NEXT MEETING – Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 7PM
Our guest speaker this month is from Snuggled in Hope Quilts. Snuggled in Hope Quilts is a group of volunteers that create and donate quilts and comforters for the campers at Flying Horse Farms. This organization is dedicated to providing comfort for children with serious illness. The farm is located just outside of Mt. Gilead, OH. The campers attend camp in June each year, and the organization strives to provide quilts for each camper.
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.
The January fat quarter lotto is Red and Pink.
QUILT RETREATS and BUS TRIP
In-Town Retreat – This year’s In-Town Retreat will be held at the Frances Stuebe Community Center in Canal Winchester, courtesy of The Laughing Ewe. This year it will be held for 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12. Cost is $30. Click here for all the details.
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.
BLOCKS & SWAPS
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.
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 six – 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:
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
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.
- 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.