March 7, 2020 was the last time we had an in-person meeting. Below you’ll see some of the beautiful creations from our talented members.
Going forward, all the meetings will be done using the Zoom platform. A YouTube channel has been set up so that if a member is unable to do the Zoom meeting, they will be able to view the recorded meeting on the YouTube channel after receiving a link.
We will be doing membership renewal starting in August for the September 2020 to June 2021 meetings. An email will be sent out to current members. Anyone interested in joining can send an email to Mainemodernquilters@gmail.com for more information. We welcome anyone to our group!
Hawaiian needleturn Appliqué – Not modern, but a new technique for us!
Maine Modern quilters tested out their hand sewing skills during a workshop this month. We like to learn and polish our skills. Thanks, Leanne!
The first meeting of the year will be Saturday, September 14, 9:30am to 1:00pm at the First Congregational Church on 19 Gloucester Hill Rd, New Gloucester.
Bring cash or check for yearly dues, $35.
Bring snacks/lunch, beverages
Bring money for the “kitty” to help pay for the venue.
Bring items for Show and Tell
Bring Potholder mini quilts (for Maine’s 200th Anniversary)
Bring your friendly, open and spirited selves to reconnect with old friends and to make new Modern Quilty friends!
Any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We started off the 2017-2018 year with a great meeting at the Buker Center in Augusta featuring our own Kathryn Simel. She gave a very inspirational talk and trunk show about her design process, Inspiration to Execution.
There were many beautiful pieces for Show and Tell. People had been very busy over the summer break!
Our last guild meeting of the year was held in New Gloucester at the First Congregational Church. Sue Arnold finished up the Block of the Month series. We are very appreciative of all the hard work she put into organizing that activity for the guild. The highlight of the meeting was the Improv Round Robin activity. Members had a chance to really stretch their creativity and use their improvisational quilting skills to the max! It was great fun and a wonderful way to end our guild year.
Thanks to all who made this a memorable year of Modern Quilting!
The meeting was held at the First Congregational Church in New Gloucester. It was not a sewing filled meeting but we shared alot of information about upcoming activities. Sue Arnold did the Block of the Month, we discussed the guild banner, the upcoming Improv Round Robin was explained and we had an incredible Show and Tell. I think people had been working diligently to finish up projects!
Quilt made by members using Stephanie’s fabric
The meeting was held at the Auburn Public Library. Jane and Karen showed how to do a landscape quilt to an enthusiastic group.
As usual, several people showed beautiful quilts at the Show and Tell.
Jane provided instruction and education on doing a landscape and and abstract quilt.
Karen gave instruction on making a landscape quilt
We had a very lovely venue for this meeting in Westbrook and the weather cooperated, allowing us to have a great turn out of members. As we introduced ourselves, I asked people to share their favorite aspect of quilting and their least favorite part of quilting. It was a nice way to get to know each other better and generated great discussion.
Sue Arnold led the Block of the Month presentation. Here is Bonnie and Anne-Marie showing some of the creative and beautiful blocks.
Kathryn Simel showed the design for the banner that our guild will display at Maine Quilts this summer. She did an extraordinary job designing and sewing it together. We are so fortunate to have this incredible designer in our group! Other guild members will put some of the finishing touches on in. Thanks to all involved in this project!
Carmen and Jane each gave demonstrations on binding techniques that were very helpful!
And we had a great showing of beautiful quilted items for Show and Tell!
It was a cold but clear day for the first meeting of 2017. We had a very enthusiastic group with several new members in attendance. There were many creative versions of the Modern Pinwheel Block of the Month. And we had a lot of fun seeing all the favorite tools and gadgets for quilting that members shared. We only had a few people with items for Show and Tell, but they were beautiful nonetheless.
We had our Holiday meeting at a beautiful church hall in New Gloucester. It was very festive with lots of great food, great decorations, great activities and great people!
Our meeting this month was held in Clinton at a wonderful Ironworkers Hall with lots of space and great natural light. It was a small but enthusiastic group where we learned the Quilt As You Go technique from Jane. Block of the Month blocks we shown by Sandy and Carmen.
We had our meeting in the Buker Community Center in Augusta. There were stations for learning what can be done with a walking foot, led by Karen Bean and Sue Duval. We also had many of Stephanie’s treasures displayed. Jane did a fantastic job of putting together the wonky 9 patch blocks that members made from Stephanie’s fabrics. And as usual, members showed great creativity with the pieces that they had for “show and tell”.
The first meeting of the 2016-2017 year was held in Waterville, at Thomas College. Members participated in the business meeting portion of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild (our umbrella organization) and because it was a beautiful day, we continued our Modern Guild meeting by having lunch outside on the patio. After lunch, we saw a gorgeous trunk show by Anita Grossman Soloman.
We welcomed several new members to our group and discussed the upcoming events planned for the year. Members should watch for emails with the specific details of the activities for each month.
It was a lovely spring day to drive out to St. Giles in Jefferson for our meeting. Thanks to Hazel and her pastor of St. Giles for allowing us to gather at such a comfortable and creative place.
The block of the month was tea-leaf made modern and we had many inspiring versions of this traditional block.
Jennifer and Sue A did an outstanding job of teaching us 2 techniques for sewing circles. We even had a chance to practice some free-motion quilting of circles. Circles, circles and more circles!
The quilts for show and tell were beautiful as always!
Betsy Cannan was presented with a beautiful quilt to thank her for her service to the Maine Modern Quilters. It was made of blocks designed and sewn by members, using Betsy’s favorite color, red. The quilt was assembled by Anne-Marie, backing by Karen and quilted by Sharon. It was a true work of art and love!
We had a very lively and informative discussion about quilt labels, with some great examples shown by members.
The block of the month was Dresden plate-made modern. And as always, we had a show and tell with many gorgeous quilts!
Good Morning Maine Modern Quilters! It may be snowy today but the extended forecast looks good for Saturday Feb 27! Check your email for details about the meeting. It will be a jam packed meeting with lots to do. Hope to see you all on Saturday!
On Saturday, November 14, we gathered at Alewives Fabrics in Nobleboro. Thanks to Rhea for hosting our enthusiastic group! It was a busy meeting with the group holding elections for officers of the guild, a beautiful show and tell and a mini workshop was given to learn new improv block techniques. Minutes of the meeting are in the email sent to all active guild members.
Ohio Star, Block of the Month
Kathryn’s picnic baskets
Charity quilt by Betsy
Stephanie made this beautiful quilt and Betsy did an outstanding job of quilting for her
another charity quilt by Betsy
A charity quilt by Hazel
A charity quilt by Sue
A charity quilt made last spring by guild members
Eleanor shows us her EPP
Diane showed off her award winning quilt.
Marie had been busy. 3 beautiful quilts.
Denise showed her Supernova quilt.
Denise is very organized!
Jane likes to be organized as well.
Sue’s Lucy Boston blocks.
Learning new techniques with Sue, Betsy and Sharon that they had learned from a workshop with Weeks Ringle.