Maple Leaf Quilters Online

October 2005

Goshen, Indiana

Sylva Keenan , Editor

Hi To All

We are getting into fall-like weather. Great for working on all those projects using fall colors. With Halloween and Thanksgiving just around the corner, there are plenty of ideas for making different projects. If you missed the Sept. meeting and have not heard, our Seven Sisters quilt sold for $4200 at the Relief Sale. Great job, especially for Becky who did the quilting and also having her own quilt bring the top selling price. We had a good turn out at Sew What at Edith’s on the 10 th.


Regular Meeting: Waterford Mennonite Church on the 4th Monday at 6:30 PM.
Address: 65975 St Rd 15, Goshen, Indiana

MLQ Officers:
Chair: Jan Goppert, 831-4236
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler, 533-3706
Treasurer: Janis Nelson, 260-768-7202
Librarian: Becky Yoder, 825-9344
Newsletter Editor: Sylva Keenan, 642-4570
Web Editor: Carol Honderich, 534-1915

*Sew What Nights: at Edith's on the 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM.
Call Edith, 875-1808 for information and directions.
Next Meeting: November 14,2005

Next Meeting: October 24, 2005
Work Night - Bring something to work on.
Hostesses: Pat & Phyllis

MINUTES – Maple Leaf Quilters, September 26 , 2005, Waterford Mennonite Church
Present : Phyllis Windsor, Roberta Poscharscky, Beulah Sample, Sylva Keenan, Sue Stringfellow, Janis Nelson, Marcia Vierck, Marie Troyer, Edith Shanholt, Lynn Nelson, Laura Kercher, Fern Bontrager, Jan Goppert, Becky Yoder, Pat Stahley, Florence Makousky, Betty Geyer, Leona Martin (new member)

President Jan Goppert called the meeting to order and read “Quilted With Love – The Sampler” about the life story of a mother’s quilt.

September BOM: Beulah presented the September Block of the Month. It was called “Moving Stars”.

Jan G
– didn’t have any show & tell but had items up for auction!
Fern – showed a Bargello top done in blues, browns and golds which she is working on and has only finished about half along with the borders. She also had a lattice garden twist in blues and yellows.
Laura – showed 3 of her finished BOM’s.
Lynn – showed a large gold and purple quilt with baskets and stars.
Edith – showed her heart BOM and her finished Hexagon. She had 2 baby quilts for MCHC. Also showed a Round Robin made by Dear Jane members from Indiana in which she used Jenny Byer hand dyed fabrics. She wanted a Frank Lloyd Wright design and was pleased and happy with the final results.
Marie – showed one BOM. She has done 2 Dear Jane blocks. She showed her quilt made with postage stamp sized blocks.
Marcia – no show & tell.
Janis – had 2 BOM’s and she has been working on the “Women of the Bible” blocks that Carol Honderich designed.
Betty – has been moving and brought several books and magazines that she is donating for sale to help out the Treasury.
Leona – had her finished heart BOM and had a baby quilt for MCHC. She attended a Stitcher’s Retreat and had an orphan piece that she looking for ideas on how to use it.
Sue – brought a finished Magical Hexagon.
Pat – no show & tell.
Beulah – no show & tell.
Roberta – no show & tell.
Phyllis – had her heart BOM. She also had a finished baby quilt.
Sylva – had per magical hexagon that had not been cut apart yet. Also shared a book from the European Patchwork meeting held in France during September.
Becky – had her heart BOM. Reported that our quilt sold for $4200 and her quilt sold for $5250 at the Relief Sale. Carol Honderich had done the design for the cover of the quilt sale booklet for the Relief Sale.
Florence – had a quilt top done in a single Irish Chain in blues and white.

Treasurer’s Report: August there was $433.59 in checking, but a check for $200 was written on 8/18 to Essenhaus as a deposit for the room for our quilt meeting leaving a balance of $233.59. There was $53.00 income from dues and misc.

The winter retreat at Quaker Haven is scheduled for February 3,4 & 5, 2006.

