Welcome to Common Threads

We’re excited to have you stop by to learn about our guild. Our purpose is to share the love of and exchange knowledge of quilting. Whether you are new to quilting, or have been quilting for years… and you love Modern or Traditional or Art Quilting… we’d love to have you come and join us!

Common Threads Quilting Guild of Parma, OH meets every month on the third Monday at 6:30 p.m.

To learn more about Common Threads, you can email us at CommonThreads+owner@groups.io and ask for details.

If you’d like to visit us, see current meeting details below.

Visitors are welcome!
You’ll love the new quilt friends that you find here!

February Meeting

Our next meeting — 20 February 2023 at 6:30 pm.

Meeting Details:

  • Program My Favorite Tool… What is your favorite quilting / sewing gadget? Please bring it (if it’s small) to discuss. We’ll also be discussing the 2023 budget and get an update on all of our committees and planned activities for 2023. Please check your newsletter for additional business items we’ll be voting on.
    • And — just a reminder — membership dues are coming up.
    • Guests are welcome to our meetings — come and see what we’re planning for this year!
  • Show & Tell — Bring your finished (or mostly so) projects to share with the guild. Guests are also welcome to bring in items to show.
  • Block of the Month — Bring your Block of the Month to share — and to learn about the new direction this activity is taking.
  • Newsletter — Our newsletter goes out to members one week before each meeting. If you have an item of interest for our members, please contact us for consideration. We do not accept classifieds ads at this time.


All Saints Episcopal Church Hall
8911 West Ridgewood Drive
Parma, OH 44130

If it is necessary to cancel due to bad weather, we will meet via Zoom. Email the website to obtain the Zoom link.

Questions? Contact us at CommonThreads+owner@groups.io.

2022 Quilt Show

“Creative Journeys”

Our 12th Triennial Quilt Show “Creative Journeys” was held on 21 – 22 October at Elmwood Recreation Center in Independence, Ohio. Attendance was great. Our vendors were wonderful. And, our NQA-Certified Judge, Edith Dyke, was amazing.

Ribbons were awarded for:

Best of Show — Judie Bigge, “Modern Sampler”

Judge’s Choice — Betty Deemer, “Early Morning Mist”

Viewer’s Choice — Judie Bigge, “Glacier Star”

LARGE Quilt Category

  • First — Connie Kosick, “Water Lilies”
  • Second — Nancy English, “The Elephant in the Room”
  • Third — Judie Bigge, “Just Half Squares”

LAP Quilt Category

  • First — Renee Geniuz, “Moda Blockheads 1”
  • Second — Debbie Drew Shiever, “Enchantment”
  • Third — Connie Kosick, “Moda Blockheads 3”

WALL HANGING Quilt Category

  • First — Betty Deemer, “Early Morning Mist”
  • Second — Karen Braatz, “Golden Tapestry”
  • Third — Nancy English, “The Dress”

MINIATURE Quilt Category

  • First — Karen Braatz, “And to All A Good Night”
  • Second — Meg Anderson, “Aunt Jean’s Floral Basket”
  • Third — Paula Keiper, “Lotus Garden”

MODERN Quilt Category

  • First — Judie Bigge, “Modern Sampler”
  • Second — Elaine Wise, “Playing With Triangles”
  • Third — None awarded by the judge

ART Quilt Category

  • First — Betty Deemer, “Welcome to My World”
  • Second — Rita Kilpatrick, “Frida Kahlo”
  • Third — Betty Deemer, “Seeing the Forest”

APPAREL / HOME DEC Quilt Category

  • First — Paula Keiper, “Summer Fancy”
  • Second — Nancy English, “That’s The Point”
  • Third — Lottie Conrad, “Crazy Quilt Table Runner”


  • First — Paula Keiper, “My Quilting Journey”
  • Second — Betty Deemer, “Discovery”
  • Third — Jane Morris, “Challenge Square” and Charlene VanDeWeerd, “Trellis Garden”
  • Honorable — Sophia Seckel, “Hello Stitch Road” and Judie Bigge, “My Sampler”

Thank you to all of our vendors, attendees, and especially our guild members who worked tirelessly to put on a great show! You all made our 2022 Quilt Show AMAZING!

About Us…

Common Threads was started over 35 years ago by 15 founding members. We currently have over 50 members and are actively seeking new members to join us for fellowship, friendship, and to learn and hone quilting skills.

Our purpose is to “promote fellowship while increasing and encouraging the interest and knowledge of our members in all aspects of the art of quilting.” You’re encouraged to participate in our “Block of the Month” and the yearly “Guild Quilt Challenge” in a fun and engaging environment.

Highlights of membership include a Triennial Quilt Show, an opportunity to learn from seasoned guild members and speakers, and you’ve definitely found a place where you can feel free to ask questions, get answers, and improve your quilting skills.

As a Common Threads guild member, we Learn • we Teach • we Give Back.

Thanks for stopping by! We look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon.