Secret Santa Sister 2024

It’s that time again! Secret Santa Sister is getting ready to launch. Pick up a form, or down load from FaceBook, or here on the website under forms, to fill out. Return the form to Amanda S so you can be sign up to receive your Secret Sister’s name. Drawing for names will be at the August Meeting. If you cannot attend a name will be drawn for you and Amanda will let you know who your Sister is.

June Guest Speaker

 

Nancy Roelfsema

Nancy Started Sewing At A Very Young Age. She Has Been Teaching The Art Of Quilt Making For Over 30 Years. Nancy’s YouTube Channel “OnPoint-TV” Started 2023 With Over 61,000 Subscribers And Almost 400 Videos.

Her entertaining teaching style is great for both simple and advanced techniques. Topics include efficient and accurate rotary cutting, traditional and modern piecing techniques, machine and hand quilting, applique, and more.

Nancy recently has incorporated her own monoprinted read more

June Meeting Location Change

The monthly guild meeting will be held on June 10th at the Delaware Township Community Center. For the opportunity to use this facility, they have asked that in addition to the $1 donation, they ask that you consider donating the following to their community food bank.

Here’s a list of items that they are particularly needing:

-shampoo
-razors
-toothpaste, toothbrushes

-rice
-peanut butter
-jelly
-baby wipes
-baking mixes
-pasta sauce
-applesauce
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President’s Letter for June

Dear Friends,

Our June meeting will take place at Delaware Township Center.   As I mentioned at our May meeting, Cornerstone Lutheran will be having Vacation Bible Camp – so unless you want to volunteer at their event, please come to Delaware Township Center.

I’m excited about our program for the meeting and I also signed up for the Workshop on Tuesday.  Maybe I’ll get some ideas for the July challenge…

Did you get a crayon?  I got metallic gold and I did find some fabric but still read more

Quilt Challenge 2024

CHALLENGE RULES
Black & white project – anything from a potholder to a quilt top.  Use your imagination!

  1. You will choose a crayon. Use the one you’ve chosen even if you don’t like the color!  That’s the challenge.
  2. Only one other fabric besides the black & white. The fabric with your crayon color may have other colors but should be predominantly the color of your crayon!
  3. Pin your crayon in the bag to your project when you bring it back for the reveal in July!

Calling All Quilters

Quilters are a hospitable group, aren’t they? Notice how much fun we have when we gather to sew, share, or learn. The Hospitality Committee is in need of a co-chair for this year. We have two more Meet & Greets, then the Holiday Gathering. Come share your ideas and talents. Text Mary Ann at 317-850-7153 to volunteer or get more information.

May President’s Letter

President’s Letter

May 2024

Dear Friends,

Spring is in full bloom, and it certainly feels like a time of new beginnings.  We’re in the midst of 3 family graduations – my nephew is now a Doctor of Nursing and studying to pass his boards to become a Nurse Anesthesiologist, we will have a cousin with a Masters in Theology on May 11th, and her son will graduate high school on May 18th.  Made a quilt for Meredith that I brought for show and tell last month.  I’m sure many of you have graduations read more

April Guild Meeting


Chris B. With a panel from Moda, and used some scribble and rulers to quilt.


Debbie D. with Wooly Stars.


Debbie D with a gorgeous applique using Quick Applique.


Chris A has a beauty from Missouri Star.


Laurie F with her BOM and used a Karlee Porter quilt pattern.


Joan H and Kim W show off their “Blocks” quilts…a little Fire & Ice.

 
Ann with Braid Shuffle using aboriginal fabrics.


Ann with her “Stash Buster” and quilted it read more

April President’s Letter

In case you missed the news (ha!) – there will be a total eclipse of the sun on April 8th. As a result of the anticipated crush of traffic headed to our area and lots of planned events regarding the eclipse, we have moved our general meeting to April 15th – same time, same place, just a week later. Do you have your special glasses? I do, and I’m planning to watch from the comfort of my driveway. Maybe with a celebratory cocktail – it will be 5:00 somewhere!

My husband thinks I need read more

Skill Builders: Canvas Tote Bag

Anne Hart will be providing instruction/guidance for this class. A supply list will be sent to each participant when available, so please make sure you provide a valid email address when you sign up for the class. If you have any questions about the class, please contact Cheryl Newbold-Thompson, Rachel Bell, Elaine Parker, or Ann Hart.

Please use this link to sign up for the class. You will not receive a signup confirmation so please put this event on your calendar as soon as you register.

April Guest Speaker

Come hear Leanne McGiveron of Sumac Studios tell us about her body of work, “Ireland Inspired: Interlacing Visual and Textile Arts.” She will illustrate how she took color from her Ireland photographs and infused it into Celtic knot quilts. Leanne will present her collection of quilts and give us inspiration on how to use color “to quilt your travels.”  

March Guild Meeting

Ellen H. has two gorgeous quilts to be donated to Quilts of Valor.

Chris B. made this quilt for her grandson Rory’s (Rowdy) first birthday.

Jan D. made this quilt for Project Linus.

Grandmother’s Signed Quilt

Debbie D. has an Apricot Jelly quilt that will be donated to Special Olympics.

Debbie D. with her block of the month, Sherry McConnell’s pattern.

Debbie D. shows off some clever bags.

Teacher’s pet Peg B! An Amy Bradley project.

Peg read more

March Guest Speaker

This month’s guest speaker is Quilt designer Amy Bradley of Amy Bradley Designs will share a presentation about getting ready for market and will show lots of her quilts!!!  Amy’s first quilt design was Dazzling Dogs using her fusible applique techniques.  She started her business with that quilt pattern in 2002 and has been having a blast designing quilts, t-shirts, and quilt-related gifts ever since.

