Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Mar. 28, 2017, 7PM

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 our guest speaker will be Rita Fishel of Creations Sew Clever in Chillicothe, OH.  Rita is a nationally known author, speaker, and teacher.  Besides being a shop owner, she is a national designer and consultant for Creative Grids USA.

The Fat Quarter Lotto for March is Floral or Botanical Prints of any color.

Remember that membership renewals due.  Membership fee is $30 and checks should be made out to Common Threads.  Here is a link to the Membership Form to download and fill out before the meeting.


There will be a Charity Sewing Day at:

Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop
74 Oak Meadow Drive
Pataskala OH

on April 29th, from 10am-4pm. Email Bev Fuchs for more information.


Spring Retreat – Dates are May 5-7, 2017, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It will be held at the Berlin Resorts in Berlin, OH.    Click here for all the details.

Bus Trip – Dates are July 13-15, 2017, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  This year we will be traveling to 6 quilt shope in Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  Cost is $350 for 2 nights lodging and bus fare.  We will leave Thursday, July 13th in the morning from the old Big Bear parking lot at Town and Country (1/4 mile east of the old Quilt Beginnings store) and return Saturday evening.

Fall Retreat – Dates are Sept 15-17, 2017, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It will be held at the Berlin Resorts in Berlin, OH.  Cost is $150.


Block Lotto

Time for a Block Lotto. You can make the block of your choice, any block with a finished size of 12 inches, unfinished size of 12.5 inches. The only other rule is that all of the fabrics must have some purple in them, maybe just a little, or maybe a lot.  You can use a background in a neutral color, cream, white, tone on tone neutrals, but the block must be predominantly purple. Any shade, any pattern, any style, you name it. We will collect blocks up until the start of the June meeting, at which time we will draw for winners for a group of 12 blocks. Get to work, dig through that stash, open up that purple drawer, dump that basket of purple scraps and enter a few blocks. You might get lucky and be snuggled under a purple quilt before the year is over. Any questions you can check in at the meeting or email Sew Atkins.

Block Swap

We will start the Cat Block Swap this month. There will be samples at the meeting. You can make your cat in any color or pattern, make it simple, or embellish as you wish. Use a background of your choice, preferably light colored. The blocks should be squared up as in the directions and measure 6.5 inches unfinished.  Turn in your cat’s in groups of 6 – you may make up to 12 in each fabric. You will get back as many as you turn in, Sue will swap these out with you at the May meeting. You will find the directions for making Elizabeth Hartman’s Basic Cat Block at:

Passion for Purple block lotto will continue. For every block you make containing purple and neutral fabrics you will have a chance at winning 12 blocks.  Our original plan had been to draw these at the June meeting, but will have to postpone this one until our July meeting, plenty more time to get those purple blocks going. You can begin turning them in at any time and get your tickets in the drawing.

To spice things up we are going to have an unsewn swap at our April meeting.  We will swap out 10 inch solid colored blocks, minimum of 10 blocks sorted into pairs turned in a plastic bag with your name on it and the number of blocks in your bag.  Any color is OK, just make it a solid color in a quilt shop quality fabric. This is a great opportunity for those who are into modern quilting designs.

Fat Quarter Lotto

The colors for the FQ Lotto for February are neutrals, lighter colored fabrics, tone on tone, whites, creams. The colors for the upcoming year are:

March – Floral or Botanical Prints of any color
April – Greens
May – Patriotic Prints and colors
June – Black and White
July – Batiks, any color
August – Yellows
September – Thirties, Aunt Grace
October – Blues
November – Stripes and Dots



  • Get a large bag or box.
  • Label bag or box “Guild Garage Sale”.
  • Start in one corner of your quilting space and organize your quilting materials and supplies.
  • Put the “Oh, my, what was I thinking!” items into bag or box.
  • Add the “Well, that will never happen” items to bag or box.
  • Round out the bag or box with finished patterns and books.
  • Email Catie Gynn or call for her to pick up bag or box.


The Guild now has a Facebook page, thanks to Judy Sagara.  Our Show-and-Tell photos are available on our Facebook page.   If you are a Facebook user, search for Common Threads Ohio Quilt Guild.  Click on the “Join” icon.  This is a closed group, so only members will see what is posted.  Judy, as admin for the page, needs to approve your request, and then you will have access to the page. Use it to share pictures of your work, ask questions of other members, and share interesting quilt-related information. You need a Facebook account in order to access the page.


Click here to view the March newsletter.


  • Membership Form – Use this form when you would like to join, or renew, so that we have your latest information.  Membership Forms need to be turned in no later than the March meeting to be included in the Membership Roster.
  • Expense Form – If you have any expenses that need reimbursed by the Treasurer, please submit them using this Expense Form. Be sure to attach your receipts.  (Editable PDF file) (Word Document)
  • Deposit Form – Here is the form for listing deposits to give to the Treasurer.


Members, click here for your roster.


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