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.

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, April Sterling, Ann Ricciardelli,  Laura Anderson, Amy Klodzen,  Lissa Shanahan, Diane Dimpfl, Sally Sandilands, Linda Garzynski, Susan Juffer, Chris Behme, Julie Putman, Lois Levine, Lydia Lander, Wanda Feder,  Elizabeth Sampson

Meeting called to order by Ann Ricciardelli  at 1:40

March 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

GE Designs Lucy QAL with Vickie and Kathy

Recently some guild members participated in a QAL with Vickie and Kathy using the Lucy pattern from GE Designs. At the recent June meeting the QALers shared their progress on their quilts. An interesting mix of design layouts and colors were shared.

From left to right: April Sterling, Pat Adams, Debbie Cobb, Melissa Schulman, and Laura Johnson

From left to right: Wanda Feder, Becky Mathison-hiding her quilt, Peggy Fowley, Sandy Metzger-hiding herself, Kathy read more

June Mudsock Quilt Guild Meeting

Anne Ricciardelli opened the June meeting by using her gavel, something she’s not been able to do very often this year. We had 60 members in attendance at our new location, Delaware Township Community Center. What a lovely and spacious facility!

We were able to gather some food and staple items for the Township’s pantry and the collection basket was brimming with $1.00 donations. Thank You Mudsock Quilters for being so generous. The Delaware Township Government Office 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

June President’s Letter

Hello Dear Quilters, 

Here’s a riddle for you: What did the friendly quilt say to the bed? Give up? Well, I’m not going to the reveal the answer, because trust me, you would groan aloud if I did. 

Ok, here’s another riddle: What does NOT include loud construction noise, hauling chairs, or virtual anything? I will five you the answer to that one even though you probably already know it. It’s our June Guild meeting! 

Yes, the Delaware Township read more

May Tip of the Month

How can it be May already?! Time flies when you are sewing and having fun! But I can’t let the month get away from me before I share a Tip of the Month post. This month we continue to build on the finishing aspects of our quilting. I seem to be going in the reverse order, labels last month, bindings this month? Oh well, par for the course in my life.

So this month, let’s talk bindings! There is so much more to bindings than just a 2.5″ double 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

March Board Meeting Minutes

March 11, 2021

Attendance: Ann Ricciardelli, Elizabeth Sampson, April Sterling, Julie Putman, Susan Juffer, Lydia Lander, Elizabeth Shanahan, Melissa Schulman (Secretary)

Ann Ricciardelli called meeting to order at 1:35pm. Minutes from January 25th, 2021 reviewed and approved.

Treasurer report: Reported by Ann R.

Julie asked if $1,000 for hospitality includes fat quarters for the cupcakes. April says yes. Julie Putman asked about the Christmas party expenses from read more