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.

October General Meeting and Program

In October, Alice Ridge will be joining us for a presentation on ‘Going in Circles’.  Alice will be conducting a workshop on Don’t Fear the Curves (curved piecing) on Monday afternoon Oct 10.  The MQG fee will be $30, more details will follow soon (such as whether there is an additional kit fee, location, etc).

October Meeting:
October 10th, 2022  9:30-11:30
Cornerstone Lutheran Church
13450 E 116th St, Fishers, IN

Don’t forget:
Wear your name tag,
BOM ( block of the month)
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Retreat Door Prize Vendors

One of the fun features of the retreat was the door prizes! Sharon Jones solicited from vendors far and wide and they did not disappoint! Sharon and partner, Mary Boyden, packed them up into gift bags and had fun drawings on Thursday and Friday – before everyone headed out on shopping sprees. We would like to thank all of our generous donors. Please be sure to mention how thankful we all are next time you are shopping or visiting one of these shops/sites:

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September President’s Letter

Happy Labor Day!

As I’m writing this I am thinking about our Mudsock’s retreat. I am having knee problems and finally got an MRI done last week and it showed I have 2 stress fractures, 2 sprained ligaments, a torn meniscus with a flap floating around to help cause pain, along with tendinitis and arthritis. I was looking forward to going but got news from my Dr that I need to rest it as much as possible while I await a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. Just a few things but they have read more

September General Meeting and Program

Lisa Stantz from the Unraveled Quilt Shop in Spencer, IN will be joining us at our guild meeting for a presentation on ‘Becoming Unraveled’. Several in the guild have been to Lisa’s shop and have positive comments so I’m hoping all can join us for this presentation.

In the afternoon, 1-5 pm, Lisa will be conducting a workshop for guild members on foundation paper piecing. She will be using a pattern from a modern quilt she designed. The workshop will be held in the Community read more

August Program-2022 Challenge

The August meeting reveled the 2022 Challenge quilts the members were working on. The Challenge was to bring our First quilt we ever made and then show our interpretation of it in 2022. It didn’t have to be the same pattern, it could be anything that the maker wanted it to be. Some brought their First quilts to share, others didn’t have them to bring, and the rest brought both. 

 


Vickie S-2022 Challenge and First

Mary B-2022 read more

August President’s Letter

“Let your imagination take you places you never dreamed you could go. Believe in yourself. Believe in what you can do.” Bob Ross

Welcome August! And it’s back to school time?

WOW! It still feels like summer to me but I’m “old school”! I’ll try to adjust and enjoy the grandkids back in school. This should free up some more time so I can get back into the sewing groove, maybe. We had a wonderful “Meet & Greet” last month at Julie Putman’s home. It was very nice to sit read more

July Meeting Highlights and Show and Tell

Unfortunately our July Speaker had to cancel due to illness, but our Program Chairs rose to the Challenge and we had a fun skit and a Bingo card to fill out to learn more about our members.

Vickie S and Jayne G’s skit was adorable and Quilting Quandary had a few questions about all things quilting. The Bingo card included items such as: wearing mismatched socks, can do a cartwheel, went camping last summer, and other fun descriptors.

Although we missed a great read more

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

“Charming” Christmas Tree Quilt

Our Storeroom Mavens Sally S and Linda G are kitting up a wonderful free pattern from the Community North Charity fabric. 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! The Storeroom is kitting up the large version. Look for the kits at the Storeroom at Community North Health Pavilion soon. 

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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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

April’s General Meeting

The general meeting for April brought April Showers, but that’s OK, we were dry inside. April also brought us the delightful Catherine Redford who shared her journey to becoming a noted quilt maker.

Catherine shared her first experience with quilting when her daughter was earning her Girl Scout badge. She brought home pieces of fabric to sew together for a quilt block and they proceeded to seam it together with 5/8″ seam allowances. She said they never read more

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!