH Looking for Comfort Shawls

Androscogging Home Care & Hospice is looking for volunteers to knit
 and crochet comfort shawls for hospice patients.

Shawls should be 58-60" long and 23-24" wide when completed. Patterns are available upon request.

FMI, contact Kathy Baillargeon at 777-7740 ext. 1286 or email

Pasta Roll Ups

Want a new twist on lasagna? Try rolling them!

1 egg, beaten lightly
1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
Dash onion and garlic powder
1 1/2 cups cooked chopped spinach, drained well and moisture pressed out (optional)
16 cooked lasagna noodles
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
                                                                               1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix first five (or six if you add the spinach) ingredients until blended. Spread about 1/2 cup of sauce in bottom of a 13" x 9" baking pan (I usually give mine a spray of PAM). Spread each noodle with 3 tbsp. of mixture; roll up.

Place seam side down in dish. Top with remaining sauce and Parmesan cheese. Cover dish with foil.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until heated through, uncovering dish during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.

Passing of Village Scrapper member, Rita G. Timberlake

It is with a deep sadness I share with you the passing of Rita Timberlake on Sept. 14th.

Rita was one of the charter members of Village Scrappers of Livermore since 1987 and will be missed by fellow chapter members and quilting friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

For more information on her obituary, click on the link below:

Rita, may heaven allow you peace and all the time to finish all those quilts in your dreams...

Quilting Tip of the Week 9.18.14

Stop into your favorite pizza joint and ask to buy some of their pizza boxes. Most offer them for $1 for the larger boxes, which are fantastic for storing your current applique and pieced blocks and they are easy to stack.

Cover with contact paper for longer-lasting containers.

Quilting Tip of the Week 9.11.14

Plastic pencil boxes are great for holding your rotary cutters. I buy different colors to distinguish the type or size of cutter, i.e. green for my 45mm blade, black for my 18mm blade, red for my 45mm batting/flannel blade cutter, etc.

I got mine at the local dollar store. Buy an extra to hold those special marking pens, too!