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Thanks to Liz and Carol for sending me sewing and quilting tips. I think
they gave great descriptions. Here they are:
From Carol, tips on storage and applique
a clear plastic MatchBox car carrying case that makes a wonderful
thread box. Actually it is such a good idea that quilt notion companies
are now marketing the SAME box to quilt shops. If you buy
it at the quilt shop expect to pay $16. If you go to Wal-Mart the price
is $4.97. The box is the softer plastic that wears well and doesn't crack
easily. It is about 12" x 16" with a carrying handle. It opens
from two different sides -- so I keep all my regular sewing spools on one
side, and all the specialty and quilting thread spools on the other side.
Each little compartment is large enough for one big spool, or for 2 or 3
small spools. I love it. It keeps my thread clean, untangled, easy to see
and contained. It is easy to take with me and is large enough to hold lots
of thread spools.
The second tip is: If you are doing freezer paper applique, consider using
a pinking shears to cut out the fabric pieces after the freezer paper is
ironed on. Using the pinking shears and trimming the pieces to have about
1/8" seam allowance will eliminate most of the clipping you may need
to do on curves and lessens the bulk of the seam allowance you are turning
I found a great way to pick up needles dropped
on the floor my foot!
From Deb... And
Ill give one more to round things out
To keep your beloved family members from using your precious sewing shears
for cutting paper (or wire or sandpaper or
) tie a strip of brightly
colored fabric around one of the finger holes. Consider a bright red strip,
and tell everybody that red means STOP!
send news items to Deb, 534-5001.
UPCOMING MLQ EVENTS
SCHEDULE (unless announced otherwise)
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.
Co-chair: Connie Ozinga, 875-4730
Co-chair: Fran Hathaway, 533-4353
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027
Librarian: Donna Stotzfus, 831-4098
Monday, October 14,
2002, 7 PM. Sew What at Ediths.*
Monday, October 28, 2002, 6:15 pm (Please note time change.)
Janis and Paula have arranged for Rebecca Haarer to give us a program on Amish
Traditional Quilts. We will meet at Ora and Mary Millers home. Before
the program be ready for a large dinner. The fee is $18.00 per person. Dinner
will be served at 6:30pm. Please be there by 6:15pm. Program will start at
Contact Janis Nelson or Paula Newman to see if we still have openings . Checks
are to be payable to Rebecca Haarer. We have a limit of 30 ladies.
DIRECTIONS: The Millers live about 1 mile south of the old Honeyville
store. There is a sign in front of the Millers that reads "O & M
Banquets." Maps are available from Janis Nelson. Call her if you have
Monday, November 11, 2002, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.*
Monday, November 25, 2002, 6:30 pm. Annual Thanksgiving Carry-In Meal.
Everyone bring a dish to share.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
plans underway! Please mark your calendars!
Feb 28, March 1, & 2, 2003 at Amigo Center, Sturgis, Michigan.
Plan to join your fellow quilters at a country quilt retreat weekend. Details
available soon. Do you have any suggestions for a workshop or group sew-along?
Connie Ozinga, 875-4730
Nancy Smith, 293-3846 (PLEASE NOTE: this is a new e-mail address for
October 18 and 19, 2002. A Harvest of Quilts Sponsored By: Quarry Quilters
of Bedford, IN Stonehenge Lodge Hwy. 37 South. Show Times: 10:00 am until
6:00 PM. Admission Cost: $3.00
This show will feature quilts, guild 2001 and 2002 challenge displays, Keepsake
Quilting Trunk Show, Vendors, doorprizes and more . For more Information:
Sherrye Livingston, 8 Saddler Court, Bedford, IN.
19 (10-5) and October 20 (11-4), 2002. Celebrating A Decade of Quilting
by the Needle and Threads Quilters Guild at the Fernwood Park Fieldhouse,
10438 So. Wallace, Chicago, IL.
October 26, 27, & 28, 2002. Callithumpian Quilt Show, Decatur, IN.
Sponsored By: Creative Quilters Quild Riverside Center, East Monroe Street.
Show Times: Sat., 7 a.m. - noon, Sun., noon - 5 p.m., Mon, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Admission
Cost: not set yet - probably $1.00 . This is a brand new show and is being held
in conjunction with the annual Callithumpian Week in Decatur. There will be
a raffle quilt with tickets available at the show. For more Information: Nola
Rains, 8440 N. Piqua Rd., Decatur, IN 46733. E-mail: email@example.com
November 2-3, 2002. Rhapsondy of Quilts by the Berrien Town and
Country Quilt Club at the Pricilla Byrnes Heritage Center, 708 Market Street
(corner of Main and Market) in St. Joseph, MI. This is the quilt guild that
Holly of Loving Stitches belongs to.
