Sylva Keenan , Editor
Summer activities keep us busy whether it be vacations, sports, fair activities, weddings, gardening or any other number of things that take up portions of our days this time of year.
Carol has been very busy at work, putting in lots of extra hours. She was in Atlanta for the annual Mennonite Conference and didnt expect to have much time to work on the newsletter this month. I will attempt to get the newsletter out to everyone and Carol will place it on the web site later.
Remember that we still have open positions for guild offices that need to be filled along with program and hostess slots. Come to the July meeting with ideas and an attitude to pitch in and serve where needed.
I want to thank Edith Shanholt & Marie Troyer along with Jan Goppert for sending information on the June Quilt Shop Hop Trip. I have included their reports in the Newsletter.
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler, 533-3706
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027
Librarian: Donna Stoltzfus, 831-4098
Web Master: Carol Honderich, 534-1915
Editor: Sylva Keenan, 642-4570
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: July 27, 2003 No program scheduled any ideas? Hostess is Nancy Nulf.
*Sew What Nights at Edith's on the 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM.
Call Edith, 875-1808 for information and directions.
Next meeting is July 14th.
MAPLE LEAF QUILTERS GUILD MINUTES
June 28, 2003
Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Meeting
Saturday Shop Hop
Reporters: Edith Shanholt and Marie Troyer
In place of our regular guild meeting, a field trip to three quilt shops in Ohio was taken on June 28 by nine adventurous souls. We had a great day, with shopping, eating, and some fun and games!
Other tidbits from the day:
Many thanks to: Naomi, Elaine, Jan, Roberta (Jans mother), Nancy, Sue, and Becky for a really fun day. To Jan and Nancy -- a special thank you for driving. We were sorry that last-minute situations prevented Betty, Carol, and Janis from joining us.
LEAF QUILTERS JUNE REPORT -- Jan Goppert
When the guild took the shop-hop trip to Ohio, I took along a new CD I had just gotten. It is:
A Quilter's Embrace by Cathy Miller, the singing quilter. The group in my van found it entertaining. Some of the songs were humorous and others were quite touching as they described a quilter's experience and why we quilt. Some of the titles were:
quilting songs CD was: "One Stitch At A Time," which
will be my next CD purchase. Cathy's home-page and where you
can order the CD is at:
The following has been suggested for the coming year in place of the birthday fat quarter swap. Please let us know your thoughts and preference at the meeting.
FAT QUARTER SWAP
Maple Leaf Quilters
|November||Blacks or grays|
|December||Whites or beiges or creams|
- 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 me at the beginning of each guild meeting and I 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 me know and well make arrangements.Edith Shanholt, June 2003
OTHER QUILTING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
17-20, 2003. The Quilters Hall of Fame's Quilt Show and Celebration
2003. Georgia Bonesteel will be
inducted into The Hall of Fame. For more information please
send a self-addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 681, Marion,
IN, 46952-0681 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our website at: http://www.quiltershalloffame.org;
phone: (765) 664-9333.
1-2, 2003. LAGRANGE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY invites
you to attend our annual auction to be held on August 1-2
at the auction barn in Shipshewana, Indiana. Auction preview
and haystack supper begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 1 with
Wasepi Bluegrass Gospel Singers and Common Ground performing
at 6:30. Auction (furniture, antiques, gift certificates,
etc.) and food stands open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
August 2; QUILT AUCTION begins at 10:00. Elaine Hostetler, email@example.com
- 10, 2003. World Quilt & Textile: On Tour
World Quilt Show - Great Lakes, Lansing, Michigan. For more information: http://www.quiltfest.com
15-16, 2003. THIRD BI-ANNUAL QUILT SHOW. Rome City, IN
- presented by the Noble Nimble Thimbles at Rome City School
on Jefferson Street. For more information email Cindy Clark
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,
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
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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