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!
2020 Board members
President - Michelle Fambro
Vice President of Membership - Linda Brown
Vice President of Programs - Kaye Harris, Lynda Johnson,
Secretary - Pat Lincoln
Treasurer - Louise Lawrence
Newsletter/Historian (web site) - Jo Dennin
Ways & Means - Julie Crudo Stroud & Lynn Bauer
Community Service - Sandy Whitlock & Hetty Mapp
Saturday Sewcial –Andrea Thompson
Christmas Fair – Judy Crane, Linda Orizondo, Jo Dennin
Special Events - 2020 JoAnn Schrepfer
Thursday Sewing Group ( Postponed until ?)
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.
A Letter from our Guild President
We had our first virtual Zoom Guild Meeting on Monday evening. It was very easy, and we really enjoyed seeing each other. There were only about 12 of us, but we chatted and caught up, we laughed, and we even had two fur babies join in; little Jake and little Stephanie. Stephanie, with all her cuteness, didn't seem impressed with our accomplishment, but Jake, who is also a cutie, was curious as to where all the voices were coming from...lol. Thank you to Jan Pilnacek and Lynn Bauer for sharing your babies with us!
We didn't have a full meeting, but we did wish our May babies a Happy Birthday. Those with birthdays this month are: Rosanne Bennett - May 2; Hetty Mapp - May 7; Donna Gill - May 8; Kris Townsend Davis - May 10; Janice Reichelderfer - May 23; Susan Anglin - May 24; Julia Smith - May 25; and Sigrid Bush - May 26. Happy Birthday to you!!!
Though we don't know what it will look like, we are still planning on events throughout the year, and adjusting as needed. We are looking at our Birthday meeting in August, and we are currently talking of safety precautions that may need to be considered. Also, if you were thinking of entering a quilt in the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair in September, you have plenty of time to finish it up. Please do continue working on your items for the Christmas Fair in November.
We have stayed busier than ever with our Compassion work. To date, in conjunction with Sharpsburg Piecemakers, we have donated 2,012 masks. Wow! Our next collection date for masks is June 5th. 22 quilts are completed and ready to be delivered to Ft. Mac, and there are another 20 in need of quilting. We also have 3 baby quilts that are complete. Whew! Despite our current circumstances, you all are amazing!!!
I hope you all are staying well. I miss seeing you all and getting to talk. Should it be necessary to hold our next Guild Meeting virtually, I really do hope you will consider joining in. It really is very easy, and I will be happy to help in any way I can so that you won't be left out.
Until next time
Masks for our community
Way to go, ladies and gentlemen! We have had three drop offs for masks to our community in combination with the Sharpsburg Piecemaker Guild. Our next drop off will be on June 5. Keep up the great work!
This is from Ms. Liz, after our third drop of masks.
"Today we gave the Mayor 623 more masks. We also have 50 masks made by Sharron Abrams for the Cancer Center. The Mayor said they will probably need more masks and I told him it wouldn't be till the end of June before we could make him some more. I also have received a thank you from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The Enviromental Protection Division thanking us for masks. Not only did the masks stay in Coweta they have made it a few places in Atlanta. Once again you all did an outstanding job and I am so proud to call you my ladies LOL and my friends.
Hope you get some of your projects done in the next week or so and Happy Mother's Day."
Face Masks for medical facilities information
I will post where to drop them off or mail them to as soon as I get the information.
There is an ongoing request and need for those of us who sew to make face masks for different healthcare workers and facilities. Although these are not the virus proof N95 masks they will help. They can be used to cover the N95 masks so they can be worn more than once.
This is the pattern for being used by the QOV for Atlanta VA
Pattern for the N95 Mask covers: Pattern and instructions - https://www.phoebehealth.com/media/file/PatientsVisitors/MaskProductionInstructions_Revised3-20-2020.pdf
Here is a link for the masks requested with pockets for a filter. The request was made from an Alabama hospital to a quilt group. An excellent video and instructions.
Pattern for pocket masks: youtu.be/BCJcE-r7kcg
Thursday Compassion Sewing
Check out these wonderful quilters! On Thursday, Feb. 14, yes, that was Valentines Day and these quilters put their hearts into making quilts for the Veterans at Fort MacPherson. What a great way to spend the day. Quilting and visiting with fellow quilters to benefit others! Every month on the 2nd Thursday you can find these quilters stitching and sharing their talents for others. Feel free to join us at Mills Baptist Church from 10-2 on the second Thursday of every month.
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