January 2020


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!

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September 14, 2019 meeting


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 smduval@mac.com


June 17, 2017


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!

May 13, 2017 Meeting


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!

February 18, 2017 Meeting


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!

January 7, 2017 Meeting


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.

October 29,2016


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”.

 

Sept 10, 2016 Meeting


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.

April 23,2016 meeting


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.

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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!

March 19, 2016 meeting


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!

 

 

February 27, 2016 Meeting


It was a lovely, sunny but chilly day for the meeting. We were a somewhat small but very creative group! Jane taught us a unique way to do a fabric nametag. Carmen did a workshop  using Tula Pink’s Tubular Piecing Process. We learned 3 tube techiques and a way to sew a facing on to a quilt instead of a binding. Very informative!  All members will receive an email with the details of this meeting and what to expect for the upcoming meetings.

Congratulations to Kathryn Simel for the ribbon she received for her quilt that was shown at QuiltCon 2016. She received Third Place for the Use of Negative Space for her quilt entitled, Catching Up. It was wonderful to see it in person! And more kudos go out to Kathryn because she will have a baby quilt version of another of her creations to be published in an upcoming edition of Modern Quilters Unlimited Magazine. Such creativity!

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A baby quilt version of this quilt to be in Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine

 

December 5, 2015


On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Maine Modern Quilters had a great holiday gathering! First off , was the passing of the presidential gavel from Betsy to Sharon. Thank you Betsy for your dedication to the formation of the group and service to Maine Modern Quilters! And good luck to Sharon in her new role as our fearless leader!

The morning was filled with silly little quilty games, a hot mat swap, yummy treats and as always, a beautiful show and tell. The members also made a generous donation to the Good Shepard Food Bank. Thanks to all who made this a memorable event!

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The gavel was passed from Betsy to Sharon.

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Ellie was a winner!

November, 2015


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

Ohio Star, Block of the Month

Kathryn's picnic baskets

Kathryn’s picnic baskets

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Charity quilt by Betsy

Stephanie made this beautiful quilt and Betsy did an outstanding job of quilting for her

Stephanie made this beautiful quilt and Betsy did an outstanding job of quilting for her

another charity quilt by Betsy

another charity quilt by Betsy

A charity quilt by Hazel

A charity quilt by Hazel

A charity quilt by Sue

A charity quilt by Sue

A charity quilt made last spring by guild members

A charity quilt made last spring by guild members

Eleanor shows us her EPP

Eleanor shows us her EPP

Diane showed off her award winning quilt.

Diane showed off her award winning quilt.

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Marie had been busy. 3 beautiful quilts.

Marie had been busy. 3 beautiful quilts.

Denise showed her Supernova quilt.

Denise showed her Supernova quilt.

Denise is very organized!

Denise is very organized!

Jane likes to be organized as well.

Jane likes to be organized as well.

Sue's Lucy Boston blocks.

Sue’s Lucy Boston blocks.

Learning new techniques with Sue, Betsy and Sharon that they had learned from a workshop with Weeks Ringle.

Learning new techniques with Sue, Betsy and Sharon that they had learned from a workshop with Weeks Ringle.

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Our meeting of the Maine Modern Quilters was held on September 26,2015 At L/A College in Lewiston. The program featured Ron Blake, who gave us a very informative talk on threads. Hi wife, Lisa, judged the Tula Pink block of the month quilts.

Our meeting of the Maine Modern Quilters was held on September 26,2015 At L/A College in Lewiston. The program featured Ron Blake, who gave us a very informative talk on threads. Hi wife, Lisa, judged the Tula Pink block of the month quilts.

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Sandy Johnson was the winner! Congrats!

Sandy Johnson was the winner! Congrats!

Jane's Tula blocks

Jane’s Tula blocks

Jen's Tula blocls

Jen’s Tula blocls

Joan's Tula blocks

Joan’s Tula blocks

Karen's Tula blocks

Karen’s Tula blocks

Ann-Marie's Tula blocks

Ann-Marie’s Tula blocks

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Lisa showing her beautiful quilting

Lisa showing her beautiful quilting

Jane

Jane

Cindy

Cindy

Ellie

Ellie

Carmen

Carmen

A raffle quilt by Sharon

A raffle quilt by Sharon

Ellie

Ellie

a raffle quilt by Carmen

a raffle quilt by Carmen