Toy Drive

Cornerstone is partnering with Shepherd Community Center as a drop-off point for their annual Christmas toy drive for families in need. Please bring what you can to the December meeting and leave it in the front lobby.  Everything must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. 

Shepherd is a terrific downtown ministry to Hispanics.  When my kids were still at home, we used to tutor there, plus we’ve helped prepare the Xmas donations for the family shopping day.  It’s a blast to watch read more

You’re Invited

Quilted Glo is having a Holiday Open House, and you’re invited.  Select fabrics, panels, and wide backings on sale.  Refreshments will be served.   

When:  Wednesday, December 5th

Time:  9am-3pm

Where:  13705 Creekridge Ln, McCordsville IN  46055 | 317-696-5084

2019 Workshops

February 1 – Workshop: Succulent Garden pattern, with Heather Givans. Cumberland Park building, southwest corner of 106th Street and Cumberland Road in Fishers, 9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Cost, $45

If you missed Heather Givans’ November workshop, you’ll have another opportunity to spend time with this creative force! Heather will be returning to Mudsock on February 1 for a 6-hour workshop using her Succulent Garden pattern. Sign-up for this workshop has already started, and only six spaces read more

December 11: Pitch-in Lunch

Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 9:30 a.m.

You won’t want to miss the famous Mudsock pitch-in lunch! We ask that those with last names from A-M bring a savory dish such as a veggie, side-dish, or appetizer and that those with last names beginning with letters in the rest of the alphabet bring something sweet. Alice Whitaker and her Hospitality Committee are planning a fun time for all of us. Come and socialize and relax with friends!

November 12 Meeting: Heather Givans

November 12 Meeting:  Heather Givans, owner of Crimson Tate: Modern Quilter. Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 9:30 a.m. (Visitors fee of $5.00 requested)

Our speaker, Heather Givans, is a creative force: fabric store owner, fabric designer, quilt designer, national instructor, artist, and art educator. Heather’s store, Crimson Tate: Modern Quilter, was born out of her obsession with creating nontraditional quilts from contemporary, modern, and “repur-posed “ vintage fabrics. She read more

From the President’s Desk – November

My goodness! Can you believe it is November, and Christmas is just around the corner? There are so many things to do in the next few weeks, and our Mudsock calendar is full. 

We have our regular meeting on November 12, and a workshop in the afternoon with Heather Givans. We will have our Community quilting bee the following week, and then our quilt show on November 17. I can’t wait to see all those beautiful quilts on display!

Alice Whitaker hosted the first “Meet and Greet” at her home read more

Get Ready: Tag Sale

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The tag sale is the number one fundraiser that we do throughout the year.

How it works: 

Mudsock Guild members clean out their stash, sewing and craft rooms (to make room for more stash, of course). Bring your pre-priced items to the monthly guild meeting and offer it up for sale to our guild members.  The money raised each month goes to the guild helping pay for speakers, special events, and programs.

Items not sold at the meeting are stored until we select a date to offer it for sale to the public.  read more

June BOD Minutes

The board meeting of the Mudsock Quilt Guild was held on 6/29/2018.  Sandy Metzger called the meeting to order. 

Those in attendances were as follows:  Sandy Metzger, Lissa Shanahan, Diane Peterson, April Sterling, Lois Levine, Alice Whitaker and Tameria O’Dell.

The Board Meeting minutes from April were accepted as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was distributed.  A question was asked about the collection of the dues for the year since it is a little low.  It was decided there had been a lot read more

Come See Over 200 Quilts

Come, and see!  Members of Mudsock Quilters Guild have created over 200 beautiful quilts to be distributed to patients in Community North Hospital on Christmas Day.

When:  Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time:  10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Where:  Cornerstone Lutheran Church – 13450 E. 116th Street in Fishers, IN

Cost:  $5.00 Donation

From the President’s Desk – October

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It’s hard to believe we have moved from summer into fall already!  This year has flown by, and hopefully we are all happy with what we have accomplished this year. So many beautiful projects have been revealed at “Show and Tell”.  I’m so proud to be part of this wonderful group of talented women!

Our election of the Mudsock board for 2019 was completed at the September meeting.  We also had an opportunity at the meeting for members to volunteer for committees for next year. The new committee read more

New Member Meet ‘N Greet

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Did you become a Mudsock Quilters Guild member from Oct 2017 -Oct 2018?  If so, join us for our first “New Member Meet ‘N Greet.”  If you’ve been a member for a while, please help us host the party.

When:  Friday, October 26th – 10am to noon

Where: Alice Whitaker’s home – 9012 Gary Place; Indy 46256

Alice lives in Sargent Creek neighborhood off Sargent Road, between 96th and 86th streets.

We will have board and committee members hosting  and having a read more

Purdue Extension Hamilton County’s Annual Sewing/Quilting Seminar

It’s that time again…the Purdue Extension-Hamilton County Annual Sewing & Quilting Seminar is Saturday, October 13th from 9am-2:30pm in the Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds Exhibition Center. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new friends, re-connect with old ones, and learn about some new and exciting trends in today’s sewing and quilting.

