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Special Events 2011

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Christmas Party

Year-Long Fund Raising Project to Benefit Greenland Point

Our Dove in the Window quilt raffle and snowmen crafts are shown above at the Woodland Craft Fair to raise money for Greenland Point.  Diane Odenbrett of Florida purchased the winning ticket at the Machias Blueberry Festival in August, one of the many places we took the quilt to sell raffle tickets.  Thanks to Diane and the many others who bought raffle tickets and crafts to support Greenland Point Center, we raised enough money to send four children to camp next summer.

Also, a huge thank you to members of St. Croix Quilters who helped sell tickets and/or donated amazing snowmen crafts.  In all, we raised $2,410 for Greenland Point; we couldn't have done it without your enthusiasm and support.

Greenland Point Quilters Retreat, September 16-18

More pictures by clicking above

Quilters Studio Tour, July 9

Six quilters opened their studios to almost 30 visitors who discovered what they can do to create their own studio even if it's only the corner of a guest bedroom.  Creative and interesting ideas were presented for fabric storage, design walls, book/magazine and equipment storage, lighting, and more. 

After the tour, everyone gathered at the Redclyffe Shore Restaurant in Robbinston for dinner and door prizes.







Many thanks to Marcia Carlow, Liz Trouant, Dana Bard, Joline Cook, Joanne Spencer, and Susan Plachy.

Annual Shop Hop, May 7

Over fifty quilters from eastern and northern Maine, New Jersey and New Brunswick, got together to visit to The Calico Basket in Windham, Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop in Freeport, and Stitches in Newport.

Once again, Sue McIver organized a fabulous Quilt Shop Hop!  Thanks, Sue.












Trunk Show of Original Designs
with Kathleen Watts

Professional quilt artist, Kathleen Watts, of Great Wass Island, ME, was our featured speaker in May.  Her quilts, including "Mermaid," shown here, are one of a kind creations, some are machine embroidery only, others are a combination of embroidery and appliqué. her quilts have been featured at many galleries and exhibitions.  Kathleen enjoys a passion for color and flowing designs. The nature around influences a great deal of her designs.  She uses hand-painted fabrics, silks, suedes, feathers, dryer lint, and beading on many of her quilts.

To see many of the quilts that were included in the trunk show, check out her website and click on "gallery."



Under the guidance of Washington and Hancock Counties Project Linus Coordinator, Dianne Finnegan, several members met on April 6 for a workshop to make quilts for Project Linus.  Dianne brought "tons" of donated fabric, batting, and simple patterns and is grateful and amazed with the number of quilts made for Project Linus.  Also thank you to those who helped provide a delicious lunch.

Joline's Squash Soup Recipe









The Mill Girls of the 1830s
with Kathy Kenny

This historic quilt lecture on April 2, 2011, by Kathy Kenny of Yarmouth, ME, introduced us to the New England textile mills and the girls who worked there. Those in attendance heard about their living and working conditions and how cloth was produced. Voices of actual mill workers made us feel as though we were really there during this explosive time of quilting history.  There were about 35 antique quilts from this era on display. 

For more information about Kathy's Historic Quilt Lectures click here


Kathy Kenny describing one of the many quilts that was part of her lecture

Quilt holders (with white gloves) and "mill girl" readers included members (l to r), Bonnie Hunter, Raylene Collier, Liz Trouant, Lynda Coffey, Sue McIver, Joline Cook, and Mary Ann O'Brien

Admission to Mill Girls was a package of paper towels that were donated to the Ronald McDonald House. 
In all we collected 147 rolls.

Valentine Tea for Seniors

In February members held a Valentine Tea for residents of Calais Methodist Homes.

Participants enjoyed our quilts during Show & Tell

Lots of Oohs and Aahs!!!