June 4, 2022 we held our end of the year picnic at Winslow Park in Freeport. We had a lovely time gathering with gorgeous quilts on display, a Kwandi showing from the previous guild meeting, and a yard sale! Despite the cool temps we had a good turnout, and some new people, and a great day!
Thanks to the awesome holiday party committee for a great morning of fun, games, food an laughter.
I’m sure all the members will agree that Sandy won the most coveted yankee swap item – a tree that sings and lights up!
Julie showed us how she took an art quilt and transformed it into a t-shirt, and into a graphic on sneakers.
We’re submitting a quilt to QuiltCon, which is the show hosted by The Modern Quilt Guild. Almost all the members worked on some aspect of the quilt, and it was quilted by Betsy Canaan. We voted on a name and Striation Gyration is the winner!
And finally, we enjoyed seeing the quilty-goodness that members have been working on:
From the top, left to right: Evie, Hazel, Kate, Margaret, MaryAnn, Peg, and Rose.
We celebrated the holidays on December 2… as you can see by the photos, we hardly had any fun at all… of course, not everyone can make every meeting – but we managed to get a snapshot of the party-goers as depicted above!
There were decorations and food…
Games… the competitors were FIERCE!!!!
Evelyn won the Big Pile of Fat Quarters….she rolls a mean dice….
And we finished the day with a viewing of finished UFO’s!!! The members are really embracing the UFO challenge:
Somerset Samplers created this beauty from a departed members stash… they are selling raffle tickets for it! $1 each, or 6 for $5. To purchase a raffle ticket, email Carmen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
The Maine Modern Quilters take a break from sewing to enjoy a delicious meal made by the Culinary Arts high school students of the Lewiston Career and Technical Education program. They learn from Chef Dan Caron who has won MANY prestigious awards.