Maple Leaf Quilters Guild

A Quilt Guild based in Rutland, Vermont, with members from surrounding towns and counties.

 



Our Next Meeting is February 20, 2024 7pm



 Connie Martin, Zoom

 

Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

 

 

Connie Martin is a retired Language Arts teacher of 32 years.  She is a Road Scholar giving information to the public and is the mother of three sons.  She will be telling of the secret codes and hidden messages used on the Underground Railroad along with and in the family quilts of her ancestors. These quilts were used to signal plans, warn of dangers, and more.  This presentation began originally with her mother, who wrote a book called “Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom.  Another interesting fact is that Connie is a 35-year Aqua Fitness Master Trainer, Senior Fitness Instructor.

 

 

 

 

For Members, This Meeting is a Hybrid meeting We will meet and Zoom



Hybrid meetings will be held at Christ the King Church, Rutland, VT with an option to Zoom the meeting from Home.






See MLQ Fun and Challenges for pics of previous challenges.



****Remember donations to Newstory House  every month, Needs include donations of Sundries, household goods, feminine products, and monetary donations.  ****donations may include pillowcases or twin size quilts sewn by members of the Guild.

 

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Quilting

is a passion even in times of Zoom meetings

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 Show & Tell (click here)

Members-You can send your pic to be seen on the Zoom screen.

We will try to put some pictures on-line each after each meeting.

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A great thanks to the Vendors from our Quilt Show

Adirondack Quilts   www.adirondackquilts.com
Quilters Corner at Middlebury, VT www.middleburysewnvac.com
Vermont Quilt Design (Kay B)  https://vermontquiltdesign.com/
Vermont Quilters Schoolhouse  www.vtquiltersschoolhouse.com
Wander on Words  https://wanderonwords.com/
Puppy Girl Designs  https://puppygirldesigns.com/
Quilt Bug  www.quiltbug.com