MAPLE LEAF QUILTERS
Monday, September 23, 2002
Jeanettes Fabric Boutique, Wakarusa, IN
PRESENT: Elaine Frey, Betty Geyer, Jan Goppert, Fran Hathaway, Peggy
Hochstetler, Slyva Keenan, Janet Kercher, Janis Nelson, Paula Newman, Connie
Ozinga, Roberta Poscharscky, Beulah Sample, Edith Shanholt, Pat Stahly, Sue
Stringfellow, Marie Troyer, Phyllis Windsor, Naomi Bontrager
1. Connie called the meeting to order.
2. THE FUNKY CHICKEN IS DONE!!! Edith showed the finished quilt, all ready
for the Mennonite Relief Sale this coming weekend. (NOTE: The quilt
brought $950. at the auction!)
3. Janis continued to collect money for the October meeting in Honeyville.
She said not to eat all day and be there by 6:15!!!! There are still a few
openings left for any friends that may want to come along!
4. Thanksgiving diner will be the Monday after Thanksgiving. We will again
have a sign up sheet for the food and everyone is to bring their own drinks
5. Nancy Smith will be bringing sign up form and taking a $25 deposit for
the February retreat. More info coming next month.
6. Connie received a nice thank you card from Professor Ervin Beck for the
contribution the club made in his name.
went to the Illinois Amish Quilt Show but did not see any of her
grandmothers quilts. She brought a table runner that she had machine
quilted and needed ideas for the border.
2 sewing machine covers with flying geese made using the square-in-a-
square method. Brought a tablecloth using floral material.
showed us the progress she was making on her 11th pair of socks!
was testing a preemie babies pattern to see if her mother could do it with
her limited eyesight.
showed us the wallhinging she made while on vacation with 5 friends! They
exchanged blocks and she made a hanging depicting the vacation. She showed
us the FINISHED Calico Garden quilt that she had begun with the material
bought in Vermont in 2000. She also showed us her
Johnson quilt (also bought in Vermont) that is completely done except for
the label! On, no!!! Showed us the purple Boston Commons that she had pieced
by hand years ago. Started out to be twin size but ran out of material.
Now could be a lap quilt or baby quilt.
states she is recuperating well from her surgery 4 weeks ago. Still cant
quilt but is exercising daily!
blocks brought but no one to give them to! Showed a beautiful baby quilt
all done for the arrival of her 4th great-grand baby due in October. Also
showed her FINISHED Jenny Beyers quilt made with bargain material.
showed us her Round Robin wallhanging, still working on it!
showed us her Beatle Yellow Submarine quilt that she worked on while on
vacation in Michigan with her 5 friends. States shes making progress.
Showed us her quilt made from all the striped fat quarters that shes
Showed us a Trip Around the World baby quilt that she made for the Maple
City Health Clinic.
We took a 10-minute break to enjoy the fresh vegetables
and veggie dip provided by Edith and Marie.
Betty Geyer introduced Jeanette Prenkert, the owner of Jeanettes
Fabric Boutique for the past 22 years in downtown Wakarusa. Jeanette talked
with us and showed us various new gadgets that she thought were of great
help to quilters. She showed us different items such as the chenille pillows,
E-zee Caps and sun visors, which people were making in her classes at
Jeanette shared with us the letter and story that went with a heart wallhanging
that she received from a customer that she was to send in to the Baby
Lock Art from the Heart contest.
Next Jeanette demonstrated her newest Embroidery machines and how easy
and versatile they were to use. Showed us how to program and begin stitching.
She also showed us many embroidery samples, even those you could use for
After Jeanettes informative talk, we were able to enjoy shopping
the store and received discounts on many items!! Thanks Jeanette!!!
Reminders given about sending Deb little hints and clues about what makes
sewing and quilting easier for you!!!!
The next meeting will be an Amish Meal and Quilt Talk with Rebecca Haarer
at O & M Banquets in Honeyville at 6:15.
by Peggy Hochstetler
... the book "Roly Poly Circus"
This is the 1998 spiral bound version of Ruby Short McKim's circus animal
designs. I'm interested in borrowing someone's book or buying a used copy.
Carol Honderich, 534-1915
WEB LINKS TO CHECK
Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:
Leaf Quilters On-Line Newsletter Archive
Program - Hostess List for 2002-2003
Fat Quarter Club
Jane Rows of Sharing Project, July 2000
Dear Jane Beatles Quilt
Dear Jane Beatles Blocks II
Carol Honderich, webmaster