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Special Events 2012

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Donation Brings Food Pantry Cheer

"A recent donation to the Labor of Love Food Pantry in Eastport will help provide meals for many families this holiday season.  Liz Trouant (left), second vice president of St. Croix Quilters, presented Judy Knapp with the donation noting that it is better to give than to receive."  Collected at our recent Christmas party, the $230 cash donation will allow the food pantry to purchase over $1840 in necessary food for its shelves.

by Lynda Duplissea
The Quoddy Tides, 12-28-12 issue


Annual Christmas Party

December Show & Tell Photos coming soon

Donation Exceeds Expectations

Darlene MacLeod (left) accepts a donation from St. Croix member Joanne Spencer

Darlene MacLeod, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, was delighted when she received a $3017.00 donation from the St. Croix International Quilters.

She expected $2700. but Joanne Spencer, representing the quilters, explained that when the final financial report was submitted to the quild, there was more money raised from the sale of raffle tickets than originally thought.

MacLeod said that “One hundred percent of the money stays here,” to help more than 500 families served in a year. The families come from Central, Northern, and Down East Maine.

--Bangor Daily News, Nov. 3, 2012
by Lynda and Herb Duplissea

Lap Quilts Donated to Hospice Groups
October 17, 2012

(l to r) Bonnie Hunter, Kathy Jackson, Barbara Barnett, and Mary Louise Peters

During our October business meeting, President Bonnie Hunter and First Vice President Mary Louise Peters
presented lap quilts on behalf of members of St. Croix International Quilters
to Kathy Jackson from Hospice of Charlotte (NB) and Barbara Barnett of Down East Hospice (ME).
Other lap quilts will be made and donated by other members throughout 2013.

Book Shower for Sher Acheson
October 17, 2012

So much fun at the October business meeting when we surprised Sher Acheson with a huge assortment of children's books.
Sher and Brian are expecting a baby boy in December. 
It's not often that we're able to celebrate the birth of a new baby in our group; bless our young members.


Inspired By Nature Quilt Show
September 28 & 29, 2012

Quilt Show committee included (l to r) Bonnie Hunter, Sue McIver, Joline Cook, Joanne Spencer (chair),
Theresa Wright, Jane Eaton, and Mary Ann O'Brien.

Click here for more pictures from the Quilt Show


Greenland Point Quilters Retreat
September 14-16, 2012

Sue McIver did a marvelous job planning our third quilters retreat at Greenland Point Center.
Was so nice to see many old and new friends.

So nice to see former member, Jen Lacasse, who now lives in Jackman

In addition to lots of quilting activities, Sue hosted a basketmaking workshop!

As usual, Jon Speed, GPC Executive Director was the life of the party, helped by quilter Dianne Finnegan!

Apprehensive at first, many ladies tried the new zip line.


Victorian Tea and Quilts
held at The Homestead, the home of St. Croix Historical Society, Main St, Calais, ME
sponsored by St. Croix Historical Society and St. Croix Int'l. Quilters during International Festival Week

Dr. and Mrs. Job Holmes (Dan and Carol Hollingdale) greeted guests who enjoyed tea in several elegant rooms like this parlor (above)

Dining room and another parlor

Several quilts welcomed guests in the front entry

Quilt Display Committee Members, Joline Cook, Theresa Wright, Bonnie Hunter and Marilyn Wimmergren

Upstairs hall and library

Upstairs office

Upstairs bedrooms




Valentine Tea for Seniors