December President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

I hope you’ll join us on Zoom for our December guild meeting on December 14th at 9:30. Make yourself a warm drink, put on a Christmas sweater, and get ready to enjoy photos of the Christmas challenge projects. Diane Lockman will be presenting photos of your quilts in a slide show during the meeting. We hope that each quilter will say a little something about their project. We’ll also be using Zoom breakout rooms for the first time. We will invite attendees read more

Beauty From Ashes

The first 10 months of 2020 have been full of unexpected disappointments . . . no one can deny that infectious COVID, contentious campaigning, raging wildfires, home foreclosures, violent hurricanes, business failures, racial tension, and stock market crashes all guarantee that this year will stick in our memories as vividly as 9/11.

Like that horrible September day in 2001, the events of 2020 have been extremely destructive.  

Tragic circumstances beyond our control could overwhelm us read more

October President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

Well, fall is officially here! I’m so glad we had a sunny day albeit a bit cool for our September meeting. The October meeting will be in a climate-controlled space since we’re heading back to Cornerstone Lutheran Church for 10/12, where our presenter will be Alice Ridge. I know Chris Behme will tell you more about her, but I’ll say that I’ve always enjoyed Alice’s presentations as well as her classes. She has a fun way of sharing her quilting knowledge. I owe Alice my read more

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

2020 Christmas Challenge

Dear Ladies –

I know this year has had many challenges for all of us. As the chair for the Hospitality Committee, I’ve seen our meetings change from those where we can openly greet each other and share a snack and a glass of tea to those where we must keep our distance in order to ensure we all remain healthy and safe. It absolutely breaks my heart to now tell you all that we won’t be able to have our annual Christmas Party and pitch in at our December meeting. The Board has, however read more

September President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

Have you all been busy sewing during the heat of August? I managed to finish quite a few projects although I probably started as many as I finished. Oh well, that’s how I roll. Heaven knows, like most of you, I have plenty of fabric to work with, so I might as well keep creating quilts!

Thank you to everyone who posted a photo of themselves during their childhood on our Facebook page. It’s fun to look back and see the same smile or twinkle in the eyes that you see in the adult read more

Fall Programs

September

Guild Meeting

  • Coleen Merte of Northwater Quilts in Michigan will join us to share her love of quilting. September 14th, Workshop 1:00-4:00 Pink Grapefruit with Coleen Merte. Make curves without curved piecing! $40.00 Materials list available from chrisknitssews@gmail.com


Skill Share

  • September 17th, 10:00-2:00 Glo Stahlhut will share Appliqué with Hotfix Free to guild members


Workshop

  • September 23rd, 9:30-3:00 Ten Pocket Travel tote
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No Peeking, April!!

We need to get started on the president blocks for April Sterling, which is a tradition we want to continue. For those unfamiliar with this practice, members of the guild are invited to make a quilt block for the outgoing president as a thank you for their leadership. Needless to say, April has more than held her own as our president in a very unusual and trying year. 


To make a block, you need to get a packet with a background square and the printed instructions. It is a simple applique read more

July Board Meeting

The meeting was held on July 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm.

The meeting was called to order by April Sterling.  

Previous board meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Tameria O’Dell 

  • $125 in new memberships
  • $1,144 from Pat’s estate sale was donated to the guild
  • There is $4,800 in savings to cover room meeting costs. 

Update on meeting space due to Coronavirus

  • Cornerstone – Guild meeting for September 14 is on the church calendar.  Will be in touch with Cornerstone in case of changes.
  • Community North room – not available until 2021.
  • Library – space not available through the rest of 2020.
  • No response yet from Delaware Township community center on space availability.
  • April will go to the fairgrounds to see about a room for holding meetings.

Committee Reports:

Membership:   The guild currently has 176 paid members.  There are 22 members that have not rejoined (unpaid 2020 dues).  No one has yet to be removed from the guild roster.  The names of the 22 people will be reviewed on 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!

Smile, Beautiful!

If you haven’t had your photo taken yet for the website, we’ve got you covered! Meet us at the front window during the break at each meeting, and we’ll take your picture. And if we already have your photo but you’d like an update, come on over. 🙂

Thanks, Cornerstone!

Every month Cornerstone Lutheran graciously hosts our Guild meetings at no charge. Please show your gratitude by bringing food pantry contributions, or make a small suggested $ 1.00 donation from your piggy bank.

Thanks so much!

Food Pantry Donations

Cornerstone Lutheran is so gracious to host our guild meetings each month. Please show your gratitude by bringing food donations and leave them at the collection corner in the front lobby. Basic items needed:

  • canned food like tuna or tomatoes
  • packaged food like spaghetti
  • bagged food like rice or beans
  • bottled food like spices or juices

Your contribution is much appreciated.