Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Sept 26, 2017

Program: Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts from Berlin, OH.  Corey is a fabric designer, author and teacher.  For more information about Corey, see Moda Fabrics blog and see Corey’s blog, Coriander Quilts, and her Etsy shop, CorianderQuilts.

Corey will also be teaching an applique workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 9:00am – 12:30pm.  We will be working on “Rainbow Petals” based on a pattern from Corey’s book.

The Fat Quarter Lotto is for 30’s or Aunt Grace fabrics.  For each FQ you bring, you have a chance at winning up to 12 FQ’s.  Make sure your fat quarters are fat enough – the FQ police will be on hand!

Social hour begins at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm.

 

NEW MEMBER SOCIAL SEW-IN

The next Common Threads “Social Sew-In” is Saturday, October 7. We have reserved rooms 1 & 2 at the Parsons Avenue Library from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Saturday.  The Parsons Avenue Library is at 1113 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206

Please feel free to come for the day or just an hour or two. Meet and get to know some of your fellow guild members in a fun, casual atmosphere. Bring your sewing machine, a project or two to work on and whatever supplies you need. Irons, ironing boards, rulers, and cutting mats will be supplied by the guild.

Demonstration of how to make a name tag and post cards will be presented. If you are interested in making a name tag, please bring the following materials: background fabric, batting and any embellishments you’d like to add. If you are a new member, you should have received a new member packet that included a piece of batting and a pin back… please bring them. If you are interested in making post cards, items to bring: light colored background fabric for writing your message on, other fabrics and embellishments to decorate the front, fabric pens, and Timtex or other thick stabilizer. Other supplies to bring: small cutting mat and cutter if you have them.

There are many restaurants, fast food and pizza places close by or you can bring your lunch. You can also bring a snack to share if you’d like. No red drinks are allowed in the libraries.

BLOCKS & SWAPS

Block Swap

We have a total of 23 letters that were taken in our Alphabet Swap, thanks so much to everyone who came forward for this swap, especially the folks who took two letters. So, each swap member will need to make 23 letters for swapping (one for yourself) and will need to complete their alphabet by making their own G, Q, R. We had an e-mail trail going for colors, you are of course free to use any solid color for the letters, but it is good to see what folks are planning so we don’t end up with all purple with two orange letters or whatever. We have a pretty good spread of colors. Your background color will be Kona Snow. These will not be due until February of 2018, but don’t wait until the last minute!  For the pattern, see:
www.mccallsquilting.com/quickquilts/articles/Best-Day-Ever-FREE-Alphabet-Characters-Block-Patterns

Due in November will be our Snowflake Swap.  This is a super simple pattern, no matching corners, made oversized so you can trim to size 12.5 inch unfinished. Background should read as blue with a white or white on white snow flake.  For the pattern, see:
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://cdn.craftsy.com/materials/50/January-Patterns.pdf

Fat Quarter Lotto

The colors for the upcoming year are:

  • September – Thirties, Aunt Grace
  • October – Blues
  • November – Stripes and Dots

SERVICE QUILTS

We need some pillowcases for the Quilts of Valor already made.  Kits will be available at the meeting.

We will be making the pillows for the Jefferson Elementary School Project all during the year in case the January Charity Sewing Day is cancelled due to bad weather.  The items needed for pillow kits are pre-cut 4″ WOF strips and 16″ squares for the back.

We also need many more baby quilts for Moms2B.  There are always kits to be pieced and tops/batts/backings that need to be quilted.  You can also make one with your own supplies and pattern.  There is no size requirement.

Bev is looking for an assistant to help carry things in and out of meetings, to help answer questions at meeting and to help cut kits.

FACEBOOK

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.

NEWSLETTER

Click here to view the September newsletter.

FORMS

  • 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.
  • Deposit Form – Here is the form for listing deposits to give to the Treasurer.

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