Wednesday, January 18, 2012

EChatter - January 2012

First off, we want to thank everyone that joined us for our Inventory Reduction Sale.  It was a great success!  Now we have room for all of the new fabrics that are already taking up space in our store room. :)

We didn't have "What's New" this month because of the sale, but here are a few reminders:

We still have some room in our Minglewood Block of the Month.  We meet every 4th Friday of the month to work on this project.  Cost: $25 per month.

Super Sew for Super Bowl - The shop opens at noon on Sunday, Feb. 5th for an all day sewing event.  We invite you to come watch the game with us (and most importantly the commercials) and work on any unfinished projects.  We will be giving away prizes too, including a $50 Common Threads gift certificate!  We have limited space so be sure to email us at to reserve your sewing area.  Cost: Your favorite game day dish to share with everyone.  (We will be making chili.) 

Leap Year Sales Event - It only happens once every four years so we're doing something crazy.  Get 29% off any cut of fabric or double punches on your punch card!  Play Leap Frog for even more discounts!!!  We're open 9am - 7pm.

Relay for Life Auction - From now until March 23th any money you spend at the quilt shop will turn into Quilt Bucks that you can use at our Relay for Life Auction.  Use a combination of Quilt Bucks and real money to bid on items at the auction.  We invite EVERYONE to this event, we won't just be auctioning quilt stuff!  (If you or someone you know would like to donate an item for the auction please email Katie at

Card Club - If you like Paper Piecing this is the club for you.  If you've always wanted to try Paper Piecing (without having to make an entire quilt) this club is for you.  If you like creating cards and quilting this club is for you!  We will be making Paper Pieced blocks that fit into framed greeting cards.  You can also use a picture frame to display these fun blocks.  We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Cost: $25 for the year which includes "50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks" and 1 pack of (4) specially designed frame cards with envelopes. 

Quilt Circle - Breakfast and quilting?!?!  Who could ask for more!  Our Quilt Circle will meet once a month to dive deeper into specific techniques, books, or notions.  We don't have time during "What's New" to share all the details.  There is no fee to attend however there may be special projects and/or make-n-takes that you can purchase the day of.  We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month before "What's New" at 8:30am or the 4th Thursday at 10am.

Row by Row -  These fantastic patterns were designed by Ruth Gess, local designer and Common Thread's original creator.  We will gather every 4th Thursday and Friday of the month.  Cost: $60.00 for the year which includes binder for patterns and club handouts, additional projects patterns.

For more details on any of these events and clubs, please go to our website  Don't forget about our blog

To sign up for any of the events or clubs email us at or call 320-834-2563.


  1. I really need to get to your shop! You have been on my likes list for a while on my blog......Annie in Elbow showed me your site when I talked about starting one. just wanted to say this is a really beautiful quilt-----the colors are gorgeous. Smiles

  2. Hey MEM, Thanks for checking out our blog and thank Annie for pointing you in our direction. Stop by any time and make sure to let us know who you are, we love meeting bloggers. :) If you're interested in getting patterns for the Row x Row quilt we have it set up as a block of the month. It's $25 for the whole year! Send us an email at if you want to sign up. Happy Quilting! The girls at Common Threads