Common Threads Quilt Guild 

CHARITY SEWING DAY – Sat, October 13th, 2018, 9:30am – 4:00pm

This month’s sewing day is a Charity Sewing Day.

  • Saturday, October 13, 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Columbus Public Library, Parsons Ave Branch
    1113 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206

Come join us to make pillows for Jefferson Elementary School.  There will be kits available or bring in one you have been working on at home. Come in for the whole day or stop in for however much time you can.  Don’t want to drag in your machine? – we can always use someone to iron.

Bring your sewing machine and whatever supplies you need. Irons, ironing boards, rulers, and cutting mats will be supplied by the guild. Bring your lunch or there are plenty of place around to get food.  No red drinks are allowed in the library.

Please RSVP to Bev at moc.liamgnull@retliuqfkb IF YOU ARE ATTENDING so she knows how many to prepare for.

NEXT MEETING – Tue, October 23rd, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Mary Kerr, author of ‘Twisted:  Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist’, will show how to use vintage blocks in a modern setting. A $5.00 admission fee will apply to visitors who are attending the program.

Reminder: November’s Meeting will be on November 13 @ 5:45 PM8:30 PM and will start off with our Annual Chili Cook-Off Potluck.
Reminder: December’s Meeting will be our Annual Holiday Party and it will be on December 4 @ 6:30 PM8:30 PM and will be at Asbury United Methodist Church (4760 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio + Google Map),


COOKBOOK – The Hungry Quilter

Our official cookbook name was determined at the August Guild Meeting – The Hungry Quilter!

We have a minimum order requirement of 100 books. If we sell only 100 books, the profit is not enough to warrant continuing with the book. So, we need to sell 200 books. In order for us to proceed, we will need pre-sales of this same amount. If you are planning to purchase cookbooks, please send your orders immediately.

The mailing information will be in an announcement from Diana McDaniel. My address will not be in the newsletter since that is visible by anyone in/outside of the guild.

Orders must be received by September 22. Checks should be made payable to the guild and include a note of how many books you’d like to order. Cost is $10/book.



Block Swap

Block Lotto – We will finally be closing out the Block Lotto in October with a drawing for sets of 12 blocks. If you have the fabric setting around the house you still have time to make a block and enter it in the lotto. We have several drawings planned for this, your odds are better the more blocks you make so come and join us!

Black and White Bento Boxes – We will be using black on white and white on black as the colors for the blocks. You may have a speck of color on your black fabrics. I have also been searching for fabrics for this swap and have discovered that it can be kind of hard to find black and white fabrics without gray in them, so you may also allow a small bit of gray to sneak in there, too. I will have a pattern available when you sign up, but you can also find a detailed tutorial here .  Finished size will be 12 inches.  These can be turned in at the November meeting.

Mug Rug Swap

Fourth Mug Rug – Our final mug rug will be coming up – stay tuned for more details. If you have lost your envelope, or didn’t have one to begin with, you are still free to join us. Make a mug rug at least 4 x 6 inches (no coasters, please) and put it in an envelope. Feel free to add any goodies to your mug rug package. We will have a basket at the swap table to put your envelopes into at the swap table.

Fat Quarter Lotto

Here is what’s coming up for the Fat Quarter Lotto:

  • September – Civil War
  • October – Batiks
  • November – 20 Charm Pack Sq. (5×5, basted or tacked together, no pins or safety pins)
  • December – Christmas Party – No Lotto

Just a reminder, please make sure your name is on your labels.



This year’s Challenge is “Orphan Blocks.” This refers to those samples you made or extra blocks that didn’t make their way into a quilt. Use your imagination! Projects can be a quilt, chair cover, bag, whatever rings your bell!  Come to the Challenge table at the meeting for details and see a “Gypsy” quilt using some “Orphans.

We have blocks at the table for anyone to have. We are also asking everyone to donate some of your “Orphans” so that they may find a new home.

Happy digging through your stash.


QUILT SHOW – Thank You!

Thank you to all who helped and attended – it was a great success! Make sure to check out photos from the show in the Guild Facebook Group.

FALL RETREAT – Fun Time for All!

The 2018 Common Threads Fall Retreat was a fun time for all! Make sure to check out images from the retreat in our Guild Facebook Group!



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.


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