Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, August 28th, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Lynn Carson Harris, author of “Every Last Piece” will showcase her work with even the tiniest of scraps.


Block Swap

Chickens – July is the long-awaited homecoming for our chickens!  Swappers, please remember that your chickens should be 12-1/2 inches unfinished, in 30’s fabric, fused and machine appliqued onto a neutral or shirting background. Please put your chickens in a bag with your name on it. If you want a particular chicken returned to you please mark it with your name. Bring 12 chickens and you will get back 12 different chickens.  The pattern used in this swap is “What the Cluck” from Sindy Rodemayer’s website

Blocks – It is also time to finish up our block lotto. We have over 40 blocks up for lotto. They will be divided into groups of 12. Fabric was available at guild meetings for you to take home and make into the block of your choice. After completing your block and turning it in, you were to fill out a slip to put your name in the drawing. We have lots of really fun looking blocks and we will be drawing for winners at the July meeting.

Black and White Bento Boxes – This is a very simple block – no triangles!  The pattern will be available at the meeting but if you would like a sneak peek, there is a very detailed tutorial at The block will use a black print as one color and a white and black print for the light colors.  You may mix the prints in the blocks, but please don’t mix them in the quarter block. The prints used need only read as black (may have small spots of color and of course may have white in it) with a contrasting print that is a black print on white fabric. The key is contrast. You will turn in 12 blocks at the October meeting. Hope you will join us on this one.

Fat Quarter Lotto

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

  • August – White-On-White
  • 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.


The Shop Hop Caravan is August 4th.  We will meet at the Lowe’s at Route 23 and I-270 in south Columbus and travel to the Nelsonville Quilt Company, have lunch in Lancaster and continue on to the Goodtime Quilter’s Quilt Show in Circleville.  If you plan to go and have not yet signed up, please do so at this month’s meeting so we can determine how many drivers are needed.


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.



The 2018 Common Threads Fall Retreat will be held Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16 at the Berlin Resort, 5330 County Rd 201, Millersburg, OH 44654. Registration will begin at the guild meeting on June 26.

For more information, see the Retreats page.

For the registration form, see the Forms page.


The Common Threads Biennial Quilt Show will be September 18, 2018 from 6:30-8:30PM at Mifflin Presbyterian Church in Gahanna. It will include a judged show, quilt raffle, basket raffle, and a featured quilter from our guild to show off the best of our best.

I know what you’re thinking. “Oh wow, what should I be doing to get ready?” Here’s everything you need to know.

  • Put the date on your calendar.
  • Start to plan on your quilt entries now. There will be a category for every size and technique, including totes and other three-dimensional entries. You can enter up to three pieces at $5.00 per entry. Note: although entering quilts in the show that have been at Show and Tell and/or the Franklin County show earlier in the year is not banned, the show is a lot more fun when the attendees haven’t seen most of the quilts before.  See the Forms page for the Quilt Entry Form.
  • Think about how you’d like to volunteer: judging, set-up, tear down, raffle baskets, snacks, etc. There is a slight change in schedule. Judging will be on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 12-5PM with show set-up immediately following that evening. Sign-up sheets will be circulated beginning at the January meeting. Please email Karla Zadnik to volunteer.

Let’s make it our best show ever!


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.


See the newsletter page for the latest newsletter.


Members only, the roster is a password protected Microsoft Excel file.  Click here to download a roster.

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