Quilt show features more than 200 quilts for hospital patients


By Jessica Hoover

The Mudsock Quilters Guild will conduct its annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 13450 E. 116th St. Members of Mudsock Quilters Guild, along with members of the Mudsock program, Community North Quilting Bee, created more than 200 quilts to donate to patients in Community North Hospital on Christmas morning.

“Any patient that is in the hospital on Christmas morning gets a twin-sized quilt, and some are even bigger,” said Diane Dimpfl, administrator of the Community North Quilting Bee. “The Community North Hospital believes there is no place lonelier than being in a hospital on Christmas morning, because if you’re a patient there, you more than likely don’t have a visitor. So, we go in and wish them a happy holiday and give them the quilt. It’s a very, very emotional experience to do this.”

Each quilt at the show will be numbered so attendees can vote for their favorite to win first or second prize. Admission to the quilt show is a $5 donation, which will go back to the Mudsock Quilters Guild treasury.

The Community North Quilting Bee meets the third Monday of each month at the Community Health Pavilion in Noblesville from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Room to create quilts for Community North patients. The program is for quilters of all experience levels. For more, contact Diane Dimpfl at 317-550-9080.