Sylva Keenan , Editor
the following to some of us and I thought I would share with everyone.
We left Shipshewana on Wed. Oct. 15 and headed south. Stayed in KY the first night and arrived in Charlotte, NC Thursday night. Don't want to hurt your feelings, but it was good to be back in civilization again. Bill and I worked on Wendy's house for two weeks and he left here Sat. for Florida. Took three days to get there. I will stay here until Christmas. So I am cleaning closets, drawers, etc. Wendy has some sewing and mending she wants done. I am sure I will keep busy.
The Heartland Quilt club is looking for a place to have a weekend retreat. I picked up a brochure for Stroh House and the John Flynn classes before I left. Can anyone tell me about this place at Big Turkey Lake, LaGrange, IN? Do they do these workshops often? and is it a B&B? I mentioned it to one of the girls on the committee and she said John who? She must live in a box.
The stencils have not reappeared. No body knows anything about them. I guess I must have th rowed them in the trash somewhere. I hate that when the brain goes on vacation and forgets to take me along.
We are having beautiful weather down here. High 70's and low 80's. It does get cool when the sun goes down. I better go check on the grandkids.
Take care, and thank you for putting up with me this summer. I am sorry for the workshop. It was not the quality of class I had planned. I was totally deflated after loosing the stencils.
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: November 24, 2003 Annual Thanksgiving Carry-in and Show and Tell
*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
OTHER QUILTING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
2003. Berrien Springs, Michigan -- Thanks for the Memories
presented by the Berrien Towne & Country Quilters at the Bloomland Learning
Center, 711 St. Joseph St. For more information contact Linda Stanner, Stannermiklin@aol.com,
or Cindy Bogner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 6-9, 2003. Shipshewana, Indiana -- Dear Jane Retreat at the Farmstead in Shipshewana. For information and registration contact Elaine Frey at email@example.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
27 , 2003
Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Meeting
Waterford Mennonite Church 6:30 P.M.
Quilters present: Sylva, Peggy, Pat, Phyllis, Roberta, Jan, Becky, Edith, Marie, Sue, Janet, Laura, Janis, Danice, Beulah, and Betty
Minutes not available at this time.
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.
Recommended Quilting Web Site:
Ive had suggestions
for web sites that might be of interest, so check them out and see what you
think. I will then add them to the ones that we already have. If you have
any favorites or know of other events scheduled in the area, please let me
Sue Stringfellow shared the following, Just had an idea about something that we could possibly do for the newsletters- people could suggest some of their favorite quilt related websites that the rest of us may not know about- whether it be a place to find unusual fabrics or a "tip" site. My suggestion for one would be The Quilter's Cache at http://www.quilterscache.com. This site has a lot of tips, quilt squares to download for people like me who don't have Electric Quilt and even some quilt labels to print. I still haven't explored all that this site offers!
Does this sound like a good idea? I know some members don't have ready access to a computer and maybe this would make them feel "left out?"
This site came from our Sew What meeting: APPLIQUE INFORMATION -- http://www.ladybuglines.biz
This came from Carol Honderich and is about a quilt show next summer in Cincinnati: http://www.quiltsforchange.org
Carol also thought several might be interested in the Sauders Quilt Festival in April. Elaine provided the following web site: http://www.saudervillage.com.
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