Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Wed, July 28, 2015

Teri Tope

Teri Tope

Join us for “Christmas in July” on Tuesday, July 28, as we welcome Teri Tope who will present a trunk show of her latest designs and patterns.

We also have a workshop with Teri on Sunday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Quilt Trends, to learn a simple, yet clever, quilt-as-you-go tablerunner  using 2 1/2″ strips (either a jelly roll or cut your own).  You’ll leave the workshop with a sewn gift for others or yourself. Pick up a supply list Tuesday at Guild meeting.  $40 members; $45 non-members (bring a friend!).  To register, see Gloria Scott-Tibbs.  We’ve had requests for WEEKEND workshops, which are hard to schedule unless the speaker is from Columbus. We’re fortunate to have Teri Tope, one of Columbus’ own nationally known quilters, so we were able to schedule the workshop for the weekend. Let’s see how it goes as we try something new!

For more information about Teri, see her website at:

The Fat Quarter Lotto color for July is red, white, or blue. Bring your FQ and receive a ticket to win a stack!


Our August meeting is also our summer potluck dinner, starting at 6 pm.  We will have a very brief meeting starting at 7 pm, followed by the garage sale.  There will be no pre-sales — everyone will start shopping at the same time!

Please bring donations for the garage sale to our July meeting. We will have a truck/car in parking lot so you do not need to carry the items upstairs.  Pre-price if you would like to do so.  Books and magazines are too heavy to lug back and forth, so please bring those the night of the sale (Aug. 24). Any and all quilting related items are sought!


This is the last month to sign up for the Half Square Triangle exchange!  We currently have 32 who are participating.  We are exchanging full sheets of 3″ Bright Batiks with white or White on White.  See Tracie, JoAnn or Vicky for details.


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 Betsy or Karen Zimmerman.


The Fall Quilting Retreat will be held on Sept 18-20 at The Inn at Amish Door in Wilmot, OH.  Unfortunately, space is limited to 45 participants on a first-come, first served basis.  $50 will secure your spot with the total cost of the retreat being $165 due in August.  Sign-ups for the Fall retreat will be held at the July guild meeting, starting at 6:15 p.m., and stopping at 7 p.m when the meeting starts.  If space remains, sign-up will continue after show-and-tell.  (There will be no sign-ups during the meeting.) As always, you may register for yourself and your roommate.  Please bring a check, made out to “Common Threads Quilt Guild”. 


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?


Members, click here for your roster.


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