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.

April Tip of the Month

So, you created that beautiful top, then sandwiched and did you best quilting, now comes the step that confounds and befuddles a lot of quilters. THE LABEL!! Now, don’t recoil in fear, you have many ways to handle this vital part of quilting. Just take a deep breath and step off the ledge! 

The internet is full of useful articles and videos on label making. Be sure to check them out. 

Designing and printing from printer
Missouri read more

Community Health North Sewing Bee

April’s Community North Quilting Sewing Bee shopping has been changed to April 26th from April 19th. Please check with Diane Dimpfl or Lois Levine for reservation time slots. The hours of operation have also changed and will be 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the foreseeable future.

April President’s Letter

Hello dear quilters!

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at the March meeting with our guest speaker, Amy Friend. The way she tells a story with individual blocks is so clever and fun.  For instance, she told us she loves the TV series, “Gilmore Girls”  and was anxiously awaiting new episodes of the show to air.   During that time, she decided to customize her Rise and Shine Coffee cup read more

Mudsock “Circle of Friends” Retreat 2021

When: Thursday September 16 – Sunday September 19 
Sewing can begin at 3:00 PM. on Thursday and we can sew until 3:00 PM. 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 to Shipshewana 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

It’s Hip to be Square!-March Tip

But sometimes it’s extremely hard to be a Square in a Square. So let’s investigate a great way to be Square!

Julie Cefalu has a wonderful blog where she shares all of her great tips and tutorials related to sewing and quilting. Check it out.

But today I want to talk Squares. And how to get that Square in a Square look with precise measurements. I normally cut larger corner triangles and trim it down when done. But wouldn’t it be nice to get that precision without the excess?

Julie read more

March Shop Spotlight

How can it already be March!! Wasn’t it just New Year’s a few weeks ago? But then, if it’s already March, that means Spring is not far away, as long as the Ground Hog was a good fellow and didn’t see his shadow! Are your days dreary and dull? Then I have just the thing to bring some sunshine into you life. Go visit Connie Lancaster at Quilts Plus in Lebanon, IN, she will be sure to brighten your day. Many of you will be familiar with Connie read more

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.

Regulations:

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

Charity Sewing Ideas

During the recent Breakout Room session on our January Zoom meeting, Pat Jones shared an idea she is using for her “Just Make One” Charity quilt challenge. She is sewing along with a BOW Mystery project with Deb Heatherly. The QAL is run through her Facebook group and involves using the Creative Grids Rulers. What a great idea! The QAL is free, except there is a ruler that is being used to make the blocks.

You don’t have to follow that QAL, but it’s definitely a neat read more