January Shop Spotlight

The first Mudsock Quilters Guild Shop Spotlight is Always In Stitches. Capi and the Always In Stitches staff  have always been so welcoming and helpful to our quilters, from letting us use their class rooms, to offering products for door prizes, and just being there to answer all our questions and supply us with lovely materials. 

Always In Stitches, located at 1808 E Connor St, Noblesville, IN has been in operation since 2007. That’s 14 years of supplying goods and services to the read more

January 11th General Meeting

We had a wonderful meeting via Zoom with close to 60 participants. We did experience an issue with people not having their Zoom link, which we are working on, so please watch here, on Facebook and your email for information on the monthly links. We have some wonderful speakers coming up and we will need to handle our Zoom meetings with another layer of user involvement. Hang tight and we will try to make it as smooth an event as possible.

Our Breakout rooms provided a few tips and recommendations 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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Tip Of The Month!

January’s Tip Of The Month is starting at the beginning, Starting a quilt project.

Whether you start with a pattern or a fabric pull, here’s a tip to make sure your project is successful. Your pattern will have a materials list which gives yardage needed for your project. Let your camera photo app help you decide if that new store-bought or stash-shopped fabric is going to work with your pattern.

Arrange your fabric in a dark to light progression, as close as your eye can detect read more

January President’s Letter

Happy New Year dear quilters!

I won’t belabor the trials and tribulations of 2020 as we are all too well aware of them.  Instead, I think we can greet 2021 with positivity.  Therefore, I have chosen the theme “Anything Goes” for this year and while we will still have some restrictions for a while, there is no reason to restrict our creativity or our friendship. With that in mind, I invite you to try out that fancy quilting tool you haven’t used yet; give a guild Zoom sew-in a whirl; learn a new technique (I’m trying collage) or meet a new friend in the meeting breakout rooms. I think the most special thing about the Mudsock Guild is how incredibly friendly our members are. That doesn’t have to stop just because we can’t connect in person.

Of course, if you crave more face-time with other members, you can volunteer for a committee.  The January 11, meeting will provide the perfect time to find out about activities and volunteer options.  There will also be a drawing for a fantastic gift basket generously donated by Always in Stitches quilt shop. Please note: you MUST be online during the meeting to win. 

In the survey the Board sent out a few months ago, members said they would like the on-line meetings to be a bit shorter. To that end, we will continue doing show-and-tell by compiling photos as we did at the December meeting. I’ll ask you to limit yourself to two items for the time being. Please send your photos to me at aarquilter@yahoo.com by January 8th. 

Lastly, we are going to start taking registration in January for the monthly meetings. I know this is one more annoying Zoom step but it will be necessary once our outside speakers begin. You will receive two emails instead of one in order to join the meeting. The first will ask you to register with your name and email address. After that, you will receive a second email giving you the Zoom meeting link. You will then receive a third confirmation email to let you know you did it correctly. Zoom can be intimidating but I hope that won’t stop you from attending meetings and other guild activities. They are going to be too good to miss!  

I look forward to seeing you all soon.  In the meantime, remember “Anything Goes!” (Cue the music, maestro)

Planning Projects for 2021

Image by Maria Krasnova


The New Year is very close! It’s knocking at our door and will soon burst in on us, whether we are prepared or not! Have you thought about your 2021 goals yet? Have you planned out your next projects? Or maybe you are just hoping to finish all those UFOs lingering from 2020? Whatever your sewing future looks like, here are some ways to help you accomplish those goals. 

Hello Melly has some free printable project read more

Community North Hospital Quilts

Thanks to chair Diane Dimpfl and her six companions who played Santa’s elves transporting 265 charity quilts (213 in 2020 + 52 in 2019) to Community North Hospital for 2 weeks of isolation before the nurses distribute them to patients on Christmas Day. Top producers were:

  • Sally Sandilands – 22 quilts
  • Sandy Metzger

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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!