Tuesday, August 6, 2013

And the winner is . . . . .

Ann Bradley!!
She loves her quilt and thanks everyone who made it possible ~ especially her sister Mary C who sold her the winning ticket!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Meet Margaret Soloman Gunn

We are pleased to announce that Margaret Solomon Gunn
 will be the guest speaker at our August 24th meeting. 
  Keep and eye on your email for details!!

She is featured in the current issue of 
Machine Quilting Unlimited. 
The cover quilt won "Best of Show"
 at Maine Quilts 2013
as well as many other prestigious awards
at other major shows.
 A sampling of the inside pages of the issue.
Be sure to
save the date!!

And then there were 12!!

I was unable to get photos of these 2 challenges before they were hung at Maine Quilts 2013.
Janet took the photos and sent them to me via email.
This makes a total of 12 chapter challenges submitted by
Maine Machine Quilters for 2013!!
Great showing ladies!!
Janet's "Liam's Garden"

Judy's "Magenta Star"

Sunday, July 21, 2013

More Challenge Pieces

 For a total of 10 challenges to be displayed in the
"Jewels of Maine"
Maine Quilts 2013
Ann W's "Pink Princess"

Leslyn's "Caribbean Star"

Deb's "Tea Rose Star"

Anne F's "Pink Passion"
Barb's "Queen's Jewelry Box"
Come to the show to see them up close and personal!
Lots of really fine quilting!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Design - Check it out!

I've done some more tweaking with the layout of the blog - Diane suggested that we use the logo in place of the HUGE photo of the center of the raffle quilt ~ we would need to change it anyway once the winning ticket is drawn on Sunday, July 28th.  What do you think? Do you like it?

Diane's Scrappy HST
For those that have not sent in their raffle ticket $$ and/or the unsold tickets, please do so ASAP so that we can determine how many more we need to order for the show! Yes, we do need to order more tickets as the 1st order has nearly sold out! We got 2000! Great job ladies!!

Also included here is a SHOW AND TELL from the last meeting that inadvertently got left out from that post. This quilt is HUGE! About a zillion HST!

By now you have received the brochure about Vicki Ibison coming to Maine for workshops! Please, if you want to take advantage of early registration send the form and your check ASAP! The classes are filling fast!

Until next time . . . . . .Barb

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Chapter Challenge

Here you will see some of the entries from our chapter that will hang in the "Jewels of Maine" exhibit at Maine Quilts 2013.
Nancy's "Heard it thru the Grapevine"

Linda's "Rock Concert"

Mary's "Turquoise Treasure"

Sabra's "UnderSea"

Diane's "Sandra's Star"

There are several more challenge quilts that have yet to be photographed. Hopefully we will get them on the blog too!

Hands-on at Sabra's Studio

MMQ's were invited to Sabra's studio for our June 22nd meeting. Her studio is lovely with lots of natural light! Here you see a cheater quilt that was loaded so that we could all practice using tools of the trade. Many of our members brought tools and demonstrated their use! We all got a chance to try them!!! 

We also held a drawing for the scholarships for long-arm classes at Maine Quilts 2013 - and the winners were Diane Dixon and Mary Coombs!! Enjoy your classes ladies!!!

And, what would a meeting be without
Here are some photos!
Nancy took a class from Laura Wasilowski, designer of  Fuse and Tell Journal Quilts. Interesting use of fusible, hand dyed fabrics and threads! 

Nancy's "Fuse & Tell"
Sabra's Scrappy Nines