Meeting Information and Location
If you are looking for a dynamic, fun quilt guild, Common Threads Quilters Guild is it! We have engaging speakers, Saturday Sewcials for learning new techniques and make many quilts for community charities.
Monthly Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every month
(check the calendar for November and December meeting dates).
Meetings are from 7-9pm at:
Mills Chapel Baptist Church
85 Country Club Road
Newnan Ga 30263
Visitors are Always Welcome! For more info see our Contact Information page above under the Home Tab. Hope to see you soon!
Are you ready for an exciting new Block of the Month? It's here!
2016 -2017 Block of the Month
All the information and directions for the BOM patterns can be found on the Common Threads Quilters Guild web site under the Block of the Month Page. You can download the patterns by clicking on the documents. Making any size quilt is an option too. There will be a total of 12 blocks but you don’t have to do them all.
The blocks and directions will be shown at each guild meeting. Additional instructions and alternate ways to make half-square triangles and flying geese will be demonstrated at some of the meetings.
The first 2 blocks will be presented in September and two more in October. Eight more blocks will be presented in January through April. There will be a total of 12 blocks. Each will finish as a 12” block (12 ½” unfinished). Use a ¼” seam allowance. The challenge is to have the quilt finished by June, 2017.
Approximate yardage for a consistent background in a “planned quilt” will require 3 - 3 ½ yards of fabric. A suggestion would be to use a fabric collection. The coordinating fabrics would need 1 yard cuts. We used 6 blenders in different patterns/colors.
A scrappy quilt will use less yardage - depending on your “stash!”
As an incentive to get lots of participation, you may make an extra patriotic block from a monthly pattern. Turn that completed 12 ½” block in at a guild meeting. Please use only red, white and blue fabrics. You may win a fat quarter at our Vet Block drawing! Hopefully, we’ll have enough blocks to make a Veteran’s quilt.
These blocks are for all skill levels and work well together.
Additional help is available from Sandy Thomas at 678-358-7881 or JoAnn Schrepfer at 770-969-5728. Join other quilters at Mills Chapel Baptist Church on Thursdays from 10:00 - 2:00 with your questions!
2016-2017 Board members
President Linda Burns
VP Membership Louise Lawrence
VP Programs Marian Allen & Mandy Robinson
Treasurer Kris Townsend
Secretary Michelle Fambro
Special Events Jan Pilnacek
Newsletter/Website Jo Dennin
Community Service Sandy Whitlock
Ways & Means Brenda Hall
Saturday Sewcial Hetty Mapp
Opportunity Quilt Roseanne Bennett
Raffle Ticket Sales Judy Daymont
Show & Tell Rosanne Bennett
You are invited to attend Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent in September
Mary Jo Yackley, nationally known quilter & teacher, will be featured speaker at the Quilters Guild of Southern Crescent (QGSC) meeting on Thu. Sept. 22, 7pm at First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville. Her talk will be on the development of applique over the years and improving fabric selection for your current applique project.
On Fri. Sept. 23 (9:30-4:30pm) Yackley will lead a 1 day class on fabric painting. This will be a hands-on workshop where students will leave with 3 yards of painted fabric; so come dressed to have fun! Class fee is $25 plus kit fee (including all fabric, paint, brushes, etc.) of $55.
Contact Sharon Pope to sign up for the workshop (firstname.lastname@example.org - 716.480.1931)
Thursday Sewing Group
Our Guild members have the opportunity to meet every Thursday for a "Thursday Sewcial" at Mills Chapel Baptist Church from 10:00-2:00. It is a great time to share ideas and socialize while working on projects. Stop in any time and don't forget to bring a lunch. ** Note: The 2nd Thursday of every month will be dedicated to working on our Compassion quilts. Please join us.
Common Threads Quilt Guild is 10 years old!
On August 22 the guild celebrated it's 10th Birthday! 10 years of fun, friendship, compassion sewing and learning new skills. A good time was had by all. Food, friends and beautiful quilts filled the Mills Baptist Gymnasium.
Formed in 2006 by a handful of quilters, the guild now numbers over 80 members who are devoted to the art of quilting.
Community service is an important objective of the guild. Members meet to create quilts for homeless veterans housed at Ft. McPherson, quilts and pillowcases for the Welcome House and Angel’s House, quilts and burp cloths for the Coweta Pregnancy Center, as well as quilts for the families of fallen soldiers of Coweta County.
The guild meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Mills Chapel Baptist Church. Quilters are invited to visit our meetings as guests to learn more about the guild.
This Year's Raffle Quilt is sure to be Highly Sought After!
Way to go ladies! This year's Raffle Quilt is awesome! Thanks to all of you for contributing such beautiful patriotic blocks. Tickets are on sale now! I know I cannot wait to buy mine!
Drawing will be at November meeting so get your tickets now.
Be sure to share in the excitement of this quilt by volunteering to sell tickets at different events where we display the quilt. We need everyone to help.
Time to Renew your Membership