Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

This month’s speaker is Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts.  Sharon is a quilter and pattern designer from here in Columbus and has created the “Classic Curves Ruler” to make sewing curved pieces simpler for everyone!  The guild meeting will begin at 6:30pm.

Plan to come early (at 5:45 PM) and join us for a potluck dinner; suggested donation is $5.00. The theme for this month’s potluck is ‘Breakfast for Dinner’. 

Sharon will also be putting on a workshop on Wednesday, Feb 28th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  We only have a few spots left at Sharon’s workshop on Wednesday, February 28th, so be sure to sign up soon before they’re all filled!  She will share a simpler way to make curved pieces with her Classic Curves Ruler.  The workshop will take place at Mifflin Presbyterian Church.

NOTE:  Unfortunately, due to the freezing rain and wintry mix predicted for March 17th, we’ve decided to cancel the Social Sewing Day scheduled that day.  It’s tough for us to know if they’re right or wrong, so we feel it’s best to err on the side of caution. Stay safe, and we’ll see you at the guild meeting on March 27th!

We are no longer able to collect dog/cat beds until further notice. The shelter director wanted everyone to know how much they appreciated all of the work that went into them and to thank us for donating so many of them, but unfortunately, they now present practical challenges for them to use in all but a few circumstances. We are currently looking for another place for them and will let you know as soon as we find one!


Block Swap

Please return your Alphabet blocks during the February meeting.  The goal is to return them swapped to you by the end of the meeting

The blocks are made using Kona Snow for our background color and the letters are made with a color that reads as solid. For the pattern, see:

Mug Rug Swap

You still have time to join in the Mug Rug Swap.  The first swap will be held during the March meeting.  There will be 4 mug rug swaps this year and you’ll get an envelope for each swap.

Tie your mug rug design to the closest season or holiday. Size will be from 4″ x 6″ to 6″ x 9″ and anything in between.  It does not have to be a rectangle. All that’s asked is that it be bigger than a coaster… think room for a cookie and coffee mug. It’s OK to put a little something extra in your envelope, like a cookie or tea bag.

The swap will be a blind swap.  Put your mug rug in the appropriate envelope, seal it, and turn it into the coordinator.  Keep the other envelopes for the remaining swaps occurring in May, August and November.

Fat Quarter Lotto

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

  • February – Ugly fabric (your definition)
  • March – 3 Jelly Roll strips (based or tacked together – no pins or safety pins)
  • April – Religious
  • May – Novelty
  • 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.



Registration for the Common Threads Spring Retreat in May 4-6, 2018 will open at 6:00 PM at the February guild meeting and close at the end of the guild business meeting in March.  The registration fee for double occupancy at the Berlin Resort at the corner of SR 39 and County Rd 201 will continue to be $150 per person. There will be a wait list if necessary. Millers quilt shop in Charm has their 30% sale during our retreat weekend. Mercantile on Main in Coshocton (20%), Anything Sews in Dover (15%), and Somewhere Sewing in Millersburg (15%) have offered our retreaters a discount so please consider stopping by on the way to the retreat and let them know you are with Common Threads. Information about discounts from other quilt shops and planned
activities will be announced closer to May. A completed registration form includes payment in full. Registration is transferable but not refundable after April 1, 2018.  Only Common Threads members may attend the retreat. A handout of additional retreat information will be available at registration.

For more information and the registration form, see the Retreats page.


This year’s In-Town Retreat will be March 9 – 11 at the Canal Winchester Community Center.  For more information, see the Retreats 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!


Twinkle from Moms2B will be speaking at our March meeting. Bev would love to give her a big pile of baby quilts. Please finish up any baby quilts you are working on (or make on your own) and bring them in to the February meeting. TWe can put labels on them and wash them in preparation to give them to her in March.


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.


Click here to view the February 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. Email Jackie Jones at moc.liamtohnull@eikcajeikcahw if you have any questions about membership.
  • 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.
  • Deposit Form – Here is the form for listing deposits to give to the Treasurer.


Members, click here for your roster.

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