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. Note: A $5.00 admission fee will apply to visitors who are attending the program.

There will be a raffle for a bucket of quilty goodieness at the August meeting. Tickets are $1/each or 6/$5. See Marilyn to check out the bucket and to get your tickets.  Someone has to win – may as well be you!



A big thank you to those who have submitted recipes. We’re about half way to the goal of 200 recipes so
we have a nice book to sell.

If anyone would be interested in doing some online proofing, I would greatly appreciate it. Please text 614-395-2249 or email Marilyn Lundquist (or see me at the August meeting). Thank you in advance.

We have a few submissions for the Title of our cookbook. if you have an idea, please contact me by the August guild meeting.

Recipes Still Needed

The deadline for submitting recipes is the August guild meeting; however, since they are being sent to me via email, please feel free to get them to Marilyn Lundquist before then.

Pre-Orders for the Cookbook

Pre-orders for the cookbooks will begin at the August guild meeting, we will also take pre-orders at the September meeting. Delivery is scheduled for the November meeting. Prepayment will be required, cost is $10/cookbook. The hope is to sell 300 books, we will see where we are at the end of the September meeting to have a better idea of sales. If we do get to 300 books sold, we will make an estimated $1500 profit.



Block Swap

Chickens – This August we will be swapping out the chickens from Sindy Rodenmayer’s What the Cluck pattern found here . All chickens should measure 12 1/2 inches unfinished with a neutral background, chickens made with 30s fabrics. Looking forward to seeing what all of you have hatched for this swap.

Block Lotto – We will finally be closing out the Block Lotto this month with a drawing for sets of 12 blocks. If you have the fabric setting around the house you still have time to make a block and enter it in the lotto. We have several drawings planned for this, your odds are better the more blocks you make so come and join us!

Black and White Bento Boxes – We will be using black on white and white on black as the colors for the blocks. You may have a speck of color on your black fabrics. I have also been searching for fabrics for this swap and have discovered that it can be kind of hard to find black and white fabrics without gray in them, so you may also allow a small bit of gray to sneak in there, too. I will have a pattern available when you sign up, but you can also find a detailed tutorial here .  Finished size will be 12 inches.  These can be turned in at the November meeting.

Mug Rug Swap

Third Mug Rug – August will also be the month for our third Mug Rug Swap. If you have lost your envelope, or didn’t have one to begin with, you are still free to join us. Make a mug rug at least 4 x 6 inches (no coasters, please) and put it in an envelope. Feel free to add any goodies to your mug rug package. We will have a basket at the swap table to put your envelopes into at the swap table.

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.



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.

Currently, there are 50 members who have registered to attend the Fall retreat which will include a pizza supper, an Amish dinner and a ticket to Gathering stitches. Many thanks to the planning committee members who make this fun sewing event possible.

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.
    • We will begin accepting quilts and entry forms at the guild meeting at Bexley United Methodist Church on August 28th. Each person can enter a maximum of three quilts; the entry fee is $5.00 per quilt, payable by cash or check.
    • Other drop-off times include: Karla Zadnik on Sunday, September 9 between 11am and 6pm at Karla’s house (see your newsletter for more information) or make other arrangements by contacting Karla before September 11th.
  • 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.


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