Maple Leaf Quilters Online

June 2002

Goshen, Indiana

Deb Noffsinger, Editor


Gadgets. That’s what’s on my mind this month. Those little items that make sewing or quilting easier. We all have our favorites. I’d be lost without my thimble with a dent in the end or my rotary cutter or those miracle tweezers the help me thread my serger or that pair of snippers that feel so good in my hand or . . . . The problem is I have a couple of gadgets that I have no clue what they’re for. I was going through drawers trying to get my sewing and quilting items “organized” (don’t laugh—how many places can you find thread, needles, and pins in your house?), and there they were. I’ve decided that one is partly used at a point turner, because it says “point turner” right on the thing, but what are the two slots on opposite sides for? Hmm. And why does it have measurements on it?
The other mystery gadget looks like a double-ended French curve, but one of the curves has an oblong hole in it, and there’s a number “12” on it. The end with the hole is about _-inch thick, and the other end is very thin and looks like a spatula. I don't know if it matters, but both gadgets are white. My confusion deepens, because I don’t remember buying either one of the gadgets.
How about you? How many gadgets do you have? Maybe you inherited some gadgets from your mom or grandmother? Do you know what they’re for?
Happy quilting,

Please send news items to Deb at or call 534-5001.


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

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

MLQ Officers:
Co-chair: Connie Ozinga, 875-4730, or e-mail
Co-chair: Fran Hathaway, 533-4353, or e-mail
Secretary: Holly Hathaway
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027

Monday, June 24, 2002, 6:30 pm.
Laura and Janet Kercher have organized stations that guests can rotate through. At press time the stations include: understanding quilt patterns and picking fabric, basic piecing, rotary cutting, hand quilting, and bindings. If you are hosting a station, don’t forget your supplies. Handouts would also be nice.

Monday, July 9, 2002, 7 pm. Sew What at Ediths. * See above.

Monday, July 22, 2002, 6:30 pm.

Monday, August 12, 2002, 7 pm. Sew What at Ediths. * See above.



Niles Piecemakers Quilt Show, Sat. and Sun., June 22nd and 23rd, Ring Lardner Middle School, 801 No. 17th Street, Niles, MI 49120. Admission $3.00. Food will be available. For more info contact Kay Pritchard 616-683-3885 or Norma Widman 616-684-6305

28th Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale, Wed., June 26th to Sat., June 29th. All profits will benefitTopeka United Methodist Church Mission Projects, W. Pine & Babcock St., Topeka, IN. The merchants mall will be all cash sales. Items for show or sale have to be brought to the Methodist Church on Mon., June 24th or Tues., June 25th. For entry form or additional information send SASE or call: Doris Haggard, Box 357, Topeka, IN 46571, 260-593-2050 or Martha Snyder, 1255E 700S, Wolcottville, IN 46795, 260-854-3890. E-mail

July 15, 2002, deadline for entries for Quilted Northern Bath Tissue’s "Circle of Kindness" Quilt Contest. Details are as follows…
CALLING ALL QUILTERS! Quilted Northern bath tissue is asking for quilters to help them celebrate its 100th birthday and make 2'x2' quilts to be hung at Ronald McDonald Houses nationwide. You could win...
*$1000 in cash
*A year's supply of Quilted Northern bath tissue
*An all-expenses-paid trip for two to a Ronald McDonald House donation celebration
One runner-up will receive $500 in cash and a year's supply of Quilted Northern bath tissue.
Georgia-Pacific, the makers of Quilted Northern, want you to join their quilting "Circle of Kindness." Create 2'x2' mini-quilts that will hang in Ronald McDonald Houses nationwide to commemorate the company's $100,000 donation to the charity in honor of Quilted Northern's centennial. For each quilt you submit you'll be entered into the sweepstakes. For more information and official sweepstakes rules, visit: or submit a 2'x2' mini-quilt along with your name, date of birth, address, and phone number to:
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Quilted Northern 100th Anniversary, c/o Jillian Fowkes
676 N. St. Clair, Suite 1000
Chicago IL 60611

July 18-21, 2002, Induction of Ruby Short McKim into the Quilters Hall of Fame. Included in the event are quilt shows, workshops, lectures, 100th anniversary house party, evening garden party, auction, and show and tell. There will be a luncheon. For more information and a registration form send a SASE to The Quilters Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 681, Marion, IN 46952 or e-mail: The web site is

Jul7 19-27, 2002, Elkhart County 4-H Fair. If you are interested in entering a quilt in the fair, here are a few things you will want to know: The entry fee is $1.00 per item, or 20 items for $20 and receive 5 daily fair passes. You may enter only one item per class, but there are a number of classes, including individual categories and group quilt categories. The quilt needs to have been made during the past three years and not have been shown at the Elkhart Co Fair. The check in time for quilt entries is Monday, July 15, 1:00 -7:00 PM.

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Dear Jane Rows of Sharing Project, July 2000

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