Sylva Keenan , Editor
UPCOMING MLQ EVENTS
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.
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.
OTHER QUILTING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6-7, 2003. A QUILTERS HARVEST 2003
Marshall, MI presented by the Cal-Co Quilt Guild at the Marshall Activities Center, 15325 West Michigan Ave. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: http://www.peacheyfund.org or http://www.execpc.com/~fahl or email: email@example.com
September 18 - 21, 2003. Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. For more information: http://www.quiltfest.com
2004. SEW WHAT WORKS QUILT RETREAT
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
MAPLE LEAF QUILTERS GUILD MINUTES
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,
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.
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.
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
The quilting technique for the evening will be a demonstration on making flying geese.
Minutes by Peggy Hochstetler
TONE-ON-TONE FAT QUARTER SWAP, 2003-2004
The following has been suggested for the coming year in place of the birthday fat quarter swap.
July Reds August Yellows September Browns October Oranges November Blacks or grays December Whites or beiges or creams January Blues February Pinks March Greens April Purples May --- June ---
- Tone-on-tones are shades of ONE color only.
- You may contribute up to six FQs but no more than three of one fabric. You do not need to participate each month.
- Fabrics must be 100% high quality cotton. Please purchase your fabrics at higher quality quilt or fabric shops -- no JoAnn or Wal-Mart fabrics, please!
- Please attach a label to each FQ with your name and either Washed or Unwashed.
- Turn your FQs in to Edith at the beginning of each guild meeting and she will swap them and give you your new FQs by the end of the evening. If you wont be at a meeting and wish to be a part of that months swap, let her know and arrangements will be made.
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 www.maafrica.com You will love it. Khae
WEB LINKS TO CHECK OUT! Favorite Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:
Maple Leaf Quilters On-Line Newsletter Archive
- 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