Jan circulated a sheet for signing up for 2006 programs and hostesses.

Refreshments were provided by Becky and Laura!! Thank you for a delicious snack!

Business Meeting: Jan reported that Heartland Quilters would like a count for the Spring Tea they will be hosting. The date is March 27, 2006. If you missed the meeting and plan to attend, email Jan Goppert and let her know.

Sue, Jan and Leona attended the RSVP Quilt Show in Auburn on Sept. 3 rd.

Jan has tabulated the charity quilts and from August, 2004 – August 2005 a total of 111 quilts were donated to various charities including Maple City Health Clinic, Project Linus, Quilts for Soldiers, Churches, Bethany School, Mennonite Relief Sale and Americare Nursing Home.

Laura reported that she and her husband volunteered to work in a shelter of hurricane victims for a week. AQS has sent many quilts to various areas hit by the hurricanes. Inter-Quilt Connections will match dollar for dollar donations to the Red Cross. There are several other quilt magazines/organizations taking quilt donations.

We held an auction with the quilt calendar going for $7 to Sue. Jan & Sue had a flyer about a Quilt Shop Hop in Ohio and Indiana on October 7-15.

Program: Jan presented the lesson on power point about marking quilts. Pepper Cory has written several books on marking. “Mastering Quilt Marking” reviews all the tools including which pencils work best. Also mentioned water markers but to use care and follow directions. Other marking tools are colored pencils (white, silver & yellow) chalk pencils, soap stone markers, graphite markers, chalk dusters, ponce pads, chalk wheel markers, soap slivers just to mention a few. She also mentioned the Roxann silver and white markers.

The borders and backgrounds should all be marked ahead before quilting. Design should be 1-2” smaller than the block. There are various ways to mark a quilt and it comes down to personal preference. Contact Jan if you are interested in the book.

Submitted by Sylva Keenan


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.

If you are looking for block ideas for this project on the internet, you might try this site:
Quilt Blocks Galore, 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 project:

Month Quilter Block of the Month


Marie Troyer New York Beauty


Fern Bontrager Castle Wall


BeckyYoder Whirligig_Block


Laura Kercher Honey Bee


Peggy Hochstetler Eight Pointed Star


Phyllis Windsor Mexican Star


Carol Honderich Grape Basket Block


Janis Nelson Goose in the Pond


Elaine Frey Applique Flower (no link)


Sue Stringfellow Goshen Star


Edith Shanholt Bellefleurs
August Naomi Bontrager Checker Heart


Beulah Sample Moving Star (no link yet)

Maple Leaf Quilters Name Tag - Want to make a paper-pieced name tag to wear to our meetings? Here's a link to the Name Tag Pattern. Need instructions for paper piecing? Try this link:

Upcoming Quilt Events:

Maple Leaf Quilters Meetings for 2005. Please sign up soon if you haven't yet.

January 24 First Quilts Show and Tell Edith & Marie Laura & Florence
February 28 No Meeting due to Retreat No Meeting
March 28 Crazy Patch Quilts
Edith & Carol
Fern and Peggy
April 25 Show & Tell Tea
Jan and Everyone!
May 23 Photos to Fabric Elaine & Peggy
June 27 Quilts for Kids work night Jan & Naomi
July 25 Passing on the Comfort Exhibit at the Depot Sue
August 22

Magical Hexagon
Becky & Sue

Fern & Betty
September 26

Marking Quilts
Jan Goppert

Becky & Laura
October 24   Pat & Phyllis
November 28 Thanksgiving Carry-In Sylva & Beulah
December No Meeting No Meeting

Upcoming Quilt Events:

April 27-30, 2006 . Grand Rivers Eighth Annual Spring Festival & Quilt Show in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. For more information contact Donna Brugger (270) 988-2225, or Chamber of Commerce, or under festivals and events. There will be a raffle, quilts for sale, demonstrations and vendors inside & outside. $3.00 donation.

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Last Update - October 22, 2005