2021 Annual Mudsock Quilters Guild Quilt Show

The day may have dawned gloomy, but the wealth of quilts inside Cornerstone Lutheran Church could warm up those who visited. All of the community quilts made over the past year were draped over every chair, and a wall, to showcase the wonderful talents of our quilters.

Over 170 visitors dropped in on Saturday, November 13th, to view the quilts created for Community Hospital. During the year our Mudsock Quilters work on tops for our Christmas Day dispersal. We sew and quilt these works of art to hopefully brighten the day for those who find themselves away from home on a day when family is gathered to celebrate. Knowing how hard it is to be separated from family on such a day, we strive to provide the patients with a bright spot in their day. And who wouldn’t want to receive such a warm gift.

 

In addition to quilts, this year we were able to provide some shopping opportunities to our guests with vendors. Thank you to Accomplish Quilting, Fabric Floozies, and Quilted Glo, and our own guild Steals and Deals.

Ladies of the guild were on hand during the day to answer questions, explain the  activities of the guild, and to show the quilts. Our members also helped during set up and tear down, we can’t do this without the hard work of our members. Thank you to all!

The beautiful raffle quilt made by Pat Jones and quilted by Diane Dimpfl, was on hand for ticket sales. Good luck to the eventual winners they will love snuggling under this quilt.

The annual quilt show put on by our Mudsock Guild raises funds to continue our service of donating quilts to several area charities and entities. Not only do we provide quilts to the hospital, we also donate baby quilts to Quilts For Kids and Tummy Time. We make drawstring bags for kids who are helped by CPS in Indianapolis. Our pillowcases go to kids who are aided by Daymar. You can find out all about our charity efforts here.

To facilitate our charity projects we have a sewing bee on the 3rd Monday of the month at Delaware Township Offices on E 131st in Fishers.

Also in attendance at the show was our BOM girls, Sally Sandilands and Linda Garzynski. They showcased some quilts that used BOM blocks a few of the members won in our monthly raffle.

Each visitor was given a slip of paper to vote on their favorite quilt from the show. After we tallied the votes the clear winner was made by Sandy Metzger, one of our top makers. Her quilt was made with a specialty ruler called the Hexagon Trim Tool. That’s definitely on my list of to-do projects!!

We want to thank all the visitors who came out to see our quilts and shop with our vendors. It’s due to you that we are able to blanket the community with warmth and love.

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