Author: Chris Behme

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.

Quilting 101

Quilting 101

If you are new to quilting or want to improve your skills, join this new free class available to Mudsock members. The classes will be taught by Diane Dimpfl combined with guest speakers. Diane has been a Mudsock member since 2013 and has served as the Administrator of the Community Quilting Bee for the past five years where she has taught and assisted many of our Mudsock members with all aspects of their quilts. 

Class outline will include: selection of fabrics, cutting and tools, read more

1st Inaugural Jelly Roll Race

What a great day we had for our Inaugural Jelly Roll Race in honor of the Indianapolis 500 later this month. Race Officials Sally S and Linda G, and Grand Marshall Chris B were on hand to run the festivities of the day. 

Before the racers started their engines, local station WMQG introduced the drivers, the National Anthem was sung, and then Jim Nabors sang “Back Home Again”. Then the call for “Start Your Engine” was given and the green flag flew! 

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Concealed Zipper Pillow Back Class

Have you ever wondered how to conceal a zipper in your pillow backs? Well, here’s your chance to discover how easy it really is! Join us at Delaware Township Offices for a class on concealed zippers. This session will be held during our regular Delaware Sewing Bee on June 22nd, from 9:30-3:00. Bring your sewing machine, homework, supplies and lunch if you want. Before class you will need to complete homework, and this information will be provided to you, so be sure to sign up so we read more

First Time

Do you remember your “First Time”? Well the Program Committee would like for us to reminisce on our first time and that’s the topic for the 2022 Guild Challenge Quilt! 

No, not THAT first time! The first time you made a quilt!! 

Create a new quilt that is reminiscent of your first quilt. Check out the rules here: 2022 Challenge Quilt

The reveal will be in August, so get busy making to meet the Challenge! 


12 guild members joined Toby Lischko for a delightful class on making Kaleidoscope Stars. What wonderful tips and tricks were learned. Toby is an excellent teacher and guides her students through each step with clear instruction and examples. 


Learning the basics

A rapt audience

Learning how to keep our fussy cuts uniform

Showing the mirror effect that happens

Laurie F’s block

Toby showing Sandy M’s block

Sandy M’s block with corners

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May General Meeting Fun

What a wonderful show of generosity shared at today’s meeting. From donated baby items, to hearts for cancer patients, and items for Steals and Deals, our quilters are a giving bunch! 

On display was the Heart top that some members have been working on for Ukraine relief. The inner portion is done and just waiting for the border. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern. 

The BOM Committee hit another one out of the park this month! The Chandelier read more

June General Meeting

We will be doing Christmas In June since July is a bit busy. The Program Team has put together some Christmas Gift Ideas for you to sew and create for your family and friends. Each presenter will show their gift ideas and share tips they have for making them. The project information will be compiled and provided with links and patterns ,after the meeting, on the website and Facebook.  If you have a project to share please contact the Program Team to offer your ideas.  Also as part of the Christmas in June Program we are going to have a “Quilting Secret Santa Sisters” opportunity. We encourage everyone to play- but this is totally up to each one of you!You can print and fill out the form to bring to the meeting on Monday, June 13th. More details and forms will also be available at the meeting. PDF Form

May President’s Letter

Greetings Mudsock Quilters, It’s May, it’s May, the lovely month of May.

It’s where flowers bloom and quilters swoon and go merrily astray. Well, maybe those aren’t exactly the words but it’s how I feel.

I’ve had a very busy month. As I might have mentioned at the last meeting, we recently got a dog. She is a 1 year old labradoodle named Coco. She is a great companion for my mom while I am gone a lot. But wow has it been a big adjustment and a read more

Fort Wayne Quilt Fest

The Appleseed Quilt Guild is hosting the First Annual Fort Wayne Quilt Fest at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Friday, June 10th 2022 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Saturday, June 11th 2022 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

General Admission:
1 Day – $8, 2 Day – $12

Schoolhouse Admission: $15

Hundreds of Quilts
Special Exhibits
Boutique Gift Shop

Delaware Sew Bee Day

What a fun day we had! 8 members got out for sewing at Delaware on the 27th, and 1 Munchkin joined us! The theme for the day seemed to be forgetfulness or mis-cutting. Each of us experienced some misstep! LOL.

Susan was working on placemats and Lois was making a zippered bag with fabric purchased during the recent Shop Hop.

Linda was tacking a binding down and Sally sandwiched a charity quilt.

Becky was working on a small zippered pouch

Laurie brought knitting with her.

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What a giving group!

What a giving group!

The last 2 Mondays have seen a group of our members coming together to make Hearts of Hope for Ukraine. These sewists are following along with Bonnie Hunter’s endeavor to raise awareness for the plight of the Ukrainian people.

Becky Moore has been steering the ship for this event and will host the sew in each Monday through April, with a week off for our General Meeting on the 11th.

Jelly Roll Race

Come and join us for the 3rd Monday Community Sewing Day at Community North Health Pavilion. In honor of the Indianapolis 500 the May sewing date is being driven by the Storeroom ladies for a race to the finish! What kind of finish? A Fabric Finish. Be the first to finish sewing all your fabric strips together and you will be crowned Miss Jelly Roll! OK, so maybe that doesn’t have quite the right tone, so how about Miss Racey Quilter? Hmm, that is definitely not what we’re going for here, read more

Dresden’s Reimagined Workshop

We had a room full of quilters on Tuesday at Delaware Township Offices for a workshop with our Mach presenter, Candy Grisham. What a treat this workshop was! Candy taught us many variations of the Dresden Plate and encouraged us to delve even further into creating our own variations.

March General Meeting and Speaker

What a wonderful speaker we had in March! Candy Grisham of ICandy Quilts joined us for an afternoon with awe inspiring quilts! How gorgeous were the colors, shapes, and whimsy? Stunningly gorgeous! Candy shared how the Dresden lends itself to so many variations and iterations, the possibilities are endless.

Heart Pillows

We have received a request for Heart Pillows for cancer patients from a volunteer with the Schwarz Cancer Center in Carmel, IN. You can find the info on construction of these pillows at this site. Julie Putman 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!

Community North Shopping Bee

Below is a schedule of dates and time that our storage room will be open during the 2022 year.

We are keeping it the same day as before which is the Second Tuesday of the Month and the day following our quilt guild  monthly meeting.  By shopping on this Tuesday you will be ready to sew on your charity quilts at our Charity Bee Sewing Day which is always the following Monday.  Currently those days are still scheduled at Delaware Township.

The Store Room is located at 9669 East 146th read more