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!

Quilting at the Crossroads

After six successful quilt shows at Westfield Middle School, Quilters Guild of Indianapolis is moving their Quilt Show to the larger and more centrally located Ag/Hort Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

QGI has graciously invited MQG to host half a table so that we can tell guests about our guild. Thanks to those of you who’ve already signed up to help! We still need 4 volunteers to take 90 minute shifts on Saturday. Contact Diane Lockman to sign up.

General Info

  • Admission $10 at the door (children 12 and under free). No advanced sales.
  • Download your $ 1 off coupon
  • Over 400 quilts by members of QGI on display
  • Some quilts available for sale
  • 25 vendor booths with fabric, books, notions, and much more. See here.
  • Snippy Jim, a scissor sharpener, will be at be at the show sharpening scissors/knives for $5 per item
  • Peony Shoppe resale shop
  • Silent Auction of quilt kits and other items
  • Purchase raffle tickets for Opportunity Quilt and Treasure Baskets
  • Buy Mystery bags
  • Special exhibit by members of InFiber textile art group
  • Short demos and lectures
  • Exhibits of QGI charity quilts and Quilts of Valor
  • Visit our featured quilter Cyndia Gerner

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President’s letter September, 2019

WAIT! What was that??  It was August rushing by in a blur…..

Another successful Meet & Greet was held at Tameria’s home earlier in August.  The newest members are enthusiastic about the guild and we all enjoyed sharing our ideas and our love of quilting, shopping for fabric, building our stashes and helping our community. It’s always a pleasure to get to know the newest members in a small group.  If you haven’t attended one yet, the next one is November 15th.

We looked read more

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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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

Fall Workshops

See April Sterling and Chris Behme at the next meeting to sign up for our Fall Workshops.

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Hexagon Pillow

Join LuAnn Krug’s quilt-as-you-go “Charming Hexagon Pillow” workshop

  • October 3 @ 10am-4pm
  • uses one mini charm pack OR any 2.5″ squares + 1″ hexagon paper pieces
  • instructions for completing the entire pillow + envelope backing
  • pattern:  $ 10
  • workshop fee:  $ 30 members || $ 35 nonmember

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Foundation Paper Piecing

Join Mickey DuPre’s “Foundation Paper Piecing” workshop as you learn the tips and tricks to make FPP easy-peasy.

  • October 15 @ 9am-12pm
  • kit provided ($10)
  • workshop fee:  $ 20 members || $ 25 non-members

Download & print supply list for Foundation Paper Piecing workshop.

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Scrappy Quilt Workshop

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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!

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.

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