NEXT MEETING – January 27, 2015
Common Threads Quilt Guild has so many new and exciting things happening in 2015. We have a new board, new service projects, and a new quilt retreat to name just a few. Join us at the next guild meeting on January 27th where you can get all the news about the new!
DUES ARE DUE
Dues have been increased to $30. Make your checks payable to “Common Threads”. Click here for a Membership Form – forms will also be available at the January 27 meeting.
BRING PILLOW COVERS to Jan 27 MEETING
As you know, we held a sew-in to make patchwork covers for pillows to help Jefferson Elementary School, Gahanna, with their charity work to provide a pillow for each child at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Valentine’s Day. The day was a fun and productive day, yielding more than 100 covers! Leslie Twigg, the Gahanna teacher who supervises the project, stopped by to say thank the more than 16 Guild members at the sew-in. She extends her thanks to the several more members who stopped by throughout the day to drop off covers made at home. We found out that the students will be stuffing the pillows in the days after our January 27 meeting, so we are able to collect pillow covers at the meeting, and still have time to get them to Leslie. Please finish up any that you’ve started or make a few from your scraps, or both! For the pattern, click here (PDF). The patchwork is made up of 4″ finished squares in a 4″ x 4″ grid on one side, with a 16″ square of coordinating fabric on the other. Sew front to back (RST), leaving a 4″ opening for stuffing. Choose bright, cheerful fabrics. Thanks!
Our February meeting is a Virtual Studio Tour of members’ sewing spaces. Catie is still looking for one or two more volunteers to provide photos of their sewing spaces to add to the February meeting’s “Virtual Studio Tour.” You don’t have to have a Martha Stewart studio to participate, and you do not have to take photos of the entire space. Take a picture of how you store your thread, or a picture of how you organize your fabric or patterns. If you have before-and-after pictures, that is ideal! The hope is that everyone can go home with a new idea to improved her quilting space. Email photos to Catie at email@example.com. If you want your photo used anonymously, she can do that, but it would be great for you to talk about your photo for a few minutes at February’s meeting.
Feb. 20, 21, & 22, Quilt Beginnings North
New this year is an IN-TOWN RETREAT! It will be held Feb. 20, 21, & 22, Quilt Beginnings North, and the cost is $40. Food, fun & door prizes, with a very short drive. Sleep in your own bed, stay in a nearby hotel on your own, or coordinate a slumber party with those who live near QB-North. Sign-up at the January meeting! We’ll sew from Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are only 40 seats (2 to a table), so there is a possibility this may sell out. If so, we’ll look to hold another later in the year. See Lisa West and Pat Sanderson for more information.
BUS TRIP SIGN UPS
The bus trip will travel to Shipshewana, IN and Michigan this year, 2o15. Cost is $350.00. Sign ups will begin at the January meeting after the committee reports. The cost to sign up is a $50.00 non-refundable deposit. Balance is due at the May meeting. Looking forward to another fun adventure. Kathy, Jennie, Vicky, Linda
Here’s the link to our December 2014 newsletter, “The Running Stitch”.