Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Nov. Program:  The Challenge Reveal will happen at the November meeting with the election of officers.  We will be voting on the following officers:

President Elect – Marilyn Snyder
Treasurer – Janet Histed
Secretary/Historian – Diana McDaniel

Marilyn Lundquist (Ways and Means) and Ellen Spialter (Dog/Cat Beds) are also serving as new committee chairs for this year. Our thanks also go out to Michele Chavalia and Diane Kistler for their service this past year!

Social hour begins at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm.

The fabrics for our last Fat Quarter Lotto of the year is “Stripes and Dots”.

Dec. Program:  There will also be a Holiday Winter Themed Party and Potluck dinner on December 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Asbury South Methodist Church.  The church is at the corner of Noe-Bixby Rd and Winchester Pike, just east of Hamilton Rd.

The church has an excellent balcony area that we thought would be a fabulous way to showcase your holiday or winter theme quilts. If you would like to show yours, please make sure you have your name on your item and have a 4” sleeve attached for hanging purposes and bring to the November meeting and we will return to you at the end of the December party so you can have for your own family events.

At the party, for those of you who would like to participate in a winter theme exchange, our project this year is “Mug Rugs” or “Cup Cozy’s”. You can pick your own pattern/design and use winter theme fabrics. The internet has many free patterns available. The items are easy to make.

In addition, we will also be having a Potluck. Be thinking of your favorite Holiday recipe you would like to share. Once again, the Perfect Potluck website will be utilized for this.

BLOCKS & SWAPS

Block Swap

Due in November will be our Snowflake Swap.  This is a super simple pattern, no matching corners, made oversized so you can trim to size 12.5 inch unfinished. Background should read as blue with a white or white on white snow flake.  For the pattern, see:
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://cdn.craftsy.com/materials/50/January-Patterns.pdf

We have a total of 25 letters that were taken in our Alphabet Swap, only the R remains unclaimed. So, each swap member will need to make 25 letters for swapping (one for yourself). We had an e-mail trail going for colors, you are of course free to use any solid color for the letters, but it is good to see what folks are planning so we don’t end up with all purple with two orange letters or whatever. We have a pretty good spread of colors. Your background color will be Kona Snow. These will not be due until February of 2018, but don’t wait until the last minute!  For the pattern, see:
www.mccallsquilting.com/quickquilts/articles/Best-Day-Ever-FREE-Alphabet-Characters-Block-Patterns

 

SERVICE QUILTS

We need some pillowcases for the Quilts of Valor already made.  Kits will be available at the meeting.

We will be making the pillows for the Jefferson Elementary School Project all during the year in case the January Charity Sewing Day is cancelled due to bad weather.  The items needed for pillow kits are pre-cut 4″ WOF strips and 16″ squares for the back.

We also need many more baby quilts for Moms2B.  There are always kits to be pieced and tops/batts/backings that need to be quilted.  You can also make one with your own supplies and pattern.  There is no size requirement.

Bev is looking for an assistant to help carry things in and out of meetings, to help answer questions at meeting and to help cut kits.

FACEBOOK

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.

NEWSLETTER

Click here to view the November newsletter.

FORMS

  • 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.
  • Deposit Form – Here is the form for listing deposits to give to the Treasurer.

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