Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Annual Summer Picnic

Annual Summer Picnic

Our August meeting is our Summer Picnic Dinner, starting at 6 p.m.  After the abundance of food we had at last year’s Summer Picnic, we did something a little different this year. We contacted a list of volunteers who said they would help the Ways & Means Committee, and asked them to bring specific items. We are all set, and ready to offer you some great food for dinner. Although your generosity is welcome, we hope this new approach will help us avoid getting way too many potluck items! Please sign up next time the list comes around for Guild Dinners if you would like to participate in the future. Thanks to Barb Watts for organizing this!

At 7 p.m., we’ll have a very brief meeting with two guest speakers, one from the Kids-n-Camp Auction, and a new quilt shop owner from Pataskala.  The Big Event, of course, is our Garage Sale, which we anticipate starting no later than 7:30 pm.

For the garage sale, everyone will start shopping at the same time. No pre-sales this year.  Since books and magazines are so heavy, we’ve asked that they be brought the night of the sale.  We can also take other items the night of the sale if you price them. Try to package the items in a way they are visible yet will stay together – Ziploc bags work well for many things.  Any questions, please contact Sue Atkins, at moc.loanull@snikaws.


The Fat Quarter Lotto color for August is school bus yellow. Bring your FQ and receive a ticket to win a stack!


The theme of this year’s challenge quilt is stars. Participants are to make a quilt or other item based on this year’s star theme.  It can be one star or many, large or small, pieced or appliqué, by hand or machine!  Whatever you choose, the only requirement is that the project must have a star theme or star block.  They can be any size and finished projects will be revealed at the October meeting.  There will be two categories:  quilts and home dec/other (wall hangings, table runners, bags, etc).  There is a $5.00 fee to participate.  Point-of-contact Betsy or Karen Zimmerman.


The Fall Quilting Retreat will be held on Sept 18-20 at The Inn at Amish Door in Wilmot, OH.  Unfortunately, space is limited to 45 participants on a first-come, first served basis.  $50 will secure your spot with the total cost of the retreat being $165 due in August.  Sign-ups for the Fall retreat will be held at the July guild meeting, starting at 6:15 p.m., and stopping at 7 p.m when the meeting starts.  If space remains, sign-up will continue after show-and-tell.  (There will be no sign-ups during the meeting.) As always, you may register for yourself and your roommate.  Please bring a check, made out to “Common Threads Quilt Guild”. 


Common Threads Quilt Guild members were well represented in the winners column at the Franklin County Fair Quilt Show – many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons, as well as the Judge’s Choice Award:

Marsha Beane – 2nd & 2nd
Jamie Blair – 2nd
Bev Fuchs – 1st & 1st
Susan Howard – 1st, 3rd & Judge’s Choice
Jackie Jones – 2nd, 2nd & 2nd
Kelley LaPlace – 1st & 2nd
Vicky Price – 2nd
Marty Rigo – 1st, 1st & 3rd
Judy Sagara – 2nd
Kathy Zaebst – 3rd

In addition to these 19 ribbons, Guild members won another 11 ribbons for the quilting on these. Catie Gynn, one ribbon; Penny Dixon, five ribbons; and Janet Armstrong, five ribbons. Congratulations to all!  Plan now for next year – what will you enter?


Click here to view the August newsletter.


Members, click here for your roster.


Want to know the latest news from the Common Threads Quilt Guild? Learn More»


Want to know more about upcoming programs and speakers? Learn More»


Want to know more about the upcoming events of the Common Threads community? Learn More»
Copyright © Common Threads Quilt Guild, by Merry IT at