Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 7PM

space-ships-pattern-1618939PLEASE NOTE EARLIER MEETING DATE!

This year we challenged our members to complete unfinished projects from a prior year’s Common Threads activity.  Examples are the half square triangle swap, a mystery quilt, a block swap, aworkshop project, etc.  New members, or those who have all of their projects completed, are still able to participate by completing a charity quilt for Moms2B (Bev Fuchs had kits earmarked for the challenge).  Sign-ups took place through the October meeting; finished projects will be revealed at the November meeting.  There is a $5.00 fee/entry.  Both categories will be eligible for prizes and drawings.  This year we are going to get those UFO’s finished!!!

At this meeting, there will also be our annual voting for the Common Threads officers for 2017.   We will be voting for the positions of President Elect, Secretary/Historian and Treasurer. Thus far, Betsy Zimmerman has agreed to run for the President Elect position, Diana McDaniel will be running again for Secretary/Historian and Liz Cohen will be running again for Treasurer.  If you want to nominate yourself or someone else for one of these positions, please email Janice.

The Fall Chili Cook-off is happening before the November meeting.  There will be plenty of tasty chili waiting for you to sample.  Along with the chili, there are great toppings such as cheddar cheese, sour cream and plenty of crackers.  To cap off the meal, there will be a sampling of desserts from some of our most talented bakers.  You can then vote for your favorite chili.  Doors open at 5:45PM for those bringing chili, and serving starts at 6:00PM.  Suggested donation is $5.00.

Our Fat Quarter Lotto will feature holiday prints.


We challenge you to design a new guild pin.  Be wild, be creative, be original!  Email your entries to Diana McDaniel.  The winning pin will be selected by the executive board and the winner gets bragging rights and a free pin.


If you were to attend a mini-workshop on quilting, what type of workshop would you like to attend?

We are seeking Mini-Workshop instructors among our members.   Would you be interested in teaching your special quilting talent to other guild members?  If so, the guild is now going to offer mini-workshops taught any day.  Talk with Barb Gurevitz about your talent, how long you think your workshop will last, what you would like to charge, your preferred day and time to teach, and area of town you would prefer to teach.  Her thought is that these workshops could be taught at local libraries, senior centers, or other locations throughout the city.  They are being targeted to start up in 2017.

Forms will be available at the welcome desk or from me at the next couple of meetings to let Barb know what you would like to see or teach.


Save the dates!

Spring – May 5-7, 2017


The Guild now has a Facebook page, thanks to Judy Sagara.  Our show-and-tell photos are available on our Facebook page instead of in the newsletter.   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.


The 2016 Common Threads Quilt Show was Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Mifflin Presbyterian Church in Gahanna.  It was judged Linda Luggen.  The show results are:

Large, machine pieced and machine quilted
1st = Wheel of Fortune, made by Claire Paul
2nd = Nautilus Beauty, pieced by Karla Zadnik, quilted by Linda Weger
3rd = Almost Dancing Batiks, made by Linda Weger
Honorable mention = Vintage Farm Girl, pieced by Karla Zadnik, quilted by Janet Armstrong

Small, machine pieced and machine/hand appliqued/embroidered
1st = Over the River/Dashing through the Snow, made by Karen Zimmerman
2nd = Vintage Trick or Treat, pieced and embroidered by Pam Mabe, quilted by Penny Dixon
3rd = Baskets of Kittens, pieced, appliqued, and embroidered by Marsha Beane, quilted by Janet Armstrong

Hand quilted
1st = Victorian Hearts, made by Dee Roth

Large, machine pieced and machine/hand appliqued/embroidered
1st = Affairs of the Heart with Mendhi Embroidery, made by Lucie Grena-Hewitt
2nd = Hocus Pocus, pieced and hand embroidered by Kathy Zaebst, quilted by Penny Dixon
3rd = Stitcher’s Garden, pieced and appliqued by Kathy Myers, quilted by Janet Amlin
Honorable Mention = Chestnuts and Vine, made by Beverly Fuchs

Small, machine pieced and machine quilted
1st = Carnival Candy, made by Claire Paul
2nd = Scrappy Stars, made by Marilou Bradley
3rd = Definitely Twisted, made by Betsy Zimmerman

Three Dimensional
1st = Oval Yellow Bowl with Handles, made by Vicky Price
2nd = Atlantic Tote, made by Diana McDaniel
3rd = Quilted Bargello Jacket, made by Nancy Gayer

Best of Show = Affairs of the Heart with Mendhi Embroidery, made by Lucie Grena-Hewit
Viewers’ Choice = Woodland Christmas, pieced and appliqued by Marsha Beane, quilted by Janet Armstrong
Judge’s choice = Dresden Stars, made by Catie Gynn
Judge’s special recognition = Snapshots, pieced by Karla Zadnik, quilted by Linda Weger


Click here to view the November 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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