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.

Community Sewing

Today’s Community Charity Sewing day saw a light but dedicated crew come out for sewing. It looks like it was either piecing or sandwiching was going on. 

Cheri Wenger and Sally Sandilands were working on finishing their charity quilts, from bold brights to soft pastels. 

Diane Dimpfl and Wanda Feder were busy piecing their tops. 

Don’t forget, you still have time to turn in any quilts for Community. If you would like to have them in the Mudsock read more

BOM Sewing

What a dreary day, so what is there to do but go sew at Delaware Township! And, as always, fun and laughter was had! We got our BOMs for November done. And some of us really took the “Anything Goes” to heart. Look at Mary Bowden’s cute block, 2nd from right. Kerry Gallaga, 2nd from left, brought a Cake Mix packet and learned how to make 8 at a time HSTs. Chris Behme made one of her favorite blocks, Flying Geese and Linda Garzynski really went with Anything Goes! 

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We all attended University today!

If you were at the guild meeting today, you likely got a schooling! We attended Margaret Fete’s Sewing University classroom on Sewing maintenance. I think we got extra credit for it! 

Margaret explained why we need to be aware of the quality of the machines we are buying. Some inexpensive brands are not always the best option for a machine we will be using often and hoping to have for a long time.  

Margaret also went over the things we need to be mindful of when doing maintenance read more

October Shop Spotlight

After a hiatus over the summer, Shop Spotlight is back! And who better to showcase than our October Speaker, Margaret Fette of University Sewing at the Tailored Fit.

Now, can anyone guess why her shop might be called University? Do you think it might have to be because she’s in a college town? Well, we will just have to ask her when she speaks on October 12th. But her shop is located at 611 W 11th St Suite 2, Bloomington, IN, so I think it’s a very read more

Take a Chance on this Lovely Quilt!

Our ladies do such wonderful work. Sometimes that effort gives us a chance to raise money to further our Community Charity quilting. And here is an opportunity for the guild members to further the cause.

This quilt will be raffled as a fundraiser for Mudsock Quilters Guild/Community North Quilting Bee. Funds will go to reimburse members who make over 250 quilts to be distributed to patients in Community North Hospital and Heart Hospital on Christmas morning.

Tickets read more

October President’s Letter

Hello Dear Quilters!

What a fun 10th birthday party we had last month. About fifty of us gathered in Holland Park on a beautiful morning with food and festive decorations.  I was a bit worried before the meeting that we might be confronted with lots of loud noise outside.  However, I knew it was going to be a terrific day when I got to the park and saw a maintenance person getting read more

Fun at Delaware Sew Bee!

If you aren’t coming out to sew at the Delaware Sew Bee, you are missing the fun! Today was full of laughter and fabric, what more could you need?

This is Chris Behme’s Fox and Geese top all sandwiched ready for quilting.
Bev Gach was working on a “Not an Ohio State” quilt, even though her O’s looked an awful lot like Ohio State’s O!
Becky Mathison always brings the fun! She was working on a top she started at retreat. This project is being worked on in tandem with her friend Judy Purgason.
Jan Dustman did not appreciate me taking her photo, so I took another! She was working on a darling kid’s quilt.
Well, a little more of a smile than the last one! LOL
Cheri Wenger joined us for her first time and thoroughly enjoyed herself! Or she is a great actress! She was working on a beautiful Christmas Charity top.
Becky Morello started the day working on baby bonnets and gowns for babies in need. Such a wonderful donation of her time to a worthy cause.

Now, aren’t you sad you weren’t there? But you can be! Every 4th Tuesday of the month at Delaware Township Offices we meet for sewing. Bring your own personal sewing or sew for charity. It’s your choice! Check the calendar of events for more info.

Retreat Shenanigans!

Friday night was time for Fabric Feud!!!! Our intrepid host Jacques Ze Ripper (aka Tameria O-Dell) led the rousing event where two teams competed to see who could score the most points answering some quilting related questions. 

The teams were The Bobbin Winders and the Show Girls, shown below. I don’t know what you think, but those Show Girls were kind of sketchy. Seems every club they danced at is now closed or in trouble! But don’t think the Bobbin Winders were any better. read more

Quilt the Vote!

Wait, that’s not quite right, but hey, we’re going with it! It will be that time soon. Time to vote for new officers tasked with the job of leading the guild through 2022! To help you with this task I would like to introduce you to the slate of quilters who have were voluntold, I mean, volunteered, to fill the vacancies.

Stepping forward for the position of President is Becky Moore> Could we imagine a more fun and lively person for President than our own Becky? I don’t read more

Long Arm Quilters for Charity Quilts

If you need someone to quilt your charity tops please reach out to the the following Mudsock members. Each quilter has their own method and requests, so touch base with them on what to include and how to prep your projects for quilting. You can find contact info for these quilters on the Current Members page. If you would like to offer your services to this cause contact Chris Behme for inclusion on this list.

  1. Chris Behme
  2. Carlene Clark
  3. Carol Dean
  4. Diane Dimpfl
  5. Sandy Metzger
  6. Vickie Smith
  7. Kathy Staples

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.

Community North Quilting Bee Policies & Procedures

Mission Statement:
Throw size quilts will be made and donated for distribution to adult patients in Community North Hospital on Christmas.


Donated fabrics for quilt tops and backs are for sewing quilts for adult patients at Community North Hospital.

Any children’s fabrics donated will be handled by the Bee Administrator to be given to Mudsock charity projects for children. Any donated fabric not suitable for quilting will be handled by the Bee Administrator read more