Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, April 28, 2015

Cindy Casciato

Cindy Casciato

We welcome Cindy Casciato as our speaker for April.  Cindy Casciato is a teacher, designer, author and most importantly, a quilter with over 30 years of experience teaching quilting and related topics to guilds and organizations. Cindy has several publications starting with her first, “Block Explosion” (2004). Her latest book is “Stash with Splash Quilts” (2010). She also has a line of original patterns called “Threads of Friendship”.  She will present a lecture and trunk show – “Stash Busting”.

Cindy will also be presenting a workshop on Wednesday, April 29.  See this post for more information.

Our meetings have returned to the newly remodeled Bexley United Methodist Church.  We will be meeting in the new, upstairs space which is named “The Maloney Center for Life and Learning”.  Enter through the ramp entrance at the west side of the parking lot.  Go upstairs and follow the hallway.  An elevator is available if needed.


The Fat Quarter Lotto color for April is blue.  Bring your FQ and receive a ticket to win a stack!


It is not too late to join the 2015 mystery quilt challenge. The cost is $10.00 which includes the cost of the pattern and prizes. Final reveal will be at the January 2016 meeting.  Prize winners will be voted on by those attending the January meeting. Point-of-contact Kathy Meyers.


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.


Here’s the link to our March 2015 newsletter, “The Running Stitch”.


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