Maple Leaf Quilters Online

May 2002

Goshen, Indiana

Deb Noffsinger, Editor


I don’t know about you, but I have lots of graduations coming up in this month and the next. For me it’s mostly high school kids going on to college. The Lord blessed me with three boys, but not any girls. However, my friend of 27 years has just one child, a girl named Meaghan. Over the years I have been able to have a daughter vicariously through Meaghan. A couple times a year I take a "Mom break" and head to East St. Louis to visit Debbie (my friend), Tom (her husband), and of course, Meaghan. Our favorite things to do have been eating sourdough bread and shopping for earrings at the mall. She will be graduating this year and going on to Washington University to study architecture. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s getting a quilt for graduation. In order to get it to Laura’s house to quilt I spent many hours at the sewing machine this month. It was a labor of love for me, and I know it will be a one-of-a-kind-gift for her.
Happy quilting,


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: Carol Honderich, 534-1915 or e-mail
Co-chair: Edith Shanholt, 875-1808 or e-mail
Secretary: Marie Troyer, 295-7787 or e-mail
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027

Monday, May 13, 2002, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.

Monday, May 20, 2002 (Please note date change due to Memorial Day), 6:30pm. Meeting by Peggy and Nancy with Betty as host. We will be learning the square-in-a-square technique as done by Jodi Barrows. No supplies needed as we will just be learning the technique.

Monday, June 10, 2002, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.

Monday, June 24, 2002, 6:30pm.
Meeting hosted by Laura and Janet Kercher. We will be learning Flower Pounding. More details later.


May 2002, Indiana State Museum, located in the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis opens to the public. One of the opening exhibits, "Patches, Patterns and Palettes," features Amish quilts chosen from their permanent collection. On June 15, 2002, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the museum will be hosting the first of their monthly Family Discovery Days. June's theme celebrates quilting in Indiana, with music, storytelling, docent-led tours of the exhibit, and, of course, quilting activities and demonstrations.

Three Rivers Quilt Festival, May 31-June 1, 2002, Grand Wayne Center in Ft. Wayne. Registration deadline for workshops is May 1st (first pay, first confirmed) and for the quilt contests is April 13th. See Deb Noffsinger if you need forms.

A Festival of Quilts, Presented by String-A-Long Quilt Guild, Sat. and Sun., June 1st and 2nd, Porter County Expo Center, one mile South of Rte 30 on Rte 49, Valparaiso, IN. For additional info. Send a SASE or phone: String-A-Long Quilt Guild, Judy Hallberg, 408 Galway Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46385, 219-464-4475,

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

Liz Clark has a quilt frame for sale. Her description is as follows:
Grace Ez3 quilt frame with edgemaster and cloth leaders - $290. That's a $50 discount (not including the cost of the leaders) from the price I paid. The frame is brand spanking new (minus about 7 months) but I must part with it. Contact Liz Martin-Clark at 574.658.5572 evenings or email: turkeycreek@maplenet. The frame can be seen at Thanks!

Guild Business
1. Good News - Women of the Cloth, a small guild in Niles has volunteered to host next year's Gathering. In light of their willingness to do this, Carol quickly rescinded. I think we would all agree that we should give other’s the chance to host if they are willing.

2. At the May meeting we need to vote for, or to affirm, individuals for positions for next years' guild leadership. If we have two or more candidates for a position, we will vote. If we have only one person willing to serve in a position, we will affirm our support of that person in that position. To help you decide where you can best use your talents, descriptions of the positions are provided below.

Chair and Vice Chair/Co-Chair:
- Share the responsibility of facilitating meetings
- Responsible for the coordination of the activities of the guild
- Represents the guild to outside groups/organizations as necessary
- Helps plan events/activities for the guild

- Takes minutes at meeting and provides copies for members.
- Sends cards, thank you notes as requested by group.
- Makes phone calls and arrangements for the guild as necessary

- Maintains the guild's bank account and keeps a current balance of all guild funds
- Balances bank account monthly
- Maintains spreadsheet of expenses to provide an annual report of income and expenses
- Collects dues and other fees from members, and keeps a current list of members
- Writes checks and distributes funds as requested
-Gives monthly report or balance at Guild meetings

- Maintains list of books, video, patterns available in our library
- Tracks borrowed books, reminds individuals if they've had a book for a long time

- Collects newspaper clippings, photos, etc. and keeps a scrapbook of guild activities

Committees: (suggestions)
- Charity quilts
- Any kind of special event planning (Feel free to make suggestions)
- Quilt show
- Retreat
– Workshops

3. Program planning and hosting for the 2002-2003 guild year--At the May meeting we will ask each person to enter their name in a drawing for program planning and hosting the meetings for the next guild year. You will be asked to help plan one program and help host at one meeting.
- Hostess for the month provides a simple snack and makes an effort to welcome new persons/guests.
- Each month two people will plan the program. If you would like to invite a guest speaker we should expect to provide an honorarium of $50. If the speaker has a fee of more than $50, please check with the chair or vice-chair.

4. Also at the May meeting please be prepared to sign up for your Birthday Fat Quarters for the next year if you want to participate. Participants will provide a fat quarter and birthday card for that month's birthday girls.
Think about what kind of fabric you would like to collect for your birthday. Examples of recent popular requests have been: hand dyed fabrics, brights, Fossil Fern fabrics, batiks, etc.

Month Member Birth Date Fabric Description
APRIL Sylva 4/6 Greens





Stripes and Dots

Brights, solids or prints

5. Annual Dues. Maple Leaf Quilters dues are $10/year. Dues are payable at the May meeting.

Favorite Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:

Maple Leaf Quilters On-Line newsletter Archive

Birthday Fat Quarter Club

Gathering 2002 Information

Dear Jane Rows of Sharing Project, July 2000

Carol Honderich, webmaster
updated 05/15/02