We hope you will be able to join us.  

2024 Mudsock Quilters Guild Retreat

We are set for the 2024 Mudsock Quilters Guild Retreat, returning once again to Shipshewana. Our dates are September 4th-7th, Wednesday to Saturday. The cost for the retreat will be $80.00. This covers the conference room, a delicious box dinner on Wednesday night from the Corn Crib, and a home-cooked meal on Thursday night at the Blue Gate.
Reservations for guest rooms at the Retreat are now open. Contact the Farmstead Inn at 260-768-4595, ask for the Mudsock Guild block of rooms. read more

March President’s Letter

President’s Letter

March 2024

Spring is around the corner!  It teased us for a few days in February and looks like another bit of spring is on the way.  Indiana is so up and down!  If you are in our Mudsocks Facebook group, you may have seen Amanda’s “temperature” block for January – can’t wait to see her February block.

By the way, our Facebook group is “closed,” which means only paid members of Mudsocks have access.  So feel free to post in there knowing it is not seen read more

Cynthia Louise Reynolds

April 27, 1955 — February 22, 2024

Noblesville

 

Cindy Reynolds died on February 22, 2024. She was the driving force behind starting Mudsock  Quilt Guild. Cindy saw the need for a guild located between QGI in Indianapolis and Common Threads in Mount Comfort. She believed the Fishers area would also support a quilt guild. She gathered people around her who could see her vision. She made sure the guild was legally correct and financially viable.

Cindy saw the guild primarily as a place to learn quilting. She was always learning new techniques read more

February Guild Meeting

Mary S shows off her Indiana Trail Mix Shop Hop quilt.

Cheri W. used the Accu-Quilt to make this stunning bowtie quilt.

Carlene C. shows off her mom’s (Audrey N.) Quilt of Valor.

Carlene C. shows off her mom’s (Audrey N.) Quilt of Valor.

Mary Ann Y. has a baby I Spy quilt with Minky on the back.

Donna L. presents her “ONE-AND-DONE” Indiana shop hop quilt.

Patty K. with the “Farmer’s Wife” sampler.

Patty K. has a cozy flannel charm squares quilt.

Debra L. with read more

Skill Builders Class Name Tag

Join us for a Name Tag class on February 23, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Delaware Township.

We will be using the free pattern Call Me from By Annie. You need to download the pattern for class. To prep for class, follow this link and watch the instructional video. You will need to prepare the base of your pouch before coming to class. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl N-T, Elaine P, and Rachel B. Their contact information is available under Current Members.

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February President’s Letter

Mudsocks is off to a great 2024!  Our first meeting of the year gave us a chance to learn about the various committees and to see what fun the Program team has in store for us.  We had great participation in Committee sign-ups – and don’t worry, we will have lots of opportunities to help as the year progresses.

While the January Community Sew Day had to be canceled due to road conditions, the store room “strippers” have been busy re-arranging the shelves and creating quilt kits for read more

January Meeting

What better way to get to know people that share the same interests as you? Join a committee.  Members…click the “about” then click 2024 leadership. There you can check out all of the committees.  If one looks good to you, contact the committee chair person and let them know you want to join them.


Mary B. with gray and yellow charity quilt.

Laura A. with a crazy Christmas Tree Skirt

Laurie F. A charity quilt with a few “creepy” faces.

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January President’s Letter

Wow!  2023 went by really quickly.  I enjoyed our good times together and look forward to more in this new year.

The January meeting is a time to re-connect after the bustle of the holidays.  The program committee has a fun activity planned and they will show us all the great plans they have for 2024.  We will ask each program chair to talk a little about their purpose and activities planned and give read more

Delaware Township

Wow! Thank you to everyone in Mudsocks Quilters Guild for such a generous donation! We wish you and yours a happy festive season. 

Thanks again,
Kaylee Edwards
Public Outreach Coordinator
Delaware Township Trustee’s Office

We want to thank our members for their generosity in monetary and food pantry donations. It was awesome to see all those food staples/personal items given out of love!

Another Show is in the books!

What a wonderful show it was! And what a gorgeous day we had to bring the people out. Attendance was high, to the point the main parking lot was full. What a great problem to have.

Visitors got to see over 300 quilts on display, spanning a year of work by guild members to provide these quilts of comfort to hospital patients on Christmas Day. Our visitors got to see gorgeous quilts, have a chance at wining a door prize, vote for their 3 favorite quilts, and shop read more

Community North Opportunities!

I am sure you all know about our awesome Community North Charity Committee and all the great things that they do. You don’t? Well let me tell you girl! You’ve heard about the storeroom that Community Health provides for our stash at 146th and Cumberland, remember I introduced you to them here.

The reason for the storeroom is the Charity we run through affiliation with Community North Hospital and The Heart and Vascular Hospital, a partnership that has read more

Brown Bag Mystery Parade

The wonderful Storeroom Strippers put together a Brown Bag Mystery QAL for Community Charity Quilts. They dug into the scraps and strips and came up with over 50 Brown Bag Mystery Quilts to be distributed amongst guild members for construction and completion. At the September meeting we had a Parade of the Brown Bags! 40 quilts were paraded across the stage and down the aisles to show the members, new and old, what the guild can do when a great group of gals puts their minds to our brawn!

 

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Heart Pillows

We are restarting our collecting of Heart Pillows for cancer patients at the Schwarz Cancer Center in Carmel, IN. You can find the info on construction of these pillows at this site. Julie P is the point person for collection of the pillows at our monthly meetings. We hope that you will consider making just 1, or 2, 3…as many as you would like!

A comment was shared by a recipient of a pillow. With constant use the V seam of the pillow tends to get a lot of read more