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
Mystery Night Fun.
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.
A Letter from our Guild President
Good Afternoon everyone!
I hope and pray you all are staying well. I am reaching out to you today to address face masks. I have been contacted by several of our members regarding the shortage, what we can do, how do we make them, what is procedure, who do we contact, where do we take them, and who is requesting them. There have been many suggestions of who we may be able to help: Newnan Hospital, Fayette Hospital, Cancer Treatment Center, Nursing Homes, Tanner Hospital and the VA Hospital.
This is what I know: Many of you have already begun to make face masks. Paula Brown is working on information from Newnan and Fayette Hospital. Jo Dennin has let me know that Quilts of Valor is requesting for the VA Hospital, and they will use them over the N95 masks so those can be used longer. Linda Burns has let me know that elastic is almost impossible to find. I know we will get through this together.
This is what I ask: If you are able and you have the supplies, please make a few masks. They go together very quickly. Please use cotton quilting fabric. Tightly woven is best. I have posted a very simple pattern with ties on our facebook page. There is not a link I can post here because it is just pictures, and the poster wrote what she did with each picture. If you are not on facebook and would like this information, please contact me and I will take pictures and send to you. This is our current compassion sewing.
As soon as I know how we will go about collecting these masks from you and exactly where they are going, I will let you know, and I thank you for your help with this new project.
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
Wow! Our Christmas Market this year was better than ever! We exceeded last years earnings. Thank you all for making this such a great event. Thanks to all of your hard work we will be able to continue offering great programs and continued Community Outreach. You are all awesome!
Guess what? In January you can once again start making those wonderful items for the 2020 Christmas Market. Keep up the great work!
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.
Time to Renew your Membership