Maple Leaf Quilters Online

August 2003

Goshen, Indiana

Sylva Keenan , Editor

It’s hard to believe that summer will soon be over and school will be starting. Those who were involved with family in 4-H are probably relieved that it is over with, unless they were also going to state fair.
I haven’t heard from any of you about quilt related activities, so this month’s newsletter will be brief. For myself I have been busy with family reunions and church activities. I have managed to get in a little sewing, but not much. I prefer doing things outside, especially with the pleasant weather we have been enjoying.
Remember that we still have open positions for co-chairs of the guild. You might consider doing this so we have leadership this coming year. There are still some open spots for programs and hostesses for various meetings. Come to the meeting with ideas and an attitude to pitch in and serve where needed.



REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE (unless announced otherwise)

Regular Meeting at Waterford Mennonite Church on the 4th Monday at 6:30 PM.
Address: 65975 St Rd 15, Goshen, Indiana

Next Meeting: August 25, 2003 – Elaine Frey & Becky Yoder have the program for the evening.

*Sew What Nights at Edith's on the 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM.
Call Edith, 875-1808 for information and directions.

MLQ Officers:
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler, 533-3706
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027
Librarian: Donna Stoltzfus, 831-4098
Newsletter Editor: Sylva Keenan, 642-4570

Ronald MacDonald House: Edith is still waiting to hear about final details regarding the quilts for the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.


September 6-7, 2003. A QUILTER’S HARVEST 2003
Marshall, MI – presented by the Cal-Co Quilt Guild at the Marshall Activities Center, 15325 West Michigan Ave. For more information, email:

September 12-13, 2003. “A DAY AT THE LAKE”
Winona Lake, IN – presented by Ann Fahl at the Rodeheaver Auditorium, Park Avenue, The Village at Winona. For more information go to:
or or email:

September 18 - 21, 2003. Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. For more information:

I am one of the publishers of Sew What Works, a quarterly quilters' review. Our non-profit organization is sponsoring a quilt retreat in February 2004 and we would like to provide your guild members with information and the opportunity to register. You can see more details about the retreat and our publication on the website listed below. If you feel your guild members would be interested, please let me know how many registration brochures you would like us to send you, and where we should send them. The brochures should be available in early September. Thanks, Susan Churchill Madson, Features Editor


July 21, 2003
Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Meeting
Waterford Mennonite Church – 6:30 P.M.

Quilters present
: Becky, Sylva, Laura, Nancy N., Edith, Sue, Beulah, Marie, Jan, Elaine, Janis, Naomi,
Fran, Peggy

Show &Tell
(listed are members and guests who brought something for Show and Tell).

Becky - showed a baby quilt that she pieced 20 years ago and decided to finally quilt and donate it to the Maple City Clinic. She brought a brochure from the Quilt Show at the Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, IN.
Sylva - Brought pictures from the May Dear Jane retreat and pictures of the dresses she made for her granddaughter and her friend for the 4H fair fashion show. She won 2nd place for both dresses!!
Beulah - has been busy knitting and traveling. Was in Holmes County, OH shopping for material.
Nancy - she brought fruit salad for desert! Thanks
Laura - She made it in time after running to the fairgrounds to pick up her daughter's fair project
Peggy - She brought a lap quilt that she machine quilted for her husband for their 25th anniversary.
Sue - She showed a baby quilt that she started embroidering 24 years ago and got it finished in time for her daughter's baby!!
Marie and Edith - They made a Celebration of the Season quilt, each using the same pattern but each turned out beautifully different.
Janis - She is busy doing lots of things but didn't bring anything. She just wanted to come to see everyone!
Naomi - She brought a baby “Trip Around the World” that she knotted for the Maple City Health Care Clinic in Goshen.
Jan - She just returned from Rockome, IL and saw their month-long quilt show.

Programs and Hostess. We passed a paper around for people to sign up for programs and hostesses. We still need someone to volunteer to be chair and co-chair. There are still openings for programs for September, May and June. Also May is open for hostesses.

Next Meeting. Becky and Elaine discussed their "Fun Night" for their program for August. They want everyone to bring their favorite sewing and/or quilting gadget AND a white elephant gift that is sewing or quilt related. (i.e. ugly fabric, extra gadgets, patterns that you are done with, unfinished projects, etc.) Please bring it wrapped!! We will be playing dirty bingo!!
The quilting technique for the evening will be a demonstration on making flying geese.

Minutes by Peggy Hochstetler


Recommended Quilting Web Site:

We recently received a note from Khanyile Dube who was a member last year while living in Goshen on a foreign exchange program. Here's her message, and checkout the website for hand dyed batiks from Africa!

Please tell this to all the gals, me and my brother and a cousin came together and formed a company. Its a Curio Exporting Company  and we officially launced it a month ago.and it trades in Zimbabwean Art, Stritly Hand made. Its an online store and the website is  You will love it. –Khae

WEB LINKS TO CHECK OUT! Favorite Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:

Maple Leaf Quilters On-Line Newsletter Archive

Program - Hostess List for 2003-2004

Birthday Fat Quarter Club

Dear Jane Rows of Sharing Project, July 2000

Dear Jane Beatles Quilt

Dear Jane Beatles Blocks II

Carol Honderich, webmaster
updated 08/01/03