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!

Fall Quilt Shows

Looking for a fun road trip with your quilty pals? Thanks so much, Glo Stahlhut, for sharing this info:

Quilts in the Park

  • Sept. 5-8  Thurs-Sat 9-6, Sun 1-4 Admission $5
  • Pendleton Historical Museum in Pendleton Falls Park, Pendleton, IN
  • Heritage Fair is also in the Park on Fri and Sat.

Nibble Thimble Quilt Show

  • Sept.
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Website Issues

Hi ladies! As you know on Sunday, our website crashed during some software updates. Our IT guy (the wonderful Chuck Rivera of PGR Creations) was able to bring it ALL back including your favorite pages, the Events Calendar and Block of the Month. Woohoo, and a hearty thank you to Chuck for working IT miracles!


Don’t Peek, Alice!

I can hardly believe that Alice is already halfway through her term as President! She has done an amazing job serving the us, so we want to honor and thank her by making a beautiful collaborative quilt. Each member who wants to participate will make a block and sign your name with a permanent pen or embroidery stitch. Sandy Metzger has the focus fabric which she’ll distribute at the next two guild meetings. Completed blocks are due by the November meeting.

Download the pattern.

President letter, August

Well, here we are the end of July, and it’s back to school time around here.  As a kid in Ohio, school didn’t start until the day after Labor Day.  August 1st meant weeks of summer still stretching ahead, the start of the County Fair, and plenty of time left for family vacations, bike rides, afternoon at the city park pool and just hanging around with friends.  As long as you heard the call for dinner, we pretty much had the run of the neighborhood, or even the whole read more

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!

Next Meet ‘N Greet

Please join us for a Meet ‘N Greet on August 16th @ Tameria O’Dells ‘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.

July President’s Letter

So, today is the first REALLY HOT day of summer that we’ve experienced this year.  Like the old song goes…”roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer….”  As I remembered that song, a little part of me thought, just skip the letter for July, take the month off, recline in the hammock, drink a cool drink and tell them to reread the last 6 months of my letters!!  Well, I remembered that I don’t own a hammock, and wouldn’t be able to get out of it if I did…and I’ll read more

President’s letter June, 2019

We had another successful Meet & Greet last Friday at the home of Amy and Laura Anderson.  The hostesses were delightful, the new members were enthusiastic, a delicious assortment of food and drinks was served, and we covered all the information on the Guild from BOM to Sunshine.  If you haven’t attended one yet, there will be another on August 16th.  

 Thinking about the comments on the way home, there is one that has come up every time we gather—a resounding agreement read more

Quilters Challenge Revealed

What a fun time we had giving and receiving gifts! Not surprisingly, our creative sewists came up with a variety of projects from lap quilts to mini quilts to table runners to totes to a pillow.

Thank you to Sandy Metzger for organizing and hosting this inspirational event!

May Board Minutes

The meeting was held on May 3 at 1:30 pm at Alice Whitaker’s home.

Attending: Laura Anderson, Chris Behme, Carlene Clark, Diane Lockman, Sandy Metzger, Erika Nickens, , Donna Reimer, Sally Sandilands, Alice Whitaker, and Tamera O’Dell .

The meeting was called to order by Alice Whitaker. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written. The Treasurer’s report was distributed showing deposits and withdrawals up to date. It indicates a balance of $16, 998.27. There was discussion read more

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.

Bus Trip to Grand Rapids

NOTE:  Date change August 20-22, Tuesday thru Thursday.  

The plans are coming along.   The date was changed as we thought people might like to be home on Friday and also traffic on Thursday for the drive home might be easier. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites Granville.  The cost of the hotel is $119.00 plus tax per night for 2 people. 

On Tuesday we will be having lunch and stopping at a few quilts stores on the way

Pizza Party the first night read more

Children’s Charity Needs

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After speaking with the coordinators of our Children’s Charities, here are some more specifics on their needs. Labeled tubs will be at our meetings for your donations. Questions: Sally 317 747 4104 or Max 608 692 2020.  Thanks for all you create and donate!

DAMAR: Mostly boys ages 6 through 18 with autism.    Standard size colorful pillowcases.

BIRTHRIGHT, INT’L.:  Support for teens and women with unplanned pregnancies. Larger (36”x 40” up to 36”x 50”)baby quilts read more