Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

At our January meeting we will have a review of the 2018 Program Year.  There will also be sign-ups for various activities.  And remember, your membership dues are due.

Sign-ups will take place for the In-Town Retreat, March 9-11, 2018, at the Frances Steube Community Center in Canal Winchester.  Pat and Ty have a great weekend planned!

There is also a couple of other activities in January you might be interested in:

CHARITY SEWING DAY

The Charity Sewing Day scheduled for January 13, 2018 has been cancelled due to the weather.  You can bring any pillowcases you’ve completed to the guild meeting.

Click here for the pattern for the pillow covers.  Click here for the pattern for the pillow covers.

Joint Executive Board & Committee Chair Meeting

January 21st, 2018, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Quarterly joint meeting of the Guild Executive Board and all Committee Chairs.

BLOCKS & SWAPS

Block Swap

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

Mug Rug Swap

There will be 4 swaps for the year. Tie your mug rug design to the closest season or holiday. Size will be from 4″ x 6″ to 6″ x 9″ and anything in between.  It does not have to be a rectangle. All I ask is that it be bigger than a coaster, think cookie and mug space. It’s OK to put a little something extra in your envelope, like a cookie or tea bag. The swap will be a blind swap, seal your envelope, and turn it into the coordinator. Sign-ups will be at the January and February meeting. First swap will be at the March meeting. Your theme could be spring, or “If Pets Had Thumbs Day” (3/3), or “Extraterrestrial Abductions Day” (3/20), or “National Peanut Month” (yep, you guessed it, March). This will be a really fun swap with lots of room for creativity and a fun gift to receive.

SPRING RETREAT

Registration for the Common Threads Spring Retreat in May (4-6) 2018 will open at 6:30pm at the February guild meeting and close at the end of the guild business meeting in March. If the retreat budget is approved as proposed, the registration fee for double occupancy will continue to be $150 per person. There will be a wait list if necessary. Millers quilt shop in Charm has their 30% sale during our retreat weekend. Information about discounts from other quilt shops and planned activities will be announced closer to May. Click here for a registration form.  A completed registration form includes payment in full. Only Common Threads members may attend the retreat. Find a roommate and prepare to have some quilting fun!

There will be no refunds after April 1, 2018 unless the retreat is cancelled or your registration is transferred to another Common Threads member who will substitute for you and is acceptable to your roommate.

QUILT SHOW

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.
  • 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!

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.

ROSTER

Members, click here for your roster.

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