Registration forms must be postmarked by October 5th, so…

—> Download the Flyer to Register <—

If you have any questions, read more

Heather Givans Workshop

Heather Givans, the owner of Crimson Tate, is our guest speaker at the November meeting.  Guest fee is $ 5.

After the morning meeting, Heather will be presenting a 3 hour workshop on November 12th from 1:30-4:30 at the Community Health Pavilion at 146th and Cumberland. We will be working on her pattern, *FOOTNOTE QUILT.

—> Here’s the supply list for the workshop. <—-

Note, you can buy a ruler OR you can make your own plastic template. Your choice.

As of our October 8th meeting, read more

Children’s Charity Needs

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After speaking with the coordinators of our Children’s Charities, here are some more specifics on their needs. Labeled tubs will be at our meetings for your donations. Questions: Sally 317 747 4104 or Max 608 692 2020.  Thanks for all you create and donate!

DAMAR: Mostly boys ages 6 through 18 with autism.    Standard size colorful pillowcases.

BIRTHRIGHT, INT’L.:  Support for teens and women with unplanned pregnancies. Larger (36”x 40” up to 36”x 50”)baby quilts read more

Mystery Block (SANDY, DON’T PEEK!)

Hello quilters!  No pretty photo today because this block is a SURPRISE for Sandy.  You can find the instructions here, but note that there is a typo on page 3 where it tells what sizes to cut of the background fabric. There should be two pieces that are 1 1/2 by 8 1/2 and two that are 1 1/2 by 6 1/2. 

Anyone in need of the background fabric, text April Sterling at 317-452-3400. Include your name and address and she will mail you the fabric.


Make an “I Spy” Quilt for the Grandkids

creative commons license - pixabay - skeezeSeveral of us have expressed an interest in making I SPY quilts for grandchildren or for the charity quilts.  Alice Whitaker has planned a fabric swap during the afternoon sewing time following the August meeting.  If you’d like to participate, bring novelty fabrics, suitable to children’s quilts, to share with other members.  Scrap sizes at least 5″ square, or larger are welcome.  NO need to sign up ahead of time, just bring your scraps to the “crying room” read more

The Secret to Neat & Easy Hand Applique

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Have you ever tried hand applique? This finishing method gives your quilt an added dimension and pop. There are two or three methods in the sewing community for attaching appliques like flowers, animals, and birds to your quilts:

  • needle-turned & fusible web
  • starch & freezer paper
  • raw edges & fusible web

Purl Bee’s simple applique method will give you a beautiful clean finish that doesn’t fray or come undone.  The finished edges look like you read more

Dear Stella’s “Meadow II” Quilt Pattern is Free

Stacey Day of Stacy in Stitches designed this cute quilt using eighteen 12″x12″ star blocks.  Quilting techniques include the four-patch, flying geese (or half-square triangles if you prefer), and basic sashing. The finished quilt is 58″x77″ and requires nine different fabrics plus 3.75 yds of backing fabric and batting.  Hawthorne Threads asked Dear Stella Designs to share it with their email list; be sure to sign up read more

Download FREE Quarter Log Cabin Pattern

If you’ve been sewing for any length of time, you’ve probably made the “log cabin” quilt, but have you ever tried a QUARTER log cabin?  Seven inch blocks are set on point with sashing in between to keep it all from looking wonky.  This free quilt pattern works great with precuts, too, which makes your job as a seamstress even easier!  The finished quilt is 51″ x 70.”

Get your free pattern

Now quilting a quarter log cabin is easier than ever because Craftsy read more

How to Make a “Ribbon Star” Block

Faith Jones of Fresh Lemon Quilts has put together a helpful tutorial (with photos) for making an adorable 12″ square “Ribbon Star” block using half-square triangles. You’ll need four primary fabrics along with your white background.

Go to the quilt block tutorial for measurements and cutting instructions.

And if you like this block, you’ll want to sew the other four blocks from her “Solstice read more

6 Steps to Easy Half-Square Triangles

Half-square triangle units (also known as HSTs) can be daunting for a beginning quilter, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be making them all the time from your stash scraps.  Pieced together, they make some very beautiful patchwork quilts; you’ll love rotating them around until you find the exact look you want.

So what are HSTs?  They’re fabric squares made up of two 90 degree triangles.  But don’t get ahead of this lesson by cutting two triangles read more

12 Quilting Tips from Karen Burkett

These tips and tricks are from Karen Burkett, who passed away recently. She was such a  talented artist and we will really miss her.

1 – When you are having trouble threading a needle turn it over and thread from the other side. The whole is punched in the needle and it is easier to thread from one side than it is from the other.

2 – To help the thread not twist while sewing, put the knot in the end that is cut from the spool. This is the direction the thread read more

Quilt Block Tags

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Do you have a system when you lay out a quilt, shuffling blocks before deciding on the final cut? If you don’t have one that works for you, this tip could come in handy. Let me introduce you to my Quilt Block Tags.

Learn more about these helpful little labels from Nova at A Cuppa and a Catch Up.

Originally shared by Pat Adams on June 29, 2016