a chapter of Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Maine

Special Events 2006

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Christmas Party

(more pictures on the December Show & Tell page)

Forty members and guests enjoyed the antics of our own Santa (Anita Johnson) who distributed gifts
for a Yankee Swap then tucked away wrapping paper (of all places) inside her vest.

Santa helped Claudette open a beautiful homemade loon pillow. 
"I can help you trade it," said Santa; Claudette decided to keep the pillow.

A few members display the lap quilts we will give as Christmas gifts to residents of Calais Methodist Homes.
Annual Fall Shop Hop

It was a beautiful fall day when the Shop Hop led members to Waterville to visit The Yardgoods Center, Madison for a stop at Fabric Garden and then on to Newport to visit the girls at Stitches.  Members included (front row l to r) Anita Johnson, Sandy Hill, Shirley Slauenwhite, and Cyril Francis.  Back row (l to r) Lynda Coffey, Teresa Porter, Nancy Lewey, Liz Trouant, Mary Ann O'Brien and Mary Anne Brown.  Bonnie Hunter also participated and took the photo.

Liz selecting batiks for a new stained glass project.

Mary Anne and Nancy admiring the hundreds of bolts of fabric at The Yardgoods Center.

It wouldn't be a St. Croix Quilters' Shop Hop without Anita wearing a costume!  Here she is at Stitches using "Groucho" glasses to peruse new quilt books.

All of the shops we visited rolled out the red carpet (gifts and discounts) for our group.  Happy shoppers, Liz and Sandy, leaving Fabric Garden.

Shirley had great fun in the the Quilt-in-a-Day corner with  "Eleanor Burns."
Quilt Pink Day in October
For other Quilt Pink pictures, click here

Members hold finished quilts. 

The Legacy Quilt

The Legacy Quilt we made for the July '06 Stage East production of Quilters at the Eastport Arts Center. 
Blocks (beginning with the upper left corner and going clockwise around the quilt) and their makers included:

Double Wedding Ring
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
Crosses and Losses
Kansas Dugout
Baby Blocks
Secret Drawer
Country Crossroads
Rebel Patch
Plain Block
Lone Star
Log Cabin
Four Doves at the Window
Rocky Road to Kansas
Tree of Life (center)

Gail Menzel
Brenda French
Mary Ann O'Brien*
Monica Goodwin
Joline Cook*
Anita Johnson*
Sandy Hill*
Marie Orrell
Carolyn Nadeau*
Edie Marsh*
No maker needed
Bonnie Hunter*
Leona Juranty*
Ginny Tabor*
Lindy Hatt*
Mary Anne Brown*
Dana Bard*                                  *Guild member

Reuben Grannis of Pembroke, who played Robert in the musical Quilters,
poses in front of an antique quilt display we arranged at the Eastport Arts Center.

Summer Pot Luck "Safari" July 5
(more pictures on the July '06 Show & Tell page)

Our safari guide, Anita Johnson (Special Events chairman) surrounded by lots of door prizes. 
She challenged everyone to make a quilt block from the leopard-print fabric used as napkins.

Quilt Documentation Day, June 4

Cyndi Black of Litchfield, Nena Cunningham of West Gardner, and Wendy Reed of Bath (volunteers with the Maine Quilt Heritage Committee) visited the St. Croix Valley to hold a Documentation Day at the Downeast Heritage Museum in Calais.  They're shown here examining an antique butterfly quilt made in the 1930s.  A wide selection were documented including quilts from Norridgewock, Topsfield, Princeton, Calais, Eastport, Charlotte, Pembroke, Dennysville, among other locations in Maine and St. Stephen in New Brunswick. 

The Maine Quilt Heritage Committee, part of Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc.,
was established in 1986 and, to date, has documented over 2500 quilts.  
The data collected will go the the Maine State Museum and eventually be compiled into a book.

Joanie Jones and Eva Severance were the
"Official Label Stitchers."

The smiling faces of Liz Trouant and Sandy Hill registered the 44 quilts brought in to be documented.

Other members who assisted at Documentation Day were Mary Anne Brown and Bonnie Hunter who interviewed quilt owners; Edie Marsh and Joline Cook who were the photographer's assistants, Jean Herrick who worked as a "floating volunteer," and Leona Juranty, who provided delicious refreshments.

Maine Quilt Heritage Committee members examine and document an antique Crazy Quilt
as family members of the quiltmaker look on.

We hosted the Area 5 Spring Meeting in Ellsworth, ME

Dana Bard (right) gave a wonderful lecture, "Women's Work: Quilting in American History,"
and showed many quilts from her antique collection as well as some she made. 

It was St. Croix Quilters' turn to host the spring meeting.  A huge thank you to Anita Johnson, her Special Events Committee, and Guild members who did a spectacular job making centerpieces, setting tables, providing door prizes, manning the registration table, and doing all the other little things that needed to be done.  Anita is well known throughout Area 5 for her "zany fun" in planning these events; over 100 quilters attended.   

Members from two Area 5 chapters, Island Quilters and Hancock County Quilters,
"wowed" us with a huge collection of Mystery Quilts.

More Mystery Quilts

Our own Shirley Slauenwhite on the right with her "idol," Bethany Reynolds,
designer of the popular Stack 'n Whack technique, at the Area 5 meeting in Ellsworth.
They're holding one of Shirley's many Stack 'n Whack quilts.