Meetings, Sew Time, Workshops

No Fooling – April First in Person

Our First in person meeting in 2023 was fantastic. Twenty two of us meet in Westbrook for a great day.

We kicked off the day by talking about what Improv meant to each of us. And following a short business meeting we did our show and tell, highlighting as always the talents of our members. The pictures show a lot of Maria Shell style Linear Block pieces, which makes sense, as she guided Maine Modern Quilters in a workshop many of us did with her in March. Of course, we were not limited to Improv and there were some beautiful quilts and techniques for us to all enjoy.

A focus on Improv continued and Following Show and Tell we had a pair of workshops on improv curves. Members picked from two options. Some went with Mary Ann Cugini showing us Carolina Oneto’s from the Janome America website, you can find the technique here. At the same time Kate Gawler guided others in Maria Shell’s braided curves technique from the Summer 2021 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. Thank you Kate and MaryAnn! It was sew much fun to have a couple hours of sewing with old and new friends.

It was a fantastic Saturday, and we are looking forward to our May sixth meeting where we will have a series of demos on finishing techniques and our June third picnic at Winslow park in Freeport. If you are on the fence about joining, now is a great time!

Meetings, Sew Time, Show & Tell

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!


March 15, 2014 Agenda, USM, 9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Rm. #108,

This is a Sew Down Slipper day! Bring your lunch, machines and sewing supplies.

First-time guests attend for free. Welcome!  Yippee! Meet new sewists of all skill levels.

Joan Emerson will teach us how to make neat, fancy, “Sew Down Slippers”.  No more cold weather or toes! 


Then we will work on Name Tags. Yeah!

As always, if you choose to not do these projects, you may bring a UFO to work on.

Fat Quarter color TBD.

Refreshments: Carmen Dickinson and Vicky Westleigh  Thank you!