In Memory of Bettye McGraw

Bettye June McGraw, 84, of Fishers, IN, passed peacefully at home on November 24, 2023. Bettye’s last day was spent enjoying the traditions of Thanksgiving surrounded by family who loved her dearly.Born in Kentucky on June 17, 1939, she was the daughter of Arthur and Morbrey Lindsey and was a devoted wife to her late husband of 40 years, Chet McGraw. Bettye worked in retail management and accounting for over 20 years, retiring in 2010. She was involved in several clubs and social organizations including Mud Socks Quilting Club, The Red Hat Society, and Legacy Bible Church. Bettye enjoyed playing cards with her community group at Britton Falls, gardening, and was a wonderful seamstress and baker.Visitation will be Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038.Bettye is survived by her daughter, Joni (James) Nelson; grandchildren, Jason (Stacey) McGraw, Trisha McGraw, Justin (Deanna) Pebworth and Amber (Joseph) Azbell; great grandchildren, Taylor McGraw, Hannah McGraw, Riley McGraw, Olivia and Elijah Pebworth, and Evan, Abigail, Madelyn, Amelia, and Palmer Azbell; sister, Glenda Hardy; brother, Gene Lindsey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet McGraw; siblings, Orville, Jay, and Ray Lindsey, Ann Brockman, Wilma Stinchfield, and Lou DeLucco.Bettye will be remembered for her love of Jesus Christ and devotion to her family. May she rest in peace and find eternal happiness with the friends and loved ones that have preceded her in death.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Global Illumination at send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Bettye June McGraw please visit our Sympathy Store.

In Memory of Vickie Smith

Victoria Ann Smith,65, of Indianapolis, passed away November 27, 2023. She was born July 22, 1958 in Lafayette, IN, to James and Carol McGreevey. Vickie was a graduate of Delphi High School and received her bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College. She married Robert L. “Bob” Smith on September 12, 1987, and was an office manager for various businesses in the Indianapolis area. Vickie was a longtime member of St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church where she played guitar and sang for school mass and church services for over ten years. After retiring Vickie started her own quilting business called “Quilting by Vickie” and was a member of the Mudsock Quilters Guild.Visitation will be Friday, December 1, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Road, Fishers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis., with visitation there one hour prior.Vickie is survived by her husband of 37 years, Robert L. Smith; children, Ryan Smith and Sarah Jones (Tom); grandson, Thomas R. Jones (due January 2024); sisters, Brenda Dages (Tim) and Kellie Martin; brother-in-law, Wayne Kenney; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Kenney; and her parents, James and Carol McGreevey.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Vickie’s honor to the Mudsock Quilters Guild, and/or the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation and/or the American Lung Association.Donations can by made to Mudsock Quilt Guild in Vickie’s Memory by using the online PayPal option on the side bar or by mailing a check made out to Mudsock Quilt Guild to Mary Boyden 13821 Springmill Ponds Circle, Carmel IN 46032

Quilting 101

Start the New Year off right with Quilting 101. Classes will start January 4th for 5 weeks 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Community Network Health Pavilion, 9669 146th Street (Suite 160), Noblesville. Learn techniques that will make you a better quilter with sharper quilts. Contact Diane Dimpfl 317 550 9080 or if you are interested. Fee $50.

November Speaker and Show N Tell

November’s Speaker was Joni Wolf of the Immanuel Quilt. Joni spoke about her journey from dream to finished quilt, as God lead her to create this beautiful quilt. Each block serves to share the names of God.

We had 124 members in attendance today, with 11 guests and 8 new members. My have we grown this past year. And it’s all due to the lovely, welcoming nature of our members, and the wonderful speakers our Program Chairs bring in.

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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

November President’s Letter

We had a lovely new member gathering in late October. It was great to have both new and “old” members meet in a more intimate setting – although maybe a little too intimate as 2 of us tested positive for Covid a few days later – and we were both fully vaccinated! The point of the gathering is to make new friends and learn more about the guild activities. Going forward in 2024 please consider going to one of the quarterly gatherings no matter how long you’ve been in the guild.

Looking forward to our amazing quilt show on the 11 th ! The publicity has been amazing and the committee has booked even more vendors than last year. We also have lots of raffle items. Bring your friends and family – and be sure to volunteer if you can. I’ll be there at 8:30 helping to put out and identify the quilts with numbers for voting. I’ve been honored to work with the Hospitality Committee on the Holiday Party which will be lots of fun and no extra cost this year – not a lunch but plenty of continental breakfast items. Games! Music! Prizes! Show and Tell! Due to space limitations we will not be able to accommodate guests at this event. Look for the invitation in your email and please let us know if you are able to attend. Reminders: Please come a few minutes early so you can be in your seat at 9:30 when the fun begins. Wear your name tag and bring a $1 donation and/or donation item for Cornerstone Lutheran Cheer for quilters: Who are we? Quilters! What do we want? More Fabric! What are we going to do with it? We Don’t Know! Mary

Annual Dues

We will begin collecting dues for the 2024 year. Please bring your dues in a self addressed envelope with your member number, if you know it, to the meeting. If you do not know your member number it’s OK, it’s your name we need! 

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

Call To Action

Hi, I’m Shelia C, a guild member, and I’ve had a call on my heart to do something special for my sister-in-law who lives in New Orleans and has been battling metastatic breast cancer the past 4 years. It’s active again and she undergoing treatment.I’m asking for donations of pink fabric scraps so I can begin this calling and use all the remaining fabrics I receive for other quilts for breast cancer.I will be at this next month and would love to take home a bundle of scraps to begin creating for those loved ones walking the path with breast cancer. I will have a basket at the meeting for the donations and I thank everyone who participates in “My walk with Mary”, my name for this calling. If each contribute a little we can do lots! Little bits of fabric will make a lot of love and surround her at this difficult time in her car journey between her home town in New Orleans to Houston for her treatments at MD Anderson Houston, TX.Thank you in advance…I appreciate your time.

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