Last January none of us could have predicted what new craziness 2021 might bring. Come to think of it, we couldn’t predict it in February, or in March, or pretty much any month this year. I truly appreciated your patience and continued participation as we dealt with new technology, new rules and various meeting locations. Oh yes, you kept making quilts, quilts and more quilts for charity, too. Please know that your supportive words and emails meant
Diane Dimpfl found a wonderful free pattern that would make a great Community Charity quilt for Community North. It’s a very “charm” friendly pattern. Check out Charming Christmas on Fat Quarter Shop’s website. It’s free to download.
The fun part, this can be made with 5″ or 2.5″ charms! Make it big or make it small.
The day may have dawned gloomy, but the wealth of quilts inside Cornerstone Lutheran Church could warm up those who visited. All of the community quilts made over the past year were draped over every chair, and a wall, to showcase the wonderful talents of our quilters.
Over 170 visitors dropped in on Saturday, November 13th, to view the quilts created for Community Hospital. During the year our Mudsock Quilters work on tops for our Christmas Day dispersal. We sew
Do you love Jelly Rolls? Do you love HSTs? Well here’s a wonderful video explaining how to make HSTs out of your Jelly Rolls easy and accurate! National Quilters Cirlce is a wonderful resource for all quilters, beginner and expert. HSTs are a great block to use to build designs with.
Our December meeting is our annual Holiday Luncheon. This year we are doing things a little differently. The luncheon will be a box lunch with your choice of entree. To be included in the luncheon please download this form, fill it out and return via mail to Laura Anderson. Her personal info can be found under the Members: Current Members link above. The cost of the box lunch is only $5.00 per person. The guild is picking up the difference in the pricing.
Bring your newly finished items
What a beautiful day for a guild meeting. And what a wonderful program it was. Our wonderful longarmers held a panel discussion about “What your longarmers wish you knew”. They gave us all the details about what they need from us to ensure we get back a wonderful quilt.
The panel consisted of Elizabeth Sampson, Sandy Metzger, Kathy Staples, Allyn Baker, Diane Dimpfl, and Vickie Smith, led by Carlene Clark.
Some of the issues they covered were:
- How much excess fabric to provide on the backing
- How to square up the quilt
- How to choose the proper batting
- How to de-thread your top before quilting
- Make sure your top/back is ironed and on a hanger with minimal folding
- To piece or not to piece you back, that is the question. Whether tis nobler…..wait
- Proper piecing is the key to a top that lays flat
All the tips were
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
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.
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
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