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.

July President’s Letter


Happy 4th of July! Hope you are all having a wonderful celebration.
I am looking forward to family picnics and fireworks in the park. It also reminds me of Alice Whittaker’s Christmas gifts to her daughters and their family of a wonderfully fun red, white, and blue picnic quilt for those special celebrations and picnics . It is such a heartfelt gift, I would love to follow her lead. But wait, I am concentrating on finishing up old projects on my never ending list and not start too read more

July General Meeting

Wendy Paskus will be giving a lecture at our meeting, July, 11 on her dyeing process. She will begin with some basic color theory. She will have lots of samples to see the results of the different processes she utilizes.Find out more about Wendy at her website Stipples Etc. July Meeting:July 11th, 2022  9:30-11:30Cornerstone Lutheran Church13450 E 116th St, Fishers, IN Don’t forget:Wear your name tag,BOM ( block of the month)Show and Tell (2 items limit please)Steals & Deals (cash please)$1 donation at check in Wendy will be doing a workshop in the afternoon where you will have a chance to learn her dyeing process. A kit fee of $55 covers 11 yards of fabric , the dyes, and chemicals to set the colors. This will be paid directly to Wendy.Workshop cost is $20. The workshop will be held at Vicki Smith’s home in the garage, so plan to wear old clothes for hot weather! 

Shipshewana Quilt Retreat

We are returning to Shipshewana this fall for another retreat!! The Retreat committee is hard at work planning and scheming to make this year’s retreat another success! Please contact Bonnie D or Sue F to offer your help on the necessary committees! They need all hands on deck to pull this off, from snacks, to crafts, to skits, and more. We hope you will be a part of this fun and productive time, you don’t want to miss it!

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June General Meeting Fun

Another wonderful meeting with lots of great members in attendance. We had 6 visitors and 1 new member. We are growing each month.

As usual, we dispensed with the business portion first and got to hear from all the committees. We have such wonderful chairs who keep these committees going. Thank you to all those who donate time and effort to help the guild run smoothly.

We had a wonderful selection of quilts on display during Show and Tell, starting with the Jelly read more

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

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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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! 

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

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