For Immediate Release:
Capt. Annie Mahle of Schooner J. & E. Riggin
Featured at Coastal Quilters Meeting
Camden, Maine, August 28, 2015—Coastal Quilters of Midcoast Maine will kick off the quilting season with a meeting on Saturday, Sept. 12, featuring a talk by Annie Mahle, captain of the schooner J. & E. Riggin. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Lions Club. Following the talk there will be a potluck brunch/lunch, business meeting, and “show and tell” for the “Paper Bag Challenge” and any other recent member work. Visitors are welcome, at no charge.
An avid quilter, Annie will talk about her adventurous outdoor life aboard J. & E. Riggin, which she and her husband Captain Jon Finger sail out of Rockland. According to Annie, it’s definitely possible to quilt onboard a sailing vessel. She made all of the quilts on the boat when their children were younger and napped. Annie will also discuss an upcoming quilting trip with Rhea Butler of Alewives Fabrics in Damariscotta, who will join the crew and passengers for a four-day sail in Sept. of 2016 to teach the very portable and popular hand techniques of Lucy Boston’s hexagonal paper piecing. Annie is also J. & E. Riggin’s cook, and she is a columnist for the Portland Press Herald and a cookbook author. She has appeared on the Today Show and the Food Network’s Throwdown! with Bobby Flay.
Coastal Quilters, a chapter of the statewide Pinetree Quilters Guild, meets the second Saturday of each month at the Camden Lions Club on Lions Lane. Its purpose is educational and anyone interested in quilting, at any level, is most welcome. Current members represent every type of quilter, from traditional to modern and art quilters.
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Above: Captain Annie Mahle in galley aboard the schooner J. & E. Riggin. Below: Schooner J. & E. Riggin under sail.