a chapter of Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Maine

Special Events 2013

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Christmas Party

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Area 5 Fall Meeting

Quilters from all over Charlotte, Washington and Hancock counties met in Calais for the Area 5 fall meeting.

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Studio Tour

Seven members opened their studios and sewing rooms for you to visit.  We traveled from St. Stephen, NB to Princeton, ME.  Creative and intresting ideas were presented for fabric storage, design walls, books, magazine and equipment storage, lighting and more. 

Carmelle Garant

Mary Louise Peters

Lynda Coffey

Joanne Spencer

Sue Martell

Nancy Marshall

Pat Wyeth

Almost 40 members and guests partitipated in Studio Tour 2013. 
The fun day ended with a pot luck picnic on the lawn of Pat's Wyeth's home.

Looking ahead...Marilyn Wimmergren and Bonnie Hunter have tentatively commited to be included in Studio Tour 2015. 


Displaying Our Grandmothers' Handiwork

Special guest Carole Withee brought her trunk show to a summer meeting.  She featured crocheted, tatted, and embroidered work combined with modern quilting designs.  Click image above for more pictures.

Victorian Tea and Quilts

A Victorian Tea and Quilts was held at the Homestead, the home of St. Croix Historical Society, Main Street, Calais, ME sponsored by St. Croix Historical Society and St. Croix International Quilters during International Festival Week.

Seven Thank you to the C harlotte County Museum and everyone who loaned quilts to be displayed.
Also thank you Lynda Duplissea and her nieces Alis and Anoush for helping set up and submitting these pictures.





Patty Caldwell Awes Members with Trunk Show

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Members Sew 264 Anti-Ouch Pouches!

Members of the St. Croix International Quilters (SCIQ) participated in a quilting challenge in March that produced 264 Anti-Ouch Pouches for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor.

Vice President (SCIQ) Liz Trouant delivered the pouches to St. Joseph's following the meeting.  President Bonnie Hunter explained that since the winter weather often disrupts travel for workshops, the guild staged the “stay at home workshop” with a challenge: the quilter who made and delivered the greatest number to the March meeting would receive a prize.  Mary Louise Peters of St. Stephen won with 44. Having been inspired to stitch for the cause when she learned that a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, Peters said that as she sewed, she felt that she too would be giving comfort.

The Anti-Ouch Pouch is a soft pillow worn snugly against the underarm and cushions the area after breast surgery. It was designed by Deon Maas and is dedicated to her mother, Doris Lock, who taught her to sew. Both women are breast cancer survivors and members of the American Sewing Guild.

Lynda Duplissea, SCIQ Publicity

Valentine Tea for Seniors

Members who volunteered at the tea include (l to r) Liz Trouant, Anita Johnson, Ruth Curtis, Iva Kinney, Joline Cook, Suzanne Riquier, Theresa Wright, Carmelle Garant, Val Jackson, and Bonnie Hunter (who took the photo)

Lots of Show & Tell