Friday, August 13, 2010

Design and Making Our 2011 Charity Quilt

Every two years our guild makes a quilt to raise money for local charities and to further the craft of quilting for our guild. Starting in January we got together after guild meetings to discuss design options for the quilt. Once agreed to by the guild membership, fabric selection began. Several of us met at Patchwork Angels (a local quilt shop) and worked out the colors for the log cabin base blocks. After the April and May meetings we made the log cabin blocks using the paper piecing technique. The fun part was peeling off all the paper foundations. During June, the quilt design commitee worked on the applique flower designs, made kits and gave them out in July for several of the members to applique. They are just starting to get finished and should be ready prior to our first guild meeting of the 2010-2011 guild year in September.

2009-2010 End of Year Picnic

Each guild year end we celebrate with a potluck picnic - and every year we have lots of goodies to share with the members. Our guild meets from September to June, and have the summer off to quilt and enjoy the sunshine! See you all in September!

2009-2010 BOM Project

Quilt member Carol Bunnell (peeking out from the 'Summer' quilt) and her daughter created the Autumn quilt design for quilt members to use for our Block of the Month program. Several members brought their quilts to the last meeting of our 2009-2010 calendar year to show the rest of the guild. Thank you Carol for sharing your talents! The summer design was used for a local shop hop.

Monday, July 6, 2009

2009 Presentation Checks to Charities from Bluework Garden

On Thursday, June 16, 2009, Louise A. Tiemann, President of Common Threads Quilters Guild of Vestal, NY presented $1000 each to the Southern Tier Food Bank and the Broome County SOS Shelter at our year end, 25 year picnic celebration. The money was raised from a quilt our guild made called Bluework Garden. Pictured are Natasha R. Thompson - President & CEO of the Food Band of the Southern Tier, Louise A. Tiemann and Linda Hodges - Administrative Assistant for the SOS Shelter of Broome.

Check out our latest project Brazieres For A Cure at

2009 Quilt Show Winners

Monday, March 23, 2009

Quilt Show - May 1-2, 2009

This year marks Common Threads 25th year as a guild. For our Silver Anniversay, we are celebrating with a quilt show on May 1-2, 2009 at the Hawleyton United Methodist Church in Binghamton, NY.

Celebrating 25 Years of Quilting!