Author: Chris

Born and raised in the toe of Indiana. Married since 1993, two adult daughters. I started sewing in grade school, quilter since 1992, knitter since 2000. I enjoy all fiber related crafts.

President’s Letter

 Hello dear quilters!

I hope this finds you feeling hopeful as we near Spring.  As for me, I am delighted to start my fifth year of retirement.  I have to admit I don’t miss working a bit though I have always been proud of my profession as a public librarian. Reluctantly, I must also admit that revealing one is a librarian is an immediate conversation killer at a party.  It usually goes something like this.  
Other Person:  What do you do for a living?
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February Shop Spotlight

Welcome to the February Shop Spotlight! This month we highlight Unraveled Quilt Store in Spencer, IN. This sweet shop has been a delight to discover as I wend my way south to visit my hometown now and then. Lisa is just the most lively shop owner I think I have ever met.

She opened Unraveled 5 years ago and continues to expand as space comes available. In the last year she has added class room space and another room to showcase her products. 

You can visit her shop Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm. She does allow for private shopping hours on Tuesday, so call ahead to reserve an appointment. 812-821-0309 or email her at COVID restrictions: social distancing, masks required. In the shop you will find wonderful fabrics from Moda, Robert Kaufman, Free Spirit (Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett, Cori Dantini), Dear Stella, Anthology, Windham, Wilmington, and a bit of Riley Blake, (In The Beginning and Northcott). Be sure to check out their Live broadcasts on Wednesday nights on their Facebook group, each week you will see all the new arrivals!  To help you finish your Unraveled projects they offer Free Motion Quilting services, check with them for a quote!   When you need a change up in your crafting check out their small selection of knitting and embroidery goods. There’s always something fun to explore in Unraveled! They also offer classes, quilt retreats, and special events, virtual and in person!    And they have some wonderful news to share with the quilting community!  The shop was recently awarded the designation as one of the top 10 shops by Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine. The April 2021 edition will showcase their shop and the quilt they created to mark the event. Be sure to look for this edition on news stands soon. 

February President’s Letter

“All the leaves are brown. And the sky is grey…”

Hello dear quilters!

I bet many of you remember those lyrics from California Dreamin’ famously sung by the Mamas and the Papas. I love that song despite the winter melancholy it evokes, and for me, February has often been the most melancholy month of all. As far as I’m concerned, we can just skip to March.  However, on this winter’s day I feel content after spending the morning at a virtual sew-in with other Mudsockers. read more

Quarter Square Triangle Blocks

In making the BOM Candy Hearts, I ended up with 2 leftover HSTs (Half Square Triangles) that just wouldn’t stop calling to me. So I pondered what to do with them, and the urge to make them into Quarter Square Triangles hit. But why? What was I going to do with QSTs? Who knew, but I knew this article from The Spruce Crafts would help me make them.

My 2 HSTs blocks turned into 2 QSTs, but something else had to be done to make these blocks useful. And the answer 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.

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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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