Sylva Keenan , Editor
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: October 27, 2003 Refreshments for October: Edith Shanholt & Marie Troyer
*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
October 3-4, 2003. Streetsboro, Ohio -- Quilt Show presented by Streetsboro Methodist Church, State Route 43 (south of St. Rd. 14). For more information SASE to Streetsboro Quilters Guild, 9536 Steffner Drive, Streetsboro, OH 44241
October 25-26, 2003. Lake Forest, Illinois -- Quilts from the Village VIII presented by the Village Quilters at the Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Road. For more information email Lynn Malo email@example.com.
October 18-19, 2003. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan -- A Cameo Appearance: Autumn Splendor presented by Cameo Quilters Guild at International Academy, 1020 East Square Lake Road. For more information http://firstname.lastname@example.org or email email@example.com.
November 1-2, 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
Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Meeting
Waterford Mennonite Church 6:30 P.M.
Quilters present: Beulah, Sylva, Fran, Elaine, Peggy, Becky, Betty, Janet, Jan, Therese, Naomi, Dottie,
Roberta, Phyllis, Pat
Show &Tell (listed are members and guests who brought something for Show and Tell).
Fran - No show and tell.
Peggy - Showed us the carpet bags that will be the presentation for next month. (Call if you want to know what to bring to make them.) Showed tops of the third memory quilt that she has made and an autograph lap quilt for her mom.
Elaine - She bought a kit at a Nashville quilt show to make a lap quilt for her mom. Made out off green chenille and plaids. She utility stitched it and used buttons. At a wonderful quilt store she bought another quilt kit and her friends slapped her for buying it!!!!! She also bought a Christmas block and it was sewn together in one afternoon. She was at an auction and bought an old unfinished 12 patch quilt.
Naomi - No show and tell, working on grandmothers flower garden quilt that she is English paper piecing.
Becky - No show and tell.
Edith - Showed us the Dear Hannah book of which the front cover quilt was made by her!! She is in the process of making more blocks!! She passed around the book and some of the blocks that she has done! Started a quilt while on vacation from the Nearly Insane book using 30s fabrics. Showed us her Dear Jane round robin quilt that she finished and is now ready to send out!
Janet - No show and tell.
Therese - No show and tell.
Jan - No show and tell.
Betty - Paper pieced sailed boats for a boy baby blanket.
Roberta - Brought a lap quilt she made for the nursing home from material received from Edith.
Phyllis - Brought a reversible wall hanging and a chenille pillow that she made in another club.
Pat- She wore her show and tell!! She made her name tag!! Is working on a chenille pillow and will bring it next month.
Sylva - No show and tell. Has a tub of fabric that she is passing along.
Dottie - Brought a table runner with red and white material. Also a table cloth with baskets of flowers for the spring time.
Beulah - No show and tell. Was going to bring the revolver that her Amish friend made for her for her cutting mat.
Program: Jane Troxell was there with her bolts and bolts of material that she sold to us for $2 a yard along with some books and buttons. We want to thank her very much for making the trip down here for us.
Thank you to Fran and Janet for the snacks!!
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.
recently received a note from Khanyile Dube who was a
member last year while living in Goshen on a foreign exchange program.
Here's her message, and checkout the website for hand dyed batiks from Africa!
Please tell this to all the gals, me and my brother and a cousin came together and formed a company. Its a Curio Exporting Company and we officially launced it a month ago.and it trades in Zimbabwean Art, Stritly Hand made. Its an online store and the website is www.maafrica.com You will love it. Khae
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