June 2023 Speaker

Lori Dickman’s Bio (click here to read her bio and follow the links to her outstanding achievements!)
Playing with fabric and color has been Lori’s passion for over 50 years. And teaching others to join in on this sewer’s/quilter’s love affair is near and dear to her heart! The art of “Making” has been a wonderful journey for her! Lori is an read more

Meet and Greet

Our Hostess Extraordinaire, Laurie F, opened her to new members on Wednesday, May 17th. Current members, Amy A, Julie P, president Mary B, Margie I, Community Co-Chair Diane D, Programs Chair Cheri Wenger, and the storeroom gals Sally S and Linda G were on hand with snacks and drinks to welcome the new members and tell them all about the guild.

New members Martha R-who’s already become our Email Chair, Carol H, Ann H, and as yet un-named newbie* came out to meet read more

2nd Annual Jelly Roll 500 Results

May 15th dawned cloudy and overcast, but that didn’t stop our drivers from gathering to prepare for the 2nd running of the Jelly Roll 500 Race.

Our Race Officials created wonderful care packages for each driver and assigned pit passes to all.

Mary B, Connie M, Becky M, Kevin D, and Laurie F
Not shown are Sharon J and Debra L

To honor our great Indiana tradition of the Indianapolis 500 and create wonderful donation quilts for the Community Health Hospital read more

2023 Mudsock Quilt Challenge

2023 Mudsock Quilt Challenge

As is the tradition, every year the programs committee issues a challenge to the guild for something to make. It can be about a color, a theme, a particular block to be used. Past themes have included “10” for our 10th birthday, anything goes, a variation of your 1st quilt, …

Last year we were inspired, and everyone had a lot of fun with our Christmas in July program and seeing different items that had been made. This inspired this year’s challenge. This year’s challenge is …. “Patriotic read more

Who We Are

This is the first installment in a new series of posts called “Who We Are”. This series will highlight different groups or committees within the guild that you might not know all that much about.

Today’s spotlight is on the Community North Health Pavilion storeroom where all our donated fabrics are stored. Each year we make quilts that will be donated to the Community Health Hospital on Christmas Day. To help us achieve this goal the hospital read more

May General Program and Show N’ Tell

We had a jam packed May meeting of charity related topics. Sally Y introduced her neighbor Margaret Lewis who founded the Village Project Africa where their motto is “Love Changes Lives”. The children who live in the village are often taken from abusive homes and given a place to thrive. Margaret explained the needs of the village and how we can help. Of course quilting is key! Please refer to the read more

May 2023 Program

State Coordinator, Christine Hurley

Christine has been a volunteer with the Quilts of Valor Foundation | (qovf.org) since 2013. Since May 2015 she has been the Indiana State Coordinator (SC) and lives in Indianapolis with her husband Robert.

She served in the United States Air Force during the Cold War. She was stationed in Montgomery, Alabama (Gunter AFB); the Republic of South Korea (Kunsan AB); and in San Angelo, Texas (Goodfellow AFB). She later served with the Indiana Air National Guard at read more

May 2023 President’s Letter

Ladies, start your engines!  Yes, the Month of May is upon us! 

We do have a track full for the Jelly Roll Race on May 15th – there are spots available on the wait list or you could race along at home if you can’t be there in person. 

I started my spring cleaning – going through one drawer in my sewing room each week.  I found that I had purchased many ways to mark my quilts, most of which don’t work for me.  I also found some cute fabric that I have no memory of how or read more

Quilt Town USA Here We Come!

We are headed to the Hamilton Missouri Quilting Mecca of Missouri Star. The bus loads up at Cornerstone Lutheran on 116th on Sept 12th at 7:00 am. Be there or be left behind.

Our Tuesday schedule includes a stop in Hannibal MO, but we won’t be meeting Shoeless Joe, we will be stopping for lunch and some shopping at Hickory Stick Quilt Shop.

We will then continue on to our destination in Hamilton MO, the Hotel Hamilton. Our meal for the evening will be catered read more

Hospitality Needs Help!

Hospitality Needs Help!

Help Wanted

Do you enjoy meeting people and making them feel welcome? 

The Hospitality Committee is looking for a co-chair who will transition to next year’s chair.

The main activities of the Hospitality Committee are to arrange quarterly New Member Get-Togethers and Arrange the Holiday Lunch.  There may be some surprise events thrown in for fun.

Will you do it alone?  NOT at all!  We have lots of helping hands and people willing to host the new member events.

If you are interested read more

April President’s Letter

President’s Letter

April 2023

Is Spring finally here?  Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, birds are singing and the geese in our neighborhood conveniently (?) laid eggs near the bike path on Springmill Road.

Did you have a chance to be Wonky in March?  read more

Community Sewing Bee

What a wonderful day of sewing we had at Community Charity Bee today. This wonderful monthly event is held at the Community Health North Pavilion on 146th and Cumberland, usually the 3rd Monday of the month, but March and April it is being held on the 4th Monday. 

The store room was hopping with quilts being turned in and fabrics being matched for projects. Sally Sandilands and Joan Hiner were ready to aid the quilters who needed batting, backing or fabric. 

The storeroom was also full read more

Wonky Women!

Tuesday at Community North Health Pavilion some Wonky Women gathered to learn how to be even wonkier! OK, so they were really wonderful women of the guild who gathered to learn how to make wonky blocks from Lisa Ruble, our March Program Speaker. Lisa helped them through the steps to achieve stars, log cabins and other blocks that weren’t quite square, but ended up perfectly square in a wonky way. 20+ guild members were in attendance for the all day workshop. read more

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March President’s Letter

Our guild members were busy in February!  We had a welcome coffee for new members at the home of Julie Putnam – she has some beautiful antique quilts – and it was great to get to know people better and to answer questions about some of our guild activities. 

We’ll be doing this three more times this year – anyone is welcome to attend.

I visited the store room to get a back and batting for a charity quilt I made from a mystery bag provided by the Candy read more

February Meeting and Show N’ Tell

The February Meeting was all about the love!! Our Hearts were full of it, for quilting and community, and our BOM wall was also full of the love, for Split Hearts! We had 56 hearts turned in and 6 winners were able to take home blocks. 

Our speaker, Connie Lancaster from Quilts Plus, went first and shared her shop class on bindings. We had a real live demonstration projected on to a screen so we could watch her prep her quilt for binding, cut the binding, and attach the binding. We had a read more

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