Friends and Needles Quilt Guild  - 30 Years and Counting





The winner of the Friends and Needles Scholarship this year is

Allix Hanson who created this unique quilt and received the most votes from our members at the Houlton High School Art and Quilt Show last week.

President’s Newsletter

June 2, 2016


Hello ?!?!   Is anybody out there?? (only the sounds of Spring peepers in the pond)


I'm not hearing from or about anyone willing to step up and help guide our Friends & Needles Quilt Guild into the 2016-2018 season.


Come-on Ladies !!! It is a job worth doing and nobody does it alone.


Consider the alternative to not having new leadership ..... No Guild !?!?!


Come-on Ladies !!! Help a sister out !!


Tuesday, June 7 , Potluck Dinner @ 6:00pm, Houlton Wesleyan Church - Aldersgate Bldg. aka: old white Ricker College dormitory parking in the Church parking lot. Program / entertainment for after dinner is the

Secret Sister Reveal.


Hope you will be searching your heart, mind and recipe books this coming week !!


Looking forward seeing everyone Tues. June 7 at 6:00pm for the potluck dinner with meeting and Secret Sister Reveal to follow.


Houlton Wesleyan Church, former Ricker College campus.


Love you all. And looking forward to supporting new leadership for 2016-2018.

Brittany Benn


Judy Babbidge at 325-2035 or is putting together a Charter Bus Trip to the State Quilt Show - July 30, 2016, Saturday from Caribou.  The cost is $50.00 PP.  Please give her a call or email to discuss or reserve your spot for this bus trip.  Her mailing address is 66 Main Street, Limestone, ME 04750.  First installment payment is due May 15 and the second one is due June 15. 

QUILT BARN TRAIL story is now on the website, along with the articles from the Bangor Daily News and the Houlton Pioneer Times.

Click HERE to access the story.
Pages that open as PDF files are easily printed off by clicking on the printer icon similar to the one above. President's letter, workshop supply list, and retreat information are all printable pages.



Karen and I would love to encourage all Guild members to participate in our County Comfort Quilts charity sponsored by our guild.  At our May meeting, we will be giving away a sewing machine to the lucky lottery winner.  How do you enter the lottery?  For every quilt you give to our charity, County Comfort Quilts, you will be given an entry to win the sewing machine.  Our cupboard gets filled with your beautiful quilts and given to children in the area.   We would love to hear any heartwarming stories about children who have received quilts from our charity.  I am adding the article which was in the Houlton Pioneer Times last Spring.  Last year we received over 90 quilts to fill our cupboard.  Let's see if we can beat that record this year!

We are looking for boys and girls quilts that are no less than 40" by 50" to fill our bins.  Our bins are full of baby quilts, so we are looking for quilts for older children, age 6 to teenagers.  If you have any questions, please give us a ring or email us.  Thank you all again for your wonderful support of this charity which has given to so many children over the years.  You all ROCK!!

Kim and Karen

2015-2016 Officers

Brittany Benn – President

Lynn Tweedie – Secretary

Pam Ward – Treasurer

Kim Hazlett and Tammy Ritchie – Workshops

Looking for some gift ideas (maybe for that Secret Sister??)  Check out the links on the LEARNING TOOLS TAB.

Two-Color Quilts

(downloadable file)

Surrounded by the Northern Maine Woods of Aroostook County, the Friends and Needle Quilt Guild is devoted to promoting beauty through the art of quilting.

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