NEXT MEETING – Tue, Sep 22, 2015
Instructor, Denise Guthrie, owner of Mercantile on Main in Coshocton will be our September speaker. Denise is a certified Marti Mitchell Ruler instructor who gives an entertaining and informative talk on all aspects of quilting.
We are fortunate to have Denise Guthrie teach her pineapple technique the day after our September guild meeting. If you have always wanted to make a pineapple quilt this is the workshop for you. Marti Michell’s Pineapple Ruler is required and will be available for purchase if you do not have one. Member $30, non-member $35. Email Gloria Scott-Tibbs.
The workshop is Sept 23 from 9am to 3:30pm at Mifflin Presbyterian Church in Gahanna, OH.
FAT QUARTER LOTTO
The Fat Quarter Lotto color for September is neutrals. Bring your FQ and receive a ticket to win a stack!
Upcoming lottos will be Halloween prints for October and pumpkin oranges for November.
OH, MY STARS CHALLENGE
The theme of this year’s challenge quilt is stars. Participants are to make a quilt or other item based on this year’s star theme. It can be one star or many, large or small, pieced or appliqué, by hand or machine! Whatever you choose, the only requirement is that the project must have a star theme or star block. They can be any size and finished projects will be revealed at the October meeting. There will be two categories: quilts and home dec/other (wall hangings, table runners, bags, etc). There is a $5.00 fee to participate. Point-of-contact is Betsy or Karen Zimmerman.
FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR RIBBON WINNERS
Common Threads Quilt Guild members were well represented in the winners column at the Franklin County Fair Quilt Show – many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons, as well as the Judge’s Choice Award:
Marsha Beane – 2nd & 2nd
Jamie Blair – 2nd
Bev Fuchs – 1st & 1st
Susan Howard – 1st, 3rd & Judge’s Choice
Jackie Jones – 2nd, 2nd & 2nd
Kelley LaPlace – 1st & 2nd
Vicky Price – 2nd
Marty Rigo – 1st, 1st & 3rd
Judy Sagara – 2nd
Kathy Zaebst – 3rd
In addition to these 19 ribbons, Guild members won another 11 ribbons for the quilting on these. Catie Gynn, one ribbon; Penny Dixon, five ribbons; and Janet Armstrong, five ribbons. Congratulations to all! Plan now for next year – what will you enter?
The Guild now has a Facebook page, thanks to Judy Sagara. If you are on Facebook, 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 will need a Facebook account in order to access the page.
Members, click here for your roster.