Meetings are held at
the Recreation Hall, Calais Methodist Homes, Palmer St., Calais, Maine,
and guests are always welcome. We hold three meetings a month:
Wednesday Afternoon Chat
and Sew —the first Wednesday of the month,
Wednesday Chat and
Sews give members a chance to work on unfinished projects and chat with
fellow quilters at the same time often picking their brains for help or
All-Day Workshops—the first Saturday of the month, 9 am to 3-4 pm
Similar to the
Wednesday evening workshops but more in depth, our Saturday workshops
offer members more intense and involved learning experiences to expand
their quilting skills. In the past we brought nationally-known
quilting instructor, Bethany Reynolds (who created the unique
Stack-N-Whack approach to creating kaleidoscope quilt blocks) to
Calais for an all-day workshop.
In addition to
national and regional teachers, several of our members also take on the
role of instructor, teaching a variety of classes including mystery
quilts, photo transfers, and other topics of interest to members.
Meeting—the third Wednesday of the month,
6 pm, followed by light refreshments.
Our monthly business
meetings are exciting and inspiring. We finalize plans for
up-coming workshops and discuss possible charity work. In addition
to other agenda items, regular features include:
Program—at each business meeting, we feature a
demonstration, guest speaker or mini workshop (as time permits)
highlighting a new quilting technique, book, fabric, etc. We're
always open to suggestions.
Fabric Basket Door Prize—members are encouraged to bring 1/2
yard pieces of fabric to be included in a fabric basket drawing.
Chances are sold for $1 and the winner takes home all the fabric.
Show and Tell—members are encouraged to bring in quilts and
quilted items to share with the group. Sometimes they seek
advice or just want to show off their creations. It's a great
opportunity to see new techniques others are using.