Common Threads Quilt Guild 

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

Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts.

Sharon will also be putting on a workshop on Wednesday, Feb 28th from 9am to 4pm.  She will share a simpler way to make curved pieces with her Classic Curves Ruler.  The workshop will take place at Mifflin Presbyterian Church.

Sign-ups will take place for the In-Town Retreat, March 9-11, 2018, at the Frances Steube Community Center in Canal Winchester.  Pat and Ty have a great weekend planned!

Come early and join us for a potluck dinner; suggested donation is $5.00. The theme for this month’s potluck is ‘Breakfast for Dinner’.
If you would still like to bring something, please contact Marilyn Lundquist to sign up!


Block Swap

The Alphabet Swap is due in February. All letters have been taken. 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

There will be 4 mug rug swaps this year. 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 I ask is that it be bigger than a coaster, think cookie and mug space. 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, seal your envelope, and turn it into the coordinator. Sign-ups will be at the January and February meeting. First swap will be at the March meeting. Your theme could be spring, or “If Pets Had Thumbs Day” (3/3), or “Extraterrestrial Abductions Day” (3/20), or “National Peanut Month” (yep, you guessed it, March). This will be a really fun swap with lots of room for creativity and a fun gift to receive.



Registration for the Common Threads Spring Retreat in May (4-6) 2018 will open at 6:30pm at the February guild meeting and close at the end of the guild business meeting in March.  For more information, 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!


We need some pillowcases for the Quilts of Valor already made.  Kits will be available at the meeting.

We will be making the pillows for the Jefferson Elementary School Project all during the year in case the January Charity Sewing Day is cancelled due to bad weather.  The items needed for pillow kits are pre-cut 4″ WOF strips and 16″ squares for the back.

We also need many more baby quilts for Moms2B.  There are always kits to be pieced and tops/batts/backings that need to be quilted.  You can also make one with your own supplies and pattern.  There is no size requirement.

Bev is looking for an assistant to help carry things in and out of meetings, to help answer questions at meeting and to help cut kits.


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 January 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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