Category: Announcements

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

Hey, Chickie, Chickie!

This adorable chicken quilt will be raffled off exclusively for Mudsock members. I will be selling raffle tickets at the July and August meetings and then a winner will be drawn during the August meeting.  All proceeds will go to Mudsock Quilters Guild. 

Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. If you are unable to attend the meetings let me know, and I will put tickets into the raffle for you. You can make checks payable to Mudsock Quilters Guild. 

Good luck to all of you lovely chicks!
Sandy 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

A Visit to a Women’s Sewing Circle

by April Sterling

Alice Whitaker and I recently visited Exodus Refugee on East Washington Street in Indianapolis so  we could learn about their women’s sewing circle. Every Friday morning, a number of women who have immigrated to the US from sub-Saharan African countries gather to learn to sew, do crafts, and share each other’s company. On the Friday morning we visited, five ladies were present, along with one infant on his mother’s back, an interpreter, read more

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

Order Your Laura Heine Patterns Now

If you’re attending the Mini Collage workshop on August 9th, you’ll need to bring your own pattern and fabric because our speaker will not be selling any supplies.

The collage workshop pattern choices are: the Flamingo, the Vintage Trailer, and the Truck – all in the Teeny Tiny size which finishes at 16 x 20.

We weren’t able to find the patterns packaged as singles, so perhaps you and two quilting friends can divide the cost and share the patterns. Here are some links to help 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.

May President’s Letter

So, while putting my stash back together last week, and sharing my mess on the MQG facebook page, I fully accepted  that I have 2 favorite hobbies.  The first, making quilts for friends and family in times of celebration and for comfort.  I love looking through the patterns I have on hand, or online on Pinterest or a variety of websites.  I truly enjoy pulling the fabric from my stash, mixing and matching, adding something unexpected and pulling out the “WOW, that really read more

Secret Quilters’ Challenge 

Are you ready?  I’m excited about the reveal of all the secret quilter challenge projects! It will be interesting to see the variety we get. There are so many talented people in the guild, I’m sure it will be quite a show! Please bring your project in a bag of some kind so your project is not visible until it is your turn to reveal your creation. Be prepared to give a short explanation of how you decided to do the project you chose. Was it a favorite pattern, something different read more

Patchwork Programs

This quilt is called Crown Jewel and is available as a kit on their website:

Weeks Ringle’s visit to Mudsock Quilt Guild was a success. We had the biggest turnout at a monthly meeting in our guild’s history. Thank you to all who helped make sure everything went smoothly.

She presented a lecture entitled Color in a Supporting Role and then showed us two dozen quilts that she and Bill Kerr have made over the years. She brought a different perspective of what “modern” quilts look like. She answered questions about pre-washing fabric, her favorite batting, and how read more

Spring Sale

Looking to add to your stash? Gloria Stahlhut of Quilted Glo is having a sale of select fabrics, panels, and wide backings.

When: May 7, 8, & 9th from 9am-3pm

Where: Quilted Glo, 13705 Creekridge Lane, McCordsville IN 46055

Questions? Call Glo at 317-696-5084

President’s letter – April, 2019

I’ve received such an overwhelmingly positive response to our member only program for the first and last show and tell.  The talent, creativity, and enthusiasm demonstrated how dedicated we are to this craft, this passion we share.  No doubt, this program will be repeated in a year or two.  I think this program also got a few of you out of your comfort zone, to come up front and share your work.  It was fun, please come up again and show more of your work! (Except in April, we won’t be read more

March Board Meeting

The meeting was held on March 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Fishers Library.

Attending: Laura Anderson, Carlene Clark, Diane Dimpfl, Becky Moore, Judy Ireland, Lissa Shanahan, April Sterling, Alice Whitaker, Donna Reimer, Marion Newell, and Tameria O’Dell .

