Sylva Keenan , Editor
Happy New Year
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: January 26, 2003 Beulah & Sylva have refreshments.
*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
Web Editor: Carol Honderich, 534-1915
OTHER QUILTING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
14-May 9, 2004. Quilting Genius. Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI will
be exhibiting more than 30 rare quilts including some never before displayed.
The exhibit will feature eleven 19th century materpiece designs by Susan McCord.
At a Preview Luncheon on February 13, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM guests will have the opportunity to hear a special presentation by Curator Nancy Bryk, as well as a sneak-peek at the more than 200 rare quilts in the Henry Ford collection. For luncheon reservations, call 313-982-6001. On the web at http://www.TheHenryFord.org
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
March 6 & 7, 2004. Salt Creek Quilters Guild, Hinsdale, IL Celebrate the Pride of the Prairie. Over 200 quilts by members of the Salt Creek Quilters Guild will be on display at the Community House. The Hinsdale site is the new location for the biannual event entitled for 2004 "Pride of the Prairie." Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM at the Hinsdale Community House, 415 West Eighth Street, Hinsdale, IL. Contact: Wanda Wagner (708) 599-2987 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2004. Gathering - Color Your World with Quilts. Guest speaker: Carolyn
L. Mazloomi is a fiber artist, author, historian, and lecturer. Hosted by
Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild in Ft. Wayne, IN.
June 3-4-5, 2004. THREE RIVERS QUILT FESTIVAL, Ft. Wayne, IN. http://www.appleseedquiltersguild.com
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.
We do not have a planned
program for January, so come with ideas and things to share.
Reminder: Carol mentioned that there are three missing blocks from the appliqué blocks for the relief quilt. She wanted to know if anyone has blocks that are not completed. We need them as soon as possible.
is a suggestion Carol has for a challenge in 2004. Let's plan to discuss this
possible challenge at the January 2004 meeting.
CHALLENGE: Food Inspired Kitchen Quilts
Your challenge: Create a Kitchen Quilt based on a favorite food recipe. Select an old family recipe or a new favorite. Think about the ingredients used in the recipe, the techniques used in preparation, the colors, the aroma, the reaction/pleasure of people enjoying your dish. Can you put these elements together and translate the recipe into fabric and from these elements design a quilted piece to use in your kitchen? Here are a few suggestions for types of Kitchen Quilts.
Quilt should reflect the recipe in one or more of the following ways:
January -- Sign up for challenge
April -- Provide written recipe and accurate pattern for your Kitchen Quilt
May -- Have finished quilt available for photography
June -- Pattern package of all submitted recipes and patterns available for purchase.
This is a neat
web site if you like Celtic designs. You can buy a font to install
on your computer that lets you create Celtic designs! I bought it and have
had fun playing with the posibilities. http://www.clanbadge.com/knots.htm#styles
WEB LINKS TO CHECK OUT! Favorite Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:
Maple Leaf Quilters On-Line Newsletter Archive
- Hostess List for 2003-2004
Carol Honderich, webmaster