Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, May 23, 2017, 7PM

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 our guest speaker will be Terri Brown, owner of The Laughing Ewe in Canal Winchester OH.  Her shop carries primitives, wool, Civil War reproductions and other fabrics and supplies for rug hooking, quilting, and punch needle.  Terri is a member of our guild and has been for many years.  Terri will be presenting Wool 101 which covers working with wool, wood terminology, and wool dyeing.  She will also bring some kits and fabrics for us to purchase.

Come early for supper and social time!  There will be a Taco Bar starting at 6:15PM.


Fall Retreat – Dates are Sept 15-17, 2017, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It will be held at the Berlin Resorts in Berlin, OH.  Cost is $150. Click here for all the details.


Block Lotto

PASSION FOR PURPLE – You can make the block of your choice, any block with a finished size of 12 inches, unfinished size of 12.5 inches. The only other rule is that all of the fabrics must have some purple in them, maybe just a little, or maybe a lot.  You can use a background in a neutral color, cream, white, tone on tone neutrals, but the block must be predominantly purple. Any shade, any pattern, any style, you name it. We will collect blocks up until the start of the July meeting, at which time we will draw for winners for a group of 12 blocks. Get to work, dig through that stash, open up that purple drawer, dump that basket of purple scraps and enter a few blocks. You might get lucky and be snuggled under a purple quilt before the year is over. Any questions you can check in at the meeting or email Sew Atkins.

Block Swap

CAT BLOCKS – Please return your Cat Blocks at the May meeting.  Sue will collect your blocks before the meeting and sort them.  You will be able to pick them up by the end of the meeting.  You will find the directions for making Elizabeth Hartman’s Basic Cat Block at:

BOXY STARS – New sign-ups are still being taken for Bonnie Hunter’s Boxy Stars blocks.  Make 12 blocks the same and get back a variety of 12 blocks from your fellow guild members.  It’s a fun, easy block made from 2.5 inch strips, scrappy so no need to buy fabric.  The light background colors can be neutral by Bonnie Hunter standards. You may make your flowers any color you wish. The block will measure 12.5 inches unfinished.  These will be swapped in August.  We will sign up in groups of 12, you may sign up for more than one group, but please don’t repeat fabrics between your sets. you can find full directions at: 

Fat Quarter Lotto

The colors for the upcoming year are:

May – Patriotic Prints and colors
June – Black and White
July – Batiks, any color
August – Yellows
September – Thirties, Aunt Grace
October – Blues
November – Stripes and Dots



  • Get a large bag or box.
  • Label bag or box “Guild Garage Sale”.
  • Start in one corner of your quilting space and organize your quilting materials and supplies.
  • Put the “Oh, my, what was I thinking!” items into bag or box.
  • Add the “Well, that will never happen” items to bag or box.
  • Round out the bag or box with finished patterns and books.
  • Email Catie Gynn or call for her to pick up bag or box.


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.


Click here to view the May newsletter.


  • 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.  (Editable PDF file) (Word Document)
  • Deposit Form – Here is the form for listing deposits to give to the Treasurer.


Members, click here for your roster.

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