The Challenge has begun!

For our October meeting, Maggie Schwamb gave us a stellar tour of many years of CQ challenges to inspire us for this year’s 20″ x 20″ portrait challenge. It was a stimulating retrospective of the variety of themes and techniques that we’ve explored as a group. And she highlighted many resources and techniques we could tap to interpret the “portrait” theme in our own personal way.

The meeting kicked off with “Three Share Five,” a show of quilts by Jan Corson,  Lynn Vermeulen, and Jim Vander Noot, with stories of their quilting journeys and the evolution of their work.

Welcome Back!

Fall is upon us, and with it, a new season for Coastal Quilters. New president Tori Manzi presented the results of our member survey, and Vice President Becca Babb-Brott unveiled an exciting program schedule for the year.

Coastal Quilters June Meeting Pictures

Some of the pictures from our June 8, 2019 meeting.   I didn’t get the names of the pattern designers, but should you want to know, I’m sure the members would be glad to give you that information.



Above:  Quilt by Louisa Enright20190608_105939Rice Bag by Jan Corson

Market Baskets by (clockwise)  Vicki Fletcher, Lousia Enright, Tori Manzi  (Noodlehead Pattern)20190608_105356Mary Poppins Bag by Sara Smith

Coastal Quilters Camden Maine May 4, 2019 Meeting Pictures

A few highlights of today’s meeting.

Congratulations, Megan, on your graduation!!!  Finished Lapassacaglia quilt–and she tells us she is starting another!!!

Finshed knitted sweater and 2019 challenge entry by Sarah Smith.CQ May 2019 Jan CorsonJan Corson’s 2019 challenge entry.

Maggie Schwamb’s finished quilt and her entry for 2019 chapter challenge.CQ May 2019 Tori ManziTori Manzi’s quilt for the 2019 chapter challenge.CQ May 2019 Sharon FlannaganSharon Flannagan’s entry to 2019 chapter challenge.

CQ May 2019 Vicki Fletcher 2Vicki Fletcher’s amazing paper pieced quilt!


Coastal Quilters Pictures, June 2018

Tori Manzi Map quilt for 2018 CQ ChallengeSharon Flannagan EPPI’m catching up on posting pictures from past meetings now that I have figured out how to do it.   First are pictures from the  June 2018 meeting.

Above top:  Tori Manzi Map quilt

Above bottom:   Sharon Flannagan block

Above, left to right:

Jan Corson Improv quilt; Jan Kelsey postcard quilt;  Jan Kelsey Map quilt

Above left to right:

Karen Martin Tula Pink quilt;  Louisa Enright with Bonnie Hunter design

Above left to right:

LynnVermeulen paper piecing;  Sara Smith small quilt


Coastal Quilters Meeting December 2018



Quilt by Beth Cardoza

Above:   felted landscapes by Jan Kelsey

Door prize CQ 2018Above:  Door Prize for December 2018

Christmas ornaments by Judy SalaAbove:   Christmas ornaments by Judy Sala

Above:  Quilts by Louisa Enright

Quilt top by Lisa NilesAbove:   Quilt top by Lisa Niles

Above left to right:  Socks by Margaret Elaine Jinno ;  Table runner by Jane Leiber.


Yoga mat carrier by Jan CorsonYoga mat carrier by Jan Corson.Felted seascape by Ann VanosdolFelted seascape by Ann Vanosdol.