Maple Leaf Quilters Online

November 2001

Newsletter

Goshen, Indiana


Funky Chickens

At the recent November Sew What Night, Connie Ozinga worked on her Funky Chicken for next year's Michiana Relief Sale quilt.

If you haven't gotten a pattern for the appliqued Funky Chicken they are available from Fran Hathaway, 533-4353 or e-mail FranCanDo@aol.com.

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

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 Honderich@aol.com
Co-chair: Edith Shanholt, 875-1808 or e-mail jem@tln.net
Secretary: Marie Troyer, 295-7787 or e-mail Quiltstitcher111@aol.com
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027

Monday, November 26, 2001. 6:30 PM. Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Sylva, Beulah and Janis are planning the evening. Please bring a dish to share. If you were at the October meeting you had the opportunity to sign up for a specific food. If you weren't there, please come and bring what you'd like to bring.

Show and Tell will focus on Finishing UFO's (Unfinished Object). Bring a UFO you've recently finished or one you are working on. Bring ideas for UFO's. This meeting is a great time to invite a guest!

Monday, December 10, 2001, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.

Monday, December 24, 2001. No meeting.

Monday, January 14, 2001, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.

Program and Hostess Schedule for the 2001-2002 year. This schedule is flexible. If you need to switch months please make those arrangements and let Carol or Edith know at least 6 weeks before the date what the program will be.

DATE
PROGRAM
HOSTESS
November 26
Sylva & Beulah
Janis
January 28, 2002
Connie & Betty
Phyllis
February 25
Donna & Fran
Paula
March 25
Marie & Paula
Roberta
April 22
Elaine & Donna
Nancy
May 28, 2002
Peggy &
Betty

OTHER QUILTING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Quilters Gatering. March 15, 2002, 9:00 AM. The annual gathering for quilters from northern Indiana and southern Michigan. This event is being held at Lake Michigan College, Benton Township, Michigan. Cost is $15 for the day - this includes lunch. At our January 28 meeting we will be collecting names and checks of those interested in going. More information will be available at the November meeting.

The Heartland Quilters, Tea and Show and Tell Night. April 15, 2002, 6:30 PM. This is a special invitation to our group in return for the Show and Tell we hosted for area guilds.


BIRTHDAY FAT QUARTER CLUB. From June, 2001-May, 2002 we encourage you to join the Maple Leaf Quilters Birthday Fat Quarter Club. Here's how it works: When you sign up you are committing yourself to provide a birthday card and fat quarter of fabric (approx. size: 18" x 20-22") in the color and/or theme chosen by that particular month's Birthday Gals. We will use the regular 4th Monday evening meeting as the time to present the cards and fabrics to the participants. Fabric themes you might choose for yourself could be: "purples" or "cat fabric" or "batiks" or "Thimbleberry fabrics," -- anything you like and want to collect. When purchasing your gift fabric, please buy good quality 100% cotton quilting fabrics. You can use fabric from your stash if it fits the theme/color being requested. Finding the perfect fabric and birthday card for each of the other members will be lots of fun. If you sign up late you will be responsible to make up the gals who have already celebrated their birthdays.    -- Carol Honderich

Birthday Club Members. Please check the list and make sure you are current with your gifts.

MONTH

MEMBER

BIRTH DATE

FABRIC DESCRIPTION

JUNE

Donna

6/25

Blues

JULY

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AUGUST

Nancy

8/16

Fossil Ferns or Batiks

SEPTEMBER

Connie

9/3

Purple batiks

OCTOBER

Edith

10/25

Hand dyed or Batiks

NOVEMBER

Janis

11/06

Fran's hand dyed (brights)

Naomi

11/09

Fine prints in blues

Betty

11/27

Fran's hand dyed (brights)

DECEMBER

Roberta

12/4

Rose background w/ small flowers

JANUARY

Peggy

1/10

Batiks

Marie

1/11

Fossil Ferns or Batiks

FEBRUARY

Phyllis

2/13

Fossil Ferns or Batiks

MARCH

Paula

3/12

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Carol

3/27

Fran's hand dyed

Beulah

3/30

Lavendars

APRIL

Sylva

4/6

Greens

MAY

Fran

5/8

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Elaine

5/29

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Internet Quilt Links: LOVING STITCHES, Stevensville, Michigan. Here's one of our favorite shops, now available on the internet. Thanks Nancy for providing the link to this new site. http://www.lsquiltshop.com

Favorite Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:

Maple Leaf Quilters On-Line Archive:

Back issues of the newsletter will be available again soon - but are currently missing due to a web problem.

Dear Jane Encounters the Beatles
Dear Jane Rows of Sharing Project, July 2000

Carol Honderich, Editor
UPDATED: 11/20/01