Author: Diane

Hi! I've been sewing garments since I was 13 years old when I made a cute little red sundress in HomeEc class. Recently, I became an empty-nester and decided I wanted to have more fun! That's when I started quilting, and now I'm hooked!

August President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

It was good seeing many of you at Holland Park last month. I know it’s not possible for everyone to come to a meeting and I’m sorry for that because, I know for me it’s like a tonic when I visit with all of you. These times aren’t easy and I’m glad I have you ladies in my life.

This month we are going to meet in a Fishers Parks Building at Billericary Park 12690 Promise Rd, Fishers. The building can hold over 100, but we are going to limit attendance to 40 people so that read more

July Board Meeting

The meeting was held on July 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm.

The meeting was called to order by April Sterling.  

Previous board meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Tameria O’Dell 

  • $125 in new memberships
  • $1,144 from Pat’s estate sale was donated to the guild
  • There is $4,800 in savings to cover room meeting costs. 

Update on meeting space due to Coronavirus

  • Cornerstone – Guild meeting for September 14 is on the church calendar.  Will be in touch with Cornerstone in case of changes.
  • Community North room – not available until 2021.
  • Library – space not available through the rest of 2020.
  • No response yet from Delaware Township community center on space availability.
  • April will go to the fairgrounds to see about a room for holding meetings.

Committee Reports:

Membership:   The guild currently has 176 paid members.  There are 22 members that have not rejoined (unpaid 2020 dues).  No one has yet to be removed from the guild roster.  The names of the 22 people will be reviewed on read more

Programs Update

  • August 10th Doris Goins will join us for all things quilting. This meeting will be held at Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Rd in Fishers. Meeting time 9:30. We will also be FaceBook Live for this meeting. Check Facebook for more info closer to the date.

  • August 10th Doris Goins will help us decide “Now, How do I Quilt it! 1:00-4:00 at Delaware Township Offices, Fishers. Bring your recent flimsy or even
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President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

As I announced on Facebook and again at the June guild meeting on Zoom, our intention for the July guild meeting is to meet in Holland Park in Fishers. We’ll post any updates to our plan on Facebook. For those who aren’t on Facebook, please contact me and I’ll set up a text group; that way you’ll receive updates by text. In case of inclement weather, we’ll meet either on Zoom or at the church, but we won’t know until at least July 7th if the church will be read more

Hello Quilters

Summer is here! I just came up to my sewing room because I was looking for a cool, shady place to be on this hot afternoon. Isn’t it great that we have a hobby that allows us to cocoon in the winter and hide from the heat in the summer?

Besides hiding from the heat, I was nudged by Chris Behme’s reminder that we have a challenge project that will be revealed in July and that read more

Upcoming Programs

July Workshop

I will be contacting the scheduled speaker for the Stack and Whack workshop to see if she is still able to participate. The date for the workshop is July 16th. 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Delaware Township Offices. I will update you as soon as I know more. There will be a $25.00 fee for the class.

August Speaker and Workshop

We will host Doris Goins for the August dates. She will be presenting her Quilt As Desired program and the workshop will be the same as we planned before, Quilt As Desired, a one on one chance to get help in read more

It’s Time to Register

Shipshewana Retreat

Registration is now OPEN for our Fall 2020 retreat in Shipshewana, IN at the Farmstead Inn & Conference Center. We’ll be arriving on Thursday, September 10th and departing on Sunday, September 13th.

If you want to attend, you’ll need to do two things: (1) reserve your sewing table AND (2) reserve your hotel room. Details follow.

1 – Reserve Your Sewing Table

Send a check for $ 65 payable to “Mudsock Quilting Guild” to the attention of:

  • Diane Lockman
  • 7672 Timber Springs Dr N
  • Fishers IN 46038

This includes your dinner on Saturday night at the Blue Gate read more

2020 Quilt Challenge

Just Initial It!

This year’s Challenge involves your name, or at least, the initials of your name. 

  1. Take your first name initial and match it to a quilt block with the same first letter. 
  2. Take your middle name initial and find a color that has the same initial.
  3. Take your last initial and pair it with a complimentary/contrast color of the same initial. 

So, how do I proceed with my Challenge? 

Take your first name initial and find a block pattern with same initial. It could be a two word name, as long as one of the words is the same initial. For me, Chris, I could use Log Cabin, Crossing Ohio, or Corn and Beans.

Take the initial of your middle name and find a color with the same initial. For me, Jo might yield Jungle Green

Then take your last name initial and find read more

You Shop, Amazon Gives

Are you an amazon online shopper? If you haven’t already selected a charity to support with your purchases, please consider making Mudsock Quilters Guild your charity of choice. Follow the link below to choose MQG.

Click here to tell amazon to give a percentage of your purchase to Mudsock

After you’re redirected to amazon, you’ll get a pop-up box that asks you if you want to choose Mudsock. Click on the yellow “yes” button. Thanks!

Smile, Beautiful!

If you haven’t had your photo taken yet for the website, we’ve got you covered! Meet us at the front window during the break at each meeting, and we’ll take your picture. And if we already have your photo but you’d like an update, come on over. 🙂

Thanks, Cornerstone!

Every month Cornerstone Lutheran graciously hosts our Guild meetings at no charge. Please show your gratitude by bringing food pantry contributions, or make a small suggested $ 1.00 donation from your piggy bank.

Thanks so much!

Food Pantry Donations

Cornerstone Lutheran is so gracious to host our guild meetings each month. Please show your gratitude by bringing food donations and leave them at the collection corner in the front lobby. Basic items needed:

  • canned food like tuna or tomatoes
  • packaged food like spaghetti
  • bagged food like rice or beans
  • bottled food like spices or juices

Your contribution is much appreciated.