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.

Change of Plans

It seems as if we have had an explosion of sewing dates! Maybe too much in the same week? What a wonderful problem to have! But then, maybe it stretches our resources too thin, so why not reschedule our opportunities and fill the month with sewing gatherings. The Delaware Sewing Bee will moved to the 4th Tuesday of the month. 9:30-3:00. Future dates are: August 24th, September 28th, October 26th, Nov 23rd, and Dec 28th.

Hopefully you can join us to work on your personal sewing projects.

Fat Quarter Fun!

Fat Quarter Fun, is just what it sounds like, Fun with Fat Quarters! The Program committee gave us a wonderful chance at increasing our stash today by hosting a game. There were dice involved, but it wasn’t a casino style game, it was a Left, Right, Center game. You roll three dice and if you roll certain numbers you had to pass your 3 Fat Quarters to the left, right, or center, or keep it. It quickly became clear there were some serious gamblers read more

July President’s Letter

Hello dear quilters!

2021 has been a year of quilting firsts for me-being president of a quilt guild, experimenting with quilt collage, joining a quilt-a-long, taking a Zoom quilting class, going to a quilt retreat (soon) and currently designing a challenge quilt.  
At the June meeting, Lydia Lander challenged us to make a quilt inspired by our guild’s tenth anniversary in September.  It’s all about the number ten; other than that, it’s anything read more

Community Charity Sewing Day

What a fun day of sewing for those who need a little comfort. We had a great crowd come out for the sewing day. We had a Pole Dancer-Sally Sandilands, a Stripper-Lore Weas, and someone who was into “Bindage”-Sandy Metzger, you missed it gals!

June Tip of the Month

Basting, it’s not just for Turkeys! Wait, what? Basting? We’re basting turkeys? No, silly, quilts, we’re talking turkey about basting quilts! Let’s dive into it!

To baste quilts we need a large area and tons of safety pins, right? Well, maybe once upon a time, but now we have a lot of methods to use when we are layering our quilt sandwiches. We’ll cover a few here, but if you have a method not listed, please add a comment below and share your techniques!

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June Delaware Sew Bee/BOM/UFO Fun

What a fun day of sewing we had! And oh my, the secrets we learned about Sally Sandilands! Let me tell you all about it. It seems that Sally had a former life which involved Motorcycle Gangs and Pole Dancing, but you didn’t hear it from me. Oh wait, you did! Be sure to ask her the next time you see her, I believe there is photographic proof out there? She might even be persuaded to do a program on Pole Dancing at one of the monthly meetings. 

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June 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Mudsock Quilters Guild

Board Meeting Notes

June 11th, 2021

This meeting was held at the Delaware Township office rooms at 1:30pm.
16 members were in attendance: Melissa Schulman, Ann Ricciardelli, April Sterling, Laura Anderson, Amy Klodzen,  Lissa Shanahan, Diane Dimpfl, Sally Sandilands, Linda Garzynski, Susan Juffer, Chris Behme, Julie Putman, Lois Levine, Lydia Lander, Wanda Feder,  read more

2021 Mudsock Quilt Guild Challenge

2021 Mudsock Guild Challenge “10 Years of Quilting”

If you have any questions about the information provided, please contact Lydia Lander at


This September will mark the 10 year anniversary of the founding of the Mudsock Quilters Guild In honor of this anniversary, this year’s challenge is “10 Years of Quilting”.  The promptyou’re your creativity read more

June Shop Spotlight

This month we visit the Lucky Star Quilts shop in Carmel. The owner is the delightful Stephanie Brokaw. She has been in the longarm business for 14 years and 2 years ago expanded her shop to include retail sales. How lucky she is to turn her passion into a thriving business! Or maybe it was her determination and drive? 

At Lucky Star Quilts you will find wonderful fabrics to use in your projects, from Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Figo, Northcott Solids, Anabel Wrigley, read more

Mudsock “Circle of Friends” Retreat 2021

Mudsock “Circle of Friends” Retreat 2021

When: Thursday September 16 – Sunday September 19 

Sewing can begin at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday and we can sew until 3:00 P.M. on Sunday

Where: Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana. IN

Cost:  $65 per person this covers the conference rooms for sewing and Saturday evening meal at Blue Gate.   Cost does not include transportation or lodging.

Come and join the fun!  There will be quilt shops to visit on the way read more