Maple Leaf Quilters Online

June 2003

Goshen, Indiana

Sylva Keenan , Editor

2003-2004 Happenings

This will be a new experience for me -- editing a newsletter. Guess it proves you’re never too old to learn!
Many of you were probably busy with graduation and open houses. Now we are entering the month of weddings. I am sure that those of you who have family and friends going thru these situations have already finished or nearly finished items you were making for that special someone. This is often the time of year when we let down on our quilt and craft/sewing related projects in order to do all those outside activities and chores that keep us busy.
For those who may have missed the May meeting there are several items you should be aware of so please read the minutes carefully. Edith shared the following for those who wanted more information:

Ronald McDonald House expansion at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis:
At the May meeting I gave information about the opportunity to make six quilts for this expansion project. The quilts are to be Double-size, and can be machine-quilted. They would like the quilts by December 2003 with the expectation of their opening in early 2004. But they said, "It would be great if we had them for when we have open houses prior to the official opening." Please let me know if you are interested in making a quilt. If you have questions, please contact me. Thanks for your assistance in this project!
Edith Shanholt - - 574-875-1808

Birthday Fat Quarters: Here is another item from Carol – Sue S.'s name was not on the Birthday Fat Quarter list at the beginning. If people printed out an early list and worked from it, they may have missed Sue's birthday, May 16. Please everyone – double check to make sure you got Sue, and also to make sure you have fulfilled your commitment to everyone involved in the Birthday Fat Quarter list. No decision was made on continuing the Birthday Fat Quarter Exchange for the coming year, so let us know your preference.

If you get the Goshen News, you saw the May 21st article about Becky Yoder’s quilt “Emma’s Baskets” that was raffled off for LoveWay. The quilt was donated back to LoveWay by the Goshen Noon Kiwanis Club and will be raffled off again next year, so you still have a chance to own this quilt! It won Best of Show among 400 entries at this spring’s Sauder Village Quilt Fair. Becky had several other winning quilts including “Martha’s Vinyard” which received first place in the Appliqued Bed Quilts category. She shared pictures of quilts she entered at the Sauder Quilt Fair at our May meeting. Congratulations Becky!

We still need to finalize officers, programs and hostesses for the coming year's meetings. I am anxious to hear from you if you have items, tips, or suggestions for the Newsletter. The best way to reach me is by email at: or you may also call me at (574) 642-4570. I have caller ID, but no answering machine.



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 for information and directions.

MLQ Officers:
Co-chair: Connie Ozinga, 875-4730
Co-chair: Fran Hathaway, 533-4353
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler, 533-3706
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027
Librarian: Donna Stoltzfus, 831-4098

Monday, June 10, 2003, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.

Monday, June 23, 2003 – NO MEETING – See Below

Special Meeting Details

Edith and I are planning a day trip to the Door Mouse quilt shop in Bettsville, OH; a shop in Maumee, OH; and Sauder’s Village shop and restaurant on Saturday, June 28. (This event replaces our regular 4th Monday evening meeting for June).

We will plan to leave the CR 17 Toll Road entrance at 7 A.M. It would be good to gather there and get into our “convoy” cars so that we are ready to leave at 7:00. We will return to that site before so very late but we don’t have a definite time as of yet.

If you would be willing to drive your car, please contact Edith at 875-1808.

We will need to know if you plan to go on this “3-Shop Tour.” Please give us your reservation by Saturday, June 21.

This will help us know how many drivers we will need, etc. We hope you can all come and enjoy the day together.  
– Marie Troyer, 295-7787.



