Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Feb 24, 2015


Our meetings have returned to the newly remodeled Bexley United Methodist Church.  We will be meeting in the new, upstairs space which is named “The Maloney Center for Life and Learning”.  Enter through the ramp entrance at the west side of the parking lot.  Go upstairs and follow the hallway.  An elevator is available if needed.

Mary Koval's Antique Quilts

Mary Koval’s Antique Quilts

Our program for March is a trunk show and lecture by Mary Koval of Mary’s Quilt Shop, in Bedford, PA.  Mary will present a selection of her vast collection of antique quilts, and discuss quilt history, a very appropriate topic for the week following National Quilting Day.  Click here for more information about Mary’s antique quilts.


In honor of National Quilting Day, we are holding our first Social Sew of the year. Please join us from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mifflin Presbyterian Church 123 Granville Street, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Bring your project(s), machine & sewing supplies. We will have extension cords, a few cutting boards, irons and ironing boards.  Bring a snack to share if you would like (but it’s certainly not necessary). You can bring lunch or plan to go out to one of the many restaurants within walking distance of the church. The door will remain locked, but there is a doorbell about 5 feet or so up on the right-hand door edge (as you face the door), and we will be on the lookout for folks.


The Fat Quarter Lotto color for March is green.  Bring your FQ and receive a ticket to win a stack!


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 March 24 meeting.


In-Town Retreat

Despite the snow, the first In-Town Retreat, held Feb. 20, 21, & 22, Quilt Beginnings North, was a hit! Many, many thanks to Pat Sanderson, Kathy Myers, and Lisa West for making this a great event!

Spring Retreat

Sign-ups for this May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Retreat, which will be held at Berlin Inn and Suites, Berlin, Ohio, were held on Tuesday, February 24, at our regularly scheduled meeting. The retreat sold out quickly, but let Marsha Beane or Bert Ward know if you would like to be on the wait-list.  The cost is $165 and includes Friday night and Saturday night accommodations plus pizza Friday night and a continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday.  An extra day on Monday is not available. The retreat is not open to non-members.  Please see Marsha Beane or Bert Ward for more information.


The bus trip will travel to Shipshewana, IN and Michigan this year, 2015.  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 February 2015 newsletter, “The Running Stitch”.


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