May Shop Spotlight

This month’s Shop Spotlight is a bit further afield than our local shops. But those who have grown up around Terre Haute might be familiar with the shop. Wabash Valley Fabrics is a lovely shop east of downtown Terre Haute, located at 1347 Wabash Avenue. They’ve been in business for 8 years and besides having a brick and mortar shop they also have an online presence at these links:

Wabash Valley Fabrics 
Wabash Valley Facebook Page

Be sure to plan a road read more

May Meeting Info and Downloads

Melissa Mason from Quilt All the Things will help us learn to “Curate the Perfect Palette”

Melissa Mason became creatively inspired over ten years ago while living in Cairo, Egypt. Entranced by the fabric souq, she started sewing to manage her addiction to gorgeous textiles.

Melissa later started a business designing custom nursery quilts and bedding, building it into a successful and very busy enterprise. In recent years, Melissa has turned more towards modern design and techniques, read more

May President’s Letter

Hello dear quilters!

You may recall that “Anything Goes” is our theme this year. When I thought of it, I imagined each of us doing something unique or freeing as a counterpoint to the restrictions of 2020. I envisioned learning a new technique, using a different color palate or trying an unusual tool.  As I reflect on it a few months later, I view “Anything Goes” in another light.  I see it as looking at the art of quilting with a broader perspective.  

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April Tip of the Month

So, you created that beautiful top, then sandwiched and did you best quilting, now comes the step that confounds and befuddles a lot of quilters. THE LABEL!! Now, don’t recoil in fear, you have many ways to handle this vital part of quilting. Just take a deep breath and step off the ledge! 

The internet is full of useful articles and videos on label making. Be sure to check them out. 

Designing and printing from printer
Missouri read more

Community Health North Sewing Bee

April’s Community North Quilting Sewing Bee shopping has been changed to April 26th from April 19th. Please check with Diane Dimpfl or Lois Levine for reservation time slots. The hours of operation have also changed and will be 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the foreseeable future.

Mudsock “Circle of Friends” Retreat 2021

Mudsock “Circle of Friends” Retreat 2021

When: Thursday September 16 – Sunday September 19 

Sewing can begin at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday and we can sew until 3:00 P.M. on Sunday

Where: Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana. IN

Cost:  $65 per person this covers the conference rooms for sewing and Saturday evening meal at Blue Gate.   Cost does not include transportation or lodging.

Come and join the fun!  There will be quilt shops to visit on the way read more

March Board Meeting Minutes

March 11, 2021

Attendance: Ann Ricciardelli, Elizabeth Sampson, April Sterling, Julie Putman, Susan Juffer, Lydia Lander, Elizabeth Shanahan, Melissa Schulman (Secretary)

Ann Ricciardelli called meeting to order at 1:35pm. Minutes from January 25th, 2021 reviewed and approved.

Treasurer report: Reported by Ann R.

Julie asked if $1,000 for hospitality includes fat quarters for the cupcakes. April says yes. Julie Putman asked about the Christmas party expenses from read more

Community North Quilting Bee Policies & Procedures

Mission Statement:
Throw size quilts will be made and donated for distribution to adult patients in Community North Hospital on Christmas.


Donated fabrics for quilt tops and backs are for sewing quilts for adult patients at Community North Hospital.

Any children’s fabrics donated will be handled by the Bee Administrator to be given to Mudsock charity projects for children. Any donated fabric not suitable for quilting will be handled by the Bee Administrator read more

Charity Sewing Ideas

During the recent Breakout Room session on our January Zoom meeting, Pat Jones shared an idea she is using for her “Just Make One” Charity quilt challenge. She is sewing along with a BOW Mystery project with Deb Heatherly. The QAL is run through her Facebook group and involves using the Creative Grids Rulers. What a great idea! The QAL is free, except there is a ruler that is being used to make the blocks.

You don’t have to follow that QAL, but it’s definitely a neat read more

Board Meeting Minutes

Mudsock Quilters Guild Board Meeting Notes

January 5th 2021
This meeting was held via Zoom at 9:30am
16 members were in attendance: Melissa Schulman, Ann Ricciardelli, April Sterling, Laura Anderson, Amy Klodzen, Elizabeth Sampson, Lissa Shanahan, Ellen Hanson, Diane Dimpfl, Sally Sandilands, Linda Garzynski, Susan Juffer, Chris Behme, Julile Putman, Lois Levine, Lydia Lander 

Meeting called to order by Ann Ricciardelli
September 2020 board meeting minutes were approved. 

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Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was held on September 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM.

The meeting was called to order by April Sterling.  

Previous board meeting minutes were read by April and approved.

President’s Comments: 

  • Thanks to all for helping to make this a good year with all the challenges the guild has faced.
    • The guild will try to work around individual decisions concerning attending “crowded” inside events.
    • To date attendance summary:  Zoom events – 45-55 attended, outside guild meeting – approx. 58 attended and indoor guild meeting – approx. 20 attended.

    Committee Chairs please send year end summaries to April by early December.

    • If you are not interested in continuing chairing a committee next year please let April know to aid in transitioning to a new chair.

    Committee Reports:

    Membership:   The guild currently has 181 paid members.    No one has yet to be removed from the guild roster.  Board has approved the addition of Legacy membership.  This membership category will be available to members in good standing who can no longer physically attend meetings because of distance read more

You Shop, Amazon Gives

Are you an amazon online shopper? If you haven’t already selected a charity to support with your purchases, please consider making Mudsock Quilters Guild your charity of choice. Follow the link below to choose MQG.

Click here to tell amazon to give a percentage of your purchase to Mudsock

After you’re redirected to amazon, you’ll get a pop-up box that asks you if you want to choose Mudsock. Click on the yellow “yes” button. Thanks!

Bad Weather Policy

If Hamilton Southeastern Schools are CLOSED due to weather, then there will be NO MQG Meeting. If Hamilton Southeastern Schools are on a 2 Hour Delay, then we will hold our meeting as scheduled.