Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, June 26, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Four Quilt Diva’s will share a new technique or quick project in a round robin format.

Be sure to bring your $$ with you to the meeting. We will be having a raffle for a basket filled with all kinds of goodies! Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.


Block Swap

Chickens –  There is still time to join the chicken swap.  You can find a copy of the chicken pattern, What the Cluck, at Sindy Rodemayer’s website Download the chicken of your choice.  12 of the same chicken are to be made with 30’s prints, fused to a background of shirting or a neutral fabric.  Chickens are to be appliqued using your favorite machine applique stitch; buttonhole, zig-zag, invisible stitch. Bring 12 chickens and you will get back 12 different chickens. If you would like to get back a certain chicken you have made, please mark it with your name. Bring those chicks home to roost at the July meeting!

Strips – We also hope you will join in our strip swap. The swap consists of strip sets that are at least 9 inches wide and 20 inches long, it’s okay if they are slightly larger. The strips are to be cut 1 and 1/2 inch to 2 and 1/2 inches, then sewn together with all seam allowances pressed in the same direction. The theme here is scrappy fabrics with a pleasant mix of colors and hues made of quality fabrics.  Participants will turn in 12 sets of strips (ambitious folks may sign up more than once) at the June meeting, and get 12 back. Looking for ideas for your strip sets? – search for “strip set quilts”.

Fat Quarter Lotto

Here is what’s coming up for the Fat Quarter Lotto:

  • June – Pastels
  • July – Grunge
  • August – White-On-White
  • September – Civil War
  • October – Batiks
  • November – 20 Charm Pack Sq. (5×5, basted or tacked together, no pins or safety pins)
  • December – Christmas Party – No Lotto

Just a reminder, please make sure your name is on your labels.


A sign-up sheet will be at the June meeting for the One Day Shop Hop. Please specify if you can drive and how many can ride in your car.


This year’s Challenge is “Orphan Blocks.” This refers to those samples you made or extra blocks that didn’t make their way into a quilt. Use your imagination! Projects can be a quilt, chair cover, bag, whatever rings your bell!  Come to the Challenge table at the meeting for details and see a “Gypsy” quilt using some “Orphans.

We have blocks at the table for anyone to have. We are also asking everyone to donate some of your “Orphans” so that they may find a new home.

Happy digging through your stash.



The 2018 Common Threads Fall Retreat will be held Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16 at the Berlin Resort, 5330 County Rd 201, Millersburg, OH 44654. Registration will begin at the guild meeting on June 26.

For more information, see the Retreats page.

For the registration form, see the Forms page.


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!


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.


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