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Keenan , Editor
I know everyone is busy this time of year. There are lots of fall festivals,
bazaars and craft shows going on in our area. If you missed the September meeting,
Marie had patterns for the September block of the month. It will be interesting
to see the differences in blocks based on what fabrics you use. Your Seven Sisters
blocks need to be completed by the November meeting. Janis has volunteered to
collect gift-wrapped items for a sunshine box for Elaine as she recovers from
UPCOMING MLQ EVENTS REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE (unless announced otherwise)
Waterford Mennonite Church on the 4th Monday at 6:30 PM. needle
Address: 65975 St Rd 15, Goshen, Indiana
Next Meeting: October 25, 2004
Program: Edith Shanholt & Marie Troyer
Hostesses: Janis Nelson & Roberta Poscharscky
*Sew What Nights: at Edith's on the 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM.
Call Edith, 875-1808 for information and directions.
Chair: Jan Goppert, 831-4236
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler, 533-3706
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027
Librarian: Becky Yoder, 825-9344
Newsletter Editor: Sylva Keenan, 642-4570
Web Editor: Carol Honderich, 534-1915
October 25th Meeting:
A note from Edith: "Marie and Edith will be teaching how to do Hand-Piecing
with Easy Tear.
Please bring the following:
is long enough)
(about a 9-10" square should be enough)
fabrics (about a 9" square of each)
Marie and Edith will provide the rest of the materials we will use.
MINUTES MapleLeaf Quilters
September 27, 2004, Waterford Mennonite Church
Quilters present: Naomi, Janis, Phyllis, Willa, Fern, Sylva, Peggy, Beulah,
Betty, Edith, Pat, Laura, Roberta, Jan, Marie, Becky
GUESTS: LaVerda McGowen, Nora Elswick, Florence Makousky
Jan opened the meeting at 6:40 PM.
Quaker Haven Retreat Reminder - Discussed the upcoming retreat - $30 down payment
will be due at the November meeting. At the retreat Edith will bring some baby
quilts that will be set in frames to be tied or quilted for charity. The retreat
dates are February 25, 26 & 27. We need at least 20 people signed up. The
facility can comfortably accommodate up to 25 participants. Total cost of the
retreat will be $70. More details will be available as we get closer to the
Fundraisers: We will continue to offer the Fons & Porter Magazine
subscriptions for $20. $10 goes to the magazine company and $10 will be given
to our treasury. Also at each meeting anyone can bring in items to be auctioned
off with the proceeds going to the treasury.
At the October meeting Edith will head a nominating committee with Janis &
Roberta for the upcoming elections for officers whose terms will start in January
2005. In May 2005, 1/2 of yearly dues will be due and then we will begin with
full dues come January 2006.
During Show-N-Tell the following quilters shared their Kitchen Quilt Challenge...
Naomi APPLE PIE center piece
Sylva CORNBREAD & BEANS wall hanging
Betty PINEAPPLE COOKIE toaster over cover
Fern APPLE DUMPLING casserole cover
Peggy CINNAMON ROLL hot pads
Carol VEGGIE SOUP & CRACKERS wall hanging
Jan GRAHAM CRACKER FLUFF wall hanging
Marie SNICKERDOODLES hot pads
Elaine ROCKY ROAD FUDGE BAR wall hanging
Edith SAUSAGE SANDWICH crock pot cover with hot pads
Becky RASBERRY MOUSSE wall hanging
SEVEN SISTERS SQUARES: Quilters who brought in squares and/or were working
on their squares this meeting: Beulah, Naomi, Pat, Peggy, Laura, Edith, Sylva.
October Quilt Shows in the area are in Michigan City (Oct. 9-10), Bedford (Oct.
22-23), and Muncie (Oct. 2-24).
Phyllis Showed us her Thimbleberriest tablecloth
Janis AKA "The lady who works at Yoders" Made "Big Block"
quilts for her grandmother who turns 100 years old this month and also for her
mother. Showed us her "Dear Hannah" round robin quilt made out of
6" blocks using materials in beige colors. She also showed us her friend
Aleta's wall hanging where she manipulated her 6" squares on her computer
and made them all elongated diamond squares.
Peggy Showed her appliquéd wall hanging she made for her husband
with his company's logo, a paper pieced deer wall hanging, and an autographed
rail fence quilt she made for a friend.
Laura Showed us her origami purse on which she used wooden handles.
Jan Showed us the Pizza quilt that she and her grandson made together
from an Ami Simms pattern. She also donated a book to our library entitled "Picking
a Sewing Machine".
Edith Showed us a flannel baby quilt she made from scraps that Carol
was throwing away!
Willa Showed us her "Whispering Pine" wall hanging that she
used "Set-a-Color" method for background material. She learned this
technique with her Florida quilt group. She also modeled a quilted short jacket
that she made. She showed us her "Celtic Blue" quilt, all she has
left to do is the appliquéd borders. She will be leaving for Florida
this week and she showed us the two wall hangings that she made to put in her
"shed" where she quilts with her friends. One showed herself and her
four friends and the other one had "Resource Center" appliquéd
Submitted by Peggy Hochstetler
OLD BUSINESS & PREVIOUS ITEMS TO REMEMBER.
Goals for coming year:
Charity quilts for
Maple City Health Care Center (everyone is encouraged to donate at least one baby
quilt per year. We discussed having a work day for this.)
7 Sisters quilt will
be for 2005 Mennonite Relief Sale.
Block of the Month
(see following information).
Block of the Month Project
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. August, 2005 is still open for signing up to
provide a block.
NOTE: If you are looking for block ideas for this project on the internet,
you might try this site: Quilt
You will find hundreds of quilt blocks patterns. 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
(to be given at the November meeting since we don't meet in December)
Quilting Day 2005, April 9, 2005. Mark your calendar for National
Quilting Day 2005 with The Friends of The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion,
Indiana, featuring guest speaker Billie Lauder. The day will include
a lecture from Billie, lunch, show and tell, door prizes and more! For
complete details and registration form, send SASE to FQHF, 7897 S. 800
W., Swayzee, IN, 46986.
Sew Fun Cruise scheduled for May 8-15, 2005, see website
for more information. Janome America will be providing the sewing machines
on the cruise. http://www.roundbobbin.com/
Quilting Web Site: WEB LINKS TO CHECK OUT! Favorite Quilt Fabric
Links from past issues.
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