June 2018 Meeting: Show & Tell

We had our Annual Pot Luck this month, followed by sharing of members’ work.

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Jan Corson

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The back of Jan Corson’s quilt

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Louisa Enright and her Bonnie Hunter Challenge Quilt

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Sharon Flanaghan

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Jan Kelsey’s vintage postcard quilt

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Detail of Jan’s postcard quilt

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Tori Manzi’s map quilt for the 2018 Challenge Quilts

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Karen Martin’s Tula Pink “100 Blocks” quilt

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Linda Satkowski’s “Southern Ladies” quilt

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Quilt by Sarah Ann Smith

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Paper piecing on tea towel by Lynn Vermuelen


May 2018 Meeting: Show & Tell

The May meeting was the official “reveal” for the 2018 Challenge Quilts: Maps. These quilts will be displayed at Maine Quilts 2018 in Augusta in July. The following quilts were shared by members at this meeting:

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Sharon Flanaghan

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Maggie Schwamb

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Map quilt by Jim Vander Noot

Members also brought the following work to share:

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Quilt by Mary Sue Bishop

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Louisa Enright’s quilt

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Quilt by Sharon Flanaghan

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Dress by Vicki Fletcher

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Appliqued quilt by Judy Graves

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Joan Herrick

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Joan Herrick

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Joan Herrick

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Joan Herrick

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Joan Herrick

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Jane Leibler

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Jane Leibler

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Quilt by Mary Lou Nichols

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Lisa Niles

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Quilt by Lisa Niles

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Nancy Wright



April 2018 Meeting: Show & Tell

Below is fiber artist Amelia Poole, who gave this month’s presentation, on Eco Printing. She is wearing a dress made from some of her hand-dyed fabric.

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Another sample of Amelia’s beautiful work:

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After the presentation, members shared some of their own work. The first two quilts are for the 2018 Challenge Quilts: Maps.

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Map quilt by Jan Corson

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Jan Kelsey’s map quilt

More work by members:

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Louisa Enright’s quilt

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Louisa Enright’s Tula Pink “100 Blocks” quilt

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Tori Manzi

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Judy Sala

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Quilt by Linda Satkowski


Press Release: April 2018

For immediate release

Eco-Printing and Indigo Shibori

Camden, Maine, March 21, 2018—Amelia Poole is a fiber artist who uses traditional indigo dye and dyes from locally sourced plants to create extraordinary color, pattern, and texture on natural fibers. She will give a talk and PowerPoint presentation about both Japanese shibori dyeing and eco-printing on Saturday, April 14th, at the Coastal Quilters meeting. She also will bring samples of her work to pass around and have a small trunk show and sale afterwards. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Lion Club and is free and open to all.

Amelia has used traditional shibori techniques and images to create modern works of art since she was 18 years old. Her larger pieces now can take up to 400 hours to complete. For her eco-printed work, Amelia uses only dye from plants she has gathered or grown herself. She has developed a mordanting (fabric treatment) method that creates extremely accurate, lightfast, and washable images on many types of cloth. Amelia says she has no secrets about her processes and is happy to share!

Amelia Poole was raised by scientists, and she brings her love of fibers and textiles, botany, chemistry, and history to her teaching and art. She received an MFA in Woven Textile Design and Construction from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK. Amelia’s work, as well as the work of other artists, is available at her shop/studio, Ecouture Textiles, in Brooksville. She also shows her work at fine craft shows throughout New England.

Work below is by Amelia Poole; first two pieces are eco-printing and last two are indigo shibori.

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February 2018 Meeting & Show & Tell

The scheduled presenter for February’s meeting had to cancel at the last minute, so we used the opportunity to show traveling quilts that are being worked on by some of the members of Mount Battie Modern quilters (most of whom are also members of Coastal Quilters).

Traveling quilts are worked on in rotation by the participants, each of whom prepared a notebook with a list of parameters that she wants in the quilt that will eventually be hers. For instance, some chose a theme or quote that they wanted their quilts to be based on, or indicated certain colors or fabric designs; others included things they did not want in their quilts. Each quilter has two months to work on the block(s) for each of the quilts.

The images below show the progress that’s been made on these fun quilts over the past year.

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Becca Babb-Brott’s quilt

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Megan Bruns’s quilt

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Louisa Enright’s quilt

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Vicki Fletcher’s quilt

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Margaret-Elaine Jinno’s quilt

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Tori Manzi’s quilt

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Joann Moore’s quilt

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Lynn Vermeulen’s quilt

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Nancy Wright’s quilt

More work from Coastal Quilters members and visitors follows.

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Becca Babb-Brott’s Long Time Gone blocks.

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Becca Babb-Brott’s selvedge quilt

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Quilt by visitor Ann Bargetz

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Sentimental item shared by Sharon Flanaghan

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Vicki Fletcher’s Long Time Gone blocks

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Felted image by Jan Kelsey

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Jan Kelsey’s wall quilt

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Tori Manzi’s ice-dyed fabrics, inspired by last month’s program by Jim Vander Noot

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Jelly roll rug by Tori Manzi

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Quilt by visitor Mary Lou Nichols

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Jacket by Sarah Ann Smith

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Wrap-around apron by Sarah Ann Smith

Two quilts by Lynn Vermeulen:
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Press Release: March 2018

For Immediate Release:

Modern Quilts from Inspiration to Execution

Camden, Maine, March 1, 2018—Have you ever wondered where to find inspiration for a modern quilt design? At the next meeting of Coastal Quilters, on Saturday, March 10, quilter and quilt designer Kathryn Simel will discuss what makes a quilt “modern” and how and where to find ideas for quilts, which she says are as close as our own backyards. By showing examples of her work and explaining where her inspiration comes from, Kathryn will take the mystery out of the process of design and help quilters at all levels to find inspiration and to gain confidence in their own voices. The presentation begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Lions Club and is free and open to all.

In addition to discussing design, Kathryn will share the tools and reference sources she uses in the development of a quilt, from the initial sketch to the finished product. As proprietor of Midcoast Cottage Design, which has released 26 patterns to date, she will discuss the challenges of being a “one-woman show” and the economics of pattern making. There will be a question-and-answer session after the talk. Kathryn will also offer some of her patterns for sale.

Kathryn Simel left a 27-year corporate career in 2011 to relocate to Maine. She started quilting again and, with the encouragement of a local shop owner, she started Midcoast Cottage Design in 2013. Her designs have been published in major quilting magazines, and her quilts have won awards at QuiltCon and Maine Quilts. She lives with her husband in Cushing, Maine.

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Quilts below are by Kathryn Simel.

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Photo by Kitty Wilkin.

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