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!

Next Meet ‘N Greet

Please join us for a Meet ‘N Greet on February 14th @ Diane Lockman’s home from 9:30am to 11:30am. We’ll enjoy light refreshments while Board and Committee members fill you in on all the exciting details of membership as a Mudsocker.

See events calendar for address and google map.

January Board Minutes

The meeting was held on January 31, 2020 at 1:30 pm at the Fishers Library.

Attending: Laura Anderson, Chris Behme, Carlene Clark, Ilene Cohen, Ellen Hanson, Judy Ireland, Pat Jones, Amy Klozden, Lydia Lander, Lois LeVine, Marion Newell, Tameria O’Dell, Donna Reimer, Elizabeth Sampson, Lissa Shanahan, April Sterling, Alice Whitaker.

The meeting was called to order by April Sterling.  The minutes from the November 1, 2019 meeting were approved as written. 

Treasurer’s Report: read more

Hello Quilters

It feels like February since it’s snowing this morning while I’m writing this letter. On the upside, Lydia Lander noted that her Witch Hazel was starting to bloom, and that’s one of the earliest signs of spring! By mid-March we should have some daffodils in bloom and maybe some forsythia. Hang on, spring is around the corner. In the meantime, enjoy these winter days, when staying inside and sewing seems like the perfect thing to do.

Who made a new connection at last month’s meeting? You read more

Charity Sewing Bee for Children

We had a great turn out for our first sewing bee for our charities for children.   Thank you Diane Dimpfl for setting up this sewing time for us. We had a wonderful time of sewing and fellowship.  

We have scheduled 3 more sewing bees this year.  We will meet at the Fishers Library, lower level.  This is the same location we meet at for the UFO.

The dates and time are as follows:  March 20th, June 5th and September 18th, 9:00 AM  – 3:00 PM,  come for all or part of the day.  

Upcoming Quilt Shows

Quilter’s Day Out – February 22, 2020 9 AM – 3 PM

395 Paraquet Springs Dr, Shepherdsville, KY50165

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show – March 5 & 6, 2020 9 AM – 5 PM March 7,2020 9 AM – 4 PM

Monroe Convention Center,302 South College Ave, Bloomington, IN   47403

Appleseed Biennial Quilt Show – March 20, 2020 10 AM – 4 PM, March 21, 2020 10 AM – 3 PM

Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone, 3320 N Clinton St, Ft. Wayne, IN  46805

String-A-Long Quilt Show – April read more

Charity Quilt Backs

As announced at a previous meeting, Glo Stahlhut of will be at our next meeting on Monday to sell quilt backs for our charity projects and to those who work on quilts for Community North Hospital (remember to save your receipt if you want reimbursement from the hospital). If you are working on a quilt or planning one, you may want to bring sample fabrics to shop at her selection of great backs. Glo takes credit cards also. This is on the honor system that your purchase is for a charity read more

It’s That Time Again…

Let’s help our fantastic membership team out and kick off 2020 with a bang by bringing your annual membership dues of $ 25 to the January meeting. You’ve got until March to renew.

Check or cash accepted in person. Please put your money in an envelope labeled with your name.

If you want to pay by credit card, you’ll have to renew through the website.

Click to renew online

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.

Making Connections

Another new year and we have so much to look forward to, including new programs, new skill-sharing sessions, new BOM’s, a couple of new charity opportunities, and a longer retreat in September! I love how our guild keeps growing and shifting to meet the needs of our members! The changes are a testament to the enthusiasm that both old and new members bring to this guild.

My theme for 2020 is “Making Connections,”  so I’ll start by encouraging all of us to use one of the following read more