Our Guild Activities
Guild Activities are truly at the heart of what the Common Threads Quilt Guild is all about. We host many different activities that center around the Guild’s purpose (read it here on the About Us page).
These activities are some of the things we have available to participate in with one another.
Our Challenge Quilt is an annual project that allows participating guild mates to you use their creativity and imagination. The challenge is presented to the members in March of each year with a theme and parameters. Participants will reveal their entries at the November Guild Meeting and attending guild mates will vote on the best projects.
The theme for 2020 is Children’s Storybook Scene.For this challenge, you are to create an art quilt that depicts a scene from a favorite children’s storybook. The storybook could be one from your own childhood or a favorite of your children or grandchildren.
Block Swaps: Working Together on Projects
Throughout the year, guild mates may choose to participate in various block swaps. Block swaps vary on project types, finished sizes, requirements, difficulty level, pattern or theme and fabric types. Participants typically end up with a lot of great blocks with which to create a quilt or project.
Unsewn Swaps: Sharing & Growing Fabric Stashes
Within our Unsewn Swaps, there are a few options for guild mates to participate to grow (and share from) their fabric piles. We have an Annual Birthday Swap (for which sign-ups occur October & November of the year before) and a monthly fabric lotto with a different theme each iteration.
Quilt-A-Long: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
At this January meeting, Karla Zadnik showed an incredible quilt, Girls Just Want to Have Fun – she designed it to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Common Threads Quilt Guild this year. Every month on the 20th, directions for part of the quilt will be posted, working from the center out. There’s no charge for the pattern; if someone wants to make it, they need only join the guild!