June 19-22, 3003. 34th Annual NQA Quilt Show, “Flights of Fancy.” Greater Columbus Convention Center's Exhibit Hall E, Columbus, OH. Sponsored by 5 local NQA Chapters: The Quintessential Quilters of Columbus, Columbus Metropolitan Quilters, Common Threads of Columbus, Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild of Granville, and The Goodtime Quilters of Circleville. There will be classes (Brenda Papadakis will be one of the instructors), lectures, banquets, exhibits, shopping and special events. If you wish to contribute to the Little Quilt Auction on Friday night, send your miniature, doll quilt, or small wall hanging up to 28" on the longest side by June 1, 2003 to: Ruth Pennell, 4380 Allen Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43213. Not enough to do? Then consider one of the day trips offered: Longaberger Baskets in Dresden, OH or a drive to Hocking Hill with a stop at Lunn’s Fabric Studio. A list of exhibits in Ohio will be included with your registration confirmation. For more information about the NQA show, visit Information is being added regularly, so be sure to bookmark this site for updates!

June 25-28, 2003. 29th Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale, Topeka, IN
One of the largest quilt shows and sales in northern Indiana. Quilts, wallhangings, quilt tops and many more quilted items will be displayed, most of which will be for sale. There will be a Merchants Mall. The admission to the show is $3 unless you are an exhibitor. Profits from this sale will be used for mission projects. Location: Topeka United Methodist Church, corner of Pine & Babcock St.
Contact: 260-593-2050 or 260-593-2860. Email:

July 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 Please visit our website at:; phone: (765) 664-9333.

August 8 - 10, 2003. World Quilt & Textile: On Tour
World Quilt Show - Great Lakes, Lansing, Michigan. For more information:

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


May 19, 2003
Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Meeting
Waterford Mennonite Church – 6:30 P.M.

Quilters present
: Naomi, Becky, Edith, Marie, Janet, Laura, Connie, Beulah, Elaine, Nancy N., Fran, Roberta, Sylva, Phyllis, Jan, Sue, Carol, Pat, Becky G., Donna, Deb, Willa

Guests: Cathy Arnet, Sylvia Coleman, Marca Bentley and Londa Harwell

Snacks brought by Betty and Deb.

Program Color in Quilting presented by Cathy Arnet based on Jinny Beyer’s book. Connie opened the meeting and introduced Cathy Arnet who presented a wonderful and very informative program on using color in quilts – how to translate color theory from the design to the quilt store to the finished quilt. The inspiration for a quilt is often based on a color theme and Cathy showed us how to pull the exact colors used in a piece of focus fabric using Jinny Beyer’s fabric palette, and then how to expand and blend those colors by filling in with fabrics from our stashes. She used pieces of “ugly” fabric which MLQ members had provided to show us the results of this method.

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

Edith: showed her finished Bermuda Triangles quilt (our Mystery Quilt Challenge from 2000) which is finished and quilted and will be donated to the Michiana Relief Sale.

Jan G: Brought a small purple quilt top, the result of classes she took at Sauder’s Quilt Fair recently with Marianne Fons as the instructor. She also shared photos from the Sauder’s Show.

Naomi: Showed a comforter top she just finished in a Trip Around the World design – the top is for her church.

Elaine: Showed her appliqué block for the Michiana Relief Sale – there are still a couple of blocks not returned. We hope to have this project finished in time for the 2004 sale.

Becky: Showed a Stack ‘N Wack which was her entry for the Sauder’s Fabric Challenge this year. Her quilt received the second place award. She also entered a couple of other quilts and won Best of Show for her basket quilt that will be raffled for LoveWay. Becky has tickets if anyone is interested.

Nancy N: Showed the two butterflies she made from the pattern included in our newsletter in May!

Roberta: Also accepted the newsletter challenge and made a butterfly. She also shared a red butterfly fan quilt that she finished recently.

Deb: Shared the lighthouse quilt she has been working on. The paper pieced patterns include a number of different large lighthouses. Very nice.

Fran: Showed a scrap quilt top she recently finished, using a design she had save from an old quilt book advertisement.

Marca: Showed a bright quilt with Seminole piecing.
Londa: Showed a sampler quilt made with batiks.
Sylvia: Showed a lovely chenille quilt and a wall quilt with watermelon fabrics.

Minutes by Carol Honderich for 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 2002-2003

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 06/03/03