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!

March Meeting

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

Meeting Details:

  • Program “What This Judge is Looking For” — Join us as we welcome Linda Miller owner of That’s Sew Special! and notable quilt show judge. Linda started making quilts when her first child was born in 1986 and has been using quilting as a type of therapy ever since. Her shop, That’s Sew Special, is a sewing adventure that began with crafts and wall hangings and grew to encompass longarm quoting in 2001, computerized longarm quilting in 2008 with an IntelliQuilter system, and she then opened the first computerized longarm rental studio in Ohio in 2012.

    Linda’s passion for quilting led her to board positions in the National Quilting Association as Vice-President, President, and Quilt Show Chairman (2014) as well as a repeating candidate in the Judging Certification Program. She is the author of a reference guide for the IntelliQuilter system (Got IQ 2017, a reference guide and workbook) which is still being sold online through her website to users around the world. Linda is also the director of “Quilt Camp at Cedar Lakes” — a yearly educational retreat for up to 250 quilters who enjoy a week away in West Virginia each October. Please join us as we welcome this accomplished speaker to our guild — we will all learn a lot! As always, guests are welcome to our meetings.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Community Service Challenge Blocks — Don’t forget to bring in your challenge blocks this month!


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

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.