The meeting was called to order by Alice Whitaker. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with clarification of remaining quilts addressed below.  The Treasurer’s report was distributed showing January and February read more

Steals & Deals


We have changed the date of the Steals and Deals big sale.  It will now be on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fishers United Methodist Church (where we used to meet) in the gym.  The address is 116th and IKEA Way in Fishers. The exact address is 9691 E. 116th Street, Fishers, IN 46037.

If anyone is interested in helping out, I will have a sign-up sheet near the Steals and Deals table(s).  If you have already signed up, check the information on the sheets to read more

President’s letter, March, 2019

Thank you. 

Now that’s an odd way to start a letter, but it’s what comes to mind as I think about everything  the Mudsock Quilters Guild is doing lately.  We’re in our 4th year of making quilts for Community North Hospital to distribute on Christmas morning. We’re making pillowcases, baby quilts, and all sizes for children who are often in unimaginable situations.  You stepped up to help with a request for 4 quilts for a nursing home in Nebraska, not knowing the people read more

Art Quilt Exhibition

April 12 – May 25

The Declaration of Sentiments 1848 – The Struggle Continues
Exhibit continues through May 25

An art quilt exhibition celebrating women’s accomplishments and honoring their struggles throughout American history. The works by the artists in this exhibition illustrate the passion, anger, hope, perseverance, and celebration of women’s rights.

This is read more

January Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was held on January 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Fishers Library.

Attending: Diane Dimpfl, April Sterling, Alice Whitaker, Donna Reimer, Chris Behme, Marion Newell, Tamera O’Dell, Sandy Metzger, Samanatha Berry, Diane Lockman and Laura Anderson.

The meeting was called to order by Alice Whitaker.  Introductions were made, including position in the Guild. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.  The Treasurer’s report was distributed.  It indicates read more

February President’s Letter

I thought I’d be looking at a beautiful snowy winter scene this morning as I sit in my sewing room.  Instead, it’s freezing rain, gray skies and no hope of seeing any sun today, or even the snow that we expected all week.  Seems like a good time to look forward to what’s ahead for Mudsock in the coming months, make some sewing plans, and get my calendar up to date with our events.

We will have our first UFO Bee on Monday, January 28th at the Community Health Pavillion read more


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 our February meeting, and we’ll take your picture. And if we already have your photo but you’d like an update, come on over. 🙂

Calling all Mudsockers!

Our March meeting will be called “First and Last.” We are asking everyone to bring one of their first quilts they completed and one of their more recent quilts.

We will have an extended Show ‘N Tell  for our program, and we are asking members to comment on their quilting journey. If each of us could keep those comments to a minute it will allow us to include quite a few members.

Thank You, 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.

In February, the church will be collecting new socks for Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne and The Sharing Place.

Thanks so much!

“Secret Quilter” Challenge

We had a great response to the 2019 “Secret Quilter” challenge. It will be so fun to see all the projects that will be created. If you were not at the January meeting, you can still participate.

Download instructions

If you want to do the challenge, you need to bring your 4 fat quarters to the February meeting and you can get your bag, envelope, etc. at the meeting. Please keep your fabrics out of sight since this is going to be a surprise! You can put your fabrics read more

President’s letter – January 2019

pixabay creative commons quilt pic

CHALLENGE:  “a call to take part in a contest or competition” or “a task or situation that tests someone’s abilities”   

 As I looked up the definition and synonyms for CHALLENGE, I found just as many positive words – call, enliven, rally, as I found really unpleasant words—agitate, goad, provoke.  So, for this year, let’s just stick with that first group, stay positive as we rally together!

We all have challenges in life, and yes, many of them are very unpleasant. But read more

October Board Minutes

The board meeting of the Mudsock Quilt Guild was held on 10/12/2018.  Sandy Metzger called the meeting to order. 

Those in attendances were as follows:  Sandy Metzger, Lissa Shanahan, Diane Dimpff, April Sterling, Lois Levine, Alice Whitaker, Judy Elwartowski, Sally Sandilands, Diane Lockman, Marion Newell, Samantha Berry, Carlene Clark and Tameria O’Dell.

The Board Meeting minutes from June were sent by email and accepted as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was distributed.  read more