a chapter of Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Maine

Special Events 2009

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Our annual Christmas party

Looks like Santa came and delivered...

...an adorable set of snowmen

...beautiful tablerunner

...goodie basket

...Thimbleberries quilt

... and lots of other surprises!








Members of St. Croix and Down East Quilters renew old and new friendships

Santa (president Mary Ann O'Brien) delivered a Baby's First Christmas ornament and gift of money
to past president, Mary Anne Spearin, who, along with her husband Ronny, are expecting their first child soon. 

Kathy Stanley from Sewing by the Sea Quilt Shop in Trenton, ME gets ready
for "Notions and Motions" at our November meeting.

in October, the program for the evening was to stuff Anti-Ouch Pouches for breast cancer patients
This batch makes almost 200 we have donated to area hospitals.

Click here to pictures of our February 09 Anti Ouch Pouch Workshop (plus a link to the pattern)

October Quilt Pink Day
click here for pictures

Happy 10th Birthday—September, 2009

We celebrated our tenth anniversary (since the reorganization) in September.  Current and past presidents are pictured above (l to r):  Eva Severance, Karen Hanson, Mary Ann O'Brien (our current president), Sandy Hill, and Dana Bard.  (Absent was Mary Anne Spearin.)

Shop Hop—May 2, 2009

Official Shop Hop photographer, Christy McIver (left) and her mother, Susan
who coordinated a fabulous bus tour of four GREAT Maine quilt shops.

Fifty-one quilters from 27 different towns in eastern and northern Maine and Grand Manan, NB got together for a visit to Sewing by the Sea in Trenton, NEW shop Pinwheels Quilting in Skowhegan, The Fabric Garden in Madison, and Stitches in Newport.

Happy shoppers kept the girls busy at Sewing by the Sea

These gals found some fabulous sale prices

Friendly sales staff everywhere

Irene is checking her shopping list

Nobody minded the long line at Pinwheels Quilting

The "rowdies" on the back of the bus

It was fun to get to know so many new people.  We all enjoyed Sue's games and activities and everyone went home with a prize.  There were four cash drawings (1 for each shop we visited) with 4 lucky quilters each winning about $50 cash.  There was also a drawing for $18 to spend at Anglers Restaurant, and a grand prize drawing of a gorgeous handmade basket made by Sue McIver, our shop hop coordinator.

A beautiful garden of tulips and daffodils greeted us at The Fabric Garden

Anita and daughter Wendy check their pattern

JoAnna and cousin Paulyne peruse yellow fabrics

All ready to board the bus and head to the next shop

At Stitches we continued our quest for fabric, patterns, books and more...

Fabric, fabric, and more fabric...

Happy and hungry shop hoppers enjoyed dinner at Anglers Restaurant in Newport.
  Everyone agreed the food was fabulous, especially the bread pudding!

Steve the bus driver and a few of his adoring fans


Christy waited all day to order a Brownie Sundae then couldn't believe how big it was!

Thank you Susan—we all had a wonderful day!
Thanks also to Anita for making pins and bags for everyone
and Mary Ann for her help in organizing the trip.