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!
On Saturday, Nov. 12, Linda presented a workshop on Paper Piecing. This is the method being used for blocks for our next Opportunity Quilt. It's a bright paper-pieced block. Be sure to pick up the pattern/foundation block and make one today. Just in case you need a refresher or want to try this wonderful method, the directions are posted here for you. We all look forward to seeing these bright blocks.
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
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.
And the WINNER is..........Donna Daniels
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Judy Daymont, Jane Coleman, and Linda Burns took the Opportunity Quilt to our raffle winner, Donna Daniels of Phenix City, Al. We met at Sew Much Fun in Columbus where the quilt was hung up and amazed everyone!
Our quilt named "Spirit of America" couldn't have found a better home! Donna is not only a veteran quilter, but her immediate family has served our country in three branches of the armed services. Her husband is retired Navy and one of her sons was in the Marines; while her daughter, formerly active Air Force, is currently in the reserves. Donna was thrilled and very appreciative to receive our quilt!
Time to Renew your Membership