Zipper Pouch Workshop

Did you see the new movie just released? It’s sure to be a Blockbuster! If you are on our Facebook page, just hop on there and click on Videos. There you will find the file for the Zipper Pouch Workshop.

If you are not on Facebook, just drop me a line at and I will arrange to send you the video file. I will also provide the link to the online tutorial from the pattern designer.

Hope you enjoy the show!


May Board Minutes

The meeting was held on May 1, 2020 at 1 pm by ZOOM.

Attending: Laura Anderson, Chris Behme, Carlene Clark, Ilene Cohen, Diane Dimpfl, Wanda Feder, Ellen Hanson, Lydia Lander, Lois LeVine, Diane Lockman, Tameria O’Dell, Sally Sandilands, Elizabeth Sampson, Lissa Shanahan, April Sterling, Alice Whitaker.

The meeting was called to order by April Sterling.  

Update on meeting space due to Coronavirus

  • Cornerstone – April will be in touch with them concerning use of the room as things begin to open up.  Issue of safe use of the space, and cleaning of the space.
  • Community North room – unavailable 
  • Library – not available through June 

Update on 2020 retreat planning: Diane Lockman   The Inn is currently not read more

May President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

Gosh, I miss seeing you! I know you all feel the same way. It’s amazing how we took for granted how good it is to spend time in person with our friends. I suppose that’s just one of the lessons we’ve learned during this pandemic. 

I’m writing this on May 1st after a board meeting held via Zoom and also after the Governor’s daily coronavirus briefing. We wanted to see what announcements would be made so we could get a better handle on how we’ll be going read more

“Fabric and Stuff” Sale

Joanie Riddle is downsizing everything in her sewing room to prepare to move in the coming weeks.  Please come to help her with this huge undertaking. 

When – Saturday May 16 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where – Joanie’s garage – 12898 Bardolino Dr Fishers

What – Here is a list of some of the items available:

  • Scrap fabric bundles
  • Yardage including flannel
  • Quilt kits
  • Notions and trims
  • Base plate for Qnique 14+ quilting machine with
read more

It’s Time to Register

Shipshewana Retreat

Registration is now OPEN for our Fall 2020 retreat in Shipshewana, IN at the Farmstead Inn & Conference Center. We’ll be arriving on Thursday, September 10th and departing on Sunday, September 13th.

If you want to attend, you’ll need to do two things: (1) reserve your sewing table AND (2) reserve your hotel room. Details follow.

1 – Reserve Your Sewing Table

Send a check for $ 65 payable to “Mudsock Quilting Guild” to the attention of:

  • Diane Lockman
  • 7672 Timber Springs Dr N
  • Fishers IN 46038

This includes your dinner on Saturday night at the Blue Gate read more

2020 Quilt Challenge

Just Initial It!

This year’s Challenge involves your name, or at least, the initials of your name. 

  1. Take your first name initial and match it to a quilt block with the same first letter. 
  2. Take your middle name initial and find a color that has the same initial.
  3. Take your last initial and pair it with a complimentary/contrast color of the same initial. 

So, how do I proceed with my Challenge? 

Take your first name initial and find a block pattern with same initial. It could be a two word name, as long as one of the words is the same initial. For me, Chris, I could use Log Cabin, Crossing Ohio, or Corn and Beans.

Take the initial of your middle name and find a color with the same initial. For me, Jo might yield Jungle Green

Then take your last name initial and find read more

April President Letter

Hello Quilters,

Well, this certainly isn’t what any of us expected of 2020! We are missing meetings, workshops, and bees while staying at home and sewing more than normal because of a virus that has swept across the world. We don’t know what the next few weeks or months will bring, but we do know a few things:

  • We are a group of loving and helpful women who continue to find ways to share our quilting craft with the world. We are still making baby quilts, wedding quilts, birthday quilts, graduation quilts, cancer quilts, and every other kind of quilt. We are still sewing pillow cases for family and friends and for charities. We are still doing mystery quilts, sew-a-longs and Blocks of the Month (love those bunnies!). 
  • We are staying connected with Facebook, texts, phone calls, e-mails, and cards. Some of us are getting creative and giving hilarious tours of their sewing areas (thank you, Ann Riccardelli).
  • We are finding new ways to help others by sewing masks for EMT’s, hospice workers, and hospitals. 
  • We are offering each other encouragement and doing our best to deal with this new normal. And when all of this is over and we are back together again, we will have a greater appreciation for the time that we spend together and the opportunities we have to sew and learn together.

Thank you to all who participated in the Quilter’s Day Out last month. The shops were great, and the lunch at Arni’s was a lot of fun. The ladies at my table laughed ourselves silly read more

Masks Are Needed!

Thanks to our members who sewed masks for Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Marion County! We turned in more than 260 at last count.  MOW is serving over 1,000 people in this area who are homebound, not only the elderly but also many who are very critically ill. MOW continues to work with all 10 hospitals in Indy to provide medically tailored and physician-directed meals. All hospitals require their MOW drivers to wear face masks to enter pick up areas. Our quick response has allowed them to continue read more

*March & April Events Cancelled*

Announcement from the Mudsock Quilters Guild Board

We have decided to cancel all of our April events. This may not be too surprising, based on the current state of affairs, but we do know it’s still disappointing that we won’t have an opportunity to be together. We want to acknowledge all the hard work that Chris Behme has done planning programs and workshops that are now being sidelined. We hope more of her great programs will be back on the calendar soon. We don’t know when the social distancing read more

Upcoming Programs

Are you ready to have some sewing fun? Be sure to sign up at our April meeting for upcoming Skill Share and Program Workshops.

APRIL 13th – Doris Goins “Quilt As Desired” — a great opportunity to get quilting ideas. Come with your own tops, UFOs, or even just a pattern you are making. Doris can advise you on your quilting approach. [April 13th; 1pm-4pm; $ 20 fee]

APRIL 14th – “Ten 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!

March President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

It’s snowing while I write this, as it was while I was writing last month’s letter.  A snowy day seems to provide a calming effect that helps me collect my thoughts enough to write to all of you. 

February seemed like a busy month, with the meeting, the afternoon workshop with Connie Lancaster, the Meet & Greet at Diane Lockman’s house, the Bricks quilt skill share session with Sandy Metzger, and the Quilters Day Out. Thank you to everyone who helped with the read more

January Board Minutes

The meeting was held on January 31, 2020 at 1:30 pm at the Fishers Library.

Attending: Laura Anderson, Chris Behme, Carlene Clark, Ilene Cohen, Ellen Hanson, Judy Ireland, Pat Jones, Amy Klozden, Lydia Lander, Lois LeVine, Marion Newell, Tameria O’Dell, Donna Reimer, Elizabeth Sampson, Lissa Shanahan, April Sterling, Alice Whitaker.

The meeting was called to order by April Sterling.  The minutes from the November 1, 2019 meeting were approved as written. 

Treasurer’s Report: read more

Spring Quilt Shows

Appleseed Biennial Quilt Show – March 20, 2020 10 AM – 4 PM, March 21, 2020 10 AM – 3 PM

Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone, 3320 N Clinton St, Ft. Wayne, IN  46805

String-A-Long Quilt Show – April 4, 2020 9 AM – 5 PM, April 5, 2020 10 AM – 4 PM

Porter County Expo Center, 215 E Division Road, Valparaiso, IN   46383

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.