Common Threads Quilt Guild 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

NEXT MEETING – January 27, 2015

We will have an overview of activities and workshop sign-ups.

PILLOW SEW-IN DAY, Jan 10, 9AM – 4PM

Again this year we are helping students of Jefferson Elementary School with their charity work by making patchwork covers for pillows. The younger students stuff them, and the older students sew them closed. They are given to children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Valentine’s Day.

Bring your sewing machine & supplies, and join your sister quilters for our first event of 2015!  Bring a lunch or go to a nearby restaurant (Wendy’s, Subway, pizza and other places are within walking distance).

Want to get a head start on pillow covers? For the pattern, click here (PDF).  The patchwork is made up of 4 1/2″ (unfinished size) squares in a 4 x 4 grid on one side, with a 16″ square of coordinating fabric on the other.  Sew front to back (RST), leaving a 4″ opening for stuffing.  Choose bright, cheerful fabrics. Please drop off finished covers at the Sew-In day. We need to get them to the school before our January meeting.  Thanks.

Our Pillow Sew-In Day is  January 10, 2015 at the Mifflin Presbyterian Church, 123 Granville St.  Gahanna, OH  43230.

ACTIVITY SIGN-UPS

Birthday Fat Quarter Swap – Here is how it works:  Participants indicate their birthday and say what kind of fabric they want for their fat quarters, such as “orange” or “light blue prints” or “30’s Repros” or “Bright Batiks”, and so on.  At each meeting, group members with a birthday that month are given a fat quarter from all the other group members.  There is a limit of 36 members per group, which means you will only give out 35 fat quarters the entire year, but during your birthday month you will RECEIVE 35 FAT QUARTERS. We don’t want to short our January birthday members, so we need to get the group finalized as soon as possible.  Contact Vicky Price at moc.loanull@ecirPSV NOW to sign up!

Pizza Box Swap – Here is how it works:  There are 12 people in each group. Each person

  • decides what block they want
  • makes a sample block
  • provides instructions for the block
  • and places it in a pizza box along with either background or feature material for 11 more blocks.

Throughout the year, the 11 other people in the group each make you a block. You will only have ONE block to make each month, and at the end of the year you get 12 blocks that you want. This yearlong commitment starts in January, so we need the groups finalized as soon as possible!  Contact Vicky Price at moc.loanull@ecirPSV NOW to sign up!

LOOKING FOR SEWING SPACE ORGANIZATION PHOTOS

Our February meeting is a Virtual Studio Tour of members’ sewing spaces.  We are looking for volunteers to send Catie some photos of their sewing spaces to add to the Virtual Tour.  Email photos to Catie.  You can, but you do not have to, take photos of the entire space. Take a picture of how you store your thread, or a picture of how you organize your fabric or patterns. If you have Before-And-After pictures, that is ideal! The idea is to share our ideas!  Everyone at the February meeting will go home with a new idea to improved their quilting space.  Tell Catie if you want your photo used anonymously or if she can use your name.

Would you like to help present the February program?  We are looking for a few volunteers to have their creative space videotaped to be presented at the meeting.  Let Catie know if you are game!

IN-TOWN RETREAT!

$40, Feb. 20, 21, & 22, Quilt Beginnings North

Let’s get together & quilt!  New this year is an “In-Town Retreat” starting Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m.  We’ll meet at Quilt Beginnings North (Sawmill Road), sew till midnight (maybe 1 a.m.?), and return Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. to sew some more. Food, fun & door prizes, with a very short drive. Sleep in your own bed, stay in a nearby hotel on your own, or coordinate a slumber party with those who live near QB-North. Sign-up at the January meeting!

NEWSLETTER

Here’s the link to our November 2014 newsletter, “The Running Stitch”.

QUILT SHOW PHOTOS

Click here to see photos of the winners of our quilt show this September 2014.

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