Area 3 Chapters

Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:


*Bog Hooters 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, August 6, 2015

Quilting Tip of the Week 8.6.15


The local dollar store is filled with items you can use in your sewing room:

 
Flannel-backed tablecloths are perfect to use for a design wall.


 


Thin transparent cutting sheets are perfect to cut out quilting templates and fussy cutting squares.

 


Use clamp-style picnic table holders to hold your quilting sandwich while pinning the quilt on the table.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Stripe Binding From A Quilter's Table

Need binding for a quilt but don't have enough fabric left? Maybe your looking for a different look to your next quilt? Here is your answer...



http://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/2011/11/scrappy-binding.html

Roasted Vegetable Bread Salad Recipe From Hidden Valley Farms

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 oz.) loaf garlic bread cut in cubes
  • 1 pound whole cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • ½ cup Hidden Valley® Farmhouse Originals Homestyle Italian Dressing
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • 2 zucchini diced

Directions

  • Toast garlic bread cubes. Preheat oven broiler. Place bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes on a sheet pan. Pour 1/4 cup of dressing over vegetables and toss to coat. Roast in oven for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
  • Place toasted garlic bread and roasted vegetables and garlic in a salad bowl. Pour remaining 1/4 cup of dressing over salad; toss. Serve warm or cold.

Lunch Bag Tutorials From Patchwork Posse



School is starting soon, so why buy a new lunch bag for your student when you can whip one together yourself from your stash? Hey, while you are making one, why not one for yourself? So many styles, so little time...

Take a peek of over the 30 free tutorials available by clicking on the link below:

http://www.patchworkposse.com/cute-lunch-bags-you-can-sew/




NQACJ Award of Merit Winner-Congratulations, Ethel DuBois!


It is with great honor that we congratulate our own talented Ethel DuBois of Classic Quilters with the National Quilting Association Certified Judge Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Quilting for her quilt, "Cherry Baskets".

The criteria for awarding this prestigious award per NQA is:

"If professionalism, experience, and integrity were not sufficient reasons alone to secure an NQA certified quilt judge to judge your group’s show, here’s another incentive—the brand new NQACJ Award of Merit. With prior approval of the show coordinator or sponsor, NQA certified judges have the option of awarding this special ribbon to a deserving quilt in any show he/she might judge. At the judge’s discretion, it will be awarded to one quilt achieving recognized standards of quilt making excellence. This ribbon is not meant to conflict with any other show awards, but will be an encouraging addition to them, at no cost or obligation to the show sponsors.
 
The NQACJ Award of Merit is yet another way NQA strives to recognize and reward fine quilts. Makers of Award of Merit winning quilts will be presented a letter of congratulations in addition to a lovely rosette ribbon. They will also be invited to post photos of their quilts on the NQA website and to enter them in the annual NQA Quilt Show."

For those of you who know Ethel, her entire quilt is handmade--hand appliqued, hand pieced and bound and of course, stunningly hand quilting. 

If you didn't have a chance to view the quilt in person, please check back the NQACJ Award gallery at http://www.nqaquilts.org/NQACJ/Award/ 
A photo will be posted soon. If you happened to take a photo of the quilt during the show and would like to share it with us, please send to me in .JPEG format to 2013hexagonswap@gmail.com