Maple Leaf Quilters Online

November 2005

Goshen, Indiana

Sylva Keenan , Editor


Remember that November is our annual Thanksgiving Carry-In meal. We will be meeting at the regular time. You are encouraged to bring a guest to the meeting. We will be sharing Show & Tell projects after the meal. We are supposed to have the couple coming to tell us about their AQS trip.


Regular Meeting: Waterford Mennonite Church on the 4th Monday at 6:30 PM.
Address: 65975 St Rd 15, Goshen, Indiana

MLQ Officers:
Chair: Jan Goppert, 831-4236
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler, 533-3706
Treasurer: Janis Nelson, 260-768-7202
Librarian: Becky Yoder, 825-9344
Newsletter Editor: Sylva Keenan, 642-4570
Web Editor: Carol Honderich, 534-1915

*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: November 14, 2005

Next Meeting: November 28 , 2005
Annual Thanksgiving Carry-In and Show and Tell.
Hostesses:Sylva & Beulah

We will not have Sew What in December or a December Meeting.

MINUTES – Maple Leaf Quilters, October 24, 2005 , Waterford Mennonite Church
Present: Phyllis Windsor, Peggy Hochstetler, Ruthann Hipshire (visitor from Logansport), Becky Yoder, Marcia Vierck, Marie Troyer, Elaine Frey, Edith Shanholt, Claire Baker, Roberta Poscharscky, Pat Stahley, Gretchen Weaver (visitor), Beulah Sample, Sylva Keenan, Leona Martin, Jan Goppert, Sue Stringfellow, Carol Honderich, Laura Kercher, Florence Makousky

President Jan Goppert opened the meeting with a reading called “Quilted with Love” from the book “Quilted with Love” by Debbie Salter Goodwin.

Refreshments provided by Phyllis and Pat. THANK YOU!

September BOM: Beulah presented the September Block of the Month. It was called “Moving Stars”. These quilters presented a finished BOM: Phyllis, Pat, Sylva, & Leona.

Peggy – shared the sampler quilt that her mother hand pieced and hand quilted 25 years ago and gave to her recently. Showed us her neon bright Ohio Star quilt pieced on point for her future daughter-in-law.
Ruthann- a visitor from Logansport shared with us a whole cloth quilt that she hand quilted and entered in the county fair. She also shared a quilt with Blue Herrings blocks, which she quilted in 6 weeks. She had seen our Seven Sisters quilt.
Becky- was working on a hand appliqué square.
Edith – shared with us her Dear Hannah quilt made from vintage fabrics, a zigzag quilt and a Star Log Cabin quilt that she made for her stepdaughter that she started in 1999.
Claire – was working on Birds of Paradise appliqué quilt blocks made out of neon bright colors. Shared with us her Round Robin quilt.
Roberta – shared with us her Nine Patch/Snowball scrap quilt.
Gretchen – was working on a cross stitch square.
Leona – shared with us a baby quilt with stars.
Jan – shared with us one of the quilts that she is putting the binding on. It was one of three quilts that she made from material from one of her husband’s coworker. She had them quilted at Greencroft.
Sue – was working on knitting a baby sweater that has been in the works for a while!
Carol – working on small appliqué blocks.
Laura – made a flannel baby quilt for one of her husband’s co- workers.

Treasurer’s Report: No change in balance

November Meeting: Carry-in Thanksgiving Dinner, BOM – Claire.

Charity Quilts – discussed making lap quilts for nursing homes also along with continuing making quilts for Maple City Health Center. The size requirements for the lap quilts would be approximately 34” x 34”. A vote was taken and it was approved to continue making baby quilts for MCH clinic and also start making lap quilts for local nursing homes. Inquiries will be made to local Nursing Homes to see if they are interested and what sizes they prefer.

Mennonite Relief Sale: It was discussed to do another Seven Sisters quilt in a different color scheme for 2006. It was also discussed to have a program where we all brought certain colored fabrics and shared like we did for the 2005 Seven Sisters Quilt!! It was also discussed to do an appliqué quilt for 2007. Packets for this could be available in early 2006.

Auction Item: Carol gave a home made Needle case and chocolate candy bar form the Netherlands to be auctioned off from her friend Corinne in the Netherlands. Becky was the high bidder at $12.
Submitted by Peggy Hochstetler

The winter retreat at Quaker Haven is scheduled for February 3,4 & 5, 2006.
You will need to pay if planning to attend this event.

Dues: We will also be collecting Dues of $10 in January for the entire year.

Jan circulated a sheet for signing up for 2006 programs, hostesses and BOMs.


Charity:  Becky, Elaine, Janis
Show ’07:  Carol, Edith
Publicity:  Carol, Edith
'06 Retreat:  Laura, Betty
Hospitality:  Sue, Sylva
Mission/Purpose & Goals:  Jan, Carol

Block of the Month Project: We will be continuing this project in 2006 and several members have already signed up for a month.
Jan Goppert prepared the following information: Traditional Design - Pattern for 12 inch finished block. The members at the June meeting decided to have a Block-of-the-Month project this year. It was decided to have the patterns be traditional designs for a 12" finished block. The blocks can be traditional designs with a "twist" if it is your own design creation.

If you are looking for block ideas for this project on the internet, you might try this site: Quilt Blocks Galore, You will find hundreds of quilt blocks patterns. You will take the pattern home with you and make the block for yourself with your choice of fabrics. Bring the finished block (or blocks) for "Show and Tell" the next month. If you are ambitious, maybe you could make 2 blocks. Make one block for yourself and one block to donate to the guild. At the end of a year we would have quite a collection of blocks to make opportunity quilts (for raffle) or charity quilts.
The following people have signed up to bring a block design pattern for one month of the guild's Block-of-the-Month project:

Month Quilter Block of the Month

September 2004

Marie Troyer New York Beauty


Fern Bontrager Castle Wall


BeckyYoder Whirligig_Block


Laura Kercher Honey Bee

January 2005

Peggy Hochstetler Eight Pointed Star


Phyllis Windsor Mexican Star


Carol Honderich Grape Basket Block


Janis Nelson Goose in the Pond


Elaine Frey Applique Flower (no link)


Sue Stringfellow Goshen Star


Edith Shanholt Bellefleurs


Naomi Bontrager Checker Heart

September 2005

Beulah Sample

Moving Star (no link yet)


No new block  





January 2006


















Maple Leaf Quilters Name Tag - Want to make a paper-pieced name tag to wear to our meetings? Here's a link to the Name Tag Pattern. Need instructions for paper piecing? Try this link:

Upcoming Quilt Events:

Maple Leaf Quilters Meetings for 2006. Please sign up soon if you haven't yet.

January 23    
February 27    
March 27    
April 24 Show & Tell Tea
May 22    
June 26    
July 24    
August 21    
September 25    
October 23    
November 27 Thanksgiving Carry-In Sylva & Beulah
December No Meeting No Meeting

Upcoming Quilt Events:

April 27-30, 2006 . Grand Rivers Eighth Annual Spring Festival & Quilt Show in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. For more information contact Donna Brugger (270) 988-2225, or Chamber of Commerce, or under festivals and events. There will be a raffle, quilts for sale, demonstrations and vendors inside & outside. $3.00 donation.

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For Maple Leaf Quilter Members only:

Carol Honderich, Webmaster

Last Update - November 16, 2005