Maple Leaf Quilters Online

October 2003

Goshen, Indiana

Sylva Keenan , Editor

Hello Everyone
Fall came upon us very quickly. The below normal temperatures and rain for a couple of weeks kept outside activities to a minimum. It was a good time to catch up on sewing projects. I took the time to make a pair of drapes for one bedroom and also to work on half-square triangles that I have been making to use as a border for a quilt. I spent a day at the fairgrounds working on teddy bears, hearts and cancer caps that the Extension Clubs make for the hospital and emergency workers. I also had the opportunity to visit briefly with Carol Honderich this month. Her recovery is a slow process. Continue to pray for her recovery and email her or send cards. For those of you who did not come to Sew What at Edith’s on the 13th, we had an enjoyable evening with Willa showing us various techniques for coloring on fabrics. She had several patterns she shared so we could make our own project.
I came across a few tips in the Nov./Dec. Fons & Porter magazine I thought I would share. One is purchasing a matchbox car case for keeping your spools of threads in. Elaine and others have already been doing this. Paper towels make a great stabilizer for use with embroidery machines. When you find a quilt you want to make, write down all of the yardages needed on a recipe card, then when you go fabric shopping you have everything written down. We hope everyone will make an effort to attend the October meeting as we will be making Carpet Bags for carrying our quilts.



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.

MLQ Officers:
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler, 533-3706
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027
Librarian: Donna Stoltzfus, 831-4098
Newsletter Editor: Sylva Keenan, 642-4570


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

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 or email

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,, or Cindy Bogner,

November 6-9, 2003. Shipshewana, Indiana -- “Dear Jane Retreat” at the Farmstead in Shipshewana. For information and registration contact Elaine Frey at

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


September 22, 2003
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 30’s 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!!


Recommended Quilting Web Site:

We 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  You will love it. –Khae

WEB LINKS TO CHECK OUT! Favorite Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:

Maple Leaf Quilters On-Line Newsletter Archive

Program - 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
updated 10/01/03